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4.5
Average Grade
A
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4.4
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4.6
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2.5
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104 Student Ratings
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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." "Respected by students" "Amazing lectures"

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
"Amazing lectures" "Respected by students" "Hilarious"

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.

12/19/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr.Poulin is a good and fair professor,she is willing to help her students at any time.But it is not an easy course at all,tests are tricky and hard. Try to study hard before the test use lecture audio and textbook. Also it will be easier to do well on lab which can make up the final grade. Overall it will be fine if you spend times on the course.

11/19/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She's an absolute sweetheart if you have any Bio 200 teacher take her, she's not at all easy so if your looking for an easy A you won't find one with her by any means but she is by far the best at teaching the material and she's very passionate about her field and it shows, study hard and know everything and you'll be fine.

11/13/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr Poulin is a no-nonsense teacher. But she is very willing to help students out if they come to her. She speaks fast during her lectures but all of them are recorded and available online. Tests are HARD however she does allow a cheat sheet.

10/23/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Poulin has a script that she brings to class that she reads directly from for lecture, resulting in her reading incredibly fast. Her slides have very little on them, so it forces you to try to catch all of the information she spews at you. It's a format that doesn't foster learning. I'd recommend a different professor.

06/18/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Bio 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Poulin is a perfect person. She's got brains, looks and is extremely organized. Her tests are out to get you. Some of her questions are about a paragraph long. Don't buy the textbook but buy her guide, go to lecture, with the slides. Listen to the lecture again online and fill in the study book. You'll get an A if you do all those things.

05/07/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is great. I really loved her. Her tests can be tricky but study the lectures hard and take good notes and you will do fine. She moves quick but I liked her style and was able to keep up. (write important parts) She is very nice, friendly, approachable, and helpful. I loved this class because of her.

05/04/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIO337 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Poulin is one of the best, if not the best, professor I have taken a class with at UB. She cares about her students, is willing to talk about whatever you may need help with, and her 50 minutes lectures fly by! There is a fair amount of work in this class, but as long as you attend every lecture, exams are not terribly difficult.

04/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great professor, the tests are very frustrating because she tries to trick you but you are pretty much guaranteed to learn. I didn't use the textbook, just listened to the lecture slides online and took notes. The lab in general, especially the quizzes are a little ridiculous, however if you spend maybe 30mins studying beforehand you will do fine.

12/23/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIO200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Most dedicated professor I've had yet. Lectures are clear and recorded so you can pause to take notes as its quite fast paced at times. Know the material in the lecture guide, don't bother with the book. There are practice exams and questions in the book, do them. very similar to actual exam. Exams are not hard, and you can use a note sheet.

11/15/2012
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

This is a do-able class. It requires a lot of work though so don't complain if you get a bad grade yet don't do the work. Buy the lecture guide, and LISTEN to the audio recordings online and write everything down from there. Most of her test answers are the precise details of things she spends little time on in lecture, so use the recordings.

10/30/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

extremely hard professor. dont take her if you dont have to. take some other professor. she made me hate biology!!!!!!

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