Professor Kenneth Hilt Reviews
Prof: Kenneth Hilt / Fall 2021
May 26, 2022
This class is a required course for CBS majors so you can’t avoid it. Many of the topics introduced are foundational for other upper division courses, so do your best to understand the topics on this class.
The concepts were interesting, and they also introduced many common techniques you will need to understand, like SDS page gels. The topics are relevant to what students will likely be doing in labs and in future research, so this class is quite useful.
Hilt was overall a very good lecturer. He slides were easy to follow and there was good content, and I liked his lecturing style. But his tests were hard af. You will lose points if you do not write the exact word he is looking for. Avoid if possible, but getting a decent grade is still a possibility if you must take him. He also likes to scare students by saying things like how everyone will be crying after getting their midterm scores back.
If you end up with hilt, do the practice exams and homework. He is old and lazy, so he has a habit of reusing homework problems, sometimes word for word. The second midterm was also basically the practice problems with different numbers. He loves buffers so understand those very well.