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Judy Kim
Professor in the Chemistry department
at University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
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Overall Quality
3.0
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Hotness
Helpfulness
3.0
Clarity
3.1
Easiness
2.0
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11/18/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
CHEM 6 AH Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Respected by students" "Tough Grader" "Hilarious"

Fast-paced lectures, podcasts are your friend. Don't skip lectures or discussions. That said, Dr. Kim puts a lot of effort into making sure the tests are fair and the material is properly taught. You'll work for the A, but she'll help you work for it

02/25/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
chem 126 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Quantum is a tough class and I don't think she's the best teacher, however at least she tries! She's super smart and thinks we are too...so some of her explanations go over our heads. But she holds extra weekend sessions to go over lecture material which help a lot. Her exams are also very fair. However, to do well you have to show up to class.

02/13/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She is working against students' will for sure.

02/01/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM 126 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Kim makes you think she likes you, but she doesn't. She is completely incapable of teaching, cannot explain anything, knows nothing. Does she have a BS? Worst professor ever, probably got hired because a minority female. Unorganized lectures that go nowhere. Took her frustrations out on us on the final. Can't talk to her without her getting mad.

12/19/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CHEM126 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

easiest upper div chem class you will ever take. dont need to study at all to get an A+. quizzes were a joke, as well as the midterm and final. this IS THE CLASS to slack off in.

03/30/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
chem126 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Difficult class for sure. Pop quizzes and in-class questions. Keep up with the hw but also REREAD lecture materials for the quizzes (I could have done so much better on quizzes had I reread the lectures). Exams easier than expected. Good prof overall. I got A's in both 126 and 127 with her.

03/18/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem126 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

8 minute quizzes on quantum mechanics. Good luck, lol

01/11/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
chem1127 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

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01/09/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CHEM127 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Very methodical class in terms of getting good grades. The quizzes are derived straight from the hw so as long as you do the hw and understand them. The exams are avg in difficulty, she drops hints here and there about what she may ask. Class was painfully boring but she was a good lecturer in terms of presenting info not entertainment.

01/17/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM6B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She really has a passion for chemistry. Be prepared to work hard and do a lot of calculations. Her midterms and final were mostly representative of the lectures/book and had good curves. Its not an easy class, but is not impossible either, just devote a lot of time to reading and understanding the formulas and concepts.

01/12/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Chem6B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

The class wasn't that bad. Midterms were out of class and even on a friday night which sucked, but overall the tests were pretty fair. The final was pretty much questions straight out of lecture, even using the exact same numbers. I still felt I learned something and overall she taught well.

12/29/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM6b Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Ridiculously hard. Midterms and finals were completely different from what she taught.

12/18/2009
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem6B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Her class is impossible. Midterms + Final = All Open Ended questions. She expects a lot! A LOT! It's as if we should understand as well as she does. Even her homework is ridiculously hard. I had to read the book to understand what she was teaching. She grades on a curve though so it's okay. But she's probably one of the hardest prof I've taken.

12/09/2009
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Chem6B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Her lectures are VERY quick. It's hard to write everything down on the board. It's almost impossible to listen to her talk while writing everything down. HOWEVER she writes everything on the board very concisely. She really isn't as hard as other people say she is.

12/09/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem6B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

she is nice but crazy hard. she went to MIT + thinks everyone else did too. tests are unlike sample tests/ hmwrk. test probs are totally unique. grades on standard curve. removes any scores from those who drop which screws the curve b/c A LOT drop. she goes faster than you can learn. her notes = exactly the book. i get straight As and im struggling

03/12/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Chem6B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Here's some perspective: Midterm 1- multiple choice. Around 15 questions (i think?), TOTAL guess, got around four correct- ended up a B+. When guessing gets you higher grade then studying, something's wrong.

03/12/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Chem6B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great lecturer, HORRIBLE TESTS! Never taught undergrad class, graduated MIT, no wonder her tests are hard. She says science is a competitive field: i agree but a 30% ave for undergrad gen chem is a little "too much".

01/01/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
chem6b Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This was one of the hardest classes I've taken. Sometimes I got frustrated because all my studying didn't seem to make a difference on the tests. However, I think Kim is a good lecturer and she cares about her students. The averages were low but the curve makes up for it. Just read the book multiple times and work practice problems like crazy.

12/10/2008
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
CHEM6B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

i had a B+ going into the final. I believe I just failed my final exam. Her tests never reflect what she teaches. After her first midterm, her reply to why her tests didn't cover the topics she talked about was "That's ridiculous! Why would I review the stuff I'm going to put on my test?" Because that's what a midterm review session is, you moron.

12/09/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
chem6b Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

hardest chem teacher i took at ucsd...all her questions from the test are not in the hw or lecture...first midterm average was 38%, and over 60 students drop out..avoid at all cost for lower division science courses..but as a person, she's very nice and willing to help students

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