April 15, 2004

Lee-Granger, Kim (TA)
G. Chem Lab

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

Reading these other two reviews, I began to wonder if they were talking about the same Kim who was my lab instructor for night chemistry. Unlike the other two reviewers, I found Kim to be rather unhelpful, a little bit snotty and unfair as she would pay more attention to the guys in the lab than us girls. People would stroll into lab 30 minutes late and hold the entire class back and she would just let things go, but if you forgot to wash your hands as soon as you took off your gloves or accidentally cut yourself on a piece of glassware (like my lab partner did one night), you would get a ten minute lecture. Sure, I don't really want a TA that is way too strict and a hardass, but at the same time, when I spend 4 to 5 hours a week preparing my procedure, AT HOME, like we are supposed to, and someone else is allowed to write up their procedure in class or have Kim do their lab for them, without being penalized, that's just unfair and unprofessional, IMHO.

Stick to asking Qazi questions as he is more knowledgeable and a nicer person!

Workload:

A lot. Expect to spend at least 20 hours or more a week preparing your pre-lab procedure, studying for the quizzes, doing the lab writeup and actually attending lab.