September 03, 2013

Rakitin, Brian
[PSYC W1001] Science of Psychology

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

If you're gonna take this class, take it with Rakitin. You can get an A without ever going (35% of the class gets an A- and up). Although he'll tell you that you need to go to lectures because not everything on the test will come out of the textbook, he's lying. Read the textbook sections 2-3 times, look over the slides, and get an A. Don't waste time attending class, use that time to read the textbook, do other work or take a nap. His lectures (the one I went to at least) are boring and unnecessary. If you can learn out of a textbook and you're looking for an easy A, I would recommend this class. While the readings are tedious and time-consuming, they are not difficult and the tests are extremely straightforward, essentially testing your ability to memorize the book.

Workload:

6 credits of experimental participation, 3 one page written assignments (pointless, don't impact your grade; only 3.3% of your grade each), 3 noncumulative midterms (extremely easy, straightforward).