Most Helpful Review
I am taking this class now in the winter of 2006, and it is abolutely the most awful class I have ever taken. She just writes notes on the board staright from the book, but she makes it extremely confusing, unless you are one of the few that understand chemistry on your own. Like everyone has said, she sets the curve extremely low, and her tests are almost impossible to finish in the 50 minute time period. I went to her office hours a few times, and one time she even told this kid that she tricked all but a handful of people on a question so few people got points, then she started laughing. Right now probably at least half the class is failing the course when we all passed chem 20A and most did pretty well in it. The only thing that has helped me in the class was finding people in my discussion and lecture that just understood the material to help teach me. Your TA is very important too, mine barely spoke above a whisper and her quizzes were comletely random, one quiz was based on a topic that had one entire sentience dedicated to it in our text. It is a horrible class, I am working the hardest in this class to not pass the tests or some of the quizzes. I cannot compare her to Baugh, but if Dr. Scerri is teaching, definitely take his class! I actually learned the material from his class, and there are actually kids right now signed up for 20B next quarter because he is teaching it and things aren't looking good right now. My opinion: don't take this class, and if you can put it off until Scerri is teaching it, I highly recommend it.