Jessica Poulin at University at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo)

Jessica Poulin

  • 4.5Overall Quality
  • 4.4Helpfulness
  • 4.6Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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4/12/14

Bio 200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

good professor.

4/8/14

BIO 200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/27/14

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/21/14

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

1/17/14

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/23/13

BIO 200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/19/13

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/19/13

BIO 200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/13/13

BIO200

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/23/13

BIO 200

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

6/18/13

Bio 200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/7/13

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/4/13

BIO337

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/10/13

BIO 200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/23/12

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/15/12

bio200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

10/30/12

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

9/10/12

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is briliant, teaches pretty well, and will not hesitate to help you if you go to her.

8/28/12

bio200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

i would recommend this professor her class is easy if u look over the lecture slides and study using her audio recordings. she lets you use cheat sheets for her exams(around 30 questions MC).

6/20/12

BIO200

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Everything that is barely described in lecture will be on your exams. She's extremely tricky, and the exams are VERY hard. You will be fooled on multiple questions. Studying takes at least 12 hours minimum. Extremely hard class.

6/7/12

Bio201

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Everyone should take a class with her, makes the subject a lot more interesting than it really is.

4/3/12

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Poulin is the best teacher ever! If you have an option take her! Be sure to keep up with the class and go to office hours and the A is yours! Also i would definitely suggest getting the lecture guide, it is a great tool to help you outline the course.

4/2/12

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Poulin is a fantastic teacher!I highly recommend her. She is so organized and truly loves teaching. Even though evo bio is a challenging course she makes it interesting. She published a lecture guide that goes along with the course. Its very helpful and has all the info outlined out along with practice questions.Go to office hours and work hard

2/9/12

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

BEST TEACHER AT UB. She puts hours into her lectures to make sure you understand, and it very funny! Get the lecture guide!! And go to office hours, she gives out test hints there! Lots of material, but Poulin makes sure you can get it all!

1/7/12

Bio200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Evo Bio is really hard, but if you get Poulin you are very lucky. She is so nice and so helpful. Just pay attention, take good notes and do really good in lab and you'll be able to get a good grade.

12/21/11

BIO201

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is really hard, but it's entirely possible to get a high grade in this class. Know the lecture material from each lecture and consistently review it and use lab to bring up your grade. Your grade depends on how you are in relation to the class average. Hope for a dumb class. The curve for fall '11 was <10 points.

12/21/11

bio200B

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the better professor at UB. I would definitely recommend her. Her exams are tough but manageable

12/14/11

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Poulin is my favorite professor so far in UB. Her classes are highly organized and she explained everything crystal clear. Didn't buy the textbook but did buy the lecture guide. Never memorize her material, you have to really understand the concept and everything. Exam questions are tricky but if you pay enough attention, you are fine.

12/12/11

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Poulin's class is very interesting. Informative lecture so pay attention and take great notes. She provides slides and audio links online which are very helpful. Evolutionary bio is a difficult course in general so you need to study for that course. Also, do not buy the textbook! Buy her lecture guide and lab manual. I suggest you take her class!

12/8/11

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Poulin is the best teacher i have ever had. She is a true nerd at heart but she is the most genuinely nice person i have ever met. She really goes out of her way if you have a problem or are struggling. Her office hours are awesome, she really knows her stuff. She prepares you for lab a lot. And buy the lecture book it is my life savior! :)

11/8/11

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Favorite professor at UB so far. Doesn't put me to sleep or anything. Her lectures are very planned out and you can tell she loves Evolutionary Biology. Definitely buy a lecture guide. Ive never gone to her office hours or anything but from her review days I can tell she's really helpful

10/1/11

BIO101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Poulin was so interactive with her students. She really makes everything clear. All I will say is don't bother buying the textbook... I never touched mine.

8/30/11

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Probably one of the best professors I have had so far! Dr. Poulin is enthusiastic about the subject and makes the class interesting. I would recommend her above the other BIO200 professors. I did not buy the book, but I did use the lecture guide.

8/8/11

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't buy the book, it is completely useless. The lecture guide is absolutely the best creation ever. Buy it, use it, sleep with it next to your pillow. It is the key to getting an A. Her lectures are incredible! One of my favorite professors of all time.

5/15/11

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Poulin's section is probably the best out of the three Evo. Bio teachers. She is friendly and always willing to help you. Go to her office hours if you need help with anything. However, her tests are pretty challenging at times so make sure you do heavy preapration before her tests. Lab for this class will help boost your grade.

5/1/11

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great Professor!! She tells you everything you need to know for the test in the lecture. She gives you a study guide for each lecture and holds helpful office hours. She's very helpful and approachable.

4/13/11

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Amazing professor! Very interesting lectures and she does a great job in making you understand. Please do take her, you'll not regret.

