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3.5
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3.5
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3.4
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1.9
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13 Student Ratings
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01/14/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MICRB201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Potter is really sweet. ALL the material on her tests come directly from what she lectured on in class. That being said, she loves detail so beware that even if she only metioned somthing briefly it's fair game. Despite what people are saying it's not impossible to ace her course.

03/13/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
MICRB201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Potter is very knowledgeable about microbio, but she should not be teaching an "intro" class. She teaches it the same as if it were at least a 300 level class, and doesn't change that even when she says the school won't make it a higher level course. If you don't absolutely need a course with her, I would not take it unless you love the subject

04/25/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
bio240 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

terrible teacher for a lower level class, has no place in teaching a low level course and grading as if they were graduating seniors. not impossible to pass even if you are a god of writing lab reports, she will tear you up and fail you, do not take her. Ruined my GPA for my first year and am possibly transferring because of it.

09/12/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
MICRO201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Potter is a great instructor -knows her stuff and is easy to follow during lecture. She is tough-but also up front about how difficult her exams are and how much work the class is going be (MICRO 201). She makes sure to let the students know about the difficulty level- if you are looking for an easy A, steer clear.

05/07/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MICRB412 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Potter is a great teacher and extremely helpful. But MICRB 412 is a very demanding course and not for those who are not all about microbiology. Also you might want to wait until your senior year to take it so you are best prepared for her critical thinking questions.

04/14/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Micro412 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

tough course. exams are tough as well. alot of information you need to know in short amount of time.

03/26/2009
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
MICRO202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

LONG TESTS! Very in depth essay questions that take a while to do, more than the time of the class! Overall a good teacher, but it seemed like she was only interested in helping few students.

02/09/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
MICRB201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The best thing about Dr. Potter is how willing she is to help. She really goes out of her way to assist you if you need it, and that makes her a wonderful prof.

01/16/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
MICR201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Potter is a great professor who cares about her students and wants to see them succeed. The class is an introduction to microbiology, therefore it can get overwhelming at times. However, if you aren't doing well Dr. Potter is always willing to help you!

11/12/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MICRB201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Potter's class is hard. But she teaches well and is extremely willing to help you. Students who rate her poorly clearly have never had a truly awful professor!

11/04/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
MICRO201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Nice lady but she has the wrong view of education. You'll be taking some of the longest, in depth tests of your life. If you can pull higher than a C, i tip my hat to you.

10/14/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
MICRB201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

dr. potter is by far, my favorite professor at behrend. her classes are hard, but you will come out of her classes knowing a plethora of information. she is also very helpful if you visit her during office hours. GREAT prof.

10/12/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MICRO201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Doesn't curve even though half the class fails her tests. To me that shows overconfidence in her testing abilities. Its also listed as a 200 level introductory class but teaches it like a 400 level class!!! Wish i would of know before scheduling my classes this semester. Be warned!

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