Yi Tang

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CH ENGR 10
Introduction to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering See Full Profile

Overall 4.5 Easiness 5.0 Workload 5.0 Clarity 4.5 Helpfulness 4.5

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ChemE 10 is a pretty straight forward class. Show up to class, and prepare a few things for the quiz and you will get an A.

Tang was not particularly motivating in the class as his attendance was poor. However, this is of minor importance as the purpose of ChemE 10 is to inspire interest rather than impart knowledge.

(Fall Quarter 2017)
CH ENGR 45
Biomolecular Engineering Fundamentals See Full Profile

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CH ENGR 100
Fundamentals of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering See Full Profile

Overall 3.8 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.8 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.2

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Professor Tang is pretty awesome and his TAs (Wei and Yanran) are also top notch. Fall 2011 was his first time teaching Chem Eng 100 and I think so far (finals next week) he has done an great job.

Lectures: Definitely go to these. While 90% of the time he just goes through examples and problems from the book, sometimes he does examples that aren't from the book (like old exam questions etc) or he'll say things like "I really like this problem" which is a big hint that he'll put some form of the example in a midterm question. I would also suggest reading the material before class as some of the later chapters (4, 6, and 9) get confusing, and then ask questions in class (don't be afraid to speak up!).

TA Discussions: They usually just ask if anyone has any questions on the homework and then set up the problem for you if anyone asks for a specific problem to be done. While some people try to get free answers out of the TAs to homework problems they haven't done yet, the better approach is to attempt the homework before discussion and then ask the questions you are unsure about (set up or how to even start). Also, the TAs are pretty hot, so they're easy to pay attention to and worth waking up on Friday morning to go see.

Professor and TA Office Hours: Definitely go to these when you're confused or have questions about lecture material or the homework, everyone is very nice in OH and it is to your benefit that Professor Tang and the TAs know you by name and face. Alternatively, they have this e-mail address set up for the class that you can mail questions to and get replies pretty quickly. This is a very nice perk that I haven't seen in any other class and would suggest you use it whenever you're between their office hours or the weekend.

Homework: Very fair problems, rarely do you see a problem that you're like "... wtf?" on. Also, the homework policy is that you can work in groups of 4 and turn in 1 set of homework between the 4 of you, which is an excellent policy because then all of the slackers and dgaf-ers leech on to their friends' homework and never do the problems by themselves and then get fubar'd on the exams and lower the curve for you! It seems like everyone and their mothers has the solution manual to the textbook, so as someone who doesn't have the solution manual (and does the homework), this works out tremendously in your favor as people just copy the solution manual and proceed to get fubar'd by the exams.

Midterms: These are very fair and partial credit grading on them is very generous. If you have truthfully done the homework and understand it, you should at the very least be able to get the average as the majority of the exam questions are similar to homework problems (although they might not look like it initially). I can't say anything about the Final since it's next week, but hopefully it'll be just as reasonable as the Midterms were.

Grading: I believe getting average in the class gets you in the B/B- range, so it is definitely possible to walk away with an A in the class if you study hard.

In the end, I recommend you take Professor Tang's class over anyone else who might teach it in the future. If you put in the work it'll give you (or so I believe) a great foundation for future classes.

(Dec. 1, 2011)
CH ENGR 104AL
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Laboratory I See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 2.8 Workload 2.6 Clarity 3.6 Helpfulness 4.6

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CH ENGR 104D
Molecular Biotechnology Lecture: From Gene to Product See Full Profile

Overall 3.2 Easiness 2.7 Workload 2.8 Clarity 3.5 Helpfulness 4.7

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CH ENGR 104DL
Molecular Biotechnology Laboratory: From Gene to Product See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.6 Clarity 3.9 Helpfulness 4.3

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CHEM C105
Introduction to Chemistry of Biology See Full Profile

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CH ENGR C115
Biochemical Reaction Engineering See Full Profile

Overall 3.8 Easiness 2.2 Workload 2.4 Clarity 3.6 Helpfulness 4.2

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CH ENGR C125
Bioseparations and Bioprocess Engineering See Full Profile

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CH ENGR CM145
Molecular Biotechnology for Engineers See Full Profile

Overall 3.2 Easiness 2.8 Workload 2.5 Clarity 3.5 Helpfulness 4.2

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I took prof. tang's CM145 class. It is pretty easy if you study hard for it. There were only 4 homework assignments and the grading was very hard. The grading was all up to the TAs and there is one TA that doesn't really understand english but still grades pretty hard. That didn't make much sense to me. However, with that aside, the class is pretty easy. Midterm was super easy with short answer questions, and multiple choice. Final exam is easy if you study hard for it. I ended up with an A in class and the subject was pretty interesting. He's generally pretty lenient with grading. I think if you get around average, you get a B+

(Feb. 18, 2009)
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