4/1/11

Bio200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Amazing Professor!!! There is a lot of material and you have to work hard in order to achieve an A, but its definitely obtainable. I ended up getting an A because i went over and listened to her audio/video recordings! Probably one of the best professors you will find at UB! You are going to miss her when this class is over!

1/10/11

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

DR. POULIN IS SUPERB! One of the best at UB for sure. She makes lectures interesting with anecdotes about her family or info about bizarre organisms. LISTEN TO LECTURE AUDIO POSTED ONLINE - she talks fast. Don't buy the lecture guide or "recommended" book. DON'T RELY ON CHEAT SHEETS - study REALLY hard to know the material and an A is yours.

12/23/10

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Poulin is great. She gives you everything that you need to get a good grade, its just up to you how much effort to put in. Her tests are hard and questions are usually long situation as opposed to straight forward facts. I got a 76, 48, 67 on all the exams (84 Lab Final) and got an even B in the course. No required textbook. Loads of fun.

12/22/10

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class isnt impossible but its hard and you really have to work to get an A. Youre allowed a tip sheet on every test which is nice and she records the lectures and puts it online. I would listen to the lectures even if you attended the class. I would recommend Poulin over all the other Bio 200 professors--shes approachable, fair, and funny.

12/17/10

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Poulin is a great professor, tests are hard but lab counters that. I did barely any studying and got a B-. Don't buy the book, it's expensive and tests are based on lectures. Take Poulin's class if you have the chance!

12/15/10

Bio200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

You guys are making this class seem impossible. Most of you are probably are not used to a class that requires SOME effort. I honestly treated this as a high school class and still manage to beat the average on every exam, and get a very good grade in lab; lab section is worth more than lecture. Cheat sheets make it pretty easy. Just takes effort.

12/8/10

Bio200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fun teacher, great teacher in fact. Slides are easy to follow but most info comes from her. Tests are very hard. Hard to fail the class, but also hard to exceed. 4 ests, 1 and 2 are on specific parts of the lecture, 3rd is cumulative on lecture, 4 is lab final. Cheat sheets for them all, but even with that you'll find these tests rough

11/18/10

Bio200

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best professor i've had, but you need to work for your grade.Tests are tricky but she gives you absolutely everything you need to do well (cheat sheet, practice tests, lecture guides, office hours ect), anyone who fails didn't try hard enough. Also hilarious and makes harry potter references on her test! makes a potentially boring class fascinatin

10/28/10

bio200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I will never skip Dr. Poulins lectures, even though attendance isn't mandatory. She's hilarious and she knows how to present the material so that it's interesting. She reviews everyother week which is very helpful. I would highly recommend taking her course.

10/21/10

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

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Hard tests (tricky), fun lecture, go over her stuff a few times and your good to go, lets you use a cheat sheet =]

10/6/10

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

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Easily the best teacher I've ever had at UB. Down to earth, funny and keeps things interesting. Tests can be tricky, but she provides more than enough resources to succeed in this course.

8/8/10

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wonderful teacher. Does not require a textbook. Keeps lectures interesting and fun. Can have wordy test questions, but overall very fair.

8/1/10

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is awesome teacher.It's my second time taking it n I learn a lot compare from Herreid class.She explain very clearly and if u pay attention, everything is on the test.Even though, tests r long questions, but they make sense.I'm not a Bio student at all especially Evo,but Dr. Poulin is better than the others. Take her if you can!!

7/5/10

Bio200

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

It's hard, but I think she's really working to prepare us for college and to *think* in a way I don't see with my other science courses. Just put in the time and you'll do well.

4/11/10

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Yes, this is a hard class. However, she is an amazing teacher and made the class really interesting, and I don't think i've ever learned so much from one class before. The poor ratings on here are probably those who got bad grades, it takes a LOT of work, but it's definitely possible to do well in her class if you put in the work.

3/30/10

Bio200

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

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The material in the class is boring and the tests are insane, but she is a good teacher and i feel I learned allot from her. He is fun to listen to and passionate about the material. Know that this is a hard class and you will need to put in effort.

3/25/10

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

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Interesting lecture, difficult labs, INSANE tests. This class is basically a weeder course. Be prepared to give up your social life or any remainder of it if you want a high grade.

2/9/10

Bio200

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

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She is a great teacher but you must put in alot of work too. Her lectures are very organized and interesting. She is very helpful in office hours. Her tests are difficult because you must pay close attention to detail and read quickly. In order to do well you have to listen to lecture multiple times, do practice questions and ask her for help

1/10/10

bio200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She really give you all the tools to succeed in her class. She video/audio records all her classes, holds reviews on fridays, gives practice questions on every section and provides previous exams. It is true her test are tricky, she loves to give long questions that tend to confuse most people, and frankly 50mins are not enough to take her exams.

