Honestly, if you don't already understand calculus completely before entering this class, it isn't worth the time. I never took calc in high school, and despite my best efforts I failed the class miserably. She is incapable of helping you if you did not understand the material the first time.
My experience in this class can be summed up in one episode. During one day we were using calc to graph functions. I got lost, and she asked if I understood what I was doing. I said no, I didn't. She just walked away.

She was just an average teacher, not great at lecturing, you have to learn most of the stuff by yourself. I never took calculus in high school and she was still clear and I understood what she was saying. Midterms aren't very hard but at least study a little bit, that's what I got a C in the class cuz i bombed the final.

Dr. Basor understands the material of the class very well and can convey it to the students. The work expected is very fair and the tests are also fair. If any of the tests don't seem fair, she is willing to curve them and the class to compensate. I came out of the class with a good understanding of the material and with a fair grade.

This class was pretty straight forward. Do the homework and the tests and final should be fairly easy. Basor doesn't always use the lecture time well. Sometimes she spends most of the period working on a strange application problem and runs out of time for working more standard problems.

I took Dr. Basor without knowing that she is the head of graduate studies in math. She is the most intelligent person i have met so far in math and so much fun to talk to about math. She wasn't the greatest lecture-er: she started out very slowly, and so i was sitting, spacing out and all of a sudden, bam! she explodes into theories and equations. I found the two midterms very easy, although missing something small on the exam results in a loss of a lot of points. I guess our class did really well compared to her other classes... w/e... Going to her office hours was very helpful and she is willing to help out in any way possible. Good teacher if you love math!

She presented the material very well.. see made a couple mistakes a long the way, but many teachers do anyway. The tests are straight forward and are about the same as the quizzes. I didn't do well on the midterms but it's because I didn't study at all and didn't take the time to go over material.
She gave excellent examples in class, that weren't necessarily from the book . Cool fun teacher.

Hmmm, yeah...Prof. Basor. If you don't have a sleeping disorder, and want one, take her. I promise, 10 minutes of her droning, and you'll have no problems sleeping whatsoever. Money back garuntee! Honestly though, good lord. I'm not blaming my sorry grade on her completely, but sometimes people should look at their lives and what they're doing and realize that they really, really, *really* should be doing something else. If you haven't figured it out yet, I'm trying to say that Prof. Basor *should not* be teaching. Yes, she understands the material quite well, and yes, she seems to be a fairly good and honest human being, but there is something to be said for being drier than...like, umm, the desert or something. Math really isn't all that interesting, but I seriously thought she was *trying* to make it as completely uninteresting as possible. Please, take someone else, unless of course you enjoy extended periods of unconciousness...

Dr. Basor is a good math professor- one of the best I've seen so far. About the worst thing I can say about her lectures is that she sometimes talks softly and writes funny. She's neither too hard nor too easy, which in my opinion makes for the best learning experience. While this course isn't the hardest math you'll encounter (no calculus, for one thing) it requires a lot of memorization and can get a bit dense. The best thing to do is take notes on theorems as you go through the book, because they will come back to haunt you. Dr. Basor's lectures usually cover a few examples, proofs that aren't done in the book, and going over homework problems. She usually spends about half the class time doing the latter, so be sure to do and bring the homework! It is assigned daily, usually about 5-10 problems, and graded on a weekly basis. The homeworks and quizzes (both turned in on Fridays) are 1/3 of your grade. It's apparent that she wants you to know how the theorems work, not just memorize them. You'll often get questions on quizzes and exams asking you to prove something. These are the hardest ones, and you really either know how to do them or don't. This is when your theorem notes and memorization will really be put to the test. Fortunately for those of us who hate proofs, at least 2/3 of each quiz and exam will be normal calculation. This is pretty straightforward, and so it shouldn't be hard to get a decent grade in the class if you do the homework.

