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BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2013)

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92 71 56 81 100

Comment: This is one of the only professors I would ever get up for an 8AM lecture for. He's funny without even really trying, and he makes the material really easy to understand!

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2013)

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100 100 79 77 100

Comment: Huelsenbeck is a super awesome professor! He's really funny in lecture and explains things well, and he gives lecture notes that tell you what you need to know. Definitely try to take it with him! His exams aren't as tricky as the other two sections, I think. His dry humor and jokes make the 8am lecture way more bearable.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2013)

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85 69 89 67 71

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2013)

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94 92 95 86 88

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2013)

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82 80 78 86 87

Comment: Great instructor, great lecturing style, and straightforward exams so long as you go through every detail of the webcasts.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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73 50 61 50 87

Comment: During lecture he is very interactive with the class asking if anyone knows the answer to certain things. He also comes to class with surprises. His exams are taken from lecture slides/ info and his own notes that he makes and provides yet other than stating that he doesn't really state of concentrate on what will be on the exam. I guess he expects you to know everything since he will just randomly pick what to place. He does have a big emphasis on hardy weinberg and cladogram relations.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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50 54 32 80 92

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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84 74 77 78 92

Comment: Quirky sense of humor and interesting anecdotes/examples help lighten the dull, although straightforward material (evolution). His exam was NOT designed to trip you up, which was nice. Make sure to pay attention to the very short human evolution section near the end of the module—questions on it definitely show up on both the midterm and the final.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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77 100 84 79 76

Comment: Great

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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82 69 71 93 100

Comment: He didn't give us much to study from, but that is my only complaint. Very enthusiastic lecturer, made the material fun and for the most part straightforward. Only a few tricky questions on the exam.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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100 96 87 100 89

Comment: Best professor of the three! He's super sweet and adorable! and he came dressed as a gorilla. Best prof ever. His test was okay. Focus on his lecture notes!

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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81 50 64 79 80

Comment: Wonderful professor - really brought the evolution section to life. I have to say that his exam was a bit trick but definitely fair.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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90 100 70 70 84

Comment: Great professor; definitely best out of the three. Midterm is fairly easy. You're going to want to know Hardy-Weinberg really well. Rest of the midterm is based soley on lecture material, so take good notes.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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89 76 70 76 70

Comment: Best professor out of the three. Very passionate about evolution and funny, in a subtle manner. His notes are really helpful in studying for the midterm/final! Make sure to go to his last lecture--he dresses up in a gorilla suit! ( I missed seeing it because I webcasted it that day!)

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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87 72 96 94 92

Comment: Huelsenbeck was definitely my favorite professor out of all three modules. His lectures are very organized, and he is very enthusiastic about his subject (evolution). He can be quite funny at times too. He also puts up a lot of study guides that summarizes the main points of each lecture, which is very, very useful for review. The exam itself is very straightforward and easy. The lab assignments for the evolution are somewhat interesting and a good example of some of the material presented in lecture.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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100 100 80 100 100

Comment: Out of the three modules, Huelsenbeck's evolution module is probably the most clear to grasp. He presents the information well and, especially if you've learned evolution before, very reasonable to learn. His exam is usually straightforward, but probably the most noticeable in terms of a select few questions requiring much more time than others due to calculations. Otherwise, he can be funny, whether intentional or not. There were definitely multiple webcasts where I showed portions to my roommate.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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Comment: Huelsenbeck was an entertaining lecturer, and always had interesting current research to mention in his lectures. Going back and watching old lectures, I actually found myself laughing out loud. He was definitely my favorite instructor in bio 1b.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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100 94 100 96 100

Comment: His part of Bio 1B was definitely my favorite. He goes over basic evolutionary stuff, but he also introduces interesting studies that people have done. He's also very enthusiastic about the subject. His midterm was the most straightforward.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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29 26 60 11 26

Comment: *Sigh* This professor should be replaced by a robot. Exceptionally dull, confusing slides. I learned nothing new.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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90 100 75 100 92

Comment: He is a somewhat boring lecturer (speaks in a monotone voice) but is pretty enthusiastic about the material. In addition to holding office hours, he offers the option of stopping by his office anytime he is in there. It was nice that he posted lecture notes to the course website that contain everything he says in lecture, and everything you need to know for the exam. His exam was mostly straightforward, although there were a few trick questions. His last lecture, on human evolution, was the best and funniest.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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100 100 100 100 100

Comment: Out of all the fall bio professors, his passion really shone through most, and he really shows that he wants us to do well! He provides his notes before lecture and it contains everything that you need to know for his exam which was fair. Gorilla suit on the last day of evol lecture xD

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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82 50 70 89 77

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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94 94 50 90 77

Comment: Awesome professor! He is a bit dorky, but loves what he teaches. He is funny in his own way and it exams aren't bad at all!

