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2.8
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B
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08/28/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B

Labs were easy but he rips papers to shreds when he grades. Contradicts himself a lot. He will tell you one thing and you do it that way but will say he wanted it done some other way when he grades your papers. Don't plan on using alternate methods (even if you get the same answer) Wants it done his way. Papers were the worst. Very frustrating.

05/14/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOG 121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I had Dave for my A&P 1 lab. If you can avoid signing up for his lab, I would advise it. He is very unclear as to what material is going to be on the quizzes and no matter how hard you study for them and feel confident about them, it will feel as though you know nothing about the material when you're taking the quizzes. I felt very misinformed.

03/25/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOG 122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I had Dave for AP Lab 1 & 2. I am confident I know my stuff because in his lab you have to. Yes it is hard and a bunch of brutal memorization but if you put in the time, you should pass. It is not easy and Dave does not bs his tests; know it or don't. I appreciate having to know it. He always would answer questions.

11/21/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Biology 161 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dave is super helpful. He wants everyone to succeed. He is quite short but he makes up for it with personality and fun.

07/31/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
biog122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Difficult material but he doesn't make it harder than it needs to me. Really nice guy will help you out and work with you when you need it. Test questions are straight forward and easy to predict. All about memorization

04/30/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOG121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class is about memorizing...you just have to DO IT! The teacher can't teach that...he is fair and helpful but you MUST study! I'm taking him again!

04/09/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
biog121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

IF YOU GET THIS TEACHER.. im sorry. He is very smart, but he teaches like he is doing lecture rather then lab. Quizes are very hard and when he teaches he is all over the place. IF YOU CAN GET SOMEONE ELSE!!!

11/23/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOG123 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Nice guy...knows his stuff but is unclear, not good at helping you to understand things. Only uses less than half of the lab time for instruction.

07/20/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
bio121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This was the worst Instructor that I have ever had to deal with, i felt confident that I was prepared for this class but this Instructor has a way of making you feel very Inferior. I tried my best to study to get good grades and it was pointless. He is not willing to answer any questions regarding his teaching or the course work, and his quizzes

05/19/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Biog122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

By far the most difficult professor to tolerate. He not only doesn't know how to teach, he does not know how to write a decent quiz. He makes all quizzes ridiculous and humiliating and makes you feel as if you wasted your time studying. DO NOT TAKE HIS CLASS!

10/28/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
biog122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Not an easy teacher, but is very fair.

04/15/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO161 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Do not Take, again I say DO NOT TAKE!!! Hardest of all professors. Will rip your lab work to peices, especially on your scientific method papers. Hard to get all questions correct. Tries his best not to give you an A. Better know your material well before attending class. Most labs you get out early. Can work in groups. Better know phenotyping.

04/07/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
biog161 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

If you care at all about your GPA, do not take him. He is the absolute worst professor I have ever had. Does not explain material well, and gets irritated if you ask questions about it. The absolute worst is the way he grades papers. I have always held very high A's in english. The way he grades is just about impossible to get an A on. Very tough.

02/24/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
biolo161 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very nice professor. However, he will kill you when he grades your papers. The class I was in had to write a scientific journal (the first that any in the class had ever written). Overall, the grades were horrible. You will fight for every point in his class because of the way he grades writing papers. The labs are easy, but the papers are extremel

12/30/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
biog161 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

As a lab teacher he made the labs kind of easy.. but he KILLS you on you papers and if you dont understand his level of intelligence you might just want to skip this one.

12/10/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOG161 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Had him for lab. Very nice man, very knowledgeable, explains the labs well. But you never, ever want him grading you papers. He has the most pedantic grading style of anyone I've ever had or heard of. You can learn in his class, but if you value your GPA, skip this man.

12/09/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Karohl needs to retire. He is very knowledgeable in the subject matter but has much to be desired as far as teaching it. He may have been a good teacher but frankly he seems burned out. He talks way to fast and does not slow down even when questions are asked. He seems to get annoyed if you do not understand how he explains it. Avoid Him.

10/10/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
bio121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

this is the worst lab instructor I have ever encountered I can not learn anything in his class not due to being lazy due to inefficient teaching do yourself a favor do not take his lab!!!!

07/10/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I am a 4.0 student and have to work very hard at it. He is tough because he doesn't teach well and his quizzes seem intentionally tricky. Not the kind of tricky that makes you think harder either. The kind of tricky that is humiliating. No matter how well I knew material, I fought like a dog for every point. Sorry, Dave. I tried to like ya!

04/17/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIOG162L Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He's a great teacher. Most who complain are merely lazy. Dave lays the groundwork and expects you to investigate the models yourself. I love this style of teaching, because everything shouldn't be spoon-fed to you. It means you actually have to study to do well in his class! THE HORROR! :) It's fine, when he dismissed early you can look at models.

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