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
3.04
Very Effective
Very Hard
2.45
Very Easy
Not Concerned
4.27
Very Concerned
Not Available
4.85
Very Available
Not Good Overall
3.47
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 05/21/2015
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 110A

Easiest class to cheat on, you can copy the hw problem verbatim on 3 pages of cheat sheet and he uses that problem on the test.

Posted 02/10/2015
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 110A

To the two recent posters: please stop fighting, this is a place for evaluations. And stop using fob, we're all human beings.

That being said, Baugh is pretty hard. His final was really trickky. You get 2 sheets of notes to bring to the test but I ended up throwing both cheat sheets away after the 2nd or 3rd question. Good luck!

Posted 02/10/2015
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 110A

To the poster below: Thanks for acknowledging the superior work ethics of these--fobs. Your self-loathing and 2nd gen nativist attitude is pathetic. The point of these evaluations is to give others a glimpse of what the professor's personality and style is like. Don't choke on your own smug.

P. Chem is tricky for even the brightest students. If you're not a good self-learner, I suggest MIT OCW.

Posted 01/30/2015
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 110A

It is possible to excel in his class. I am NOT a fob and I got an A+. Thermodynamics is really a subject that the student must put in the effort. Most of the previous reviews make it sound like it is 100% the teacher's effort but in reality I would say it's 50% teacher and 50% student. Yes a math based class shouldn't ideally be taught on powerpoint but the point of the class is NOT the math; it is the chemistry implications FROM the math. Honestly it's your responsibility to prepare your math skills anyway; his lectures are all about the insightful implications from the math. The final was tricky but if you know what you're doing then you can figure out the problems; his questions were challenging but very thought provoking and insightful.

Advice for his class: ALWAYS figure out the conceptual backbone of each chapter/lecture, it makes the class fun and meaningful and his "confusing" lectures are quite insightful.

Trust me he's hard but you learn a lot if you put in the effort; there are so many classes I took where the teacher was hard but nothing was to be learned. It's chemistry for god's sake! All fields of chemistry is exciting! Don't agree with me? Go change your major then.

Posted 12/28/2014
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 110A

Let's just say lots of cheating occurs in this class :(

Posted 12/27/2014
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 110A

180 RATINGS OF AVG 3.3... U GO FIGURE IT OUT, SHERLOCK, IF U SHOULD TAKE HIM OR NOT.

Posted 12/26/2014
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 110A

AVOID THIS GUY. TRUST ME. HE IS ONE OF THE WORST PROFESSORS IN THE DEPARTMENT! By now, you should have heard how horrible he was at 20A and how horrible he is at 110a, the rumors are true. Don't think you are smarter than everyone else cause you will be competing against fobs that dont read bruinwalk and who study their asses off. The problem is that the material isnt that difficult if taught by other professors, but if taught by him he purposely teaches in a whole different language. AVOID HIM. AVOID HIM. AVOID HIM. He has a strict 15 percent A policy, and curves to a C+.

Posted 12/20/2014
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 110A

I would like to confirm what the last two posters wrote. I also turned to MIT open courseware to understand concepts. Professor Baugh is terrible at explaining things. Sometimes he makes no sense at all.

And worst of all, he straight up lied to us about the content of the final. He told us 6 questions would be directly from the midterms, but the questions on the final were actually changed in substantial ways. He should have told us that the questions on the final would be based on or similar to the midterm questions. At least this way we could have prepared for variations of the questions.

He's one of the smartest guys you'll ever meet -- that's for sure. But he's a terrible teacher and, well, unfortunately, I have to straight up call him a liar. It's too bad. It didn't have to go down like that. Oh, and it's also true that he covers about 6 chapters and then tests on 8.

Also on the midterms, he tests one chapter ahead of where the class is. So if he tells you the midterm covers chapters 1 and 2, you better be familiar with chapter 3 as well.

Posted 12/18/2014
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 110A

I don't understand why professors like Baugh won't post solutions to their exams. Of course it has to do with the reluctance of creating new problem sets. If the problems are recycled throughout the years, then the advantage lies mostly with people who knows others who took the class in previous quarters. Which I'm guessing is a life lesson in getting to know the right people if you want to succeed. The test bank didn't have much of his old stuff. The prescribed homework is nothing like the exam problems. A math intensive course taught by PowerPoint is inefficient. Its like learning a foreign language through karaoke of a very uptempo song. I paid over one thousand dollars for this class just to have MIT Opencourseware teach me.

Posted 12/17/2014
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 110A

The reviewer from Fall 2013 stated "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."

I would like to make it clear, from taking Baugh's 110A for Fall 2014, that he has not improved his time management of the course material at all. He STILL only finished 6 chapters, and tested on 8.

Furthermore, he flat out lied to the entire class about the content of the final. He stated that it would contain 6 repeated problems from the midterms, 3 from each, and then 4 new problems. Instead, all 10 problems were new, with maybe 2 problems having a vague similarity to a midterm problem. Thus, everyone studied hard the midterm problems, but was thrown for a loop upon seeing the final.

Yes, he tries hard to teach and convey the concepts, but it is just too scattered and confusing, and end up confused about topics you actually already understood from Chem 20B. His handwriting is so bad that he forgets to cross his t's and leaves them looking like l's, but that's slightly beside the point.

Posted 05/12/2014
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20A

Principles of Modern Chemistry
7th edition

Oxtoby/Gillis/Campion

NO OWL attached

Selling for $ 90
Original price: $ 137.50 for new
$ 103.50 for used


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Posted 05/12/2014
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20A

Principles of Modern Chemistry
7th edition

Oxtoby/Gillis/Campion

NO OWL attached

Selling for $ 90
Original price: $ 137.50 for new
$ 103.50 for used

Posted 04/20/2014
Course(s) taken: Chemistry and Biochemistry: 20A

SELLING the Principles of Modern Chemistry 7th Edition textbook for ONLY $70! Text or call (951)-867-2011 to buy before it sells quickly!

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.