April 19, 2004

Graham, Norma
[PSYC W1001] Science of Psychology

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god awful! she spends at least half an hour before each class going through administrative procedures. i know her ta's office hours by heart now. and then she tells us every class that we cannot expect to do well on the test no matter what because cramming is a bad study method etc etc. plus she spends another thirty minutes fixing the projector and fiddling with the lights and her stack of transparencies. all handouts are on the website so print them out she reminds you EVERY CLASS. FIVE TIMES. EACH CLASS. however, her grading is purely based on exam grades so either youre a good test taker or youre not. and her optional hw assignments she talks about all semester. they dont count. at all. the most informative lectures are when her tas lecture or when she shows videos or demos. dont waste your time and ruin your gpa. the curve is INSANE. so many premed and postbacs its CRAZY and if one person gets a perfect score on an exam...like someone in my class, youre screwed bc then the curve is shifted usually to your disagvantage. ths course just SUCKS AT LIFE.

Workload:

lots of reading three super hard exams written assignment