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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2015)

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Comment: I never saw Roderick in person.... But I mean his lectures were decent at 2x speed I think. Not the most exciting professor, but I did feel like he cared about what he was teaching. Exam was pretty fair.

BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2014)

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Comment: His section is really easy. He posts his powerpoint slides the night before lecture and they each have a list of important terms/concepts at the end. Define and study these and you'll ace the tests. He is really helpful too and sends out quite a few resources to make studying easier. The only bad thing is he always says "We'll talk about this later in the course" and then we don't talk about it. Oh well.

BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2014)

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Comment: Really fun lectures, which you better watch if you dont go in person since the slides are basically useless without his commentary. Labs were not very fun and were kind of childish (picking up beads?) BUT exams were fairly straightforward and he's very helpful and enthusiastic as a professor

BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2013)

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68 73 79 64 83

Comment: A decent lecturer, he tried to provide fun or relevant examples wherever possible. In spite of that, his lecture style was rather dry, and did at times hamper understanding. However, his exams are fair, and he does make himself accessible to students.

BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2013)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2013)

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Comment: Roderick is extremely clear. His slides make sense, and each and every exam question was directly from the slides. He uses real-world examples to illustrate broader concepts, and even includes Berkeley professors' research in case you want to learn more.

BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2013)

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Comment: He wasn't very clear in lectures sometimes so try reading the book! But his exams are straightforward.

BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2013)

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Comment: Always brings up interesting examples. Tests are very fair, and he is very quick at responding to emails.

BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2013)

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Comment: I really liked Roderick. You can tell that he was definitely passionate about ecology and he has lots of current fieldwork with the subject (he likes to include pictures/stories about his family). His power-points can be a bit hard to follow sometimes, but he does well to emphasize what he thinks is important from which slides. I do recommend reading the book even though it's not necessary if you go to lecture because it does clarify some concepts that he doesn't have time to elaborate on. I felt that he was one of the most helpful of the three professors in terms of providing the most review and making himself as accessible as possible. Overall just a really nice guy. His midterm and final were straightforward and fair based primarily from information on his power-points.

BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2013)

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Comment: Roderick was definitely the easiest of the three professors spring 2013. His tests were basic memorization and if you defined the terms in the powerpoint slides they were super easy. Lecture and book are both not necessary and I watched the lecture at 1.5x speed.

BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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66 97 74 92 93

Comment: Roderick is one of the sweetest men I have ever met in Berkeley. The way he talks about his wife and children is endearing (you will hear a lot of them). He wasn't an overly effective professor for me, but read the reading, it really clarifies anything you missed or don't quite understand.

BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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Comment: Roderick provides a lot of good lecture slides...but talks extremely fast. IT's hard to keep up with a lot of the detail that are on the test. Sometimes, he throws a question here and there from the book - so keep up with the reading.

BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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50 66 34 68 63

Comment: I liked Feldman better, but this guy was an alright professor. His lectures didnt really help because they were directly from the textbook.

BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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Comment: Roderick was my least favorite of the three professors. His lectures were sparse and I would have preferred to hear him talk more instead of play pre-recorded videos and animations, although his bits on other Berkeley professors was a nice touch for people who are going into biology. He follows the book very closely and you can learn the material easily by just reading. If you know the lists of terms he gives you, his test questions will be easy (at least, the ones that are worded well will be)! The ecology labs were kind of annoying.

BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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Comment: Honestly, he sounded like a great professor with giving us information for future information in the IB field. However, he contradicted himself at times, saying that he will test us on the lecture slides and actually testing us on the book. really disappointed. but i could tell that he was really trying.

BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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38 34 21 35 44

Comment: worst of the bio 1b lecturers. really dry lectures, with very little actual information covered in each lecture (about 5 pages from the textbook per 50 minute lecture). test was confusing and poorly written

BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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85 76 70 71 99

BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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Comment: Lots of informative viedoes graphs and pictures. He is very passionate and every lesson he teaches us about a new profressor that is studying the stuff that we are learning that teaches at CAL!

BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Spring 2012)

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ESPM C107 (Fall 2008)

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