Delroy A Baugh
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Delroy A Baugh

baugh@chem.ucla.edu

http://www.chem.ucla.edu/dept/Faculty/ba...

Young Hall, Room 2048

3102061485

Rating

Not Effective
2.94
Very Effective
Very Hard
2.44
Very Easy
Not Concerned
4.17
Very Concerned
Not Available
4.78
Very Available
Not Good Overall
3.38
Very Good Overall

Grade history

Physical Chemistry Laboratory

Chemistry and Biochemistry: 114 - Spring 2010

A+
15.4%
A
15.4%
A-
17.9%
B+
10.3%
B
20.5%
B-
7.7%
C+
5.1%
C
2.6%
C-
0.0%
D+
0.0%
D
0.0%
D-
0.0%
F
5.1%

Pass: 0 ~ No Pass: 0 ~ Satisfactory: 0 ~ Unsatisfactory: 0 ~ Incomplete: 0

Chemical Energetics and Change

Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20B - Winter 2010

A+
3.5%
A
12.1%
A-
4.5%
B+
11.1%
B
14.1%
B-
17.2%
C+
8.1%
C
9.6%
C-
9.6%
D+
6.1%
D
1.0%
D-
0.0%
F
3.0%

Pass: 0 ~ No Pass: 0 ~ Satisfactory: 0 ~ Unsatisfactory: 0 ~ Incomplete: 0

Chemical Structure

Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20A - Fall 2009

A+
4.2%
A
7.5%
A-
2.8%
B+
5.6%
B
15.0%
B-
13.6%
C+
7.0%
C
13.6%
C-
15.0%
D+
2.8%
D
5.1%
D-
2.3%
F
5.6%

Pass: 2 ~ No Pass: 0 ~ Satisfactory: 0 ~ Unsatisfactory: 0 ~ Incomplete: 1

Chemical Structure

Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20AH - Fall 2006

A+
21.7%
A
21.7%
A-
17.4%
B+
10.9%
B
13.0%
B-
8.7%
C+
4.3%
C
0.0%
C-
0.0%
D+
0.0%
D
0.0%
D-
0.0%
F
2.2%

Pass: 0 ~ No Pass: 0 ~ Satisfactory: 0 ~ Unsatisfactory: 0 ~ Incomplete: 0

Evaluations

Posted 12/18/2013
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 110A

Evaluation for Physical Chemistry (Thermodynamics, Chem 110A, Fall 2013)


I was unsure about this class because of all the bad reviews. We were suppose to go through ten chapters during the quarter...we managed to get through 6 and were tested on 8 for the final. This was Dr. Baugh's first time teaching this course, so I feel like he was testing waters due to the fact that the tests were easy/fair and were mostly based off of the HW and example problems from the chapters covered.

The final exam consisted of 9 problems, 3 were from Midterm I and 3 were from Midterm II, the other 3 problems were from Chapters 6, 7, and 8 (1 per chapter).

I felt like I learned something, but I don't think I learned what someone in physical chem is suppose to learn (didn't cover much material).

Do NOT bother going to office hours, they always get canceled or time switched. He is unpredictable so don't risk it. JUST STUDY THE HOMEWORK PROBLEMS AND STUDY THE CHAPTER EXAMPLE PROBLEMS. IF YOU CAN DO THOSE PROBLEMS YOU WILL BE FINE.

Posted 07/05/2013
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20B

Professor Baugh tries really hard when it comes to lectures and office hours, but his exams are ridiculous in that they don't really test your knowledge of the material - they're almost a guessing game. His test questions were confusing and sometimes grammatically incorrect. I was in his Chemistry 20B lecture for Spring 2013, and he still hasn't given us our final grades yet (we took the final four weeks ago). I went to all his lectures, but he's hard to understand at times. In order to do well in his class you need to do the reading, understand the graphs, go to your TA for help, and laugh at his jokes. He's a nice guy and he tries really hard, but he's just not meant to teach college level chemistry.

Posted 07/02/2013
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20B

TATfinal grade等的我花儿都谢了。。。
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Posted 07/01/2013
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20B

Where is my grade :(

Posted 07/01/2013
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20B

He still has not given us back our final grades yet. That is not okay. Its three weeks after the class, and the deadline has already passed.

Posted 06/30/2013
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20B

Baugh was not as bad of a professor as people made him out to be, his test questions are confusing and difficult to answer sometimes, but all in all his class is do-able.

