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Paul Myers
Professor in the Biology department
at University of Minnesota Morris, Morris, MN
are you Paul Myers?
Overall Quality
3.7
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.4
Clarity
3.9
Easiness
2.6
Helpfulness
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24 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/11/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL 1111 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Tough Grader" "Tests are tough" "Get ready to read"

I hope to never have this professor again. The scope of the class was to have 4 quizzes and 4 tests. I liked that idea, the quizzes being the benchmarks for how well you're doing and will help on the test. However, there were no quizzes, just tests for 100% of the grade. Professor is lazy and has terrible tests. Take someone else.

11/04/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO 1111 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Get ready to read" "Tests? Not many"

He's very opinionated. There are 5 tests all semester including the final, and that's all he grades. There is no homework. There is a lot of reading you have to do outside of class, but it's not bad if you do a little each night. It honestly isn't that hard of a class, you just have to study and deal. TIP: Know Francis Bacon's 4 Idols for test #1 !

04/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great Professor! Very opinionated, but that's ok!

12/30/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL1111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Wasn't organized. The syllabus was from the previous semester, and he made significant changes, making it hard to know what was going on. This class was the most random class ever. The tests were on things barely covered or not covered in class. Nice guy, but I wouldn't recommend him as a prof, at least not for FunGen.

10/29/2012
average
1 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Biol2111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took him for Cellular Biology. Honestly, his was the only class I enjoyed going to this semester. He has strong views about certain topics, but so what? We're here to learn all aspects of life, not just the sugar coated version you've been given up until now. He likes to challenge people, and comes off as offensive. Highly entertaining.

11/29/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL1111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Do not take PZ Myers if you have another choice. Unless you are fantastic at Biology already, you will not do well. I already had taken AP Bio and gotten A's and loved Bio, his class is not Intro level at all. Goes through things way to quickly, teaches at one level and tests on another. Not a good teacher.

12/17/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
Bio111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The course is very interesting. Prof Myers is is heavily engaged in anti-creationism which is great, but he is apparently 'too important' to substantively engage with students even in office hours. Luckily the material isn't too challenging but he seems lazy about writing tests and informing us what's in them.

09/17/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Biol1111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Pz myers is awesome! He's really famous so its like having a celebrity in class! He's up there on the news with Richard Dawkins and Jerry Coyne, although he hasn't written a book his comments are usually heard...that being said, he is always busy but his stuff isn't hard so long you pay attention.

09/05/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
biol1111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Alright this guy is sweet as hell, frank as hell and very good with words. He runs a popular blog and has been featured on several documentaries and gives talks everywhere. He teaches really well, and tries to be as clear as possible...is also tolerant of stupid questions, unless they border the insane.

08/16/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
scien1111 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

PZ Myers, very famous...has made numerous appearances everywhere, especially on the evolution vs creationism thing. Great professor, I like him...he is not easy though.

08/11/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
FGEDBio Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Interesting character. Very into anti-creationism. He can teach the course so that you want to learn. Not too hard, not too easy. One thing is he is always busy, always. Very hard to find him for office hours. Otherwise, if you are a liberal person, you will like this prof. If you are conservative, you will want to strangle him in the first week.

08/10/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
bio111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Ok Professor Myers (better known as PZ Myers)is an excellent scientist. He is always associated with names such as Richard Dawkins, and has featured in many documentaries, if you even type his name on youtube you'd see how popular he is. That said, he is an excellent scientist & professor...yet he is really busy, all the time.

10/28/2008
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO1111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very knowledgeable, and very opinionated. His lectures + power points are clear and helpful. He thoroughly explains the material, but never thoroughly explains whats on the test. He likes to throw in stuff from the readings to make sure you've been reading. Less approachable than most profs I'd say.

07/28/2008
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL1111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Awesome.

09/03/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Biogene Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Clear lectures. Very straight forward with what he wants you to know for tests. Good professor overall.

03/02/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Lots Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

His forte seems to be explaining topics from the top-> down. Also, he's great at anwsering questions, he never seems to have trouble seeing what the question is like many other professors. But, he always seems rushed and doesn't appear to enjoy talking to students.

01/16/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Bio 3101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very great presentation of information. Did a good job of being clear. Provided plenty of opportunity to learn

08/17/2004
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Human Phys Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Myers is very smart and knows what he's talking about--a good lecturer but tends to talk too fast to write it all down. Tests can be really hard--I thought they were a little unfair at times--not addressing the things that he said they would. Nice guy

12/17/2003
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Biol1101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

way too smart

12/17/2003
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Bio 2101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

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