All Ratings and Reviews for Steven G Clarke
I had Dr. Clarke in Spring 2014. I still remember how amazing of a professor he is. He always had a story to tell and made lectures enjoyable. Most importantly, the material he taught stuck with me. I remember on the last day, he basically summarized the entire quarter in 10 minutes and I followed every single step. It was awesome!
I went into the final with an A but my final grade was a B+. You might not get the grade you want, but you definitely learn a lot. I highly, highly recommend this professor.
I hated 153 A due to the lack of ability to teach. Considered switching interests (majors) until this class. Clarke is an adorable, very smart, and very nice professor that truly cares about his students. He tries to give you pnuemonic devices and little side stories to help you out. The thing to be warned is the TAs and the weekly quizes. They ended up being harder than the midterms (at least for me) Other than that, please familiarize yourself with electron pushing and structures!
Dr. Clarke has to the most approachable influential professor at UCLA. He is understanding and helps you out with any question you may have. His class is difficult and you have to keep up with the lecture and material but, it’s not as difficult when you have him there to help you. Go to office hours they help he will stay for however long you need him to stay, he will go over in detail the mechanisms you may need. Overall, he cares about his students and wants us to understand the material he is teaching. I will never forget Pyridoxal-phosphate. :)
Professor Clarke was extremely nice and caring
I attended only one question session review for the final and I regretted not attending the previous office hours
I really enjoyed his class because he related the topics to our lives
The class was very time consuming and difficult though
However, weekly quizzes really made me keep up with my work
Overall, he was a great professor!! <3
Dr. Clarke is actually better than what these evaluations say.
My research trainer actually said that I was lucky to have him for a professor.
I never write evaluations, but I had to for Dr. Clarke, because he is my favorite and best professor at UCLA, and I am a senior.
His class is challenging, but hey, it's 153C and you don't have much other options.
Go to all the lectures, study before the quizes everyweek, because they are really big part of your grade and it's easy to get good score than midterms and the final. He is estremely passionate about teaching and you can tell, because you will really be paying attention during the lectures.
Overall..take him for 153C and you won't regret.
I want to write this review before I get my final grade so that I can stay impartial. Dr. Clarke is by far the nicest teacher I have had at UCLA. He truly cares about his student's learning, and it shows through the emails and his attitude in lecture and in office hours.
However, I think Dr. C would be more effective if he just used some powerful presentations as Biochem is a very visual subject. I was terribly confused during almost every lecture trying to decipher where a piece of information fit into the bigger picture. But, I think it's possible to do well in this class if you spend the time to look over all your notes a week before the test so that if you have any questions, you can ask him. I went to OH once and he was extremely nice and helpful. I was a little angry that he was confusing in class but I couldn't be mad at him after going to OH and seeing how nice Dr. Clarke is.
His exams were not easy, and required a good understanding of the material in order to finish the test. Each exam was cumulative with focus on the recent material. He gave a few problems on each test that were integrative of all the stuff he went over. Make sure you study the old stuff as well as the new stuff. The final was ridiculously hard and the average showed. We only got one hour to finish the final (he called it the third midterm but it was worth as much as a final). I didn't have time to think--it was just writing the first thing that came to mind.
This class is possible to do well if you just invest the time. Dr. Clarke focused on the mamalian system a lot and he loved mechanisms.
Professor Clarke is a leader in his field. He won the Professor of the Year Award and boy does it show. He's the smartest and most compassionate prof out there. I wish he replaced all the other profs in the dept. Because he is so famous in his field, he can't teach all the classes, but he is truly phenomenal.
I agree with all of the previous reviews. The class is challenging but well worth the effort. Dr. Clarke is extremely enthusiastic about the material in the course and that in turn motivated me. He cares about student learning and focuses on a few key mechanisms such as Schiff base, etc. His lectures are interesting because he presents physiological consequences, current research, and some background information. I think he is a wonderful asset to the biochemistry department and would recommend him to anyone! Enjoy!
Extremely enthusiastic. Perhaps the most animated and dynamic personality in the department. Lectures are clear and to the point. Very few wasted words when lecturing.
You'll also notice Clarke's rather unique and interesting body movement if you take his class.
Dr. Steven Clarke is an inspiration to me and several of my friends who are attempting to make it in this field. His excellence in teaching and personal approach to the material being instructed and the concerns of the students has made him my favorite teacher at UCLA. It's a shame I did not have him as a professor every quarter, I would have been much more inclined to work even harder, and even go to class more often.
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