James Gober

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CHEM 153A
Biochemistry: Introduction to Structure, Enzymes, and Metabolism Full Profile > 3.6 Overall 1.4 Easiness 1.4 Workload 3.4 Clarity 3.4 Helpfulness
He said that he hasn't taught 153A in 15 years @[email protected] 1) He is a quite a humorous guy, he makes...
CHEM 153A
Biochemistry: Introduction to Structure, Enzymes, and Metabolism See Full Profile

Overall 3.6 Easiness 1.4 Workload 1.4 Clarity 3.4 Helpfulness 3.4

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He said that he hasn't taught 153A in 15 years @[email protected]

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He is a quite a humorous guy, he makes jokes all the time...he explains thing quite clearly (the class is quite straightforward anyway, everything's self-explanatory)

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Midterm 1: not terribly hard but that's because the material at the beginning was easy....

My grade: 51/50 (w/ extra credit)
Avg: 36/50

Midterm 2:Harder than first one, one of the questions was not discussed in class and I've no idea why the F did he include that, I got 0 point (like many others)

My grade: 38/50
Avg: 31/50

Final: This gotta be the hardest, not only it covers RIDICULOUS amount of material, there were almost all conceptual problems (memorizing the pathways, structures and mechanism was a pain in the ass), you really need a rather deep understanding of the material in order to do them....but doable

And the good thing is that he told us what each question was about the day before final, it made life so much easier :)

Grade: no idea

Final Grade: A+

Conclusion: although rote memorization may not guarantee a good grade, you should take your time to memorize the pathway for glycolysis and TCA cycle well before the final, one day will NOT suffice (unless you have photographic memory -_-)

CHEM 153C
Biochemistry: Biosynthetic and Energy Metabolism and Its Regulation Full Profile > 3.2 Overall 1.1 Easiness 1.5 Workload 4.0 Clarity 3.6 Helpfulness
Dr. Gober is really funny and spontaneous, lol. Sometimes he'll randomly shout a molecule's name if...
Spring Quarter 2017
CHEM 153C
Biochemistry: Biosynthetic and Energy Metabolism and Its Regulation See Full Profile

Overall 3.2 Easiness 1.1 Workload 1.5 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 3.6

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Dr. Gober is really funny and spontaneous, lol. Sometimes he'll randomly shout a molecule's name if he really likes it. Says a lot of funny and random things during class that help make it engaging.

Material is tough but he explains things well. His section was easier to digest than Dr. Koehler's section, but still difficult so make sure you don't fall behind especially during regulation. And having a good foundation in Dr. Koehler's section (GNG, FA catabolism, AA catabolism/urea cycle) will definitely help you later in Dr. Gober's section since he expands on all of that.

He's also very kind and willing to work with you one on one. Really didn't need the textbook, just make sure you come to lecture and review your notes at the end of each week. Highly recommend recording lectures.

Spring Quarter 2017
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CHEM 153CH
Biochemistry: Biosynthetic and Energy Metabolism and Its Regulation Full Profile > 3.5 Overall 1.5 Easiness 1.5 Workload 3.7 Clarity 3.7 Helpfulness
Prof. Gober is an awesome professor. Even though there is a lot to memorize in 153C, he breaks down...
CHEM 153CH
Biochemistry: Biosynthetic and Energy Metabolism and Its Regulation See Full Profile

Overall 3.5 Easiness 1.5 Workload 1.5 Clarity 3.7 Helpfulness 3.7

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Prof. Gober is an awesome professor. Even though there is a lot to memorize in 153C, he breaks down the material into concepts that tie together everything, so it's not just memorizing how to get from substrate A to product Z. Also, he's really funny and an extremely clear lecturer. Definitely take 153C with him if you get the chance!

CHEM 153L
Biochemical Methods I Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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Biochemical Methods I See Full Profile

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CHEM 194
Research Group Seminars: Chemistry and Biochemistry Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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CHEM 194
Research Group Seminars: Chemistry and Biochemistry See Full Profile

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CHEM 256F
Seminar: Research in Biochemistry -- Current Topics in Prokaryotic Development Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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CHEM 375
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