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BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2013)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2013)

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67 73 58 72 80

Comment: Very dry lecturer that packs a lot of material into very little time, sometimes explaining very little. The material that was on exam was not well stressed/covered.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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97 50 76 98 82

Comment: Botany is the hardest section in Bio 1B in my opinion, there is so much to remember. Memorization is key. Baldwin is very nice and helpful during office hours he will straight up tell you what he will not test you on, saves time. He also tries to remember your name if you go to office hours and he greets you when you arrive and wishes you well when you leave. During lecture it just dull because of so much information but at times it picks up.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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100 85 85 94 72

Comment: He is such a sweet guy. He writes everything you need to know for the exam on his lecture notes online. I really had a new-found appreciation for plants after his section. He is a bit monotonic though.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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68 77 35 68 58

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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72 80 71 79 50

Comment: His lecture notes are very clear. He puts the slides online and also includes a written part underneath it that has everything you need to know for the exam. However, he is sooooo boring...I started webcasting all the bio1B lectures during this unit. The exam is not that bad. It was the second hardest test out of the three units.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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79 76 63 78 80

Comment: I thought Prof. Baldwin was actually fairly enthusiastic and approachable, though slightly monotone. I enjoyed the plant section and he seemed passionate about the subject. I enjoyed this section of the class.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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50 50 22 50 2

Comment: He was the most boring/monotone of the three professors who teach Bio 1B in the fall. Of all three fall Bio 1B professors, he wrote the HARDEST exam questions. His lectures were OVERLOADED with information - compared to the other two parts of the course, there was nearly double the amount of information packed into each lecture.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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67 64 26 77 86

Comment: Hardest section of all three! So much information in a single lecture and he's really monotone and talks with a really soft voice. The exam was really hard :(

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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50 50 27 50 83

Comment: Oh my lord this was a hard section - plants. Baldwin is very sweet and knowledgeable but has an extremely monotonous voice and packs way too much information into his slides and in a short amount of time. I felt like his exams were extremely difficult - seriously killed my Bio 1B grade which was really frustrating. The lab practical for this section was brutal...you really have to study every minute detail to do relatively well in this section.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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60 50 76 51 40

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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66 100 62 63 76

Comment: He's a really nice guy, but his lecture style was really boring. Honestly, if you just studied off the slides he posts after lecture you'll be fine. Essentially everything he says in lecture is on the slides.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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50 70 79 76 73

Comment: Monotone professor, but his PowerPoint slides are very helpful! Study off of those and you should be fine for the midterm & final.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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80 85 92 91 55

Comment: Baldwin is a pretty monotone lecturer, but the pdf files that he puts up for each lecture is very, very helpful. In fact, I found that it was easier just to take the time to go over each pdf and its notes rather than writing everything down during the lectures. (The plant module had a ton of information compared to the other two.) The exam for plants is very simple - it's just straight up memorization, no tricks. Also, the assignments in lab for this section are worksheets instead of pointless exercises, which is actually helpful for learning the stuff.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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77 100 100 100 89

Comment: Plants module has the most information to synthesize by far, but all of the essential facts are in his notes and complete understanding can only be furthered by going over diagrams repeatedly. Since there's so much to retain, the material is incredibly straightforward and if you know it (KNOW it) all then you'll find the exam to be the easiest. It does require the most time to learn though. He presents the information very clearly, but his tone is a bit...nonstimulating. I made a mental note when he remotely made a joke once throughout his whole section.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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50 50 75 50 30

Comment: Baldwin was another monotone lecturer, but his exams were fair and straightforward. The plants section has a lot of information, but as long as you don't get behind, you will do well.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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67 40 76 71 65

Comment: not an enthusiastic lecturer, but his exam was straightforward. Lecture slides are very informative.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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93 70 87 100 50

Comment: Personally, I liked his module over the others. Despite having a monotonous tone, his lecture slides made the plant material very easy to understand. His exams are all straight from the his lecture slides which is a plus. Also, he emails very promptly, so he's really helpful. His exam was surprisingly easy for me compared to the other modules because this one was either you knew the facts or you didn't. Nothing tricky like ECOLOGY (avoid Shabel...very tricky, and tests you on the minute details) Overall, great instructor!

