Gaurav Sant
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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3.5
Overall Rating
Based on 2 User s
Easiness 3.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.5 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Tough Tests
  • Gives Extra Credit

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

30.3%
25.3%
20.2%
15.2%
10.1%
5.1%
0.0%
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D
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

33.3%
27.8%
22.2%
16.7%
11.1%
5.6%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
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C+
C
C-
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D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A-
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
March 24, 2021

Fun class with an abundance of useful information for any major relating with concrete. I would've, however, preferred the class to be more interactive (could've been a limitation of online learning). No required textbook, but there is a recommended one that you should read to expand on the lectures.

The exams are closed notes and are tough for those who struggle with rote memorization, which is what I felt the exams mostly entailed. Let's just say every detail on the PowerPoint slides is fair game on the exam. It doesn't have to be word for word, but you should understand the slides and explain the concepts in a sentence to a short paragraph, or even a diagram. There are several short equations, and you should memorize those too. The only extra-credit is from tougher exam problems. You only have about 2 hours for each exam with ~10 questions with multiple parts.

A tip to be successful: Convert every bullet on the slides to a potential exam question. Study enough so you can answer them all orally or draw a picture.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A-
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
April 4, 2021

My stance on this class is pretty neutral, it wasn't terrible, but it wasn't super enjoyable for me either. Keep in mind I wasn't very interested in concrete to begin with, but you do learn a lot in the class. The lectures were packed with information and details that we were expected to know for exams (a midterm and a final). I found it difficult to take notes during live sessions due to how fast Professor Sant speaks, however, he does post all of his slides.

I feel like this class could be pretty tough if it were in person given the exams count for 75% of your grade. We also usually don't have the ability to look back on recordings of lectures which was super helpful for information that wasn't stated on the slides.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A-
March 24, 2021

Fun class with an abundance of useful information for any major relating with concrete. I would've, however, preferred the class to be more interactive (could've been a limitation of online learning). No required textbook, but there is a recommended one that you should read to expand on the lectures.

The exams are closed notes and are tough for those who struggle with rote memorization, which is what I felt the exams mostly entailed. Let's just say every detail on the PowerPoint slides is fair game on the exam. It doesn't have to be word for word, but you should understand the slides and explain the concepts in a sentence to a short paragraph, or even a diagram. There are several short equations, and you should memorize those too. The only extra-credit is from tougher exam problems. You only have about 2 hours for each exam with ~10 questions with multiple parts.

A tip to be successful: Convert every bullet on the slides to a potential exam question. Study enough so you can answer them all orally or draw a picture.

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2 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A-
April 4, 2021

My stance on this class is pretty neutral, it wasn't terrible, but it wasn't super enjoyable for me either. Keep in mind I wasn't very interested in concrete to begin with, but you do learn a lot in the class. The lectures were packed with information and details that we were expected to know for exams (a midterm and a final). I found it difficult to take notes during live sessions due to how fast Professor Sant speaks, however, he does post all of his slides.

I feel like this class could be pretty tough if it were in person given the exams count for 75% of your grade. We also usually don't have the ability to look back on recordings of lectures which was super helpful for information that wasn't stated on the slides.

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3.5
Overall Rating
Based on 2 Users
Easiness 3.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.5 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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  • Useful Textbooks
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