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Joanna Wilson
Professor in the Biology department
at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
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Overall Quality
2.0
Average Grade
A+
Hotness
Helpfulness
1.7
Clarity
2.4
Easiness
1.7
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
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14 Student Ratings
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10/11/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
1A03 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: A+
"Tough Grader"

She is a terrible teacher. She should get a new job.

03/31/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio1A03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Joanna is rude, arrogant, and entirely unapproachable. She does not seem to like teaching at all, and complicated the material she presents, rather than clarifies it. One of the worst professors I've ever encountered.

05/03/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio1A03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Multiple choice questions on the final exam are insanely difficult and worded so that even if you understand a concept completely, two answers can still be correct because of grammar.

03/22/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO1A03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

slides are useless, unhelpful, makes simple things confusing. expect to do a lot of work on your own

11/26/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio1A03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Joanna is unapproachable, arrogant, and unfriendly. I disliked coming to class because her lecture style was very dry. The biology department should consider finding a replacement for her because this is an important class many students have to take.

08/03/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio1A03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Horribly boring and hard. Made me hate genetics :/

05/20/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO1A03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

While the midterm was hard, both her and the other prof (Kajiura) contributed equally challenging questions. Others also claimed Wilson's portion on the exam was hard but I found it easy. She explains concepts well but isn't very engaging or approachable.

04/17/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio1A03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Least favorite prof all year. I hated coming to class.

03/29/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio1A03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I really dislike her teaching style. I found she was rather rude, very unapproachable, and seemed to really dislike her students. Her material was completely off slides, and following was often difficult. Her test questions were hard and mostly unfair.

03/16/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO1A03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Not a fun/enjoyable prof at all. Lecture notes are straight from the textbook. Stops lecture if one person is talking. Does not seem approachable.

08/30/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio1m03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

:((

08/30/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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06/21/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO1A03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Awful, unwelcoming professor. There were three professors teaching the course alternatively. And out of the three, she was the worst one. Many students skip the classes because of her. She discourages questions sometimes. Overall, a bad professor.

05/22/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIO1A03 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Excellent prof, really knows what shes talking about and how to get it across to students. Very fair test questions as well.

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