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Kyle Summers
Professor in the Biology department
at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
are you Kyle Summers?
Overall Quality
2.7
Average Grade
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Hotness
Helpfulness
2.8
Clarity
2.6
Easiness
2.0
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26 Student Ratings
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07/26/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOL 4400 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This was my favorite class EVER. Lab practicals were on herp, bird, and mammmal identification and required some SERIOUS studying, but I think we all ended up doing well. Final was essay questions on broad concepts. Lectures were easy to understand and tied in well with what we saw in the field. Dr. Summers was a great teacher and i learned a lot.

12/19/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio3620 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Summers goes through the powerpoints very fast. I would recommend bringing a tape recorder. He will give very easy pop quizzes for attendance grades. His exams are hard. Do the study guides, read the book, ask questions, and show up to the review sessions with questions. His study guides can be long and you don't have much time to finish them

12/07/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOL3620 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

Class was okay overall. He was a decent instructor. My only complaint is that he went too fast to really take notes and he waits a long time before putting his powerpoints on blackboard. Some of his material does not come from the book so it is hard to study without notes or the powerpoint slides. The evolutionary genetics portion was difficult.

12/13/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
EVOL3620 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This guy is ridic. AVOID at all costs. He sounds like Kermit and does not know how to LECTURE properly, incoherent slides, 90 questions study guides and only 30 opened end question exams.. do not take HIM! He is too smart for his own good and laughs at himself but that doesnt help you pass -_-

10/13/2005
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
biol 2300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

kind of prof who can put you to sleep if you're not into the material and he makes you earn your grade (and then some). pulled an A with the curve. only sign up if you're serious about your bio major. did i mention i despise t/f exams now thanks to him?

09/01/2005
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
2300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

odd man. sounds like kermit the frog. KNOWS HIS STUFF. hard work! try Dr. Lamb instead.

05/10/2005
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL 2300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I should have failed this class, but didn't. I'm pleased about that, but I'm upset that he chose to make the class as hard as possible so that we don't learn anything. He goes into too many specifics that you don't even have a chance to get the gist of the core material. Don't take this guy.

05/04/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL 2300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Summers class was really hard. I made an F on every single exam and still got a C. I would recommend taking this class if you just want to get it done with and get a passing grade but not if you really want to learn anything.

05/04/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Biol 2300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class is super hard! You really have to study hard for his tests. The final is alot harder than the tests in the class. There seems to be an outstanding curve at the end. I went from a 70 something to an A!!!

01/24/2005
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
genetics Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

calm may prevail after this storm had him his first time teaching at ecu dry 75% and interesting 25% chaos is my take on much of what what presented worked hard through a low b to end up with an a b/c of how the final could count twice replacing a previous test baffled me many times but imnoeinstein

10/22/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
biol 2300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Genetics is hard no matter who you take it with. Summers has a weird voice but he explains stuff if you see him during his office hrs. He talks about AIDS and natural selection and mad cow disease in class and that was kinda interesting. And there's at least a 10 pt curve at the end so it's not bad.

05/06/2004
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
GENETICS Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

HE IS SUPER WEIRD, his tests are really hard, but if you work hard memorizing (and there is tons of memorizing) and you can pull a test average in the 80's you will have an A (he curves a whole lot at the end). He is not very clear when he teaches.

05/03/2004
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL 2300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

This is a very challenging class, I worked my butt off and received an 82 average, and an A with the curve. Summers' is one of the most unorganized professors I've ever had, but it is possible to get a good grade.

04/11/2004
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Biol 2300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Genetics is a hard class. Only for bio majors. I thought Dr. Summers could have been a bit more clear and a bit easier, but overall it was okay. Only take him if you know what you're doing.

04/09/2004
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
genetics Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

not as bad as everyone says. looking forward to the curve though

03/15/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
bio 2300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

this class is so incredibly hard. this guy can't teach and talks like kermit the frog. talks to students like they already have a phd in genetics. tests are impossible, but he does curve like crazy at the end. failed every test and still made a B.

03/15/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Biol 2300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

He DOES sound like Kermie! Anyway, i really dont think the class is that bad. I study equally for genetics as i do for other classes. His exams require understanding of concepts. If you dont understand look it up! He's not sociable, but is very smart.

02/05/2004
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
Genetics Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

His class is very hard, take it only if you have the time and dedication to study Alot. Good Luck!

12/15/2003
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
genetics Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Don't be intimidated by his intelligence. His class is hard but he curves alot and is willing to help if you go speak to him. He's actually pretty funny once you get to know him. And I agree, he does sound like Kermit.

10/31/2003
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
biol 2300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

give him a break...if you were a genius then you'd have social problems too. if you're planning a career in biol and do well in his clas (A) he is a GREAT recommendation.He is well renouned in his field. I was happy as hell to get a c. HARD HARD HARD

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