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BIOL02023 days ago

This was one of the most difficult classes I've ever taken at Middlebury. While I was already accustomed to the heavy amounts of memorization required for any class with Spritzer, this felt particularly excessive.

Lots of HomeworkTough GradingDifficult Exams
14hrs / week Hardcore difficulty Low value Would not take again
BIOL014529 days ago

I thought that Spritzer was great at explaining concepts, but the amount of material that you need to know for the exams is totally unreasonable. At times, I felt like I was just memorizing the material without actually understanding it. I did well in the course because the tests are all memorization, so it's easy to do well if this type of class structure works for you, however, it was frustrating at times and I feel like I could've gotten more out of the course. There's a lot of busywork, but most of the quizzes and papers required do contribute to the learning from lecture, which is helpful.

I thought that Spritzer was great at explaining concepts, but the amount of material that you need to know for the exams is totally unreasonable. At times, I felt like I was just memorizing the material without actually understanding it. I did well in the course because the tests are all memorization, so it's easy to do well if this …Read more

Fair GradingLots of Homework
2hrs / week Average difficulty Above average value Would not take again
BIOL0145last month

Professor Spritzer is such a nice, enthusiastic, and accommodating person. There were overall 4 exams, but in the first two of them, you could earn 30 percent of your grades back if you reviewed and answered correctly. Weekly we have around 2 chapter quizzes and one study question, but this made me not lose track of what I am doing. It was great to see him, and I hope to take his course next time.

Professor Spritzer is such a nice, enthusiastic, and accommodating person. There were overall 4 exams, but in the first two of them, you could earn 30 percent of your grades back if you reviewed and answered correctly. Weekly we have around 2 chapter quizzes and one study question, but this made me not lose track of what I am doing. …Read more

Chill and RelaxedFair Grading
3hrs / week Average difficulty High value Would not take again
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