However, the one thing that is extremely annoying about Baugh is how long it takes him to get back your final grades to you. Right now it is beginning the third week since our final exam, and we still have not received our grades yet. Our grades were due last week as well, because passes have already happened I haven't been able to enroll in classes that I need to enroll in because this class was a prerequisite and I still do not have a grade for it. If he is making us take a final on a certain day, I feel like it is only fair to have our grades ready by the due date especially when the due date it 2 weeks after the actual final.

Posted 06/29/2013
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20B

Ok so I was forced to take Baugh otherwise I would have to wait till next winter to take 20B. He definitely changed his way of teaching (probably cause I heard he got in trouble for failing too many students). If you want to do well, go to lectures because he tells you what he will put on the exams. Baugh has his own idea of what is important to this course and goes through his own agenda. We didn't even finish the material in time for the final. I think a lot of students skip out on his lectures, which is probably why they failed so much before. Also, you definitely need to read the textbook and get practice exams from the test bank if you want to do well.

Lastly, I'm really upset that it has been 1 week past the deadline to submit grades and he STILL has not given our grades. Honestly, if students are forced to take a final on a specific date and time then a professor should at least have the same courtesy to grade our exams and report our grades in a timely manner.

Posted 06/04/2013
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20B

Baugh has definitely changed since all of these reviews were written. I dropped 20B because I was failing winter quarter with Mason, and retook 20B with Baugh in the spring. He has at least 7 office hours a week and is willing to accommodate his students. The test bank is definitely helpful and old tests are definitely the best way to study for exams. He doesn't have any required homework or OWL--which is awesome. Lectures are very helpful and you NEED to go to his review sessions. He sends out the slides after each class and review. I haven't taken the final yet, but I am currently doing well in the class and aiming for an A.

Posted 04/08/2013
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20A

Lectures are bad. You don't learn much. Tests are pretty easy.

Not as bad as everyone said it would be.

Posted 04/02/2013
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20A

Baugh's a good guy. He's extremely passionate about Quantum Mechanics and cares about the students understanding it. He held a lot of office hours and would take whatever time it took for someone to understand a concept. His exams were not "tricky", they were straight-forward. This is a subject that would be extremely easy to make impossible on a test.
I had no background in chemistry at all, not even a HS chem class and I got an A+.
Here's what I did:
-I got about 4 old exams from the test bank and found a few more posted online.
-I went to 4 discussion groups (3+ the one in which I was enrolled. I had the time and, like Isaid, I didn't know shit about chem so I figured I would need them.)
-I went to all the TAs' office hours. We had two really good TAs and 90% of the time I was the only student in there. I would go on with a list of what I didn't get and have it all explained. I had them explain to me every single question on the old exams (I think this was the key to performing well on the tests).
-I went to almost all of Baugh's office hours.
-Went to all the lectures and did all the HW(blah, blah). Seriously, though, the quizzes were variations of the HW problems, so if you knew how to do all the HW, you could get 100% on the quizzes.
-I made sure I had every equation on my cheet sheet and graphs/diagrams from the old exams.

I agree with other posters about looking at the old tests. This class would be hella-hard without them.

Posted 08/21/2012
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20A

The key to success in this class is getting the old exams. Without those, it will be quite difficult to get a grade higher than a C. Pay a visit to the test bank, there are plenty of old exams available. As for all the people complaining about Dr. Baugh, well this is UCLA, you are on your own. If you want to survive this class with a decent grade, improvise!

Posted 06/01/2012
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20B

I had him for 20A and now, again for 20B. The keys to his exams were just looking up old questions and understanding all the pictures, charts, etc. that were on his slides. It's not easy, but it really isn't that bad. I got an A in 20A, and I should be getting an A (maybe even A+) as well in 20B.

By the way, you know what's worse than taking Baugh for Chem?? Take CS 31 with Rohr. Enough said.

Posted 05/02/2012
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20B

I had professor Baugh for both chem 20A and 20B. Yes, he was my only option but I'm glad for it. He is pretty terrible for chem 20A and his exams are almost impossible but for chem 20b he is not that bad. He has been helpful in office hours and his lectures are much clearer that for chem 20 a

Posted 04/04/2012
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20A

Please Please DO NOT TAKE THIS PROFESSOR
I fully recommend other professor!!
He teaches hardly and HIS MIDTERM AND FINALS WERE CRAZY......
Even though you think that YOU ARE GOOD AT CHEM
You will probably get C
My first Fall quarter with CHEM 20A was..terrible.
He give most of the students C (average)
Avoid him as much as you can....

