Summer 2018 - Professor Frederick is truly awesome as a professor and is super engaging!! You know the type of class that has “fake” engagement, like where the instructor was probably told in their evaluations to incorporate discussions, but it just comes across really fake?? Well Professor Frederick completely is the opposite. He is 100% engaged in class and 100% wants the best possible class discussions with you. That being said I think we were a pretty fun class, but he is the one who truly makes it fun and interesting. With that being said in this class you have to WORK. It is not easy by any means, and do not be fooled by the grading distribution. I was taking one another class other than this one, so it did make things harder for me during the summer. Regardless, I still think it’s a lot of work. I studied for about a week for the midterm and got an A. The midterm is much easier than the final so make sure you do well on it. The exams are essentially the study guides so just memorize every single word of that. I ended up not memorizing every little word for the final and I think that’s what gave me a low score. He offers a crazy amount of extra credit if you finish the study guides by a certain date and turn them in. Make sure you know what confounding variables are because the way that he describes it is kind of confusing (different than 100B) and on the exam you are going to be asked to list out confounding variables given a specific experimental design. I would recommend to do the study guides as you go along and make flashcards from it. What would help even more (after you have studied) is to print out the blank copy of the study guides and just take it like a test. The tests are not multiple choice, they are all fill in and so you are going to have to know your stuff. Don’t slack off, make sure you have at least a week to study for both the midterm and the final (memorize everything word by word) and you should be fine!!