October 24, 2007

Taylor, Kathleen
[PSYC BC1105] Psychology of Learning (w/ or w/o lab)

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

I was truly amused reading these reviews. I didn't read these until halfway through the semester, so I had no preconceived notions about her.
The lab is not nearly as terrible as everyone is making it out to be. I'm pretty sure it's because Prof. Taylor has another full-time job though, and therefore doesn't really want to deal with a bunch of undergrads.
We didn't have lab writeups every week. There was homework every week but unless it was a lab report (we only had to do 2 for the whole semester), it never took more than twenty minutes.
She does love rats and telling stories about her kids, but I found her lectures a lot more informative, clear and interesting than Professor Hoch's (lecture professor). Sometimes her tone is kind of demeaning but I don't find it so terrible, compared to Professor Goldstein (Bio recitation professor).

Workload:

short homework assignments every week, 1 lab writeup and 1 self-designed experiment with a lab writeup.