Will Conley
Department of Life Sciences
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4.8
Overall Rating
Based on 30 Users
Easiness 4.1 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.9 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.8 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.9 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Is Podcasted
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Would Take Again
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Often Funny
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Needs Textbook
  • Participation Matters

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32.5%
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21.7%
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55.2%
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38.6%
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28.3%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

37.3%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

39.8%
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20.8%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A-
June 26, 2019

This man was born to teach! I took his class a year ago and just had to go back to write this review! He was incredible! Made me change my mind completely about the LS math series! He legitimately would stay up until 11pm at review sessions until every student had no more questions, god his arms must hurt from writing on the board for almost 5 hours straight without a bathroom break. He truly truly cares about his students and their understanding of the material. I didn't have to even study that much for his class because I felt like I could absorb everything from lecture. Another incredible thing about Conley (who was recommended to me by like 10 people) is that he incorporates the coding into the lectures so it makes it relevant (something other LS30 professors have no clue how). Overally, probably one of the best professors I've ever had. He was always energetic and excited to teach the material because he loves LS30. It made a bad expereince for me (LS30A with Garfinkel) into a complete turnaround and I even LA for LS30B now... Thank you Conley, UCLA doesn't deserve you! He should be teaching at Harvard or something!!

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A
June 26, 2019

Like always, Conley is a gift from heaven and God's second son. To get straight to the details, if you are coming from 30A the labs are much, much easier. Conley still teaches over the :50 time limit, so if you have a class right after his lecture rethink your class choice. Outside of that Conley was darling. I would take this class with him over and over and over again. But, like Conley always, the final was MUCH harder than the midterms. Watch out, boys.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: N/A
June 22, 2019

Conley is amazing and really knows how to teach. Everything is very simplified and his tests are almost identical to his practice exams.
His second midterm did catch me by surprise as it was stuff that we covered in class very briefly so watch out, but other than that everything else was pretty straight forward. Going to miss his class

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A
June 18, 2019

Amazing professor! Writes down everything on the board which makes it easy to copy down notes and learn the process. His exams are very similar to the practice tests.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A
July 12, 2018

Conley is a god.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: NR
July 1, 2018

I had Conley for LS 30 A & B and he was pretty good. I felt the overall concepts taught in this class were easier than other math courses taught at UCLA. His midterms were definitely easy and the first midterm probably involved more writing than math, like knowing definitions and explaining a concept covered in class. I really liked the fact that he held super long review sessions before each test. But it was kinda unfair for students who weren't able to make it b/c I felt as we were approaching a midterm, he'd always rush. So at the review session he'd either cover a concept we didn't mention in class OR clarify something we went over really quick in class since it was gonna be on the test. But I felt it was unfair for anyone who didn't get this extra help if they didn't have enough time to make it to his review sessions. My only real complaint would be about the final though. I got A's on both midterms b/c they were literally just like his practice exams. But those trick you b/c the final was formatted to challenge you more. Which I get b/c this is still a college course but I didn't feel prepared for that extra challenge given the fact that the midterms were so easy and EXACTLY like the practice exams. Anyways he seems really interested in helping students and I don't think I've met another teacher who holds 6+ hour review sessions. He never seems to get tired. Anyways yeah I guess I would take it with him again

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: A
June 21, 2018

Conley's teaching style is very organized, and he makes it easy to connect concepts. He is also very willing to help, often having review sessions from 6pm-11pm.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: S
June 16, 2018

Just here to reinforce good reviews of Conley. Really helpful especially in office hours.

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: A
June 27, 2017

Probably the best lecturer I've had so far in UCLA. To be honest, I went through a lot of LS30A not understanding what the purpose of the class was. But with Conley, he made everything I learned in LS 30A so much clearer from just the very first day in LS 30B. He was really good at explaining the topics in simplest way possible, and his notes on the whiteboards are super easy to follow. I could copy them down and remember exactly what he said when I look back on the notes. He also makes sure to show us how one thing connects to another.
The labs/coding can be tricky, but it actually makes a lot more sense once you get it because he briefly mentions during the week's lecture what the lab is suppose to show regarding the topic.
His review sessions are super helpful. They take a while, as he goes over ALL the material in a condensed form, and he takes all the time necessary to answer the students' questions. It's really nice of him to take the time to hold review sessions as a professor instead of just pushing those to the TA's.
Overall wonderful professor, take him if you can.

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Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: N/A
June 10, 2017

Take the LS30 series. Don't take the 3 series. TAKE CONLEY. TAKE CONLEY. TAKE CONLEY. Professor Conley was the best professor I had during my entire freshman year at UCLA, and I am sure he will be on of the best during my years to come. It is clear that he is there to make sure his students learn and know the material inside and out. I personally loved LS30B much more than LS30A. The course as a whole is very interesting and not too difficult at all as long as you take the time to review the material. His review sessions are LEGENDARY!!! He will take the time to reteach all of the material relevant to the upcoming exam in a manner that connects all of the bits and pieces together. Conley's review sessions for the first and second midterms were at least 4 hours each, and he is always willing to go as long as needed so that all questions are answered. For the final review session, he almost went for a full 6 hours. This man is absolutely amazing. You will not regret taking his class; it will make your freshman year so much better.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A-
June 26, 2019

