December 14, 2010

Taylor, Kathleen
[PSYC W1001] Science of Psychology

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Great class. Kathleen Taylor is truly one of the best lecturers I have ever had. She keeps the class fun - often performing experiments, showing a variety of videos, and interjecting her own stories into the class. She obviously wants her students to do well. She posts all her lectures online along with study guide questions related to the lectures and the book. The majority of questions on her tests are taken directly from the study guide questions. During lecture, she will sometimes flat out say "this is going to be on the midterm." You don't have to go to class to do well in it, but I would encourage anyone who signs up for the course to go. You won't regret it.

Workload:

3 midterms + 1 final. 1 writing assignment. You can drop your lowest test score so if you do well on all three midterms, you don't have to take the final. Midterms are fill-in the blank, true/false, matching, and 2 short answer. The final is all multiple choice.