Neil Garg

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CHEM 14D
Organic Reactions and Pharmaceuticals Full Profile > 4.6 Overall 3.2 Easiness 3.4 Workload 4.8 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness
Last quarter I had the pleasure of taking Chemistry 14D, also known as Organic Chemistry II, with Neil Garg. I was at first a little nervous (and by no ... (July 3, 2015)
CHEM 14D
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Overall 4.6 Easiness 3.2 Workload 3.4 Clarity 4.8 Helpfulness 4.2

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Last quarter I had the pleasure of taking Chemistry 14D, also known as Organic Chemistry II, with Neil Garg. I was at first a little nervous (and by no means excited) to begin the class simply because of all the horror stories I had heard about orgo II, such as having to memorize countless reaction mechanisms and complete synthesis problems all the while battling other UCLA students on the curve. I will preface this review by emphasizing that 14D was still a difficult and rigorous course. However, Neil encouraged us to think of organic chemistry not as some ominous beast that must be conquered alone, but rather as a vital and indeed collaborative course for pre-health students that is both highly relevant to everyday life and at times, even fun.

Neil's online BACON assignments, for example, tie in numerous references from pop culture into high yield topics in the course (my favorite one featured a clip from Seinfeld in which Jerry and George conspire to give Jerry's girlfriend tryptophan-rich food so they could play with her closely guarded toy collection while she fell asleep). Neil's clicker quizzes also served to drill testable topics and to encourage frequent practice while including much appreciated comic relief along the way. Above all however, his lectures, problem sets, and practice tests taught me how to think in different ways and greatly improved my analytical skills - truly a bestowed gift that will keep on giving as I pursue a career in medicine.

As far as Neil goes, I can confidently say that he is by far the most passionate, kind-hearted, and genuinely concerned (not to mention brilliant) professor I have ever encountered at UCLA. We are truly lucky to have him here, especially because I've heard that numerous prestigious private universities have tried to poach him (and probably offered him a much higher salary) but he declined and decided to remain at UCLA. If anything attests to his dedication to his students, it's the virtual office hours that he holds at literally all hours of the day, answering every and any question regarding the course within an impressively short amount time. I am very grateful to have had Neil as a professor and give my utmost recommendation.

(July 3, 2015)
CHEM 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars Full Profile > 4.4 Overall 3.3 Easiness 3.7 Workload 4.4 Clarity 4.1 Helpfulness
He got breakfast with us each week and the only assignment for the class was a 20 minute powerpoint. The final was at his faculty apartment in Gardenia,... (May 14, 2015)
CHEM 19
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Overall 4.4 Easiness 3.3 Workload 3.7 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness 4.1

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He got breakfast with us each week and the only assignment for the class was a 20 minute powerpoint. The final was at his faculty apartment in Gardenia, where we watched the final episode of Breaking Bad. Garg is love, Garg is life.

(May 14, 2015)
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CHEM 30BL
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CHEM 89
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CHEM 89
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Overall 4.4 Easiness 3.4 Workload 3.4 Clarity 4.6 Helpfulness 5.0

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CHEM 99
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CHEM 99
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CHEM 192D
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CHEM 192D
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CHEM 194
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CHEM 199
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CHEM 235P
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CHEM 375
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CHEM 375
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