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Steven Gallik
Professor in the Biological Sciences department
at University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
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Overall Quality
2.9
Average Grade
D
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.4
Clarity
3.4
Easiness
2.1
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07/13/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Bio331 HISTO Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Lectures are clear and concise. Read verbatim off slides. Most test questions are straight forward however usually has about 5 which are poorly written and he doesn't help clarify the meaning. Blatant honor code violators on the lab portion of this class were ignored which was not cool.

06/27/2014
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIO 221 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: D

Dr. Gallik's teaching style is clear, precise, and very thorough. I appreciated his detailed lectures and his numerous resources. He is very callous and unapproachable however. He promised me that I would be able to take a lab practical that I missed and ended up not allowing me to. Thus, my A turned into a D.

04/21/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio 122 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 ridiculously hard. The lectures are so boring and he reads right off the slide and gives you the notes. Expects you to know everything from lecture and I studied my ass off and got D's on tests. EXTREMELY unapproachable- not helpful at all and is very condescending. AWFUL.

02/22/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Bio122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

His tests are fairly easy and are basically word for word what is gone over on the lecture handouts. However, he makes you bring lecture notes that are word for word what is on the slide making going to class not very helpful. He is incredibly unapproachable. He takes forever to put things like grades up.

12/03/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO 341 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I like Dr. Gallik! He is a nice guy and is helpful if you need him. The tests are difficult, but as long as you study the lecture handouts you should do fine (and he gives like chances to get at least 10 points of EC on each exam). Also helpful for Pre-Med. Lab is super easy.

05/04/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIO 122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Gallik is an overall good professor. All his tests are based off the material he covered on his slides during class. His lab test are hard, but just study the lab notebook. He is not very approachable...but I would definitely take him for biology anyways. PS. He offers lots of extra credit opportunities to help boost your grade.

03/27/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
HISTOLOGY Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very clear on what you need to know during lecture. Everything is in slides. Tests you on pretty much everything. He does test you on the assigned readings. somtimes a few oddly worded questions on test but rare. Lab exams can be hard due to poorly worded questions and students messing with microscope.

11/28/2012
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He was very difficult and hard but he spelled out all that was needed to take the exams and made sure that you did not have an excuse to fail. I recommend that you study at least 2 weeks in advance though if you want that A.

10/03/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOL340 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Good professor. Some people don't like him because you have to actually study for his tests and put some work into the class. He doesn't tolerate stupidity. Works for me.

07/21/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 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

study hard for tests or you wont do well. begin at least a week in advance

06/15/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL122 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Tough exams! Study his ppts a lot! And DO NOT COME IN LATE!!!

04/24/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOCEll Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

ugh!!!

04/22/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOLCELL Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's a good teacher, and he's passionate about his subject - unfortunately, he's so unapproachable and isn't helpful outside of class. His tests force you to memorize small details, so go over every portion of every lecture, and maybe the book too. I for one put a ridiculous amount of time into studying for the tests, but it still didn't pay off.

08/06/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOLlots Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I agree with the below commment, you hate him or love him. his teaching style in universal and once you figure out his testing methods they are easy to study. assigns a maybe 1 reading per exam...make sure to know this material! take him!!! the cell bio online manual is really helpful and creates less work for you. histology- know details

05/28/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOLmany Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's the kind of teacher you either love or hate. He can be rough in cell biology since most students are sophomores and some of them aren't serious about bio. Easy to study for - use the powerpoints and any assigned questions, skim the text. Once you prove yourself to him, he's a nice enough guy. Not as bad as most people say.

05/14/2009
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIOL443 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

My favorite biology professor. He is so passionately loves what he teaches even though he is NOT approachable. Literally just memorize the notes word for word. Cool thing about this class is you get two take home exams (four exams in total) and some really easy assignments that boost your grade. He repeats things and really simplifies them.

03/25/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Ok so yes he is very enthusiastic about the material, but that's about all i can say on the positive side. He goes through very large amounts of material, and expects you to know everything down the the last detail. Study HARD!

03/25/2009
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Hist331 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very very hard tests. Prepare to spend hours upon hours studying. Nearly impossible to get an A.

03/15/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Terrible.

11/05/2008
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIOL121 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

He's HILARIOUS! He gets so into the material; it's the funniest thing I've ever seen. Biology is obviously his life. He puts all the material that go on the tests on powerpoints that you can access over blackboard so attendance isn't mandatory but the only grades you get are on exams.

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