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01/15/2015
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO 200 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: Rather not say
"Respected by students" "Tests are tough"

Dr. Poulin is very knowledgeable in her field. Lectures cover tons of material. There is a cheat sheet given for exams, but you have to make sure you study your butt off because her test questions are very specific. Lectures are posted online, but it's better to go and review it. Her lecture guide is really useful for exams, forget the textbook.

01/13/2015
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio 200 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B+
"Tests are tough" "Skip class? You won't pass." "There for you"

Very hard course, but she knows how to get the extensive amount of material across. Requires at least 10 hours a week to go back and reread notes to actually understand the material. Best professor I've had but extremely hard course

01/12/2015
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO101 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B
"Amazing lectures" "Tests? Not many" "Clear grading criteria"

I absolutely loved this professor. she made such a hard class interesting and clear. she loves what she does and it shows in her lectures. tests and finals can have a cheat sheet. also a note card for lad quizzes. she was one of my favorite professors

01/05/2015
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO200 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Tests? Not many"

Poulin's exams are fair, but have tricky questions. To make up for this, she allows for cheat sheets on tests and quizzes. Also, buy the lecture guide! Not only is it helpful, but it comes with an online code for practice lecture questions and exams. If you put in the effort to study, you'll do very well. Probably the best BIO200 prof UB offers!

12/22/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio 200 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B-
"Hilarious" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Tests are tough"

You have to really try to earn a good grade. Ask for help when you need it and you will be likely to succeed. Good luck on her exams though. Nothing can help you there.

12/22/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO 200 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Make sure to relisten to lectures and start the cheat sheet for the exams ahead of time. There are three units- evolution, diversity, ecology. If you want to get an A, try your hardest to get a good grade on the first exam-it's the easiest. Diversity is the toughest, and people get all sorts of grades for the final.

12/19/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio 200 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Get ready to read" "Would take again" "Clear grading criteria"

Go to lectures and you're set for the class. Overall a good teacher who makes the class interesting.

12/18/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO200 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A
"Tests are tough" "Respected by students" "Clear grading criteria"

Poulin will always help you out when you need it. The class is hard but she makes it a lot more interesting and lectures really fly by. Make sure you put in the effort for this class or else you will suffer. If your cheat sheets are dank you can easily get a B for the course.

12/18/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO 200 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A
"Amazing lectures" "Inspirational" "Would take again"

BEST CLASS I took this semester. Dr. Poulin is enthusiastic about what she teaches and keeps us engaged in lecture. She is really funny and is always available during office hours. BIO 200 is not difficult if you put your time into the material. Her office hours, re-listening to lectures, using the lecture guide really helped! Amazing professor!

12/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
200 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Would take again" "Amazing lectures" "Hilarious"

Honestly the best professor I've had hands down. I credit her for class for teaching me how to study. Not only is she one of the most intelligent professors, she's funny, and her lectures are online. I highly recommend the lecture guide and rewatching lectures as she puts a lot of information into 50 minutes.

11/07/2014
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO200 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"There for you" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Tests are tough"

Its easy to tell that dr. poulin is very smart and very passionate about teaching. Overall, she is a very friendly and approachable professor who would want nothing more for than her students to succeed. However, when it comes to test, good luck. Questions are very specific and are meant to challenge you. Must put in the time to get a B or above

10/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Bio 200 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A-
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Amazing lectures" "Respected by students"

She's great

09/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio200 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Respected by students" "Hilarious" "Amazing lectures"

Went to a lecture of Doctor Poulin''s over the summer and when I came to UB I switched into her lecture class. Best thing I''ve done with my schedule at UB. She is extremely bright her lectures are not boring she''s very willing to help you herself and so are her wonderful TA''s. Lecture is recorded but definitely go to the lecture in person. A+

06/19/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Bio200 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Amazing Teacher, She is passionate and patient about what she teaches, also she knows HOW to teach. Her methods are great for slower learners like I, Wish she taught all my classes. I also would try to pick up lecture guide and office hrs are a must. Itll pay off.

04/12/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio 200 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

good professor.

04/08/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 200 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She's super nice and passionate about the course. Relisten the lesctures online and take detailed notes. This course is hard because there's so much information, but at least you get a cheat sheet.

01/27/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO200 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She's a perfect person. Of all the professors I've had, none of them have been as helpful as she was (especially with 300+person class). She knows how to break down complex material and make it understandable. Her tests are tricky and the class is a lot of work but it's not impossible to get done. Overall a great teacher and an amazing person.

01/21/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO200 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Poulin is super nice and super helpful. Her tests are very hard and confusing. She allows a cheat sheet but it doesn't help at all. But other than that she is awesome. Go to her office hours, she will tell you everything that will be on the test

01/17/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO200 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She is the nicest lady! Super organized. Puts slides online. Don't leave her review lectures, she gives you test answers! Didn't touch the textbook. Tests are difficult, don't take her for granted. You need to put work into the class and study. She gives you cheat sheets, but know your stuff. I got a B-, crammed all lectures on cheat sheets.

12/23/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 200 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Textbook is not needed, at all. Don't waste your money. Everything that will be tested is contained in her lecture. She throws a lot of information at you in a hasty way, so it's hard to keep up. Other than that, she's a passionate and informative teacher. Of the three units in the class (Evolution, Diversity, Ecology), diversity is the toughest.

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