Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Kinetics, and Organic Chemistry

Laurence Lavelle

Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Kinetics, and Organic Chemistry

Chemistry and Biochemistry department

Laurence Lavelle

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Overall 3.6
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Easiness of class 2.5
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Workload 2.8
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Clarity of professor 3.4
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Helpfulness of professor 3.7
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  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Tough Tests
  • Is Podcasted
  • Often Funny

Textbooks

Chemical Principles
Peter Atkins, Loretta Jones, Leroy Laverman
ISBN: 9781429288972
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Grades

Winter 2017
17.0%
14.2%
11.4%
8.5%
5.7%
2.8%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2016
17.0%
14.2%
11.3%
8.5%
5.7%
2.8%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2015
18.1%
15.1%
12.1%
9.1%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2014
18.3%
15.2%
12.2%
9.1%
6.1%
3.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2013
15.7%
13.1%
10.4%
7.8%
5.2%
2.6%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2010
19.2%
16.0%
12.8%
9.6%
6.4%
3.2%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2006
19.0%
15.9%
12.7%
9.5%
6.3%
3.2%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 30, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

I took 14A with Scerri and got an A
I took 14B with Lavelle and got a B

OKAY... To ALL of you people who ALWAYS say "omg Scerri is sooo much easier than Lavelle!!!! blah blah blah..." think of it this way:

When you apply to a graduate school/medical school, they don't look at your professor for elementary chemistry, they look at your GPA. So if you can take Scerri and get the better grade, take him.
Not only that, Scerri better prepares you for the MCAT because he is far more conceptual than Lavelle.
So you are choosing between a workload-intensive class (LAVELLE) that will bore the heck out of you and only prepare you to do hours of tedious studying and book problems
OR, you can take the conceptual route with Scerri. It's easier to get the A and you don't have to waste money on a huge textbook..

Ya, you can get an A in Lavelle if you go to every lecture (or at least watch every lecture) and do all of the book problems and study A LOT...
But you can get an A a lot easier in Scerri's class.

It's your choice!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Aug. 4, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

I would not reccommend taking it with this guy at all. The quiz's are extremely difficult, even if you study well for them. Unless you did well on AP chem in High School, do not take the course with him. For his tests, go over all the practice problems (because one of them is guaranteed to be on there) and review his lecture notes because usually the lower valued questions are extracted directly from them.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 15, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

I really liked Lavelle! He's so cute! His lectures were really easy to follow, and the tests and quizzes were EXTREMELY fair! Go to Lecture and take the notes, and do some homework problems if you have time. A good TA helps, too!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 28, 2003 Grade Received: N/A

If he actually did problems during lecture that were on the test, the class would be easy. But, he spends his time explaining the same, easy concepts over and over that everybody understands and will never be on the midterm or final. Plus, he's really boring. The final probably made some people cry.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 29, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

Lavelle is a really nice guy, and a great professor. I didn't got to lectures, relying on the book for the first half of the class, and bombed the first midterm. When I started going to lectures, however, I hardly needed to read the book because Lavelle taught the material so well. Unfortunately, he masks this ability under an almost impenetrable layer of boredom, and his voice is so soft that from the back of the class it seems to blur completely into white noise. Drink some coffee, take a nap before class, pop some no-doz, do whatever it takes to stay awake in this class. And know things conceptually, the way Lavelle teaches them, because he tests them that way as well.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 28, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

Selling the textbook for 14A & 14B (Chemical Principles). Email me if you're interested: nmologne@gmail.com

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 28, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

Selling 14B course readers for $20, text me if you're interested:
920-284-8500

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 24, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

CHEM 14B
selling chemical principles the quest for insight 5th edition and the solution manual for 115 OBO. books are in great condition, better than used condition. Ill be on campus all summer. if interested email me at sammybenavidez@me.com

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted April 3, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

I don't recommend this guy at all in place of Scerri. Like it has been said a thousand times, Scerri is more conceptual and Lavelle is just a ton of tedious calculation work. Although his calculations aren't very difficult, I didn't actually learn any chemistry. I just learned how to do a dozen different types of chemistry problems. There's a very high chance that this class will have you doing problems that you don't understand the meaning behind, but you'll just be on autopilot going for the grade. Unless that sounds like something you are fine with then I recommend taking this class with Scerri. Lavelle teacher the last 2 weeks of his class really well though. His introduction to organic chemistry is very nicely taught and the models he brings to class really help you to visualize the concepts. However, the remaining 8 weeks are something I wouldn't want to be around for. I just don't recommend his teaching style. If you can, take Scerri. His way of teaching just isn't the best way to learn chemistry. But if you are indeed stuck with him, I recommend just skipping lecture and reading the textbook. If you can do that, you should be able to get the concepts down and only go to lecture or read his course reader when you need problems and solutions worked out.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 28, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

Selling everything for Chem 14B
Email me at yankfan4213@gmail.com

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Tough Tests
  • Is Podcasted
  • Often Funny

Textbooks

Chemical Principles
Peter Atkins, Loretta Jones, Leroy Laverman
ISBN: 9781429288972
View on Amazon

iclicker+ student remote and REEF 6M Packaging
i-clicker
ISBN: 9781319149246
View on Amazon

iclicker2 student remote and REEF 6M packaging
i-clicker
ISBN: 9781319149581
View on Amazon
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