November 10, 2002

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.

Despite some of the other reviews, I don't find the professor to be such an awful person in class or out. Yes, she does make a lot of rat comments and sometimes her sarcasm does seem a bit patronizing, but the overall lab experience is not as bad as the lecture portion of this course. I also don't believe that the lab write ups are that bad, especially if you've been tortured in the past with Chem lab write ups. Actually, compared to chem and bio labs, this lab was almost dumbed down because it contains no statistics whatsoever and we are expected to make inferences and judgements on our results. The grading is certainly not as harsh, but there were a number of mistakes in my lab manual and it can be confusing as to what it is she is asking for in the report.

Workload:

Weekly lab write ups that take a few hours because they include questions and graph production. There are two longer full length APA style reports at the end of the semester but they are not so bad as long as you start relatively early and she is highly available to help students out.