1/7/10

Bio200

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

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DO NOT take this class because it is impossible to pass ANY of her tests. After reading her test questions, you are completely lost and dont even know what she is asking in the first place.

1/5/10

BIO200

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

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The material itself isn't overwhelming, it's her tests that are ridiculous. She is one of those teachers that is out to trick you with her tests, because they are all conceptual and really long, so that by the end of the question, you're more lost than you were before you read it. Don't take her class. It is a mind-boggler.

1/5/10

bio200

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

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I agree that this class is all about knowing how to take her tests. First you need to know the material top to bottom, but most importantly you need to know how to take her tests. If you can score 10-15 points above average on all the exams then you have a good shot at an A/A-.

1/2/10

bio200

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

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First, study the lectures. Second, study the lectures. Thrid, study the lectures!!! Try to learn the test taking strategies before you take the exam. Sometimes you just have to guess what she will put the answer as. Very hard course&exams. Interesting lectures.

12/21/09

BIO200

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

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Do NOT take this professor. No matter how well you know the material her tests test your ability to take tests, not your knowledge of the subject.This is coming from someone who is most likely going to end up with an A in this class and I wouldn't take her again no matter what.Her lecture may be intersting but her tests are incredibly tricky.

12/16/09

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

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Rater Interest1

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She is one of the hottest teachers hahaha, well anyway, her class is hard like any other bio class, but she lets us have a cheat sheet for each test, written out front and back of 1 regular sized piece of paper....do the appropriate studying and the class will be a piece of cake, also get the right TA and you'll be fine, since lab is 50% of grade

12/10/09

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

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She's the "easy" professor of the three that teach BIO 200. That said, this course is very hard! She's very reasonable though and genuinely wants students to succeed. My only complaint is that she sometimes asks very abstract or obscure questions on the exam. We don't even have the dreaded lab practical. Do your work, overall a very good choice!

12/10/09

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

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Rater Interest5

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Dr. Poulin puts the "fun" in "fungi". She really should be a part-time comedian. Her lectures are really interesting and she always has a break in the middle. You don't even have to go to class because she posts the lectures online to watch. She's very intelligent and passionate about her subject. Tests are hard but there are Harry Potter reference

12/7/09

bio200

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

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it's really hard to rate Dr Poulin because she is incredible but is gauged with teaching a really hard course. She is so funny and incorporates little stories about her family in the lectures along with great pics. Exams are hard and ppl complain but go sit in on Fourtners lectures I know i did and after i thanked god for Dr Poulin.

11/19/09

bio200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

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Rater Interest4

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I think she is a great professor who actually cares about her students. She goes out of her way making sure everyone understands the material and makes herself available when you do not understand some part of the material. I recommend her to everyone! One of the best UB professors!

11/16/09

BIO200

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

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This teacher is the by far the worst teacher I have ever seen. I'm passing the course but even so her exams are a *!@#, they have nothing to do with class. She easily takes down any aspiring doctors, if u have a choice dont take her. IDK what these other people say but this is definately not a teacher a freshman should take.

11/15/09

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

good teacher, but test questions are really hard

11/12/09

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

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Rater Interest3

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Dr. Poulin is one of the few professors that can keep my attention for the entire class period. Her lectures are organized well and engaging, and her stretch breaks allow you to reset your brain. Her tests are extremely wordy and require some critical thinking, but hey, it's college. The labs are completely useless, you won't learn anything.

11/5/09

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

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provides everything you need to succeed

11/4/09

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Poulin is an excellent teacher and made a typically boring class rather interesting. Although the course material isn't extremely interesting, Poulin teaches TO you instead of AT you. Text book not required and lectures are posted online. Exams are inferential instead of straight fact and are not easy. However, a notes sheet is permitted.

10/20/09

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

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Dr. Poulin is a great professor and really knows what she's talking about as well as making little jokes to keep it fun. She talks insanely fast which makes it hard to take notes but the lectures are recorded so you can go back to them later. You won't use the book at all, don't bother buying it. Lab was easy but TAs Justin & Eneda were awful.

9/11/09

bio200

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

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Rater Interest5

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very clear and concise. a lot of material but she creates outlines only had her for a few weeks now but shes pretty good. also very attractive

8/5/09

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

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Rater Interest3

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Exams are VERY WORDY. She'd put info that is irrevelant to mislead & waste most of the 50 mins that u have for the exam. Can always follow up with audio recordings for lectures, but don't rely on it (technology problems). Study everything from lecture cuz she writes lectures ahead, word-for-word,& reads it w/emphasis. class knocks out Doc wannabes.

