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Susan Bower
Professor in the Biology department
at Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
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Overall Quality
4.1
Average Grade
A+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.1
Clarity
4.1
Easiness
3.5
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07/02/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Biol 10A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Her labs are the only thing that is "easy" in this class. Although you get marked off for certain things that does not fit her criteria. Her tests are EXTREMELY difficult and painful to study for, having to memorize her lecture slides & textbk. The prerequisite for the class is Chem 1A, but for her you need to know O. Chemistry in order to do well.

05/27/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Bio 10A 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

Honestly one of the best teachers I've had at PCC. Super clear lectures and curved tests. Make sure you study carefully for her exams they are quite lengthy. Only complaint is she was late frequently but still a good professor.

05/20/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Bio 11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Bower is great. She gives really engaging lectures. I learned a lot in her General Bio section!

12/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Bio16 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She's GREAT. Just listen to her and re-read the notes. Did not really interact that much with her, but she is always willing to help anyone. She knows biology extremely well.

11/23/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIO16 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A+

I'm a diver, so I was already interested in Marine Bio, BUT with all that aside, She is an AMAZING Professor. Absolutely my favorite! She always explains things to the fullest extent fpr question. Tests are all based on lecture notes (with a few things from vids/side notes). She's so sweet, like a mom, and I wish I could take her again! <3 you Dr!

08/07/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Bio 11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

BEST BIOLOGY TEACHER! LOVE HER PERSONALITY..IF I CAN I WOULD TAKE HER AGAIN!THIS IS THE CLASS FOR YOU!

05/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Bio 11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

BEST TEACHER EVER! Her lectures take up the whole class period & sometimes she goes super fast so I suggest you record her because sometime she says things she doesn't put in the notes. NO quizes & her test are straight from the notes, all multiple choice. Honestly you can pass her test by studying just the notes. TAKE HER!

04/22/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIOL 1A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Bower is a very nice and fantastic professor. The semester I took she had to cancel a few classes for health reasons, but she was always rescheduled due dates accordingly. Her exams were typically easy, with little points being weighted on the lab. A very attainable A!

04/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Biology 11 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

Great Teacher!! Exams are straight foward. Unlike some teachers I have had, she doesn't waste class time on tangents. She only teaches things that will be on the exam and she doesn't give anything on exam that is not covered in lecture. You have no reason to not get an B or higher unless you just don't care, then that is your fault.

04/05/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Bio11 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Really great teacher. You don't really need the book as long as you take good notes and don't dose off. Exams easy, alot of it ends being extra credit so over 100% is possible. I have over 100% in this class and I have struggled in the past in school but a great teacher is all you need to have interest and she truly knows how to teach the facts.

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