Susan Keen at University of California Davis

Susan Keen

  • 4.7Overall Quality
  • 4.6Helpfulness
  • 4.7Clarity
  • 3.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
2/7/14

BIS2C

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Keen is extremely clear in her lecture organization. Midterms highlighted the key points, there never was really any surprises. Most of the material you need to know is in lecture, the book is more so supplementary. Attend class, take notes, and study for the quizzes and you should be fine!

12/29/13

BIS 2C

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Keen is simply amazing! She goes out of her way to help her students! I failed Bis 2B because my teachers were awful. This made me fearful of taking Bis 2C however Keen and Dehesh made the class so interesting and doable! I got an A in this class so I couldn't be happier!

12/17/13

BIS 2C

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I absolutely loved this class (taught with Professor Dehesh). They were both amazing lecturers, which made the class even more interesting. This class isn't a lot of work, but do the study questions and review the slides. Know your material and you'll be good for the midterms! If you work for it, the A is attainable!

12/2/13

BIS2C

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good, clear lecturer (lots of pictures and examples) posts podcasts and lecture slides. Offers extra credit plus study questions and practice exams. Tests were super easy (i got a 97% on the last midterm). She funny and easy to listen to. Definitely take her if you can!

3/4/13

BIS2C

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Helpful during office hours, but awful lecturer-slides all over the place. tries to do visual-oriented explanations but not very effective sometimes. Fair exams, LOTS of info and details to know. 2 midterms, 1 final. Graded Quizzes mandatory, and there are also class participation clicker bonuses. Material is easy, but work load is a lot sometimes.

12/31/12

BIS2C

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I'm surprised at how highly Dr Keen is rated. She is a mostly competent lecturer, but often frustrating in the disconnect between the way she presents material and the way she tests it. Her lectures are often devoid of information, and they are poorly timed and paced. She is enthusiastic, but do not mistake this for being highly qualified.

12/19/12

BIS2C

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is very nice, extremely clear and a fair tester. Make sure you print her slides and take notes on them, because they don't have much info. She also gives out lots of extra credit points so make sure you do those!I would definitely take her again :)

12/16/12

BIS2C

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor! Very clear and passionate about the subject. If you listen to the podcasts and go through lecture slides before the tests, you'll do fine. The exams are fair and everything you need to know will be gone over in lecture.

10/13/12

BIS2C

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is an excellent professor and very passionate about what she teaches! her excitement is infectious, and you will learn much from her! She is an excellent bio teacher!

6/21/12

BIS2C

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Keen is obviously in love with what she teaches, and she tries to bring that passion to her students too. Her lectures are very clear, but they move quickly so do the reading beforehand. If anything doesn't make sense, go to her office hours - she goes out of her way to explain things to you, and give you interesting real world examples!

1/13/12

BIS2A

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor overall. VERY CLEAR. Very understanding. Lectures are engaging. Exams are challenging - but not impossible. So study hard, and you will do well! Make sure to look over her practice problems/exams. Most importantly, study her *LECTURE NOTES* (tables, charts, etc.) carefully - they DO reappear on her exams!

1/7/12

BIS2B

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best professors I've had in Davis. I knew nothing above the basics of genetics and came out the class wanting to minor in it. Not the easiest midterm but definitely not impossible. Always asks the students if they understand everything before moving on and always makes topics clear. Take her if you can!

12/30/11

BIS2B

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Keen is probably one of the best professors I've had thus far. Her lectures are very clear; I never had to open the textbook! Exams were relatively easy and straightforward, just study the study guides and lecture notes. Recommended!

12/27/11

BIS2B

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Clear and enthusiastic lectures. She engages the whole class, so it's easier to not daze off. Answers all student questions very well. One of my best bio teachers ever.

12/25/11

BISA

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Keen is a great professor! She really enjoys teaching and you are able to easily see this when she tells stories during her lectures! She is an approachable professor and extremely helpful during office hours! Test were easy since she gave a lot of practice questions. Just re-listen to the podcasts after lecture and you should get an A!

12/17/11

BIS2B

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fantastic, friendly professor! Lectures are really clear and easy to follow, clicker questions for extra credit. Genuinely invites questions and enjoys interacting with her students, which is rare in a 500+ lecture hall. Would love to take a course with her again! I wish she was teaching BIS2C next quarter! Tests can be tricky but still fair

12/8/11

BIS2B

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pretty good lecturer and really responsive to questions. Does her best to convey the information and make sure everyone understands it. Go to office hours if you need help and you should do fine. Her tests can be tricky but if you understand the material you should be able to figure it out. Overall I would highly recommend her.

12/5/11

BIS2b

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is a great professor! Very clear and if easy to understand. For studying her podcasts are very helpful, pay attention and class and study her slides and you'll do well. Tests can be tricky sometimes...

9/3/11

Bis2c

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I love Dr. Keen. she is such a nice professor. I went into 2c thinking it will be terrible as everyone i know kept telling me. Dr. keen made the class so interesting and pretty easy to get an A in.

8/21/11

BIS2C

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent, intelligent professor. She works you hard but everything on her tests is something she covers in class. Read the textbook to review, follow along in lecture, and do clicker questions. She has a real passion for teaching and sharing knowledge.

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