David Gieseker

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Overall Rating 2.8
Easiness 2.5/ 5
Clarity 2.6/ 5
Workload 3.0/ 5
Helpfulness 3.4/ 5
Most Helpful Review
Spring 2021 - If you're taking this class, you probably had DAG for 110AH/BH. Otherwise, read some of his 110AH/BH, 115AH reviews as the general style is applicable. I've had this mans for four quarters now at UCLA and he continues to be one of my poorer lecturers but one of the nicest professors I've had. The class is simply "here is 50 problems - get 40 of them right and here's the A". I found field theory/galois theory to be tedious and very unmotivating (though some of problems are pretty cool). He will give you "recommended due dates" but at about week 9 and 10, will say the rest of the problems are due. At that point, only about 25 were assigned. I think I spent about 3 all nighters trying to catch up on material and do some of these problems. I will also note I was part of the not as smart people in the class as you can tell by the grading distribution. I wanted to drop this class not because of DAG but because of the difficulty of the grading which leads me to our TA Tim. He's pretty nice. I have very mixed opinions on him. On one hand, he has a bit of a condescending attitude which made me feel the dumbest person and his grading made this course a lot more stressful than 110AH/BH. On the other hand, if you ask for help, he will be there and support you. I think because of the Covid/online environment, I personally got burnt out and found it harder to ask for help because it seemed like everyone already knew what was going on besides me. However, all in all, if you want to go into pure math for grad school or really want to learn about Field/Galois Theory, take this course. You will learn a lot. If you have any other ambitions, I suggest avoiding it. There's a lot more other things you could be doing with your time.
Overall Rating 2.5
Easiness 2.2/ 5
Clarity 2.8/ 5
Workload 2.5/ 5
Helpfulness 3.8/ 5
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