Dr. Basor is a relatively good math teacher who has an incredible understanding of differential equations. Consequently, she has a tough time relaying the information at a lower level so that the students can easily grasp it. During the daily notes she focuses on proofs rather than doing much needed example problems. Unlike many math classes I have taken, I am usually able to work through a majority of the homework without the solution manual. Only odd problems are assigned in this class so you can always check your work. Homework is assigned daily and collected at the end of the week for a small portion of your grade. Most Fridays we have a quiz in the computer lab. The lab assignments are obscure and it is usually tough to see how they fit into what we are doing in the class. You are able to work in groups on them and can ask questions. There were two midterms in the class that are a major portion of your grade. If you do all the lengthy homework assignments you should do fine on them. The Final is very tough. Dr. Basor is friendly and helpful in office hours but you must have a question because she will not re-teach the lecture for you. I worked hard in this class and felt I received an appropriate and fair grade. I would recommend Dr. Basor to someone taking differential equations.

I had her Fall of 2000 for Diff. Eq. Honestly, it was really easy for me because tests questions were just like the homework. Pretty much just recognize the type of problem (not as difficult as in some classes) and follow the formula on your 3x5 card, and just be careful not to make too many careless mistakes. I'm gonna take her again for another class

Dr. Basor was a great teacher. I was going to take her for 318 also, but I couldn't get it into my schedule. Homework is collected on fridays when there is a short quiz taken directly from the HW. There are 2 midterms, each 25% of your grade, and are exactly like the homework. There were never any tricks. The final is 30% of your grade, and is exactly like the midterms, no tricks. If you understand the material, you should do great in this class. The only bad part of this class was Basor's voice. It is too quiet and soothing. It made me want to fall asleep many times. If I didn't sit in the front row, I probably would've.

i dont know why everyone else seems to love this lady. she is without a doubt the most boring professor you can possibly think of. her quiet little screech of a voice will put you to sleep within 10 minutes. you can hardly even hear her if your not sitting in the first two rows. math 244 is a boring class to begin with, but she just makes it ridiculous. she also likes to stand in front of the board as she writes. but it gets worse. she doesnt collect homework, which is nice, but on the weekly quizes she will without fail choose one of the hardest problems from the homework to put on there. she also expects everyone to still have memorized every single random integral from math 142, like the integral of cos^2x. no one freaking remembers that crap!!! she is also absolutly horrible at giving partial credit. if you do not have the exact final answer as her, expect to get no more then half the points on a test or quiz problem. even if its a mass spring problem that takes two pages to work out, if you screw up on some addition near the end, she will tear your ass up. she doesnt really care if you do the steps right, she wants to see correct answers. im not just bitching because she gave me a bad grade because i didnt really do any work. i worked my ass off and got a B. but thats the problem, i think with someone else i should have gotten an A. i say try your chances with someone else.

I really have no idea why so many people praise her, overall she was probably sub-par and i'm TOO glad to be finished with that damn class. I don't recommend taking her, her lectures are extremely boring and the material is already shitty enough. Her exams were not "easy" like people are saying, and even in office hours it was way difficult to see what she wanted. Just wait till the midterms come and then you'll understand. All i'm saying is don't jump at the opportunity to take her with your priority at all, i would recommend taking someone else.

highly recommended. very fair and intelligible. enjoys what she is doing and is highly knowledgable. the book was horrible, but that's not her fault. her midterm was easy to medium difficulty with (and i love this) bonus points. snag her if you can, but don't take my seat.

I was doing really well in the class until the last 3 weeks. She was an excellent teacher, who presented really difficult material, just about the best anyone could. The class itself really isn't too bad, until the last couple of weeks. She was very easy to talk to, and very helpful during office hours. Don't let my grade fool you, she was a good teacher, it is just the hardest math class engineers have to take, that's all.

Basor was a good professor. She was very straight forward and never tried to trick you. HW was never collected, but there was a quiz on fridays that came straight from the HW. If you do the HW you do good on the quizes. Her lectures were a little boring but linear analysis is a boring subject. If I had to take the course again she would get my vote over the other 344 teacher that taught this past quarter.