Winter 2020 - This class itself was alright. Gober tries his best to be funny during lectures and comes across as corny, but he really is a warm guy and cares about his students. He was featured in NELK's vaping prank video but handled the situation well. His midterms can have some pretty ridiculous questions (with equally ridiculous answers), but he does grade on a lenient curve. He also usually tells you what to study ahead of time for the two midterms and finals as well. This quarter, due to coronavirus, Gober does have to administer the test online. His lectures are mainly based on slides he posts ahead of time online, and you're not any worse off just going off the slides and textbook alone to study. (Textbook can be found for free online at Z-Lib). Discussion is basically an hour long block of TAs explaining homework answers (you have 7 assignments out of the textbook). I personally found my TA hard to understand and he often went off-track a lot, and the whole discussion period was more or less a waste of time for students who know how to do the problems and just need to turn in their homework.
Fall 2019 - This class is much more difficult than what it should really be. Papazyan makes learning basic highschool chemistry very difficult. Unfortuntately, he is not the best at explaining basic chemistry concepts. Although the course requires a textbook, Papazyan discourages students from learning from the textbook. Instead, he suggest using his slides that he posts on CCLE. However, his slides are extremely confusing. You are better off learning from the textbook. While his weekly quizzes are graded generously, they are far more difficult than what they should be.
Fall 2023 - I love Professor Reslan. She is just a good human being. If you need help and you ask for help, she will be there to provide what you need! Not the clearest lectures...but if you show up and TRY, you will be fine. Attended all of her office hours and her TA's office hours. Take initiative...don't be lazy...she is kind and will help you through it!
Ruiz-Silva is an awesome professor. She lectures everything that is expected of the student to know. The problem is, she lectures at a rapid pace. At times during this course all I did was write but not understand. Other than that I would recommend her. She always has hand outs and she is always willing to help if you need it.
Winter 2018 - Chem 17 offers a lot of help for first timers in Chemistry, but also is insanely quick. Scerri covered 11-12 topics in the 10 weeks and, in truth, missing a class or dropping out of focus for a minute can put you behind. I heavily recommend attending his office hours (the ones he holds in the morning I found work best for 1 on 1 time with the professor). The classwork is light, with four online quizzes that are open everything (book, professor, classmate, internet, and can be taken three times with the highest score being in the gradebook) and two graded homework assignments from the textbook. There is one midterm. If the pace scares you, I still recommend taking this class. It absolutely helps with understanding the subject and opens doors for attending professor and TA office hours.