6/29/09

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

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Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pretty much the best professor to have for this class. However, that does not mean she is easy. Tests are HARD and you will have to devote hours upon hours of study time. This is a weed-out course to discourage Freshmen who want to major in Biological Sciences but AREN'T WILLING TO PUT IN THE WORK! Good riddance in my opinion ;-)

1/26/09

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is the best! The lecture is very fun and you can make alot friends in the class. If you need help, she is always there for you. I Highly recommend you to take her class.

1/16/09

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The class is insanely hard to begin with. People say she's a great lecturer, I don't see it. Passed out most days even with a cup of coffee. Her tests will contain questions that she may glance by ONCE in lecture. I bombed every test, probably even the final, but manage to catch a curve.

12/22/08

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Evolutionary Bio is not an easy course. Dr. Poulin put the uber-specific terms and details she mentioned in lecture on the exams, while the more difficult things in the book hardly ever showed up. No need to go to lectures - just listen to them online, but know those lectures WELL, the info will be on the exams.

12/21/08

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Poulin is awesome! She's fun and makes class enjoyable. Go to class, take notes and go to her office hours if you have questions. If you have to take BIO200 take it with her!

12/9/08

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is a great profesor with awesome teaching skill!! She is extremely helpful and nice!! Make sure to choose her section if you are going to take BIO 200!!

12/6/08

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

omg Poulin is HILARIOUS!! Such a good professor, lectures are really interesting and her tests are really fair. Go out of your way to have her, she is amazing!!

12/5/08

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very clear when teaching. She added interesting details and stories in class to keep us energized and help us remember facts. I looked forward to going to class, because I knew Dr. Poulin would not simply restate information of out the textbook. Her tests, which were fair, reflected what was taught in class. Take her!

12/2/08

bio200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Coolest teacher i've ever had she is very excited to be there which makes it better for you. You will not need to look at the textbook at all just go to lecture. Tests are on lecture however questions aren't just repeat what she told you .... they make you think, (welcome to college)

11/22/08

BIO200

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

While she is a great teacher and speaker as well, she makes her tests extremely hard and most of the questions are about tiny insignificant things compared to her lectures. Also, she has different terminology for things in the lab manual so you have to learn both terminologies. Notes r useless, just study from the lab manual and listen to lecture

11/21/08

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is an excellent speaker, speaks w/crystal clear quality. Her exams are harder than you would expect. As previously mentioned by others, she hardly have questions on things she emphasized upon. Tests can be hard, but u would need to read the text as well as attend all lectures in order to get an A.U won't get bored in her class. I highly recomme

11/20/08

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best professor I've had yet! Lectures are extremely interesting! Exams are fine as long as you study!

11/18/08

Bio200

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

nice teacher, short classes, easy going personality. her tests don't match up with her notes. she tests on what she says in her lectures - stuff she does NOT emphasize in class. Her notes don't prepare you for anything! this something hard to handle for some like me because i take written work more seriously than what is lightly covered verbally.

11/13/08

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Amazing teacher! Easy to follow keeps class interesting!! TAKE HER!! You will love her!!

11/13/08

Bio200

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Brilliant teacher, actually knows what she is doing. However, her tests don't correlate well to the practice questions. Average is around a 60 and she says there were be no curve. My only gripe is that she seems to over-emphasize things, but not test them... rather she tested on the less discussed topics.

11/11/08

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

lectures are interesting and she keeps them short enough that you don't loose interest. very helpful and willing to help you outside of class

11/9/08

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor is extremely helpful. She knows what she is talking about and she makes class so interesting! By far the best evolutionary bio teacher at UB! Her tests are very fair; they're easy enough to not have a curve. I highly recommend her!

11/7/08

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Teaches very well and in a fun way too! e.g. C if for conifers.

10/30/08

bio200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

10/18/08

BIO101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Poulin is truly a wonderful teacher. She's passionate about the subject material and makes class very interesting. Also very funny and down to earth.

10/12/08

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

One word: Awesome.

9/29/08

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I absolutely despise Biology and most science courses. Dr. Poulin actually makes Biology interesting. THAT makes a great teacher. Good Job! Two thumbs up.

9/26/08

bio101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

i've never had a bio teacher that actually knew what she was talking about, but you do and you make it fun

9/16/08

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Poulin is great. She explains everything clearly, and she is eager to answer student's questions. By far my favorite teacher this semester.

9/10/08

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

she is great!!! she is funny, to the point and extremely willing to answer questions immediately if there are any. if you're going to take bio, try to get her. you wont regret it.

9/9/08

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Poulin is amazing. She makes Bio super fun and is always engaging and concise. I've only had her class for less than 3 weeks but I know I'm going to enjoy going there! Get in her class at all costs and make sure to sit in the front!

8/31/08

BIO200

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best bio teacher at UB thus far.

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