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CIV ENG 60 (Fall 2011)

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98 100 90 87 92

Comment: Ostertag is a tough woman, but she can be soft at times too. She seemed to noticeably prefer the students who knew the material. Her exams were tough but fair. She really loves concrete, and she has many interesting stories. You'll work hard, but it's worth it.

CIV ENG 60 (Fall 2011)

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99 62 73 60 98

Comment: Ostertag's lectures are amazing, she really loves concrete. The assignments don't really prepare you for the exams, which are very difficult; so study hard.

CIV ENG 60 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
55 63 36 59 35

CIV ENG 60 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
78 78 73 73 78

CIV ENG 60 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
72 29 63 74 69

CIV ENG 60 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
89 100 74 65 72

CIV ENG 60 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
94 83 78 100 100

Comment: Ostertag is awesome, however her accent could be hard to understand sometimes. This class involves a lot of material and labs are annoying. Problem sets are easy to be done in OH. This class was a lot of work though

CIV ENG 60 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
100 70 71 68 82

Comment: Assignments were hard, but she is an AMAZING lecturer, and loves what she teaches. It's a really interesting course but lecture you HAVE TO TAKE NOTES and be super fast too, because she doesn't slow down for 50 minutes straight.

CIV ENG 60 (Fall 2011)

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85 73 41 72 76

CIV ENG 60 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
86 83 50 99 98

Comment: Great teacher with hard exams.

CIV ENG 60 (Fall 2011)

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CIV ENG 60 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
89 100 85 80 76

CIV ENG 60 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
92 87 79 100 100

Comment: Very enthusiastic lecturer, but like everyone else has said, she goes quickly so write fast! Her tests come right out of the lecture notes. Don't bother reading the book except for when you're doing the homework. The homework was mostly straightforward and labs were pretty fun.

CIV ENG 60 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
94 82 71 78 96

CIV ENG 60 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
80 66 51 74 78

Comment: Very fun class. She really loves teaching this course. Her tests are fair, just study the notes. Write down everything she says.

CIV ENG 60 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
70 79 60 50 75

Comment: Like the historical stories

CIV ENG 60 (Spring 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
72 72 37 37 75

Comment: Boy does Ostertag know her stuff- and expect you to learn it quick! I found her hw assignments fair. She is enthusiastic. I felt like her hw and lectures were not very effective in preparing people for the exams.

CIV ENG 60 (Spring 2011)

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94 54 50 82 96

CIV ENG 60 (Spring 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
74 71 74 74 75

Comment: Make sure to study lecture notes carefully. Memorization heavy.

CIV ENG 60 (Spring 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
88 78 78 88 100

Comment: Definitely the most fair exams I've had at Cal so far. You need to study hard for them since there's a lot of memorization, but if you do they won't be too bad. Osertag is very enthusiastic about the material and she lectures well (although I have heard she goes too fast for some people). She is also helpful and not at all condescending at office hours.

CIV ENG 60 (Spring 2011)

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100 100 100 100 100

Comment: Amazing teacher! Really enjoyed her class and learned the material very well! Best piece of advice-PAY ATTENTION IN CLASS and WRITE EVERYTHING SHE SAYS DOWN!!!

CIV ENG 60 (Spring 2011)

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77 73 50 50 74

CIV ENG 60 (Spring 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
93 40 69 87 86

Comment: Good class. Don't miss lecture, slides are posted but she uses an overhead to write all over them. You'll miss some info if you skip class.

CIV ENG 60 (Fall 2010)

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82 69 70 68 89

CIV ENG 60 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
78 86 69 100 83

Comment: Prof Ostertag is a really great Prof. Very recommend!!!

CIV ENG 60 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
70 43 65 75 58

Comment: Her exams are fair and so are her homework assignments. Make sure you pay attention in class and write down everything she says because she's a beast and she knows her shit and everything she says is what she tests you on. You won't get any extra boosts on exams if you've read the materials. Just know your lecture notes and equations that you learn in your homeworks and you've got it made for the final and her midterms.

CIV ENG 60 (Fall 2010)

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83 82 42 50 59

Comment: Books are useless outside of a reference for lab reports. Everything comes from lecture. She was a good lecturer but used overhead slides and went pretty quickly. I ended up looking at Monteiro's notes that are posted on his site for the concrete part.

CIV ENG 60 (Fall 2010)

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100 50 70 50 86

Comment: Best lecturer I've had so far. Tests are heavily based on lectures, not the book.

CIV ENG 60 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
80 69 82 59 65

Comment: Professor Ostertag is a really good lecturer, she explains really well but make you you sit close to the front because the overhead projector isnt very clear. Assignments were hard but do-able, I had really good GSI and they were extremely helpful. Exams were fair and reflects the materials on the hw. Not very helpful during her office hour, I rather go to the GSIs office hours instead.

CIV ENG 60 (Spring 2009)

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74 80 72 65 66

Comment: Show up to class. She doesn't post powerpoints and lectures from an overhead projector. And sit close to the front; her handwriting can be hard to read from the back. Overall, a good teacher and a good class.