Paul R Eggert
Department of Computer Science
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3.1
Overall Rating
Based on 14 Users
Easiness 1.7 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.4 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 1.9 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.9 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Is Podcasted
  • Tough Tests
  • Has Group Projects
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Would Take Again

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

33.3%
27.8%
22.2%
16.7%
11.1%
5.6%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

43.8%
36.5%
29.2%
21.9%
14.6%
7.3%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

46.7%
38.9%
31.1%
23.3%
15.6%
7.8%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: P
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June 23, 2020

This class is pretty interesting. The project makes this class more similar to CS 130, where you collaborate with a group to create a real world application. This means you get some experience with practical software engineering and if you put the effort in, you'll come out of the class with a unique project that will look good on your resume or portfolio. You also get to learn JavaScript - React and Node.js, along with modern frameworks that are really good to know for industry.
With that being said, all this practical work comes at a cost: the original 35L assignments end up being worth very little (5%) of your grade. This means you'll put much more effort into your project than the assignments. A lot of the time, Eggert didn't even make it to the topic of the assignment in lecture before the assignment was due, and even if he did, he lectures about the topic at a very high level, in a way that doesn't really help with the assignment. Of course, the TAs and LAs are always there to help, but it is a lot of self learning for the assignments, just like in 35L. Because they are worth so little, it is easy to lose motivation to even attempt the assignments, and I'd imagine that this results in you not really getting the preparation you need for later courses (111, 131, etc.)
Exams are still tough, because it's Eggert. Another thing is, because the project is worth 50% of your grade, and the final is 23%, you really don't know 73% of your grade until the end. I think a significant portion of this class took it Pass/Fail for this reason, but future students unfortunately aren't going to get to do that.
Overall, I'd still recommend this class over 35L. I think the class structure and grading balance will only improve in the future, because this was the first time it was ever offered.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: P
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June 21, 2020

This class is pretty tough. Eggert exams are pretty hard, most of the averages were around a D for the two midterms, not sure about the final exam. This course is probably going to be changed around a little bit since it was experimental for this year, so I expect it'll only get better, but it was definitely difficult during this quarter as many of the lectures that were necessary to complete homework assignments weren't given until after they were due. However, this worked out okay because the homework assignments were only worth about 1-2% each. The group project is worth 50% of your grade and it's a pretty cool way to build something of your choice in a group, and was an experience that helped me learn a lot, which I appreciate. The exams are just really hard and you just have to diligently go over everything from lectures and go through study guides that TA's and LA's help with. Good luck!

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: P
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June 20, 2020

Eggert tests in 97 are still eggert tests, averages around a 60%. The homeworks are super time consuming, but luckily they're only worth like 5% of the grade, so you don't really need to stress them.
The project is what really makes this class special, I would take it again just for that. React is fun, and you have a ton of flexibility in terms of what you want to make and how you want to make it.
I had a group with some pretty talented guys and we made something that'll look great in our portfolios. Definitely take over 35L.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: P
June 23, 2020

This class is pretty interesting. The project makes this class more similar to CS 130, where you collaborate with a group to create a real world application. This means you get some experience with practical software engineering and if you put the effort in, you'll come out of the class with a unique project that will look good on your resume or portfolio. You also get to learn JavaScript - React and Node.js, along with modern frameworks that are really good to know for industry.
With that being said, all this practical work comes at a cost: the original 35L assignments end up being worth very little (5%) of your grade. This means you'll put much more effort into your project than the assignments. A lot of the time, Eggert didn't even make it to the topic of the assignment in lecture before the assignment was due, and even if he did, he lectures about the topic at a very high level, in a way that doesn't really help with the assignment. Of course, the TAs and LAs are always there to help, but it is a lot of self learning for the assignments, just like in 35L. Because they are worth so little, it is easy to lose motivation to even attempt the assignments, and I'd imagine that this results in you not really getting the preparation you need for later courses (111, 131, etc.)
Exams are still tough, because it's Eggert. Another thing is, because the project is worth 50% of your grade, and the final is 23%, you really don't know 73% of your grade until the end. I think a significant portion of this class took it Pass/Fail for this reason, but future students unfortunately aren't going to get to do that.
Overall, I'd still recommend this class over 35L. I think the class structure and grading balance will only improve in the future, because this was the first time it was ever offered.

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Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: P
June 21, 2020

This class is pretty tough. Eggert exams are pretty hard, most of the averages were around a D for the two midterms, not sure about the final exam. This course is probably going to be changed around a little bit since it was experimental for this year, so I expect it'll only get better, but it was definitely difficult during this quarter as many of the lectures that were necessary to complete homework assignments weren't given until after they were due. However, this worked out okay because the homework assignments were only worth about 1-2% each. The group project is worth 50% of your grade and it's a pretty cool way to build something of your choice in a group, and was an experience that helped me learn a lot, which I appreciate. The exams are just really hard and you just have to diligently go over everything from lectures and go through study guides that TA's and LA's help with. Good luck!

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2020
Grade: P
June 20, 2020

Eggert tests in 97 are still eggert tests, averages around a 60%. The homeworks are super time consuming, but luckily they're only worth like 5% of the grade, so you don't really need to stress them.
The project is what really makes this class special, I would take it again just for that. React is fun, and you have a ton of flexibility in terms of what you want to make and how you want to make it.
I had a group with some pretty talented guys and we made something that'll look great in our portfolios. Definitely take over 35L.

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3.1
Overall Rating
Based on 14 Users
Easiness 1.7 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.4 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 1.9 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.9 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (6)
  • Is Podcasted
    (6)
  • Tough Tests
    (7)
  • Has Group Projects
    (7)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (6)
  • Would Take Again
    (4)
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