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Rachel Mifsud
Professor in the Biology department
at University of Michigan - Dearborn, Dearborn, MI
are you Rachel Mifsud?
Overall Quality
2.8
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.9
Clarity
2.6
Easiness
2.6
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12/08/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio 100 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A-
"Assignments galore" "Tests are tough" "Tests? Not many"

This class had the largest amount of course work out of any class I have ever taken. She allows you to work at your own pace on a ridiculous amount of projects you get to choose from. Her powerpoints are not helpful at all when it comes to the weekly quizzes. Some criteria can be confusing but she does answer promptly.

08/10/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
BIOL 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A-

Professor Mifsud is a fantastic instructor! I highly recommend her.

06/08/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Bio 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

I got an A in this class based on effort. Not mandatory to go to class, only the first couple of class sessions yes. This class is unique in the way it is designed, but extremely easy once u get used to it. I honestly got weeks ahead because this class allows it. That way you can focus on your other classes. Get a team of about 5-6 ppl HELPS A LOT!

04/28/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Bio 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Yeah, it's a heavy workload for a 100 level class, but it's easy stuff. She even says you only have to show up only a few days during the semester. Most of the class can be done online. She's nice, laid back, and is clear on what she wants. I honestly couldn't tell you why she has had bad reviews in the past. I had no problems with her class.

04/24/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIO 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This is a fairly easy class. All you have to do is read and study the text she provides in modules, manage your time well and whenever you have a problem apply rule #1 ASK. I have to admit it was a little bit confusing in the beginning, but even if you don't ask after a while you'll figure it out on your own. So, all depends on you.

04/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Bio 100-003 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: A-

This class is based on how you like to work (and what aspects of science you like). Rachel is a great professor..helps out whenever you need it or ask for it. The class is designed for you to learn and acquire life skills such as time management. Just prepare yourself ahead of time, which is hard for college students. But u have to if u wanna pass.

04/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
BIO 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Amazing teacher who creates a student centered class. She will not let you fail if you try and makes sure that you are set up for success. Perfect class for people who don't like science.

04/09/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIO 100 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

The class was an easy requirement, but it's pretty useless to pay money to have to Google all the right answers (which she herself recommends). Her first rule was to ask questions yet she was rude every time I had to ask. She admits to not being interested in teaching this course. An easy class since you choose your project assignments.

03/26/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 100 Taken for Credit:No Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B-

She is very convenient with attending class. There are weekly quizzes. You have 2 attempts to take them. Pretty easy. I was not a fan of the group project. Which she turned everyones group project into the final which took me forever because it was like an exhibit but you are allowed to work together.

03/17/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Bio 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She is a great person. This class is designed for you to do what suits your skills and ethics. Do the easy assignments, which I did. People tend to make this class harder than it really needs to be. If you organize yourself weekly, as I did, you can actually get ahead and finish out the class strong and not wait till the end to complain. PREPARED!

01/12/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

attending class is not mandatory but you do receive points just for showing up. she posts everything online which is helpful. if you're bad with deadlines, do not take this class. students choose all of the assignments they want to do. online quizzes once a week that require google most of the time. she is a great person but not the best professor.

12/29/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIO 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Its a lot of homework but you don't take any exams just weekly online quizzes which you have 45 minutes to do and get to take it twice. Besides that show up to class and you earn your points. Also have to do assignments roughly 15 and 1 group project.

12/29/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIO100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

For us, the non bio, chem (anything related to science) majors, this class was really easy. Yes I admit it she made a few mistakes and was a bit confusing at times but her assignments are beyond easy. I received a B because I was not as organized as I should of been. She even let's you decide what assignments to do. I actually learned many things in this class. It was different from other classes & I love her attitude. I highly recommend her :)

12/22/2013
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOL 100 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This was the worst class I took last semester. There's a ridiculous amount of work for a 100 level class. She treats all of her classes, including the "hybrid" ones the same, so everyone does the same work. However, if you took it as an online class, you'll be teaching yourself and Googling all of the answers during the quizzes.

12/06/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
bio 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

i would do her and her class again. Easy A if you are college level student

06/23/2013
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Micro lab Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Absolutely the worst lab professor.She is never on time nor prepared and sometimes has no idea what she's doing.Careless has a dirty mouth and she's the type that will say "ya that looks fine turn it in," and she'll take off points on what SHE TOLD you was ok.I fell like shes trying to prove that shes a "tough" professor when shes just clueless.

05/18/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The class would have been easier if she had been a little more organized and if she hadn't taken the lazy approach to teaching. I normally get A's in science classes. Outside of class though she is an awesome person and I found out we actually have a lot in common, but I would not recommend her class to anyone.

04/20/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

By far the worst lab teacher I've ever had. She grades with no mercy and it's nearly impossible to get an A in her class. She doesn't tell you anything relevant to the lecture exam. She gives too much homework during exam week. DO NOT TAKE HER. Stick with someone else if you want your grade spared!!!! Worst experience ever it's pretty sad.

01/07/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIO100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I don't know what everyone is complaining about. She allows you to choose your own assignments. You can make this class as hard as easy as YOU want. She knows biology and is an excellent prof. She tries her best to make bio fun and interesting and makes an effort to relate to her students. This class requires a lot, but nothing impossible.

12/21/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Bio100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Definitely the worst class ever. So much homework and she preaches about time management yet waits until the last minute to grade. Also she down plays quizzes, but they are a big chunk of the grade yet she hardly lectures on them. Way to much work for non-majors bio don't take it

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