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3.8
Average Grade
A+
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3.8
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3.9
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24 Student Ratings
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11/06/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO1080 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Would take again" "Gives good feedback" "Inspirational"

Wish I had her for lab and am looking forward to having her for other classes. Clear review sheets, excellent power points and will explain anything you need. Well-organized, happy, bright, an amazing woman. Do the review sheets and review the power points, it is all laid out so students can LEARN, not just pass. :) quiz based on lectures.

10/28/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIO 1 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A+

She is a pretty easy teacher when it comes to basic biology. Her power points were about all you needed to study to get an A on the test. You get quizzes that can be tricky but she will drop your lowest grades.

10/09/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
General Biology Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Tests are tough" "Amazing lectures"

This class requires a lot of dedication, but Dr. Odden is by far one of my favorite professors so far. She is passionate about what she does and it shows. She is extremely engaged in the material and that's completely what makes the class. General Biology is going to be lofty no matter what, but if you want to REALLY learn something... Dr. Odden

05/12/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Genetics 3600 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Dr. Odden is awesome. She can seem tough and nitpicky, but honestly if you just follow her review sheets, they prepare you well for her tests. Not difficult to get an A. She's also humorous, organized, has great, helpful powerpoints. I only wish i had taken her for Cell and Molec too!

04/22/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIO 1080 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This class with this professor was pretty easy. It was easy to ask questions and she answered them with good detail. She does basically read off of the power points but the tests are fairly easy if you use the study guide.

05/14/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 1080-1090 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Odden Is very passionate about biology. I had her for lecture and lab. She is very clear and explains everything that is need from you in order for you to succeed. She was REALY organized and graded everything fast.(and you get many drops from your grade) Prepare to work hard and take advantage of extra credit! You will do well if you study!

05/14/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
bio-3050 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

first semester teaching cell and molecular. Genetics was more interesting. She basically read powerpoints from the book, couldve been online class. boooooooo

05/02/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
microbiology Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

great teacher but her first time teaching it so a little un prepared

01/22/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Bio1080 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Odden was a great Bio teacher to have. She loves what she does and does a good job teaching. You will get everything you need out of this Bio class and as long as you pay attention and go to class the class was pretty easy

12/09/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
bio3600 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She tries to cover too much and does not succeed. The exams are very difficult and does not come from the lectures. Horrible teaching methods. Rushes too cover material

12/07/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIO3600 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. Odden is amazing! She is a great professor. Her classes are thorough and there is a lot of material to cover- she does an excellent job at teaching it though. She is kind hearted and pretty funny. I recommend her to anyone.

11/29/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO3600 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Tough class & a lot of info to sort through. Extremely hard tests even with days of prep. The professor is very knowledgable but doesn't know how to teach. She rushes through stuff saying it's review even though its the last week before finals. She's dismissive of questions asked in class, especially if there is a long explanation. Needs some work

05/18/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO3600 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher, but difficult tests. Would recommend her

04/23/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO3600 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Just wanted to add to the person about the Genetics class...I DEFINITELY did all of the homework and actually really well in the class! Soo, I was just warning (like many of these other posts!) the future students of how awful her class and tests are even though she's super cool as a person! Glad that's cleared up!

01/12/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO390S Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Odden is awesome. She is a hilarious, smart, adorable human being. She is genuinely caring and helpful. Take her!

12/29/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIO3410 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Good teacher, good person, but not the best class. I had her for Symbiosis, which has the potential to be very interesting - and parts of it were. However, she REALLY likes Wolbachia bacteria and I would say the majority of the class was focused on it. If you are looking for interesting symbiotic associations, try Animal Planet :)

11/14/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO1080 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

A FANTASTIC teacher. Intelligent, enthusiastic and caring.

11/01/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
bio1080 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I have her for lecture and lab for bio. She really cares about her students. She went out of her way to get me into her lecture class and make sure that Iam coaght up to where her lecture was. She explaine everything so well, and in differant way so her teaching style reaches out to everyone. I recommend taking her for any class you can.Very funny!

10/19/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIO3600 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Contrary to another commentor who took the five week course, Dr. Odden VERY good. I found that those who did well in her course studied the lecture notes and DID THE SUGGESTED HOMEWORK. Others who didn't do the work were quick to complain. She is a great, meticulous communicator, and she is pretty funny. Take her genetics class if you get a chance.

09/09/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO3600 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Odden seems like a nice PERSON but as a teacher I thought she was awful. She took a somewhat simple subject and made it as hard as possible. I had her for her 5 week Genetics course and it ruined my summer! Her wording on tests don't make any sense, which everyone in the class agreed on. Should be doing research, not teaching!

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