Calendar, R on Ninja Courses

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MCELLBI 102 (Fall 2014)

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80 50 70 90 89

Comment: He tells you what is going to be on the exam, unlike the other two professors, but the exam was much harder this year. This section of the course is overloaded with information compared to the other two sections, so make sure you keep up with the material. I liked how he ended many lectures with a song, and posted lecture note PDFs and slides online.

MCELLBI 102 (Fall 2014)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
81 50 72 81 19

Comment: I didn't like Calendar's lecture style (reading basically of the slides), but he's really good person when it comes helping students (office hours or in class). He tells you EXACTLY what you need to know on the exam although this time the GSIs just made his exam harder, so everybody failed. The average on his exam was 51, which was his lowest ever. He also has a reader, so you don't need to read the book in his section, which helped a lot. Go to this office hours before the exam, and he'll tell you even more in terms of what is not going to be on the exam, so you can eliminate many useless facts and concentrate on the "real stuff".

MCELLBI 102 (Spring 2014)

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78 75 76 50 50

Comment: He's not the best lecturer, but his lecture slides and extra material are very helpful to study from. Exam was very fair with no surprises.

MCELLBI 102 (Spring 2014)

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44 51 40 42 42

MCELLBI 102 (Spring 2013)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
69 75 75 65 73

Comment: Not a good lecturer. Paces himself poorly, so finishes too early. Talks fast, reads directly from slides, puts in strange songs and videos. However, slides show you everything you need to know and he tells you which information to learn, which to ignore. Exam had no surprises.

MCELLBI 102 (Spring 2013)

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70 50 93 50 100

Comment: Lectures are pretty disorganized and each one feels like a scattered collection of topics that are only loosely related. There's a lot of material, and he goes through lectures very quickly, which is weird because about half the time he finished lecture 10-15 minutes early and let us leave. That time could have been spent going through the material at a slower pace and more in depth. He tells you exactly what's going to be on his exam though, and his exam was very fair.

MCELLBI 102 (Spring 2011)

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50 49 58 50 86

MCELLBI 102 (Spring 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
77 50 78 51 100

MCELLBI 102 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
66 68 100 73 100

MCELLBI 102 (Fall 2008)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
74 70 45 68 73

Comment: Very hard class. Keep up with the work.

MCELLBI 110 (Spring 2012)

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46 50 50 50 50

MCELLBI 110 (Spring 2012)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
50 100 76 32 86

Comment: Calendar's teaching style is really different, he taught out of his reader, but the reader is rather difficult to follow. The only tips to A's this part is to go to discussion!!!!