Ryan Ellingson
Department of General Education Clusters
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4.8
Overall Rating
Based on 6 User s
Easiness 3.7 / 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 3.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.8 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Tough Tests
  • Would Take Again

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

21.7%
18.1%
14.5%
10.9%
7.2%
3.6%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

24.2%
20.1%
16.1%
12.1%
8.1%
4.0%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

25.8%
21.5%
17.2%
12.9%
8.6%
4.3%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

26.9%
22.4%
17.9%
13.5%
9.0%
4.5%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

28.8%
24.0%
19.2%
14.4%
9.6%
4.8%
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: Winter 2018
Grade: A
April 2, 2019

Absolutely one of my favorite teachers at UCLA. I love Evolution and he made me love it even more. He is an engaging and hilarious lecturer. I went to his office a couple times and we talked for over an hour about class material and nonclass material. Wonderful guy
If you are even considering taking Ellingson, Do. It.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: B
Aug. 4, 2018

Dr. Ellingson is a wonderful professor. He's a super approachable guy who will never make you feel bad about asking questions. He's really funny too; his personality makes it extremely easy to ask for help when the material gets a bit heavy during the quarter. Make sure to go to his office hours, as they're super helpful. I would definitely recommend taking his cluster.
I'm selling both books required for GE Cluster70: The Story of Earth and A Short History of Nearly Everything! If interested text me at (661) 563-5634

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: A-
March 12, 2017

Professor Ellingson is a very approachable and likable person, so getting help during office hours is no problem. It's fun to talk to him about other things as well.
He can get a little messy with lectures, but it's not too bad if you read the assigned reading beforehand. The concepts are not so difficult that you can't figure it out later either. But if you can't, again, office hours.
His sense of humor and funny videos also helped me to keep me attentive during lecture.
I highly recommend GE Cluster 70. I assume his other lectures would be good too.

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Quarter: Winter 2015
Grade: A
Sept. 26, 2016

Ellingson is a good teacher. He's pretty easy to follow and a likable, approachable guy. I liked his material, and his spring seminar was the most popular by far. Like the rest of the cluster, just pay attention, take good notes, and review (preferably in groups), and you'll be fine. Definitely a doable class.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: A
April 2, 2019

Absolutely one of my favorite teachers at UCLA. I love Evolution and he made me love it even more. He is an engaging and hilarious lecturer. I went to his office a couple times and we talked for over an hour about class material and nonclass material. Wonderful guy
If you are even considering taking Ellingson, Do. It.

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Quarter: Winter 2018
Grade: B
Aug. 4, 2018

Dr. Ellingson is a wonderful professor. He's a super approachable guy who will never make you feel bad about asking questions. He's really funny too; his personality makes it extremely easy to ask for help when the material gets a bit heavy during the quarter. Make sure to go to his office hours, as they're super helpful. I would definitely recommend taking his cluster.
I'm selling both books required for GE Cluster70: The Story of Earth and A Short History of Nearly Everything! If interested text me at (661) 563-5634

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: A-
March 12, 2017

Professor Ellingson is a very approachable and likable person, so getting help during office hours is no problem. It's fun to talk to him about other things as well.
He can get a little messy with lectures, but it's not too bad if you read the assigned reading beforehand. The concepts are not so difficult that you can't figure it out later either. But if you can't, again, office hours.
His sense of humor and funny videos also helped me to keep me attentive during lecture.
I highly recommend GE Cluster 70. I assume his other lectures would be good too.

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Quarter: Winter 2015
Grade: A
Sept. 26, 2016

Ellingson is a good teacher. He's pretty easy to follow and a likable, approachable guy. I liked his material, and his spring seminar was the most popular by far. Like the rest of the cluster, just pay attention, take good notes, and review (preferably in groups), and you'll be fine. Definitely a doable class.

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4.8
Overall Rating
Based on 6 Users
Easiness 3.7 / 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 3.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.8 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
    (2)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (1)
  • Needs Textbook
    (2)
  • Is Podcasted
    (2)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (2)
  • Useful Textbooks
    (2)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (2)
  • Often Funny
    (2)
  • Tough Tests
    (2)
  • Would Take Again
    (2)
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