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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62 54 96 40 67

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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71 71 58 72 71

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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85 77 100 73 70

Comment: great professor... explains the material really well. the whole course did well on the evolution midterm.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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71 50 100 79 51

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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86 50 53 83 64

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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95 82 84 93 100

Comment: Make sure you go to the last lecture of his evolution section!! His writing is a little sloppy, but it's okay if you can hear him say stuff before he writes it. Gives you lecture notes, which I think EVERY professor should do. Stuff on tests come directly from these lecture notes and sometimes his slides. Helpful during office hours...just drop by and say hi!

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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59 97 85 79 59

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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71 77 100 75 100

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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86 0 83 83 100

Comment: Evolution midterm was straightforward. Make sure to have hardy-weinberg problems and cladograms down pat

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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64 38 30 50 74

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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100 100 100 96 100

Comment: Definitely excited about his subject and a good lecturer despite a naturally mild voice. Brilliant teacher.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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100 100 70 87 100

Comment: He's actually a great lecturer. His office hours are comfortable and he himself is more than willing to go the extra mile. Wonderful professor. I'll miss his lectures.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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100 90 92 100 100

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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66 49 50 73 63

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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80 91 74 70 83

Comment: Okay lecturer. His exam is the easiest of the three professors. He has notes online that summarize the important points of each lecture. Overall a good professor.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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100 100 90 75 100

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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100 100 50 100 100

Comment: super interesting professor. open office hours/easily accessible. puts all of his notes/powerpoint slides/webcasts to study for tests, so he's super fair.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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100 78 71 74 79

Comment: He's awesome, has a great sense of humor, and is a great lecturer. Messy handwriting, but readable. No complaints!

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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100 100 75 76 100

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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73 56 50 42 63

Comment: The way he explains things is more complex than it has to be at times, but it's clear that he loves this subject. He's not the most dynamic lecturer, but he's also not the most boring. Also, he put up notes for all his lectures which made studying for his midterm much easier as I have my notes and his notes to read to prepare for it :]

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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84 72 59 82 82

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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71 78 50 73 80

Comment: a rambler, but a pretty cool prof

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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65 50 50 50 74

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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89 83 73 80 84

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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79 94 77 92 88

Comment: Awesome professor. Dressed up in a gorilla suit for his last lecture. :)

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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100 27 71 100 100

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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83 74 50 83 89

Comment: Thought he was really awesome and dedicated. Makes lecture pretty interesting.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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100 100 86 85 100

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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73 51 50 50 100

Comment: Really loves teaching evolutionary biology. Handwriting is terrible and writes to small for the people in the back of the classroom to see what he is writing.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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86 71 28 50 88

Comment: He's very knowledgeable and obviously loves evolutionary biology. However his handwriting is terrible and sometimes it is hard to take note because of this. But good news because it is webcast so if you miss something in lecture you can find it in the webcast.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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89 100 50 51 50

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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85 50 50 76 73

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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100 96 82 94 100

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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70 75 50 67 83

Comment: He's a little bit quiet. sit up front.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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50 57 50 70 87

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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50 64 75 79 80

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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78 82 41 73 72

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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83 99 78 91 100

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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63 77 50 81 88

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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70 78 69 56 85

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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77 50 91 80 100

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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73 50 71 50 53

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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70 60 72 64 87

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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90 75 100 77 83

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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77 94 81 86 93

Comment: Really enthusiastic about the subject

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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77 76 85 72 62

Comment: He tries hard so that you understand the material and the midterm isn't too bad at all!

