CHEM 114

Physical Chemistry Laboratory

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Delroy Baugh Full Profile > 2.0 Overall 2.2 Easiness 2.0 Workload 2.2 Clarity 2.3 Helpfulness
the class has 4 lab reports and 1 presentation. do not expect to get a good grade on the first lab report because the TA graded very harsh on the first ... (Spring Quarter 2017)
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the class has 4 lab reports and 1 presentation. do not expect to get a good grade on the first lab report because the TA graded very harsh on the first one as well as the second lab report. but the third and fourth lab, they gave us very good grade overall. You will be assigned to do different 4 labs with specific lab partners. 1 new lab every 2 week. some labs can be finished in only 5 hours (1 lab period) but some will take the whole 2 weeks (4 lab periods). do not expect to learn much from the lecture by the professor. It was confusing . the lecture does take attendance. the lab report is expected to be no longer than 15 pages (single space). The TAs were very helpful. The presentation is in week 10th, u will choose one of the lab that u did and basically just present what u did and your result in front of TAs, labmates and professor. that's it, no midterm, no final, just 4 lab report and 1 presentation, which is amazing. good luck.

Spring Quarter 2017
Louis-Serge Bouchard Full Profile > 4.0 Overall 1.0 Easiness 1.0 Workload 5.0 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness
If you are reading this, then more than likely you have heard horror stories about Bouchard and 114. And, you also probably don't have much of a choice ... (Winter Quarter 2017)
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Overall 4.0 Easiness 1.0 Workload 1.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 3.0

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If you are reading this, then more than likely you have heard horror stories about Bouchard and 114. And, you also probably don't have much of a choice about taking this class. But, let me address a few things.

The class is very difficult, no lies here. On top of the lab reports, Louie gives the hardest homework assignments I ever had at UCLA, and exams aren't a walk in the park (although if you study and do the hw they actually aren't all that bad). Ultimately, however, I ended up appreciating the class. Louie is very rigorous, derived, and straight forward in his lectures, and ultimately the lectures are clear. He also provides incredibly detailed notes, which are long but you MUST study them to do well. Be sure to go to the TA's to make sure your lab reports are well written, as you shouldn't lose sight of the fact that they are the biggest portion of your grade. The class is hard, and you will have to work your tail off, but Bouchard is actually a cool guy, he just enjoys challenging people.

Winter Quarter 2017
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James Gimzewski Full Profile > 3.0 Overall 2.1 Easiness 1.4 Workload 1.3 Clarity 2.4 Helpfulness
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Shimon Weiss Full Profile > 2.0 Overall 1.2 Easiness 1.6 Workload 2.8 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness
This was his first time teaching Chem 114. I loved this class, apparently this class is hated by many students but Weiss really set up the class extreme... (Dec. 12, 2015)
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Overall 2.0 Easiness 1.2 Workload 1.6 Clarity 2.8 Helpfulness 3.8

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This was his first time teaching Chem 114. I loved this class, apparently this class is hated by many students but Weiss really set up the class extremely well. He assigns you 4 labs and you get 2 weeks to do each lab report! And you get to present on one of your lab reports as if you're doing a talk at a conference. Superb teacher; highly recommend.

Dec. 12, 2015
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