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BIOL0140 with Kirsten Coe4 hours ago

The work was pretty easy, and getting an A is not difficult in lecture if you do the independent questions and participate. Exams are a small percentage of the course grade overall. There was group work once per week where we went through the individual questions and helped clarify ideas. Overall, not too difficult but not too exciting all the time. Lab was relatively simple, with clear instructions and lots of TA and office hours to utilize. Lab is 50% of the total grade.

The work was pretty easy, and getting an A is not difficult in lecture if you do the independent questions and participate. Exams are a small percentage of the course grade overall. There was group work once per week where we went through the individual questions and helped clarify ideas. Overall, not too difficult but not too exciti …Read more

Easy ExamsChill and RelaxedFair Grading
3hrs / week Average difficulty Average value Would not take again
BIOL0145 with Mark Spritzer5 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
BIOL0140 with Kirsten Coe9 days ago

I think Coe made this class more engaging than any other professor in the department. She is so awesome and a good grader. Exams are take-home and open notes for this course. There is homework every week.

Endless WritingFair GradingNo Exams
6hrs / week Some difficulty High value Would take again
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