Review Comment

[PSYC BC1130] Human Learning and Memory

December 20, 2004

Son, Lisa
[PSYC BC1130] Human Learning and Memory

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I found this class to be thorough and interesting. Professor Son was well organized, and she cares alot about the class. She's such a nice and good person, and I highly recommend any class she's teaching.

Workload:

4 tests (which are comprehensive, but have no surprises)

November 09, 2003

Son, Lisa
[PSYC BC1130] Human Learning and Memory

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In response to all the comments regarding the "flipping out" by Son and "obnoxious" behavior of the students, I will say that I think Prof Son may be a nice lady, but she is not an able professor. She reminds me of one of those people who always did their work and got good grades, but cannot teach the material at all. Because her command of the class was so poor, students took advantage of the situation and lashed out. Let's face it, people only treat you the way you let them. She has no authoritative presence in the classroom and is about inspiring as a brick wall. Sure, she's nice; that's all. If you want a professor who can teach, do not take this class.

September 07, 2003

Son, Lisa
[PSYC BC1130] Human Learning and Memory

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I was also in that class where she "flipped" out at the class. I have to agree with the last post - although she probably did react a bit extremely, the class was also being very obnoxious and spoiled. I took intro with professor son and I loved it. I took the human learning class because she was teaching it. I have found that her exams are easy if you go to class - if you just listen to what she's saying and take notes, it's pretty easy. You don't even need to read the book, unless you are unsure of some terms or require further clarification on some things. The course packet is useless. Just go on what she says in class and that will be enough to get you an A. I also really like Professor Son because she tries to incorporate her own experiences into the lectures and attempts to keep the class engaged by doing short experiments with the class or telling anecdotes. She's also an incredibly sweet person, which is why I felt so bad for her when the brats in our class took advantage of her and lashed out. Her midterm was not all that hard if you reviewed the notes, and the final was basically the EXACT same thing as her midterm, with an addition of maybe two questions. Seriously, she practically gave the A away if you did your work.

Workload:

Not all that much. Reading the book and course packet are really not that necessary. The midterm is lengthy but not bad if you went to class and studied your notes. Final was the midterm all over again with the addition of a couple of questions. Just go to class and take notes and you'll be fine.

April 23, 2003

Son, Lisa
[PSYC BC1130] Human Learning and Memory

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In response to the last person who wrote, I am in the Human Learning class as well. It is true that more people did terribly on the midterm than did well. It is also true that Professor Son said some nasty things and yelled at us all. However, I have to say that I have never experienced a college class filled with more whiny obnoxious students in my life. The woman practically spells out for you what you need to know. She gives several review sheets, is painfully slow in class to make sure that everyone understands and is endlessly patient with everyone's cell phone going off every five minutes, people asking stupid ludicrous questions, and just basically acting like they're five and have never taken a college class before. Professor Son is a really nice lady who got stuck with a really terrible classroom full of prissy students. If you write down her slides and half listen and sort of study exactly what she tells you then you will do FINE. No problems.

Workload:

The lab is a bitch--i have never done so much stupid work in my life that took so much time to do. But the class is easy. A midterm, final, a coursepack that NO ONE should even buy, and a text book that just reinforces what she says in class. No biggie.

April 23, 2003

Son, Lisa
[PSYC BC1130] Human Learning and Memory

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Prof. Son is great - I don't understand why there are a few negative reviews here. First off, to address her freakout during one class - it was justified as the class screamed out at her about how unfair she was after she handed back the midterms. People blamed their bad grades to "blurry slides" and not having understood what she wanted. However, Prof. Son took 20 minutes of the class before to explain the instructions so we would be familiar with them when studying for the exam.

She uses an overhead though powerpoint would be better but I didn't find that as anying as others did. Also she has many fascinating stories to tell and you can see how interested and knowledgable she is in the topic. I would definetely recommend this class.

Workload:

I didn't take the lab so there was only a midterm (which was fine if you studied hard) and a final (haven't had it yet). and I basically - ok - never - read the articles as she expains the ones you need to know in class. The book is kind of pointless too - very dense -- only read what you need reinforcement on from lecture material when studying for the test. Otherwise useless.

April 07, 2003

Son, Lisa
[PSYC BC1130] Human Learning and Memory

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Avoid this class at all costs. Lisa Son is the worst professor I've ever had. I've had more inspiring high school teachers than her. Her midterm is ridiculous (more students got D's and F's, after the curve, than As). Students got upset and attacked her. She retaliated next class by spending the entire 75 minutes berating the class, comparing us to primates, even saying some of us have brain damage. She sucks. Avoid her at all costs.

Workload:

midterm/final (+lab work)...beware, she's an awful grader

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
PSYB / PSYC PSYB PSYC BC1130: Human Learning and Memory Lisa Son 2004 Spring MW / 9:10-10:25 AM 1