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BIOL01459 hours ago

Emily is a great professor and explains everything very thoroughly and clearly. The course moves slowly and is very easy- you don't really have to study for exams and problem sets take no longer than 30 mins. Lab is super tedious and feels like a waste of time because a very large portion of it is practicing pipetting and learning literal elementary level math, but Lauren Ash is a super nice instructor and very easy. I've heard Putnam and Ash are far superior and much easier than alternatives (like Spatafora or DeSimone).

Emily is a great professor and explains everything very thoroughly and clearly. The course moves slowly and is very easy- you don't really have to study for exams and problem sets take no longer than 30 mins. Lab is super tedious and feels like a waste of time because a very large portion of it is practicing pipetting and learning li …Read more

Slow-PacedEasy GradingEasy Exams
1hrs / week Very low difficulty Average value Would take again
BIOL03242 days ago

I though the course was perfectly designed where we didn't have the stress of exam after exam, but we were still engaging with the material via discussions in class, labwork, and projects like presentations or having to write a response about a journal article. Emily was so beyond helpful and you could tell that she wanted everyone to succeed.

Chill and RelaxedProject-HeavyNo Exams
4hrs / week Low difficulty Above average value Would take again
BIOL01458 days ago

Over the semester, I have not been able to understand why people call it "cell hell". With Professor Putnam, it is the complete opposite. She is great at teaching, and I love her structure of the class. You do readings that are easy to understand, and tiny warmups before class on Canvas - then after the lecture, you do an "exit ticket" - which is write three main points of the lecture on a piece of paper from memory and hand it in to Professor Putnam. She has made me actually enjoy biology, when I disliked it in high school.

Over the semester, I have not been able to understand why people call it "cell hell". With Professor Putnam, it is the complete opposite. She is great at teaching, and I love her structure of the class. You do readings that are easy to understand, and tiny warmups before class on Canvas - then after the lecture, you do an "exit ticke …Read more

Chill and RelaxedFair GradingEasy Exams
5hrs / week Average difficulty Average value Would take again
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