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Melekeh Nasiri
Professor in the Chemistry department
at University of California Davis, Davis, CA
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Overall Quality
3.3
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.4
Clarity
3.1
Easiness
2.1
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0
Clarity
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397 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
11/21/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem 2A Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough" "Tough Grader" "Skip class? You won't pass."

Don't waste your time!

11/12/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHE 118B Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A-
"Tests are tough"

Go to office hours. This is not because of the teacher (who is actually pretty helpful and for the most part clear and responsive) but because the subject requries a lot of practice. Also the book sucks. It is informative but there is too much baggage in it that isn't relevant to the midterms. Waste of time to read all the way through.

10/06/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
Che 118BC Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Would take again" "Clear grading criteria" "Skip class? You won't pass."

Super easy class. Literally take notes, study them, and you'll get an A in the class. All the people who complain about her giving super hard tests probably don't study for them or cram the day before. Her tests are super straightforward and there are no surprises. Loved the class, got an A without too much difficulty

09/21/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHE 118C Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Would take again" "Hilarious" "There for you"

Had her for summer session. At the end she opted not to rush to finish all the material but just to cover things at a normal pace which I appreciated. She's very nice and has some funny stories. Technically you don't need the book- if it's on the notes it could be on the test. She adjusts the grade cutoffs but does NOT curve- you can all get A's

08/08/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHE 118C Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took Lievens for both 118a/b (got A-for both courses), and then I took Nasiri 118c during summer session (B+). I think you are definitely able to get A in Nasiri's class as long as you beat the curve. Make sure you study every mechanism in her class, and then go to sasc workshop. Reading book is not necessary.

08/04/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
118c Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

I had heard so many stories that the professor is very difficult, but you should not buy into it, because she is so helpful and clear in what she wants you to know. Her old exams are not really helpful, but studying her notes ensures that you will get an A. Everything from mechanisms to the type of synthesis problem will have been shown in lecture.

06/17/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHE118B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B+

I've heard horror stories about her but I've learned they are all wrong. She's one of the best professors I've had. She really explains things which helps you understand why something happens instead of you trying to memorize things. Her curve is amazing and her exams aren't too bad if you study.

06/11/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHE118B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: C+

to get the grade you want, go to her lectures, go to her office hours for questions on what you don't get, her test are basically 0.5 the textbook and 0.5 her lecture. Beware of her final and quizzes, quiz topics are 95% lectures and 5% lab.

06/08/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHE 118BC Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: B+

Her set curve makes the class really easy, 75% is an A-. You can't complain with that honestly. Moreover, her test is strickly from her notes, there is no surpise on the exam, and her notes are pretty organized(if you take notes carefully). She makes tons of mistakes which can be confusing, but go clarify with her.at least 20~25% ppl got A- I think

03/31/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHE118B C Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

got Nasiri for 118B&C, what she taught in class is basically what you need to know for the exams. her lecture notes are helpful, the mean for her class usually is 50/100, she curved. study her notes ann do the practice exams are helpful.

03/26/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Chem 118C Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Best Ochem professor ever! I had her for 118B and 118C. Studying from the book is not as important as studying the lectures, as she only puts mechanisms on her tests that she has gone over in lecture. Making flashcards is very helpful. Another review said a B=76%, however from my understanding a 76% will get you an A-.

03/26/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
118B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Must attend class and follow every mechanism in detail. I got high B's on the midterms and thought they were fair but the final was ridiculous. Class avg was about a 60%. Very happy with the class, learned a lot.

03/24/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHE 118B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Nasiri is a very clear and precise lecturer. She goes into detail and elaborates on every mechanism. People give her bad ratings because they study incorrectly for her test. She does not write the test, the TA does. Awesome professor and pushed my understanding of not only organic chemistry, but also refreshed my General Chemistry concepts.

03/20/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CHE 129A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Kind of hard to understand, but nice lady with clear lectures. Labs are pretty easy and you get to work alone; huge plus. Exams seemed really off topic and unpredictable, but the curve helps.

03/20/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHE 118A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I love Nasiri. People think her accent is heavy but if you really listen closely to what she's saying--it's really not that bad. She is super helpful and really does care about her students doing well. Ochem is just a hard subject, go to office hours, study everyday and you will do well.

03/20/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHE 118B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This class is HARD. Going to lectures is NOT enough; attend the workshops offered by the SASC and Chem Specialists and do EVERY problem set and practice exam you can find. Also, the Classical Notes from the MU were EXTREMELY helpful and MUCH clearer than her lectures. She does have a static curve, all I know is a B=~76%. I'll likely be retaking :(

12/19/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHE 129A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Lectures are pretty clear for the most part except sometimes off topic. There is a curve but tests are EXTREMELY HARD and off-topic. Averages were in the 50s, which is pretty low for a lab class. Labs were not bad, but exams are too hard for this class, the final contained irrelevant questions. Book somewhat helps. Requires lab reports which are EZ

12/15/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHE118B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very difficult class but as long as you study A LOT, do practice problems, and really know her notes, you will pass. It will really help if you can find some of her past exams from previous years.

11/04/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
118B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Difficult tests (nice curve) but she gives you very detailed lectures with the necessary, albeit somewhat undisclosed, information in class. If you study adequately isn't too difficult to get an A or a B.

07/11/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM 118b Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Lectures on one subject, yet tests on material she barely covered. Overall, very poor teaching quality.

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