This man was born to teach! I took his class a year ago and just had to go back to write this review! He was incredible! Made me change my mind completely about the LS math series! He legitimately would stay up until 11pm at review sessions until every student had no more questions, god his arms must hurt from writing on the board for almost 5 hours straight without a bathroom break. He truly truly cares about his students and their understanding of the material. I didn't have to even study that much for his class because I felt like I could absorb everything from lecture. Another incredible thing about Conley (who was recommended to me by like 10 people) is that he incorporates the coding into the lectures so it makes it relevant (something other LS30 professors have no clue how). Overally, probably one of the best professors I've ever had. He was always energetic and excited to teach the material because he loves LS30. It made a bad expereince for me (LS30A with Garfinkel) into a complete turnaround and I even LA for LS30B now... Thank you Conley, UCLA doesn't deserve you! He should be teaching at Harvard or something!!

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A
June 26, 2019

Like always, Conley is a gift from heaven and God's second son. To get straight to the details, if you are coming from 30A the labs are much, much easier. Conley still teaches over the :50 time limit, so if you have a class right after his lecture rethink your class choice. Outside of that Conley was darling. I would take this class with him over and over and over again. But, like Conley always, the final was MUCH harder than the midterms. Watch out, boys.

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: N/A
June 22, 2019

Conley is amazing and really knows how to teach. Everything is very simplified and his tests are almost identical to his practice exams.
His second midterm did catch me by surprise as it was stuff that we covered in class very briefly so watch out, but other than that everything else was pretty straight forward. Going to miss his class

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Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A
June 18, 2019

Amazing professor! Writes down everything on the board which makes it easy to copy down notes and learn the process. His exams are very similar to the practice tests.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: A
July 12, 2018

Conley is a god.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: NR
July 1, 2018

I had Conley for LS 30 A & B and he was pretty good. I felt the overall concepts taught in this class were easier than other math courses taught at UCLA. His midterms were definitely easy and the first midterm probably involved more writing than math, like knowing definitions and explaining a concept covered in class. I really liked the fact that he held super long review sessions before each test. But it was kinda unfair for students who weren't able to make it b/c I felt as we were approaching a midterm, he'd always rush. So at the review session he'd either cover a concept we didn't mention in class OR clarify something we went over really quick in class since it was gonna be on the test. But I felt it was unfair for anyone who didn't get this extra help if they didn't have enough time to make it to his review sessions. My only real complaint would be about the final though. I got A's on both midterms b/c they were literally just like his practice exams. But those trick you b/c the final was formatted to challenge you more. Which I get b/c this is still a college course but I didn't feel prepared for that extra challenge given the fact that the midterms were so easy and EXACTLY like the practice exams. Anyways he seems really interested in helping students and I don't think I've met another teacher who holds 6+ hour review sessions. He never seems to get tired. Anyways yeah I guess I would take it with him again

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: A
June 21, 2018

Conley's teaching style is very organized, and he makes it easy to connect concepts. He is also very willing to help, often having review sessions from 6pm-11pm.

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Quarter: Spring 2018
Grade: S
June 16, 2018

Just here to reinforce good reviews of Conley. Really helpful especially in office hours.

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Quarter: Winter 2017
Grade: A
June 27, 2017

Probably the best lecturer I've had so far in UCLA. To be honest, I went through a lot of LS30A not understanding what the purpose of the class was. But with Conley, he made everything I learned in LS 30A so much clearer from just the very first day in LS 30B. He was really good at explaining the topics in simplest way possible, and his notes on the whiteboards are super easy to follow. I could copy them down and remember exactly what he said when I look back on the notes. He also makes sure to show us how one thing connects to another.
The labs/coding can be tricky, but it actually makes a lot more sense once you get it because he briefly mentions during the week's lecture what the lab is suppose to show regarding the topic.
His review sessions are super helpful. They take a while, as he goes over ALL the material in a condensed form, and he takes all the time necessary to answer the students' questions. It's really nice of him to take the time to hold review sessions as a professor instead of just pushing those to the TA's.
Overall wonderful professor, take him if you can.

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Quarter: Spring 2017
Grade: N/A
June 10, 2017

Take the LS30 series. Don't take the 3 series. TAKE CONLEY. TAKE CONLEY. TAKE CONLEY. Professor Conley was the best professor I had during my entire freshman year at UCLA, and I am sure he will be on of the best during my years to come. It is clear that he is there to make sure his students learn and know the material inside and out. I personally loved LS30B much more than LS30A. The course as a whole is very interesting and not too difficult at all as long as you take the time to review the material. His review sessions are LEGENDARY!!! He will take the time to reteach all of the material relevant to the upcoming exam in a manner that connects all of the bits and pieces together. Conley's review sessions for the first and second midterms were at least 4 hours each, and he is always willing to go as long as needed so that all questions are answered. For the final review session, he almost went for a full 6 hours. This man is absolutely amazing. You will not regret taking his class; it will make your freshman year so much better.

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4.8
Overall Rating
Based on 30 Users
Easiness 4.1 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.9 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.8 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.9 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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  • Often Funny
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