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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70 50 72 70 45

Comment: Boring, but does about as good of a job with plants as you can.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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72 52 31 87 78

Comment: sweet guy

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2012)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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77 26 87 84 71

Comment: Baldwin is a very nice fellow. He is always willing to help out during office hours, and very clear in lecture. The plants section of the course is not tricky at all. It just comes down to knowing the facts cold. If you take good notes and re-watch the lectures, you should be good for the midterm.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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50 50 49 50 41

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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36 49 30 31 34

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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66 58 62 91 70

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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50 50 21 50 32

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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89 80 77 76 90

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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75 76 66 74 63

Comment: Nothing especially memorable, average professor

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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61 65 63 67 59

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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78 80 55 81 50

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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74 72 86 79 50

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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56 50 50 50 19

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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74 82 77 76 45

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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50 50 62 50 45

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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72 71 71 67 74

Comment: Baldwin is extremely quite and dull. You have to try to focus and stay awake during lecture.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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100 76 100 100 78

Comment: People complain about Baldwin's quiet voice, but I never found myself falling - partly because there's so much to cover. From necessity, he goes between slides quickly. I suggest watching the podcasts and following along with the lecture pdfs - these pdfs are AMAZING. Everything he says is written down. Exams are straightforward, probably the most clear questions out of all three professors. Keep in mind that there is a lot to study, but the exams are too short to test you on all of it. Don't bother with trying to thoroughly understand every little detail. Understand all the terms and the big picture and you got it.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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50 64 63 50 76

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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50 50 62 70 22

Comment: His lectures are painful to watch. Just the thought of having to watch another one of his webcasts sucks the life out of me. I think that out of the three modules, this one requires the most memorization. However, the memorizing is straight forward: you need to know the parts of a plant, the life cycles, etc. Some labs will force you to memorize those things throughout the whole module, which makes studying for the midterm miles easier.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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50 50 50 50 50

Comment: he is such a boring lecturer, but a nice guy.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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48 50 45 50 62

Comment: exams were somewhat reasonable. what was hard were multiple choice questions asking us to select the INCORRECT statement.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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50 75 39 50 18

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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50 59 40 50 50

Comment: Very monotonous voice, but every lecture is packed with tons of important information so you better pay attention! It frustrated me a lot that our lab sections got about a week ahead of the lecture schedule, so our lab groups had to spend a good portion of each meeting trying to teach ourselves the material through the book and lab introductions. I don't know if this is just something that happened in my semester or that's how that unit is supposed to be, but it really ruined the plant section for me. It's way denser than the other two and I always felt overwhelmed, behind, and confused. None of the material is super difficult or anything, there's just a massive amount to process and you basically have to straight-up memorize a lot of stuff.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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91 100 92 69 60

Comment: I webcast, but beware of his monotonous voice. Other than that, he teaches the plant section relatively clearly. In general, the plant section has a lot more information than the other sections, so it's natural for it to need more time to process. Make sure to dedicate enough time to study for it!

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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71 92 77 80 50

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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59 49 71 78 42

Comment: A little monotonous, but a sweet professor. Exams are quite fair.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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25 36 20 42 7

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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100 75 100 65 100

Comment: Bruce is actually really nice and has a great sense of humor. He's a little hard to comprehend at first but once you get used to him and watch him at x2 speed on webcast he'll grow on you like a lichen on a tree trunk!

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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34 46 50 40 26

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2011)

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50 50 50 50 21

Comment: I don't think I've ever been so bored in my life. I know that botany isn't the most exciting part of biology, but the way he lectures just makes crazy with boredom/fall asleep. I don't go to lecture (webcast person), but it's information overload for just ~50 minutes. If you don't believe me, search up Bio1B lectures for Fall 2011 at webcast.berkeley.edu and you can check it out for yourself. Haven't taken the exam yet, but there's just a whole lot of material that's covered for botany in general- not looking forward to it.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2010)

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34 50 31 44 30

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2010)

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34 26 4 31 50

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2010)

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95 93 90 86 88

Comment: information overload!!! each slide would take me 10+ minutes, but all the information he presented was interesting and useful. Know plants inside and out for his exam!

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2010)

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68 71 50 68 74

Comment: Baldwin is a sweet professor, but not an interesting lecturer for the Plant Diversity module. The material is kind of dense and I thought his test questions were pretty straightforward as opposed to Shabel's "what-the-hell-is-this" questions, but I did worse test-wise in Baldwin's section of the class. Advice: don't underestimate Bio 1B like I did. Study, study, study.

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2010)

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80 25 60 100 100

Comment: He speaks in a monotone voice and narrates the powerpoints, but he is enthusiastic about the topic it is just easier to see when you go to the lectures instead of web casting the class

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2010)

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28 71 59 54 33

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2010)

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77 79 78 65 74

BIOLOGY 1B (Fall 2010)

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INTEGBI 290 (Spring 2012)

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