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Took this over C session and it was much smoother than I had thought. Overall, I would recommend this class to anyone needing to take it/ doesnt want to take 116A. I would always rewatch the lectures and take notes (on every single thing he said) on them and study that for my quizzes. Very knowledgeable professor and thoroughly explains things. This class by nature is not meant to be easy, so if you study you should be fine. Also, he gives plenty of extra credit which helps out A LOT.
The class seemed very unorganized, there were some issues with deadlines on the syllabus vs on CCLE, which can get very frustrating if you are trying to plan your study time/week. The workload in this class was extremely heavy, so if you are taking other upper divs, don't take this class. We had assignments due every single week, on top of that there were quizzes and complete research papers due. With each research paper, we had to read many other research papers to write our own. The grading was very opinionated, meaning that I could easily differentiate, which part was graded by which TA. One of the TAs was a hard grader, which makes me feel like he was not going off the rubric and was rather being petty. The experimental parts of the class were pretty fun and engaging after the directions have been cleared up. Overall, I am glad I passed this class and that it is over. If you have another alternative, I would recommend taking another class.
This review is for 116B, Grisham's experimental class with fewer people and 10x the chaos. Please heed this warning: do not take this class if you cannot take it pass/no pass. I'm a hard worker but this class was insanity. Little organization, less clarity. You have to write a full research paper that's due on Monday of Week 3. The neuroanatomy quizzes are atrocious, the papers are barely better. Grading is often arbitrary. Take the regular 116, with the other professors if at all possible. I took this as a last resort because I had a bad pass time and I had to graduate. If you take 116B, good luck.