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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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0
Clarity
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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

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