Joanne Odden at Metropolitan State University of Denver

Joanne Odden

  • 3.8Overall Quality
  • 3.7Helpfulness
  • 3.8Clarity
  • 2.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/14/13

BIO 1080-1090

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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!

5/14/13

bio-3050

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

5/2/13

microbiology

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

1/22/13

Bio1080

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

12/9/12

bio3600

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

12/7/12

BIO3600

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/29/12

BIO3600

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

5/18/12

BIO3600

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher, but difficult tests. Would recommend her

4/23/11

BIO3600

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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!

1/12/11

BIO390S

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

12/29/10

BIO3410

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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 :)

11/14/10

BIO1080

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

A FANTASTIC teacher. Intelligent, enthusiastic and caring.

11/1/10

bio1080

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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!

10/19/10

BIO3600

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

9/9/10

BIO3600

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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!

7/31/10

BIO3600

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I've had her for Genetics, Symbiosis, and Developmental and I LOVE her! Her classes are enjoyable and you can tell that she cares about her students. With that being said, her tests are HARD!! She is very smart, which really shows!

1/25/10

BIO3600

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Odden is extremely intelligent and you can tell she has a passion for teaching. Although she is very difficult, she always explains everything very thoroughly. Also, she gives you a list of topics that will be covered on each test. Even with that list, you will have to devote a lot of studying to do well on the tests.

11/18/09

Bio390S

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I got an A in the class,very knowledgeable teacher,loves her subject,the concepts of the subject are very interesting.but she is a bad teacher,teaching isn't her strength,test are very confusing and the homework was more like an English class home work not a biology at all.trust me she should be doing research not teaching.take another prof please.

5/22/09

BIO1080

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is a very intelligent person, is just that she doesnt know how to teach!!Most of us in class were so confused about the test!!!Very hard to understand. Seems like she was trying to trick us in every question on the test.

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