Don Aue at University of California Santa Barbara

Don Aue

  • 2.4Overall Quality
  • 2.5Helpfulness
  • 2.3Clarity
  • 2.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
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3/26/14

Chem 109A

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Aue is the best, seriously all these negative comments made me submit a rating. Not only are his lectures precise, but cover various topics, some concepts not fully discussed in the book. His online resources give the student an accurate idea of what to expect in exams. It's helpful to read and do some book problems but his exams are straight.

2/3/14

Chem 109A

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome professor! Although is lectures were sometimes confusing, he really knows what he's talking about and wants his students to do great. Really helpful in office hours and actually listens to concerns with his tests and will give you points back unlike other professors. Basically if you're gonna take ocher, take it with Aue!

12/19/13

CHEM 109AH

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pretty awesome dude. He loves Ochem and loves to teach it. He is pretty demanding and expects you to do a fair amount of work outside of class, at least in the honors section. Be sure to read the book and work lots of problems and you will be fine. The practice exams are very similar to the real ones.

5/21/12

Ochem109A

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

AUE IS THE BEST! he made me love ochem! as a bio major i thought ochem was going to be hell but it def.is not! any1 saying ochem is hard especially Aue is lazy. Aue>Bruice. he really cares about the student and all he wants is to help you pass! tips: LECTURE IS YOUR BIBLE!! & PRACTICE TESTS!! anything else doesnt matter.

5/2/12

ABC109

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Aue is brilliant! Go to lecture to listen to what he has to say and understand main concepts, but read the text book to study for tests. He seems a bit all over the place, at first I thought his tests would be impossible but they are very straight forward if you understand examples from the book. Everyone bashing him is too lazy to apply themselves

11/22/11

CHEM109C

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I believe the only useful information I got from him was which chapters to study for for the test. His lectures were all over the place and not clear, you're better off reading the book, I wish I stopped attending his class earlier to do that...

10/12/11

CHemChem

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible teacher!!! Half the time hes talking about irrelevant bull crap and doesn't even cover everything on his tests in lecture. Leaves it up to you to learn most of the material on your own and offers very minimal help when asked questions. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!

6/14/11

CHEM109C

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

ABSOLUTELY HATED AUE. Very unclear, expects you to understand how to get from step to step of a mechanism that even the book doesn't explain.. He makes his own mechanisms up. Only gave 1 midterm and a Final. I luckily passed with a C+ , Goodbye medical school.

5/23/11

chem109b

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I liked his exam style way better than Russak or Bruice b/c he goes more in depth with less (but still quite a bit) of material. Study past exams, make flashcards, use CLAS!! Do those three, read the book(parts he covers) and you will do great.

3/25/10

CHEM109B

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I love Aue! He is super into organic chemistry and he has basically studied with all the famous people in his field. Definitely HAVE to go to lecture in order to do well on the test. Make flashcards on EVERYTHING and study your butt off and you can get an A. Also, his tests are extremely similar to his real tests.

3/25/10

chem109b

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is frickin awesome. I didnt like or understand ochem with Bruice, and with Aue I now enjoy it. To do well all you need to do is take down very good notes and memorize the structures and mechanisms that he writes down and emphasizes. FLASH CARDS ARE KEY. got an A.

3/12/10

chem109B

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

chem 109B! Go to every lecture, study everything he does in class, dont read the book it will actually hurt you for his course. I got an A and all I did was study his notes! try to understand his methods they will help for future MCAT exam.

3/12/10

chem109C

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Go to every lecture, study everything he does in class, dont read the book it will actually hurt you for his course. I got an A and all I did was study his notes! try to understand his methods they will help for future MCAT exam.

10/26/09

ochem1A

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

so basically, you better study your ass of if you want any chance of passing the class. hard as hell! oh and be prepared to answer why on everything.

8/18/09

Chem109B

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is enthusiastic but crotchety at the same time. You can learn a lot from him as long as you can also learn to think like him, which isn't so bad. Be careful about answering questions in class. He'll put you on the spot! PS: GO TO LECTURRREEEE

2/6/09

chem109a

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

he is great! lectures are a little disorganized but what he teaches is whats on the test. he is way better than bruice--whose tests are like 20 pgs long--and she expects you to know EVERYTHING from the book. aue is definitely a kook, but im actually enjoying the class...never thought i would say that about ochem.

2/3/09

Chem109C

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The comments below remain accurate. Grades are based entirely on insane tests. Explains what is contributing to stability, but that does not really help you on tests. Does not finish drawing mechanisms that he expects you to know.

12/18/08

Chem109B

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

There is method to his madness. He knows what he is talking about and once you get use to his style of teaching you'll find that he is one of the best. Does tend to go off on some unrelated but humorous tangents. Don't just memorize what he lectures, you have to understand why things happen to make a good grade...not a class you can cram for.

5/27/08

CHEM109

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

take bruice if you want to learn more but not in depth and take aue if you want to learn less material but in more depth...tests are just like his practice ones..

3/12/08

Chem109

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Aue is awesome! He doesn't waste time, gets right down to work and expects you to actually PROBLEM SOLVE, which is what chemistry is all about. Plus he rocks the mocassins

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