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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
2.0
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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
"Hilarious" "There for you" "Would take again"

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.

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