Biochemistry: Introduction to Structure, Enzymes, and Metabolism

Heather Tienson

Biochemistry: Introduction to Structure, Enzymes, and Metabolism

Chemistry and Biochemistry department

Heather Tienson

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Easiness of class 2.3
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  • Uses Slides
  • Is Podcasted
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Participation Matters

Textbooks

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Winter 2017
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Winter 2016
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Fall 2015
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Fall 2014
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Winter 2014
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Spring 2014
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Fall 2013
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Winter 2013
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Fall 2012
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Reviews

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 26, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

Tienson is not a bad teacher but at the same time she is not a good one. The class is pretty straight forward but you will need to put a good amount of studying into it on your own. This definitely will not be your favorite class but if you're like me you're taking it because its required. In other news I still have the book for 153A. It's one of those where you have to stick it into a three ring binder. Its still in the plastic and I didn't end up using it because I was using a friend's. If you are interested email me at amirnahangi92@gmail.com .

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 19, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

As others have pointed out, this class requires you to memorize everything you can imagine and more. If you struggle with endless memorization like I do, then avoid this class at all costs. You will be in for a lot of pain, like I was. If you are good with loads of memorization then you should be just fine. Others have called her cruel, but I disagree, this class for some, like me, is impossible.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 25, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

Tienson is one of those professors who tell you what they want on exams. If you can memorize the answer keys to her weekly study guides word for word and transcribe them onto paper, you are set! Since she is new as a lecturer, she really tries her best to maximize what her students can get (generous grading curves, recycled test questions, Bruincast). Do what you need to do and you are good. Focus on her slides and mostly her study questions. Draw out the whole metabolic pathway using colored pens! iClickers are required for points! The class curves were relatively high, so it'll probably be only a matter of time before she changes up the structure of her course, which she's retained for the 5+ quarters she's taught at UCLA.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Aug. 18, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

She was an amazing professor. Her lectures are very structured. Do the study question and start doing them right away because they are a lot. They resemble the questions in the exam.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 5, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

Another user posted that she doesn't reply to email. She tells you at the beginning of class that she won't reply via email to content questions, but will instead have you post your question on the online discussion forum and will answer it there. That way, everyone has access to the information. She's excellent at replying on the forum, especially to questions about the study questions.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Jan. 19, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

She seems to be the only one teaching this class, with weiss teaching it on occasion. Weiss is said to be even worse. So unfortunately, just take it. 153A is loads of memorization regardless of who you take it with.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted April 2, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

WAY TOO MUCH MEMORIZATION! She overloads you on information and expects you to regurgitate it out every 4 weeks. She's too busy in her Office hours and does not reply to email.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 3, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

She's a bitch. No feelings or whatnot. You get so annoyed of her squeaky voice.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 24, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

a new professor at UCLA for biochem. She's awesome. organized lectures and study guides. the exams are pretty much based on the study guides. memorize them!!! 5 quizzes - easy! everything you need to know for the quiz are given beforehand. 2 midterms, 1 final - cumulative. OH helped a lot! and discussions and forums too. I highly recommend her.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 19, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

THE RELIEF after finishing this class. You will have no life when you take this class, wait until winter / spring for a better professor! She expects you to rememberize a whole biochem textbook, which is expected of a UCLA biochem class, but there must be easier professors out there who just give out A's like candy. I dont really appreciate her condescending attitude though.

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Tags

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  • Is Podcasted
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Participation Matters

Textbooks

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ISBN: 9781319149246
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