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L & S 1 (Fall 2012)

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Comment: I really don't recommend this class unless you know absolutely nothing about Berkeley or you're a lazy/shy person who can't find out on your own. It helps with basic things like libraries, office hours, and whatnot. To be honest I wouldn't have done some of the things without this class, but taking it definitely isn't necessary for your freshman experience. You'd end up doing most of these things on your own anyways. It's recommended by L&S advisors, but lecture is really boring, especially if you're not interested in the subject, and discussion is pretty pointless. The one useful thing I learned was where the Career Center is.

L & S 1 (Fall 2012)

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50 40 40 70 69

Comment: Boring class

L & S 1 (Fall 2012)

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L & S 1 (Fall 2012)

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Comment: this class is really helpful. it will make you interested in subjects you had never thought of. And assignments are really practical such as going to office hours and it's really helpful. definitely recommend.

L & S 1 (Fall 2012)

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L & S 1 (Fall 2012)

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64 52 50 68 56

Comment: L&S 1 did not really help me decide on a major, but it was really interesting to listen to different speakers from various backgrounds. I would highly recommend first year students to take this class because it really is a good transition class from high school. Schwartz provides you with a lot of resources like library and career center tour to guide you through your four years here at Berkeley. Also, the writing assignments were really easy.

L & S 1 (Fall 2011)

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L & S 1 (Fall 2011)

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L & S 1 (Fall 2011)

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L & S 1 (Fall 2011)

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74 84 50 71 70

Comment: No exams so can't really give a score for that. If you want to get something out of this class, you have to be engaged during the lectures/do all the reading assignments! I was confused about what to choose about my major and still am, unfortunately. But I can honestly say I have a better understanding of the potential majors there are now, though!

L & S 1 (Fall 2011)

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L & S 1 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: funny

L & S 1 (Fall 2011)

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L & S 1 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: I liked the lectures because former students would come and tell us about what they are doing now with their decrees. However, I felt section was a waste of time because my section leader was not a good organizer at all. The assignment are really easy.

L & S 1 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: The entire class consisted of guest lecturers talking about different majors. You learn about the different majors and have an opportunity to ask questions. Major lesson I learned: your major DOES NOT have to be connected to your career. It is what you do outside of school (ie. internships) that will build your job skills. Overall, it was sort of a waste of time, but the assignments (4 essays and weekly reading) are really easy and don't require much time.

L & S 1 (Fall 2011)

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L & S 1 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: A good class to learn about different majors!

L & S 1 (Fall 2011)

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65 49 50 50 50

Comment: I just took this course because I needed 2 units. It was a pretty easy course, but it felt like a waste of time (however I already knew my major). The essays, while annoying, aren't hard. The readings are pretty boring.

L & S 1 (Fall 2010)

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L & S 1 (Fall 2010)

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L & S 1 (Fall 2010)

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Comment: There is no way to skip out on lecture or discussion. Attendance is mandatory, even if you don't want to listen to certain topics. The readings for this are nothing but concentrated boredom.

L & S 1 (Fall 2010)

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Comment: Not very hard, and I loved being able to explore different departments through the eyes of their instructors. Assignments short and not graded harshly. Plus it's P/NP, so grading definitely not a concern. My discussion leader was great, and we had nice discussions about the readings and life in general. Definitely recommend this course!!

L & S 1 (Fall 2010)

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L & S 1 (Fall 2010)

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65 68 63 55 87

Comment: Easy class and you do get some helpful info from the lectures, but the homework is just busy work.

L & S 1 (Fall 2010)

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92 91 100 90 88

Comment: I was completely undecided about my major and was told this course would be helpful. After taking it, I can say that at best it was only moderately helpful, but interesting at times. Essays are simple (I don't know what people are complaining about here - they are 2-3 pages and aren't graded unfairly - plus it's P/NP). I don't think I'm really any closer to picking a major, but I did get to hear about different majors and got 2 units, so I have no complaints.

L & S 1 (Fall 2010)

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Comment: This class is pointless but a super easy way to get 2 units. Schwartz is a very nice person and her intention of informing freshman about majors is good but the class doesn't reflect any of this. The essays are pointless and my GSI was super strict with grading. Don't bother doing any of the reading.

L & S 1 (Fall 2010)

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Comment: Absolutely USELESS class. You learn nothing. Basically the whole lecture= class napping time. You learn nothing from this class. although the professor and the section leaders are enthusiastic and pretty competent, but the content of the class itself is useless. Avoid taking this class at all costs.

L & S 1 (Fall 2010)

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65 68 100 72 81

Comment: Definitely a class worth taking if you are completely unsure about your major and everything else at Berkeley. The assignments are definitely worth your time in finding your way through Cal. However, I did think that some of the lecturers were boring but a few were engaging and fun to listen to (but I was already set on my major, so that might be why). The readings are sometimes long but interesting considering the fact that they all were written by Berkeley faculty.

L & S 1 (Fall 2010)

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L & S 1 (Fall 2010)

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Comment: No exams; essays were easy, but the guidelines weren't specifically outlined (I come from a high school where NO ONE cares what you write; as long as you write something that is gramatically correct, you're good), so I struggled a bit on those. I didn't find this class particularly helpful; all the majors I wanted to see weren't invited based on timing conflicts :(

L & S 1 (Fall 2010)

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74 50 100 78 70

Comment: Very nice professor - class isn't terribly difficult, and no exams whatsoever. Essays can be tedious and bothersome, but overall they're ok. I like the class because the guest speakers are pretty interesting (for the most part).

L & S 1 (Fall 2010)

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L & S 1 (Fall 2010)

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MUSIC 27 (Summer 2008)

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