Bentley, G E on Ninja Courses

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INTEGBI 24 (Spring 2012)

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INTEGBI 24 (Spring 2012)

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Comment: Only graded project was a power point at the end of the year. Knows a lot about birds and I enjoyed the class particularly when there was discussion. Also, it was nice to be able to actually get out of the classroom setting once in a while and look at birds on campus.

INTEGBI 24 (Spring 2012)

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Comment: George Bentley is a very nice professor. His seminar on birds is interesting and sometimes the class goes outside to explore the different types of birds on campus. He is really helpful and friendly. The only major assignment for the seminar is a powerpoint presentation at the end.

INTEGBI 24 (Spring 2012)

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Comment: No quizzes, no exams, just a presentation at the end. Super chill class.

INTEGBI 24 (Fall 2011)

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INTEGBI 24 (Fall 2011)

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INTEGBI 24 (Fall 2011)

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INTEGBI 24 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
99 100 100 88 93

Comment: No exams, no homework, and just one presentation at the end for P/F made the class super laid back. I thought the class was really interesting, and liked that we could ask whatever questions we wanted to ask. He really knows the subject and made the class one I really looked forward to every week.

INTEGBI 24 (Fall 2011)

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74 100 100 83 83

INTEGBI 24 (Fall 2011)

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Comment: Boring.

INTEGBI 24 (Spring 2011)

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82 70 68 70 75

Comment: The bird seminar was interesting but it was kind of repetitive week after week. All we did was listen to him present his power points and that would pretty much be the class. The final was to actually make a power point with a group that would last the whole hour and to go from little to no work to suddenly have a hue presentation was a little overwhelming. But he grades fair and visiting the field station was really exciting so overall, it was an alright seminar to sign up for.

INTEGBI 24 (Fall 2010)

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89 97 98 96 70

Comment: Chill class. Final presentation at the end and that's pretty much it.

INTEGBI 138 (Spring 2012)

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81 85 63 87 57

INTEGBI 138 (Spring 2012)

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90 91 67 87 75

INTEGBI 144 (Fall 2012)

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21 0 2 2 76

Comment: Lectures were ok, nothing special. Pacing was pretty slow and material was easy. Bentley was enthusiastic enough, however he was literally the most unhelpful professor I've ever had. He posted no lecture slides, no practice problems, held no review session, and was all but unreachable for extra office hours. His reasoning behind his lack of involvement was "You should know how to study for an exam by now", but it seemed like he just did not care about his students actually learning anything. The answers to his exam questions were entirely arbitrary and he refused to listen to alternative reasonings. Do not take a class with him if you care about your grade because you'll be leaving your score up to fate and luck. I've heard reports that he was a good seminar teacher, which makes sense since he basically treated this class like a seminar and not an actual, serious UC Berkeley course.

PSYCH H195A (Fall 2011)

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Comment: great teacher