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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79 91 73 71 81

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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60 67 71 68 79

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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50 80 80 86 74

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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75 55 83 87 92

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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75 60 68 59 69

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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79 72 100 73 100

Comment: Huelsenbeck may not be the best lecturer but he was the best out of the three sections. At times, he can be a bit dull but for the most part, he is entertaining and quite helpful.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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50 74 57 73 89

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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91 81 100 49 80

Comment: He really is enthusiastic about evolution, even if it doesn't always show in his voice. His exam is really fair as long as you read all his notes and powerpoints. It's obvious what he thinks is important. Most of all, he has this dry, sarcastic humor that I can't get enough of.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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50 50 76 50 50

Comment: his exam was the most straight forward out of all the professors for the class, and he posts his lecture notes online that contain basically everything you need to know.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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55 59 64 57 57

Comment: midterm was fair and tested fundamental concepts. final was harder and seemed a little more random.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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94 89 86 67 91

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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55 64 58 57 56

Comment: He was my favorite professor in Bio 1B. His lectures can be a little dry, but to me the material was interesting enough to make up for it. I didn't talk to him much outside of class, but based on what he said in lecture he seems to really care about his students. The midterm wasn't bad, but it kind of annoyed me that he chose (what seemed to me) really obscure questions for the final.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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92 100 100 86 78

Comment: His tests were very simple and straightforward. The outlines he had for each lecture definitely helped along with the practice test questions he placed on them. No trick questions, and it was just basic information. Know Hardy-Weinberg, cladograms, & just anything he tells you to know. He dresses up as a certain creature on the last day of class too :)

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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82 83 94 76 66

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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98 80 90 94 90

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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63 50 73 65 77

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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91 71 98 84 77

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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100 34 83 64 98

Comment: Great Prof. Only down side is the lab part is boring. TAKE the field section!

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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73 70 74 68 71

Comment: Was a pretty good teacher, the concepts were generally not hard to understand, posted his notes online, with sample exam questions, which was great practice, although for the exam, there were quite a few instances where the questions were very specific examples that he included in his notes, so- guessing time. His exams, as compared to Shabel's "What the f*** kind of vague-a** question is this????!!!!!!!!!!!!", was much better. However, you should really know your Hardy-Weinberg stuff so you don't get bogged down with the mathematical questions related to it (he likes math, so definitely expect math), so you'll have time to answer the other questions and go over your answers. I didn't like how the last lecture before the midterm he gave us new information and made us memorize the overall Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic time scheme, it gave me points on one questions, but that's kind of random. Also need to understand the whole concept of cladograms.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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91 75 79 100 100

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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72 70 65 69 59

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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50 50 50 50 50

Comment: great teacher

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2010)

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75 50 75 75 83

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2010)

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80 97 9 100 82

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2010)

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88 50 50 50 50

Comment: I have heard that he challenges his students a lot

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2010)

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99 97 96 97 98

Comment: His exam was way too easy, but AWESOME teacher. i was always so engaged, and he is so nerdy and excited about biology! :P highly recommended!

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2010)

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81 24 60 100 100

Comment: Although his lectures are somewhat disorganized the lectures notes he posts covers a lot and he basically takes the exam questions right off the lecture notes. Dressed up as a gorilla for the last lecture and threw bananas at students. Read the lectures notes and study off of them for his exam

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2010)

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60 77 58 69 84

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2010)

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77 92 88 66 91

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2010)

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80 44 59 60 70

Comment: Very interesting in lecture. He made what I would have thought to be a boring subject a lot better, in my opinion. Often lightened the mood with his silly antics.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2010)

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50 50 50 50 50

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2010)

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54 44 43 46 61

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2009)

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62 68 3 65 60

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2009)

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72 50 78 71 80

Comment: His notes are good so go over them before lecture and review them after lecture and before the midterm/final. The final wasn't tricky but wasn't easy. Understand cladograms!

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2009)

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67 50 63 50 70

Comment: He tries to be enthusiastic but fails at times. He's a decent lecturer and is clear when it counts. If you're interesting in his subject (evolution), it should be relatively easy for you. His exam was harder than Carlson's though.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2009)

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65 68 69 50 29

Comment: This guy tries to be funny, but fails. His tests are relatively fair. Harder that Carlson's but easier than Power's. Overall, he is the "medium difficulty" professor of the 3 in 1B.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2009)

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77 76 74 68 74

Comment: Enthusiastic teacher who presented material is a not so dull way. He has notes about what he was actually going to lecture about so you wouldn't be lost. Tests were easy. Overall, great teacher.