Posted 04/02/2012
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20A

He doesn't fully prepare you for his exams, expecting you to read and remember little details from the textbook

Posted 03/18/2012
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20A

Since I changed my major, 20A is only a GE for me which seems insane for my friends. I have to say I am not interested in this chemical structure and quantum thing and I don't understand the 2nd half of the course. The exercise questions in the textbook are totally unrelated to his exam. I barely concentrate in his lecture and did not read the last few chapters in the textbook but I still get a B+.I think the cheat sheet is very important, try to put all related stuff ACCORDING TO HIM. Since some of my friends got A, I guess if you follow him in lecture and study what he says in lecture, you may still be able to get A.

Posted 02/21/2012
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20A

if you want an A in this class, don't listen to me, if you just want to pass, then this might be helpful. Do not go to class except for the midterm and final review sessions. The reason is because he emphasizes on what will be on the exams and during lecture he talks about irrelevant subjects. Instead of going to lecture, go to the test bank and print out old tests and study them because questions reappear. reading the assigned chapters will also be helpful. the average was 60% on the first midterm and 50% on the second midterm and around 65% on the quizzes. I got average on the midterms and quizzes but below average on the final and pulled a C+ in the class. the ONLY good thing about this class is that there is no homework, but besides that, it sucked.

Posted 02/06/2012
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20A

UCLA is a baugh so hard university

Posted 02/06/2012
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20A

Baugh so hard that shit cray

Posted 12/28/2011
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20A

I took both AP and IB HL Chem and got the highest score for both of them, but I can assure you that none of them help you with Baugh's Chem 20A class. Materials wise, this class is pretty hard to a freshman; but curving wise, Baugh is pretty generous. I ended up an A in this class, here are some advice you might find useful:

1) Don't expect to learn anything from Baugh. He is probably smart, but definitely not a good lecturer. So what you MUST DO is to READ THE BOOK! You may find it hard to understand at first because the book itself is also very confusing. But trust me, you'll understand the materials after reading each chapter THREE TIMES.

2) DON'T SKIP LECTURES. While most of the time you won't understand what he's talking in the class(or perhaps it's just me, haha), he does talk about something that are not on the book and actually test on them. There are 2 ways to maximize what you can gain from the lectures:

A) Read the book before Baugh covers the topic in the class. You don't have to understand everything at this stage, but this will help you focus in the class by letting you feel prepared.

B) You don't have to take much note because he's going to post the powerpoints online, so you can review them later if you want. (But frankly, don't bother, because many of the stuff in the powerpoints are copied from the textbook.) What you do need to pay attention and take note during lecture are the materials that are NOT covered in the textbook.(That's why you have to read ahead.) Don't worry, he won't have too many extra materials. (That's why I only used less than half of the UCLA single subject notebook for the course.)

3) Go to Baugh's or TA's office hours. Baugh actually explains stuff better in his office hours. (It was kind of late for me to know this because I only went to his office hours twice during the 10th week.) TA is important in this course.

4) Don't feel bad if you screw up the midterms and quizzes because A) you can get back the points you lost before in the final and B) his questions can be somewhat confusing (even the TAs said they didn't get some of his questions).

5) Don't bother to do textbook problems. They are either too easy or too hard, and not Baugh's type of questions. Online questions can be a good review to clear your concepts, but that's it. To study for tests, GET THE OLD EXAMS! They help A LOT. They are the most valuable assets of this course. Again, there are 2 ways to maximize what you can gain from those past exam papers:

A) Well, this is obvious-find out what you know and don't know.

***B)Figure out the meaning of the terms baugh uses, especially the terms eigenfunction and eigenvalue. Like I said, baugh's question can be somewhat confusing, so the most important thing you should do with the past exams is to analyze his questions. What does he mean when he uses this term? What does he want for answers if he asks something like that?***

6) Go to his review sections even though they don't help much, because baugh does say something important in the review sections.

Finally, time commitment is all that matters in this course. If you're taking three classes, this class should take you 50% of your studying time. If you're taking four classes at the time you're taking this class, then may your soul be at peace.

(BTW, his jokes suck)