Negar Heidarian Boroujeni

This professor has taught: PHYS121, PHYS122
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Negar Heidarian Boroujeni
PHYS121

Expecting an A+
wmy78b
05/25/2022
Prof. Boroujeni is nice and helpful, she gives curve so that the average grade is around 80. However, this course is not easy at all. It has too much knowledge for you to learn within one semester. I've learnt all the things in China many years ago and I always solve these questions easily. I still think the midterm exams are so time-limited.
Negar Heidarian Boroujeni
PHYS121

Expecting a B-
Anonymous
05/15/2022
she's good. exams are straightforward, just practice problem set questions. she drops the lowest exam score too. take her
Negar Heidarian Boroujeni
PHYS121

Expecting an A
Anonymous
05/11/2022
I didn't show up to a single lecture after the first week, except for exams. All exams are curved, lowest exam grade is dropped. All the problems are very reasonable for a class of this magnitude. Can't really speak to her lecturing abilities since I never went, but her slideshows have all the information that you need to do well in the class. Labs often come across as incredibly pointless, but put in the time and you'll get a decent grade on the lab reports.
Negar Heidarian Boroujeni
PHYS121

Expecting an A+
mren
05/09/2022
I took her 121 last semester and now am working on her 122. She is a great professor even though she just started teaching at UMD since 2018 I got A+ for 121 and it's near the final of Spring2022, I'm also expecting an A+ for 122 The advantage of her course is that her lecture is clear and you can feel that she really wants you to understand. She gave two extra problems that account for 20 extra points for each exam(and these problems are not difficult, I can say that it's totally the same level as the other free-respond questions). Besides, she has three midterms and she drops the lowest one, you can see that she gives you chances to make mistakes. She sometimes curves the grade if she thinks the average is below her expectation(usually around 80) but there's no guarantee. You can ask questions on piazza or just directly email her/send a message on elms, she usually responds very soon. She also provides enough materials for you to review before each exam. The disadvantage is that they didn't grade exams very fast, usually takes 2 weeks or 3 three weeks. But on this point, I didn't care at all. Nevertheless, she will never curve/change your grade(for example if you are like 0.1 point below and get a B+ not an A-) on a personal basis because she already gives you chances to earn extra points at exams.
Negar Heidarian Boroujeni
PHYS121

Anonymous
04/19/2021
Honestly I feel like it is absolutely do-able to pass the class, but this professor/course bothers me a lot. Maybe just not translating well to an online course, I'm not sure. Don't get exam grades back until the week before the next test (almost a month later). You have to rush so much on the exams that it definitely took a toll on my grade, prof blames it on poor time management when we are not able to finish. I am generally an A student with over 4 years of college behind me, I've always been a good test-taker and never have I struggled to complete a test in the allotted time this way. Cutoff for an A is a 95. All of this compounded with the fact that she very specifically outlines how to succeed in the class and get the grade you want, yet I do every single thing she says (plus my own tried and true methods), do just about every single practice problem supplied, and I still have a low B in the class rather than the A that I wanted. Makes me hate physics which is sad bc I was excited for physics and to learn some of the concepts behind calculus, which I enjoyed despite the difficulty (and did well in). Also since the TA's grade the exams, and we pay for the expertta homework which is autograded, I'm not sure what exactly the professor does for our class besides record lecture videos with the textbook powerpoints. I do not feel that this class provides value compared to what I am paying for the course
Negar Heidarian Boroujeni
PHYS122

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
05/06/2020
Lectures can be really dry but she's super nice and accommodating. Gives 20+ points worth of extra credit questions for each exam.
Negar Heidarian Boroujeni
PHYS121

Expecting a B-
Anonymous
12/17/2019
weights the final the same as the homeworks, so if you’re not a good test-taker, there is still a lot of opportunities to pass the class
Negar Heidarian Boroujeni
PHYS121

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
05/19/2019
Great Professor, gives tons of extra credit so you're not left pulling your hair out to get an A.