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Michael Erwin
Professor in the Biology department
at Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, GA
are you Michael Erwin?
Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.0
Clarity
3.1
Easiness
2.4
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
37 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
10/22/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio1107K Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: WD
"Tests are tough" "Tough Grader"

Please do not waste your time!! Don't even take this if its the only class open. This is the worst mistake of my life

10/21/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio 1107K Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: Rather not say
"Tough Grader" "Participation matters" "Tests are tough"

One word: Terrible. I don't recommend that anyone takes him.

10/20/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio 1107K Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Tough Grader" "Get ready to read"

The test are really hard. When it comes down to tests you have a bunch of material to study for it with because you take your own notes, which isn't a good thing, because you don't really know what to study. He doesn't give study guides, the tests are EXTREMELY HARD. I think this is the hardest class ever I've taken. Trust me.

06/24/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
BIO 1107K Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A+

Dr. Erwin is an excellent teacher. He is more than willing to give you help outside of class. You definitely need to read the textbook and take detailed notes on it. He gives an open notebook quiz for the chapters he covers before class. It's EASY. You just need to do the work for it. Study your notes for the exam!

06/20/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIOL-1107 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A+

Dr. Erwin is a great teacher. His tests are hard and challenge your understanding of the material. He has a great personality and makes lecture interesting. To pass his class simply read the book, attend lecture, and do the work. Plus, he's a great looking man, so you won't get bored looking at him. :D

05/30/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
bio1107 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is a cool guy and expects you to read the chapters before attending class. It is very important that you do because there will be quizzes in the begin of every class. Be sure to ask questions if you have them and do the online work he assigns, because they are worth bonus points on test. It's a lot of reading and you take your own notes. :)

03/25/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO 1107K Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: WD

He is a really cool dude! Super funny and makes class interesting ! BUT, his class is not easy! he is a great teacher but you HAVE to know your stuff. Goes over two chapters and week and his quizzes are over the tiniest little details.I would not take him again you MUST LOVE bio to be in his class. He teaches like everyone there is BIO major

02/05/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Biol 1107 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Read the chapters and take notes very detailed and long. Quiz comes before the lecture. Not a clear understanding of what he wants. He just throws you out there to do everything with no instructions pretty much. Teach yourself. Doesn't post PowerPoints to study from. Dont Take unless you have no other option. !! BEWARE!!

01/10/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOL 1107 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

If you take his class, be prepared to take extensive notes and do a lot of out of class reading. That being said, he is a great teacher and explains everything in class. I had to work my butt off to get an A, but when it came to the final I felt as if I had learned enough to hardly spend any time studying for it.

12/20/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
1102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: C

I've never been so happy to receive a "C" average before this class. You honestly have to spend a few hours before each class on writing detailed notes. Make sure you know the chapter and come prepared with questions. He likes to see students learn and apply the material.

04/03/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL 1107K Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is very helpful with deadlines, but not too easy. He makes you work for your grade, and if you're trying hard he'll be happy to help you. His tests are straight frm the book, but the book's chps are long, so take LOTS of notes for the quizes. This class requires study time outside of hw, and labs. Do not take with hard classes.

12/09/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL1107 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Wow. I copied half of the book into my notes. Completely pointless. Every class, we had a quiz over our notes - before the lecture. The tests were insanely hard, and I never knew what to study. Also throughout the semester we never got any tests or quizzes back. DO NOT TAKE!

12/05/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL1107 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Do not take him! Quizzes BEFORE the lecture! Will answer a question if you have it but is not clear. In lab always has comments about not wanting to be there and having other things to do. Cool guy but not a good teacher.

12/04/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL1107 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

DO NOT TAKE HIM! He's a cool guy but terrible teacher! He gives lectures AFTER the quizzes for that chapter. Quizzes every class. Labs are easy but dont expect them back to study for the final! Or even a quick grading! His excuse for being hard is "its college, what did you expect", NOT COOL! Tests are impossible to pass! Will never take him again!

11/07/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO1107 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

DO NOT TAKE HIS CLASS... he is very rude and when he talks about things its like hes talking chinese. you do pojects that have nothing to do with his class you have a quiz evey class on every chapter, to tell the truth i have never had such a bad teacher! please do not take his class!!!!

10/30/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO1107 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

STUPID HARD. Don't take him unless you absolutely HAVE to. You teach yourself everything & tests are ridiculous. He takes random statements from the chps & asks questions on that! I LOVE HIM, HATE his class. It's impossible to pass the tests, quizzes are easy if yu take EXTREMELY detailed notes from the chps. He teaches AFTER quizzes & very briefly

09/13/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO1107 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This guy... a LOT of work. Tests, quizzes, labs, research paper, interview session. He is REALLY serious on working hard, don't be fooled b his laid back attitude! Getting an A or B is IMPOSSIBLE!

04/11/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO1108 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

attend class, take EXTREMELY DETAILED notes or you will not pass his quizzes. labs are guaranteed A if you show up. tests are hard unless you understand the material. he's an extremely cool guy though, one of my fav professors to talk to but his class killed my brain cells

01/08/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio1108 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He's a pretty cool teacher, but the class is tough and u gotta work really hard. He is a tough professor but if u put in a lot of effort, then u'll b fine, but its a tough class so b prepared to take notes and work hard in class and lab.

01/03/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio1107 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is the coolest professor at GGC but he is also the hardest I've ever had. Half of my class dropped during midterms and some changed their majors because of him. If you are really in it 100%, he won't fail you but be ready to work your butt off. When taking notes from the book, take good notes because that is your only study guide.

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