Botchan, M R on Ninja Courses

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MCELLBI 102 (Fall 2014)

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50 50 72 79 14

Comment: He was a boring lecturer, but gave some useful tips on how to study for the exam. His exam was not bad.

MCELLBI 102 (Fall 2014)

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72 78 86 100 38

Comment: Botchan was a mixed bag. It was his first time teaching the DNA part of the course (the last part), so I can really say he was really bad. His slides were all over the place at times since he just mixed many of them from different professors and hasn't really made his own lecture sequence. His likes to mumble a lot on irrelevant stuff, so you just start doing random things on your laptop until he finishes he's off-topic views on different manners in science. His exam was really fair although he didn't provide any real study guide, he told you what to focus on and what is not going to be on the exam. His office hours helped, and he's very approachable outside class.

MCELLBI 102 (Spring 2013)

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32 30 31 25 27

Comment: Slides packed with information, goes through them really quickly, only tells what you SHOULDN'T memorize, doesn't tell what you actually need. Practice problems are not updated from previous years so may not make sense. Slow, dry, monotonous way of speaking, sometimes goes off-topic to talk about personal life.

MCELLBI 102 (Spring 2012)

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MCELLBI 102 (Spring 2012)

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61 58 60 77 54

MCELLBI 102 (Spring 2012)

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40 50 27 50 27

Comment: Botchan seems friendly, but his lectures are kind of slow and monotonous. He packs a lot of informational slides into each lecture and is ambiguous about which points are most important, so beware of questions on exams about things he barely touched on in lecture. I'd recommend going to GSIs and self-studying.

MCELLBI 102 (Spring 2012)

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50 50 50 50 50

Comment: Pretty clear mostly, but kind of boring.

MCELLBI 102 (Spring 2012)

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59 26 39 71 63

MCELLBI 102 (Fall 2010)

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MCELLBI 102 (Fall 2010)

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50 77 58 56 71

MCELLBI 102 (Fall 2010)

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MCELLBI 102 (Fall 2010)

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50 63 73 50 81

Comment: He's not very clear about what he wants you to know for exams, so you end up studying a lot of things you don't need to. Just make sure you understand the really big concepts, like protein purification and enzyme kinetics, and the exam won't be that bad.

MCELLBI 102 (Fall 2010)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
71 78 57 65 72