Heather Tienson

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CHEM 153A
Biochemistry: Introduction to Structure, Enzymes, and Metabolism Full Profile > 3.3 Overall 2.3 Easiness 2.3 Workload 3.4 Clarity 3.3 Helpfulness
Warriors blew a 3-1 lead against the Cavaliers. (Fall Quarter 2016)
CHEM 153A
Biochemistry: Introduction to Structure, Enzymes, and Metabolism See Full Profile

Overall 3.3 Easiness 2.3 Workload 2.3 Clarity 3.4 Helpfulness 3.3

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Warriors blew a 3-1 lead against the Cavaliers.

(Fall Quarter 2016)
CHEM 153C
Biochemistry: Biosynthetic and Energy Metabolism and Its Regulation Full Profile > 2.8 Overall 2.6 Easiness 2.1 Workload 3.1 Clarity 3.0 Helpfulness
Dr. Tienson changed up how she runs this course. When I took it, it was graded as such: -4 "quizzes," worst is dropped -final exam -group protein... (Fall Quarter 2017)
CHEM 153C
Biochemistry: Biosynthetic and Energy Metabolism and Its Regulation See Full Profile

Overall 2.8 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.1 Clarity 3.1 Helpfulness 3.0

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Dr. Tienson changed up how she runs this course. When I took it, it was graded as such:
-4 "quizzes," worst is dropped
-final exam
-group protein brochure project
-clicker questions

Let's start with the "quizzes." These are not quizzes. They are cumulative midterms that she calls quizzes, because they are half as long as the (from what I've read) god awful midterms she used to give in previous quarters. Did I mention they're cumulative? That means that not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, but 5 times...5 fucking times during the quarter, you have to study everything you've ever learned in this class. It sucks.

The final exam was actually less difficult than the quizzes, IMO. I remember in 153A the final was a big shock to some people. Not so in 153C. The graded exams are terrible all quarter long.

The clicker policy is a bit nicer than in 153A. Participation and accuracy both count; you get 1 point for answering and 2 points for answering correctly. You need to get like 70% of the points up for grabs, so you can miss a couple days of class no problem. This is nice. However, the class was podcasts, not videocasted, it's better to just go to lecture.

The protein brochure project was fine, but I would have preferred not to have any portion of my grade depend on other people. My group solely communicated via google docs and fb messenger. You don't really have to worry about this until week 3, and there are checkpoint assignments throughout the quarter, so the project is never a huge burden.

A few tips: find a way to distill the core idea of each lecture onto one page, and study those pages multiple times a week. If you can make a diagram of something, it'll probably be on the exam. You need to know how all the pathways are regulated. Seriously, regulation, regulation, regulation. She will test you relentlessly on regulation.

All in all, it's a tough class, but I learned a lot of information that I value.

(Fall Quarter 2017)
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CHEM 189
Advanced Honors Seminars Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
CHEM 189
Advanced Honors Seminars See Full Profile

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CHEM 192C
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CHEM 192D
Undergraduate Assistant Education Practicum in Chemistry and Biochemistry Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
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Undergraduate Assistant Education Practicum in Chemistry and Biochemistry See Full Profile

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CHEM 375
Teaching Appentice Practicum Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness No reviews have been written yet.
CHEM 375
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