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Overall Quality
3.3
Average Grade
B-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.6
Clarity
2.9
Easiness
1.9
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31 Student Ratings
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12/17/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B-
"There for you" "Respected by students" "Participation matters"

Amazing teacher! You can really tell Ms. Deaver loves what she does and wants her students to learn! Best ever!

12/14/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B
"Participation matters" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Assignments galore"

Do the work, pay attention, study the handouts and you will be fine. People who complain about Ms. Deaver don't do the work expected of a college class. She is AWESOME and if you try, you will succeed! Love her!

12/02/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIO 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A
"Assignments galore" "There for you" "Would take again"

I LOVE Ms. Deaver. She really cares about students and wants you to succeed. Even with getting B's on the exams, I have a A in the class because of other assignments work hard on the project!). She will talk to you anytime and genuinely cares. Love her!

12/02/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Participation matters" "Respected by students"

Ms. Deaver is awesome! She will do anything to help a student pass. Biology is a VERY DIFFICULT class, but she will try to break things down, work with you outside of class and even work with you over the weekend via email. She LOVES what she does and it shows. Work HARD, complete the assignments, and ask questions and you will be fine.

11/26/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Participation matters" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Would take again"

Ms. Deaver is amazing! My favorite part of class is when she decides to lecture from the board rather than powerpoint. You have to take notes, pay attention, and listen, but she really tries to pull everything together and give you the most important points. The LearnSmarts and in-class assignments are really helpful as well!

11/20/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Participation matters" "There for you"

Mrs. Deaver is AWESOME! She really loves biology and tries to convey that to her class. My favorite part is when she teaches from the board, rather than powerpoint, because she does a great job of pulling the ideas together. Her tests are hard, but if you use the handouts and pay attention you can do well!

11/12/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: C-
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Tough Grader" "Tests are tough"

She is a really nice person, but has super hard tests and you need to pay attention in class and try to understand the powerpoints, because that is all she gives you

11/06/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO 142 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Tough Grader" "Tests are tough" "Papers? More like novels"

To get higher than a 75 on the final you have to go above and beyond a basic (yet correct) answer on the essay portion. So why answer the essay at all? Shes the only teacher Ive ever had that said a standard yet correct answer is worth the same as nothing. Shes too concerned about proving how much she knows about A&P. Its just a game to her.

09/03/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO 142 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I felt like she enjoyed tricking us. Some of the tests and projects were just goofy and time consuming. It didn't seem like it was about education- it was just about giving her what she wanted. The harder I worked the worse I did. It was just a guessing game the whole time. I liked her as a person, but not as a professor.

08/07/2014
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO 142 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Would not recommend her, especially not for a summer class. She demanded an excessive amount of time in order to succeed in her class. Her teaching style includes monotonous lectures with hundreds of slides for each chapter. She does a poor job of emphasizing key concepts and explaining them while expecting u to know it come exam time.

08/04/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO 142 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: C

I don't recommend her for everyone. You have to be able to teach yourself the material. She spent alot of class time just asking questions. She doesn't explain things well, and if you ask a question it will most likely be returned with her asking YOU more questions. Overall it was an annoying experience. She expected us to figure it out ourselves.

08/01/2014
average
4 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio142 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I took this course in 5 weeks over summer. WORST IDEA EVER. Mrs. Deaver is very nice, smart and helpful... but I'm not a fan of her teaching style. She only reads the powerpoints and does a really bad job at explaining concepts. Thank God for Kahn Academy. I managed to get a B but worked my butt off and feel like I didn't learn very much.

07/30/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 142 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Where to begin? Professor Deavers is really nice and very knowledgeable about the subject matter, however, she should not be allowed to lecture. She mentioned to our class that this was her first time teaching BIO 142 and it clearly showed. She was so hard to follow and all over the place. There are better options for this course than her.

07/29/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 142 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Never take a 5 week class! With that being said, Ms. Deaver did whatever she could to make it fun and interesting. The work load was a lot, but what else would expect in 5 weeks. A lot of writing and case studies, but it really helped the concepts click that lecture couldn't. Overall, excellent teacher, but awful time frame.

06/23/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO 141 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I took Mrs. Deaver's BIO 141 course, she seems to expect every one to be on the same level as she is. Her test and Lab Practicals were very difficult and she doesn't teach very well. I wouldn't recommend her to another student.

04/27/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Ms. Deaver is so fun and engaging. She really seems to love Biology and tries to bring in new material and interesting stuff. I struggled at first, but have worked with her to bring my grade up! So sad she isn't teaching 102.

04/13/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO 141 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Mrs. Deaver is awesome. Very hard, but truly loves Biology and teaching. She will do whatever she can to help a student!

03/17/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Stacie is a hard teacher, but she knows what she's talking about, but I wish that she would be more clearer. She lectures like we're supposed to be on her same level, which is master's, once a PhD student at Tech. Her tests are difficult and the little "in-class" assignments may help your grade. My advice is to read the book.

03/03/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
bio101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

Mrs. Deaver is a wonderful teacher! If you have any problems just ask her, and she will do everything to help you! She doesn't use the textbook in class, but her PowerPoint slides come straight out of the book.

02/18/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO 141 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Horrible experiance!

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