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Elizabeth Wood
Professor in the Biology department
at University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
are you Elizabeth Wood?
Overall Quality
3.8
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.9
Clarity
3.8
Easiness
2.4
Helpfulness
0
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0
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28 Student Ratings
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07/18/2014
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ANTH 367 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Wood's home department is EEB. With that being said, be prepared to brush up on molecular biology and genetics. I enjoyed the class, but I know that others were frustrated with her because she got so caught up in the molecular aspects of it all and didn't really know how to put it in context of ANTH. But she did curve, so that was a plus.

05/11/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECOL182 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This class was split between 3 professors. Dr. Woods' section was BY FAR the hardest out of the three. GO TO LECTURE and pay attention or you will be confused when it comes time to study. Although multiple choice, her questions are long and wordy and require a good amount of critical thinking. Read the book, some stuff is not in the powerpoints.

02/21/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECOL 182 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

As long as you know the material you will do fine on the test. She makes it really easy to understand

02/14/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECOL182L Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

These labs were honestly the biggest waste of time. The UA needs to review their bio labs because all of these labs were computer based kindergarten level activites, that were all mostly busywork. They scheduled activities for the entire lab time just so that no one could leave early.

08/12/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
Genetics Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Really hard class and waaay too much material for the summer but I didn't study as much as I should have. She gives practice exams that are similar to the real exams which were good but still didn't do well. The problem sets brought my grade up - she will tell you if you have the right answer on those.

08/12/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECOL 182 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Took this class over the summer. Alot of material in a short amount of time but it was a good class. Fair tests.

08/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Genetics 320 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Good class, not too difficult - got an A.

08/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 182 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

good class

08/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECOL 320 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great course and I am glad I took it during the summer. She was very helpful and fair but I didn't do so great on some of the exams.

01/28/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECOL182 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. Wood is a great teacher - very helpful. Her lectures were good and she knows the material but there was so much to learn in such a short period of time (I took this class in the summer.)

01/11/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECOL182 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This is a great class if you really want to learn biology. A lot of material was covered but Dr. Wood made the material easy to understand. She went out of her way to help me and other students. This is a good course but be prepared to work at it.

01/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECOL320 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Wood is a good teacher, the class is worth taking. She explains the material well and I feel like I learned a lot. Her exams were fair and she was always very willing to help me.

01/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECOL320 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Class consists of four tests and a final so it's important you go to class and do the homework. The tests aren't hard however - very similar to the homework. Wood is a good teacher, the class is worth taking.

08/15/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECOL182 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Terrible. she constantly confuses herself and cannot effectively answer questions. DO NOT TAKER HER CLASS.

08/08/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECOL320 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This is probably the most difficult class that I have ever taken. It is all problem solving. I hated it but Dr. Wood did her best to help me through the material. I may have done better if I had studied more.

08/08/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECOL182 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I don't understand some of the previous posts - she is a great instructor and really cares about student learning. I noticed that a lot of students expected a good grade just for showing up. This is biology, you have to learn the material to get a decent grade. I worked my tail off and expect an A - difficult but I learned a ton.

08/08/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECOL320 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I took this class during the summer and it was my favorite biology class that I have taken to date. Genetics is difficult and she did her best to make it clear. She is very helpful if you want it. Don't expect to attend class and earn a C or above. You have to earn it.

08/08/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Ecol182 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

The absolute worst science teacher I have ever had. Her exams do NOT correlate with her teaching. All she does is read her powerpoints. If you were ever skilled at taking SAT's or ACT's you may have a chance but it was absolutely horrible. Do not take her during the summer! Horrible just horrible. Nice lady though.

08/06/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECOL320 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Took this class over the summer in the hopes of getting it out of the way. Unfortunately, there is far too much material and she gives far too little review. Absurdly difficult tests with trick questions. Do NOT expect to slide by with just looking at the slides- you MUST be determined to pass and DEDICATED to receive anything higher than a C.

02/08/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECOL320 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is clear and very helpful, if you ask. Do not expect to just show up to class and do well. This class requires some work. It would make the class more enjoyable if she joked around more.

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