Chemical Structure

Yung-ya Lin

Chemical Structure

Chemistry and Biochemistry department

Yung-ya Lin

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Easiness of class 1.6
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Clarity of professor 4.5
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Helpfulness of professor 4.7
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  • Uses Slides
  • Needs Textbook
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Often Funny
  • Participation Matters
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests

Textbooks

OWLv2, 4 terms (24 months) Printed Access Card for Oxtoby/Gillis/Butler's Principles of Modern Chemistry, 8th
David W. Oxtoby, H. Pat Gillis, Laurie J. Butler
ISBN: 9781305271562
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Grades

Summer 2016
27.8%
23.1%
18.5%
13.9%
9.3%
4.6%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2006
22.0%
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14.7%
11.0%
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3.7%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Summer 2017 Submitted Aug. 6, 2017 Grade Received: A

Took this class in 2017 Summer Session A. Amazing professor and amazing person. He deeply cares about his students and performs well above and beyond his duties as a professor. His explanations are clear, but they tend to be mildly obscured by his accent. He has a high expectation of his students, which he tells to all his students before the class begins, so effort is required to do well in his class. He has a 1-2 question daily preview due every day and a 3-5 question self evaluation due every Friday. Before every major test, if so requested, he will make a practice self evaluation that is 10 questions long. Though only 2 questions are due, I highly recommend completing all of the questions, since they are all relevant to the test. Overall, he's a great professor and I'm lucky to have him as one of my firsts.

Edit (6/7/2018): Professor Lin was one of my first professors. Now that I've had other professors as a comparison, I believe that the praise I gave to him is severely lacking to what he deserves. Quite honestly, Professor Lin performs well above and beyond other professors that I've rated 5/5 on Bruinwalk, so he should really be getting something like a 6 or a 7 on the same scale. I cannot stress how fantastic of a professor Lin is. I would highly encourage you to take a course with him if possible.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 30, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

Prof Lin's class is extremely hard -- much harder than it needs to be. He often lectures on irrelevant information, and I left class more confused most days. I had friends in other 20A lectures who were learning completely different information, ours being much harder.

He is incredibly difficult to understand because of his accent so be prepared to have to decipher his lectures.

He doesn't really teach, just kind of throws the information at you for you to figure out on your own. If it wasn't for the TA's I don't know how I would've gotten a B-

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 13, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

Best professor ever! He is very passionate about what's he teaching and is also very caring for his students. He makes quantum mechanic interesting and easy to understand. Definitely recommend taking him. You will not regret it. It might be hard to understand him at first, but after awhile you will get used to it. Tip: Attend all of his office hours. Very helpful and you get good Japanese snacks too!! Not a hard class at all!!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Sept. 16, 2009 Grade Received: N/A

He is a great professor and I highly recommend him. Though he is really busy he tries his best to help his students. Dr. Lin is also very difficult. He expects a lot out of his students. But if you show him that you are trying hard then he will help you where you need it. Just study diligently in his class and you should be okay.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 12, 2006 Grade Received: N/A

Basically, Prof Lin is a really nice guy. the problem i had with him is that for chem 20 A we're supposed ti be learning basic chem stuff. With professor lin, we go into lots of detail on upper division subjects. Thats well and good if you want to study chemistry, but if like me, you are taking this class because your major requires it and you do not like chemistry, the material covered in the class is completely useless to you.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 8, 2007 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Lin is seriously one of the best teachers at UCLA. He is always available and if he's not, he'll make time for you. His lectures are pretty interesting and he's really funny. He has an accent but he's still understandable. Professor Lin cares a lot about his students. He even bought the whole lecture Diddy Reise and Belgium chocolates! So if you like Chem and like a challenge, take Professor Lin. He rewards the smart students and the students who try hard and actually improve. So that's what I like about the class but there's a lot of things I don't like about it either. I hate chem so this class just made me miserable. There's too much homework, due three days a week. I stayed up till 3 a.m. every night doing Chem homework. His grading policy is pretty decent actually. Homework counts for 25% so that's what saved me. I got a C and D on the midterms and I got an F on the final. There's no curve for the class but I was just happy I passed the class. The midterms are ridiculously long too. The first one is like 2-2.5 hours and the second is like 2.5-3 hours. Professor Lin doesn't really teach the same stuff as other Chem 20A professors though. He doesn't go over the basic stuff as much and he goes into deeper stuff that probably shows up later in Chem. I get the feeling that I'm not as prepared for Chem 20B. But he's still awesome because he gives out lecture notes and practice tests. Skipping lecture wouldn't be the best idea and discussions are pretty helpful. So if you're really smart, like Chem, want a challenge or have too much free time, he's definitely the teacher to take. If you hate Chem, I suggest you take Scerri. This class just killed my GPA but I'm glad I took it. Have fun looking for your classes!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Oct. 4, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

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Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 17, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

What an amazing teacher. Yeah his course was difficult but he truly put in so much time and effort to help us understand all the content.He went out of his way to make his students feel as though they were recognized as individuals, not just a number. If you're willing to put in the time to learn quantum chemistry it's possible to get an A in his class

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Jan. 25, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

One of my favorite professors in UCLA!!!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 20, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

The material he teaches is probably harder than the other chem teachers but since he is so caring and willing to help, if you go to his office hours he will basically provide you will the info to get an A easily.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Needs Textbook
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Often Funny
  • Participation Matters
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests

Textbooks

OWLv2, 4 terms (24 months) Printed Access Card for Oxtoby/Gillis/Butler's Principles of Modern Chemistry, 8th
David W. Oxtoby, H. Pat Gillis, Laurie J. Butler
ISBN: 9781305271562
View on Amazon
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