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Barry Bates
Professor in the Biology department
at El Centro College, Dallas, TX
are you Barry Bates?
Overall Quality
4.0
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.0
Clarity
4.0
Easiness
3.5
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12/08/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
2402 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A
"Assignments galore" "Would take again" "Get ready to read"

I took this class online (full time job & student). I would not recommend this class if you are not very disciplined! There are no lecturesnotes just a blank outline that must be done in order to study for tests & complete assignments. There were a ton of assignments but helped to boost grade. Lowest test grade dropped. Test were relatively easy.

07/29/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Biol- 2401 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Bates is awesome! But FYI he does not teach the class! So pretty much you're stuck with listening to powerpoints in class by some other professor. Yet, Bates only shows up on reviews days and test days. He lets you use your notes on the test but not the lab so you have to study lab! He drops the lowest test and lab quiz. Good Luck!

05/20/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
biol2402 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Taking this class online was pretty much like having no instructor at all, everything was out of the box McGraw Hill. Also, the website constantly bogged down or crashed the flash player, no matter what computer I used (mine is new) McGraw Hill Support was absolutely worthless. I got my A, But it took 3 times the effort. Don't take this online.

12/13/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
bio 2401 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B

I would recommend you take his class on campus, not online. online was a bit difficult. The study guides are extremely long! The tests are taking on campus. There are 6 tests. lowest one will be dropped. Not too bad, but not easy. Worked very hard for my B!

09/25/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL 2402 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This online class is not all that others make it out to be. It's hard. The Proctored exams do have questions that come out of nowhere and appear to be McGraw Hill test bank questions. Take this on campus... A&P is not online class material.

08/17/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
2401 54420 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

i took A&P I online alot of work but it was worth it. if you study the study guide you will pass every test. prof. bates is awesome. he responds to emails fast. i highly recommend him

08/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
BIOL-2402 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Amazing professor, I took him for summer 2. Worth the 45 minutes travel time.take good notes in lecture and you will pass his exams. rarely even touch my textbook, but did need the lab manual.he's a bit hard of hearing, so speak up and speak clearly. Pretty easy A if you put in the effort. great nice guy. Must attend lectures.

05/17/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
BIOL2402 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

Best teacher ever ! He is very easy to understand and everything on the exam comes from lecture notes. I highly recommend him. Want an A, work hard for it & he will give you that A. He cares more about your grade & your effort into making the grade then everything. He is understanding & he is funny when he wants to be. Great professor !

04/08/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOlogy 2401 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

great professor is always willing to help you further understand any topic if you take notes and do the review sheets for lecture and lab you will make an A in the class and that is more important to him than staying on tract.

04/08/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIOL2402 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great Professor. Read you book and do your study guides! You will make an A in this class if you pay attention. Very helpful!

12/07/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOL2402 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took BIOL 2402 (A/P #2) online, and I wouldn't recommend taking this online. I feel like A/P is too in depth for just an online class where are you are provided with is homework assignments, online labs, and then tests. I wish I had taken this class in-class instead of online. Professor was nice.

09/18/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
BIOL2401 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher :) helps you in anyway you can!!

06/12/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIOL2402 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Get this teacher! guaranteed A. Keep up with your work in lab and lecture. He loves what he does and he's always willing to help. He understands if you have some issues, he works with you. A lot of extra credit opportunities. You have a guaranteed 6 pts extra on exams if you do a good study guide. Draw on them, I always got full points bc of it.

05/16/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIOL2401 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

Do the work and you will learn alot! His A&P I course prepared me for physiology at the university level. I got a B in his online course but an A at the university level. They don't make professors like him often!

12/16/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Biol2402 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor Bates is a very informative instructor that provides both the information you need for the class as well as information that you might want to learn about for your career in health care. Professor Bates provides review sheets for each test which can often be used on tests as well as extra credit points added to your test grade.

11/05/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Bio5001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Bates very knowledgeable about the material that he is teaching you and willing to answer questions that you have about the material, as he said it best ? that?s what he?s there for?. He provides review sheets for both his lecture and lab exams. And extra credit opportunities do present themselves throughout the semester

05/25/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Biol2401 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Bates is the bomb!

05/19/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Biol2401 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Took A&P online with him (both levels). Its a little hard just doing it online. He's pretty easy, and fair grader. I think it's hard enough to make a perfect A in this class, even harder online. But he seems very nice and explains any questions you have. Would recommend him.

05/06/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO2401 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This is the teacher to get if you want to get an A, I had some personal issues that interfered with school that's why i ended up with a high B. Overall, he makes the class very easy, its like he wants you to get an a, he gives so many opportunities to earn extra points! great teacher! get his class for sure!

11/21/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL2301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Bates responds to email and grades fast. Homeworks needs to be answered in great detail straight from the book.Take home tests are pretty hard. Proctored tests are off the chain!Can't answer most of the questions even with open book!Basically u have to memorized the book word for word to pass the test!Online class not recommended!

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