Biochemical Methods II

Stacie S Nakamoto

Biochemical Methods II

Chemistry and Biochemistry department

Stacie S Nakamoto

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  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests

Textbooks

FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY
DONAL VOET JUDITH G. VOET & CHARLOTTE W. PRATT
ISBN: 9781119300885
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Fundamentals of Biochemistry: Life at the Molecular Level
Donald Voet, Judith G. Voet, Charlotte W. Pratt
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Grades

Fall 2017
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Winter 2017
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Spring 2017
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Fall 2016
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Winter 2016
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Spring 2016
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Fall 2015
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Winter 2015
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Spring 2015
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Fall 2014
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Winter 2014
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Spring 2014
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Fall 2013
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Winter 2013
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Spring 2013
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Fall 2012
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Spring 2010
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Fall 2009
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Fall 2006
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Spring 2006
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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Spring 2018 Submitted Aug. 26, 2018 Grade Received: B

Thought you can boost up your GPA on your senior year? You thought wrong. If you have lots of experience reading the science literature, have good test taking skills and the ability to squeeze out info from TA's then your golden so read no further.
If you don't fit the above description, be warned that hard work does not pay off. Don't be discouraged and not put in hard work or else you'll prob end up with a grade below a B. Just don't have high expectations. Grades for Journal Club are just wack... no grading scheme just a pure judgement on your presentation. Tests that are on a time crunch and really test your test-taking skills. Lab reports that are graded subjectively by TA's and a rubric that is not detailed enough for you to know what to include. Powerpoint presentations that are so outdated that the words and pics are handwritten. A laboratory that is running on Nakamotos dollar savings. A instructor that has barely any office hours and does nothing about the fact that some students hold old exams/lab reports. All in all, for average students with minimal research exposure and few connections the class is unfair. Hard work doesn't pay off.
My advice: Go to test bank and speak to people who have taken course recently. Get their reports. Get as much info from TA's as possible for reports. Write reports in advance and ask all questions you might have from TA's (Nakamoto doesn't help for jack). Be very careful on exams, think very logically and reason correctly. Good luck!

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Jan. 7, 2018 Grade Received: B+

this bitch not funny, but she thinks she is though. stupid stories...

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Feb. 4, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

***hey everyone
im taking chem 154 right now with nakamoto.
if you have any of his old midterms i will buy them from you or trade you for one you need.
if you are interested please email: [email protected]
Thank you

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Feb. 9, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

dude, if u're taking this class, there is NO reason for you to read this. You're probably a biochem senior who HAS to take this class, and is dying to graduate. Whether Nakamoto is good or not at what she does, does it really matter? You still have to take this class, and it's not bad at all! Just get a good TA, find good group to work with, find previous midterms, and work hard!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 27, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

Selling the Spring 2015 course reader/lab manual for $10.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted May 22, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

this bitch not funny, she thinks she is though

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Nov. 17, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

I am selling lab reports and exams that earned me an A. Contact me at [email protected] for more details.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Nov. 6, 2008 Grade Received: N/A

In order to succeed in the class, you need to fully grasp the underlying concepts of the 2 projects. One of the exams is easy and the other is comparatively harder. The harder one takes a lot of thinking on top of your understanding in the experimental procedure, and remember, u only have 50 minutes to finish the exam! So, get enough sleep before the exam~ In general, it is not hard to get into the A range and 154 has been the most interesting lab course for me at UCLA!!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted April 1, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

well, 154 is a 5unit course with 8hours of lab every week, so do expect a lot of work!! there are 2 fairly straight forward midterm, avg was like 75%. Lab reports were painful but i think they were wayyy easier than 153L. There is not weekly quiz and you don't have to write the protocols like u have to for 153L. in many ways, 154 is easier than 153L..

so abt the prof, you really don't have any other option for professor cause she's the only one teaching. nonetheless, i like her teaching style, very straight to the point and shes willing to explain stuff numerous times as long as u ask her. good prof overall and fun class - take it and u'll understand why

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted April 3, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

Had Professor Nakamoto for chem 154 during winter 2013. As far as I know, she is the only professor who teaches this class, so there's no point in waiting for a different professor (until she leaves her position).

The class consists of three projects. On the first day, she tells you that this is a capstone course and that she will be treating you like adults, meaning she will not be making you learn by rote memorization. This means you will not be writing pre- and post-labs for this class. Yay, right?

Nay. Instead of pre- and post-labs, you have long papers to write at the end of every project. It’s also a double whammy to have an exam before the papers are due. And for some odd reason, the class is structured so that the assignments with the most point value are first so the last exam and paper are not worth very much. This may be good for some who learn quickly, but most students don’t know what to expect for the first midterm and paper yet they’re both worth the biggest chunks of the course.

Curve is very generous though: I thought I was going to get a B in the course, but ended with an A.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests

Textbooks

FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY
DONAL VOET JUDITH G. VOET & CHARLOTTE W. PRATT
ISBN: 9781119300885
View on Amazon

iclicker+ student remote and REEF 6M Packaging
i-clicker
ISBN: 9781319149246
View on Amazon

iclicker2 student remote and REEF 6M packaging
i-clicker
ISBN: 9781319149581
View on Amazon

Fundamentals of Biochemistry: Life at the Molecular Level
Donald Voet, Judith G. Voet, Charlotte W. Pratt
ISBN: 9781118918401
View on Amazon
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