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Scott Shaffer
Professor in the Biology department
at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
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Overall Quality
4.3
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.5
Clarity
4.0
Easiness
3.3
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
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10 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
08/22/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Biol 1A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This guy is one of the WORST science lecturer that I have ever had. Lectures are really pointless because he just regurgitates that power-points that were provided to him by the class textbook company. Exams are very difficult, not because of the material, but because the questions are so poorly worded and graded, it makes exams unnecessarily hard.

05/23/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Bio 106 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B

Shaffer is very interesting person to listen too during lecture. Funny and light hearted. His notes are complete and easy to study off of. Easier to learn his half of the class because his notes are complete, Lambretch notes are not. Little slow at grading. Easy to understand.

12/31/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIOL 1A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Take him. You will not regret.

06/07/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOL1A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very helpful during office hs. Answers questions you have and gives you feedback about your midterms so you can prepare for the next one. He is very clear and consistent with his lecture and tests. Advise you to ask questions if you have them as he appreciates class participation. I would totally take another class with him.

07/18/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
biol1a Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Pretty good, but very lengthy on the general knowledge of biology. This guy is the kind you sit around a fireplace and drink hot chocolate and listen to his stories. Did not feel like a class. Overall, good guy! Looking forward to a upper division class with him.

01/27/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
bio1a Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

A guy who loves ecology & animals and lectures through bio1a is quite passionate. He explained the concepts really clear and helped many student to pass the class. During his office hours, he was really helpful. Recommended!!

12/22/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Biol96ab Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Really nice guy, easy to talk to, ask him with questions and he will answer to the best of his ability. Currently teaching Biol 1A/B. I liked him the most after reflecting on those two semesters

12/22/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Biol96ab Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Really nice guy, easy to talk to, ask him with questions and he will answer to the best of his ability. Currently teaching Biol 1A/B. I liked him the most after reflecting on those two semeseters

12/15/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Biol96 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Biology 96A/B is now called Biology 1A/1B. He's really nice (compared to Soto..I hated him...) and helpful.

12/03/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Bio1 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

Really wants his students to succeed

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