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Brian Smith
Professor in the Agriculture department
at University of Wisconsin - River Falls, River Falls, WI
are you Brian Smith?
Overall Quality
2.8
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.8
Clarity
2.8
Easiness
1.6
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24 Student Ratings
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04/30/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
hort 161 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A-

Great class. Even though it was really tough you will learn a lot. It helps so much when you get into the higher level classes.

12/19/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
HORT 347 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

First: Brian is extremely intelligent, smart, and credible. Second: There is entirely TOO much material covered in this class and too much is expected of the students. I would recommend substituting this class if you have absolutely no interest in fruits. The content needs to be trimmed down. It would be nice to have weekly quizzes to stay on track

11/03/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hort 161 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Decently hard class. You'll most likely feel like your drowning in it but he curves exams and the overall class grade, explains things well, and provides extra credit. Take good notes and listen well. Also, do well in lab. That will help you a lot.

04/10/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Hort-160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He is a fricken hard teacher. He rushes through the work and then gives you tests that had nothing to do with what was in lecture...

01/25/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hort161 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He knows exactly what he is taking about. Tests and quizzes are very hard. Show up everyday and take detailed notes. recording lectures helps.

01/19/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
HORT161 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very interesting class. He knows his stuff, and does do a good job of teaching it, if you pay attention. Record all classes and re-write your notes against the recording to get everything. Quizes were very hard, the final was 40-50% questions already asked on the previous tests.

01/23/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hort161 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is a hard teacher and his tests and quizzes are mostly short answer and fill in the blank. Anything he says can be on a test and he goes off on tangents a lot. However he curves all his tests and gives out a 20pt extra credit paper. If you take notes, study your notes you should be able to do ok. if you dont know the answer guess strawberry

01/10/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
HORT161 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Hort 161 was a lot harder than I expected to be. He is helpful if you ask, and loves to talk plants. The only way I got through the class is by studying hard all the time. He has help sessions and study guides worth extra credit, which helps.

01/09/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
HORT161 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Smith is a ridiculously hard teacher. His idea of teaching is rushing through material so he can talk about subjects he likes. He purposely makes it difficult for students to succeed just because he can. ANYTHING he mentions in class can be on the test even if its an obscure off topic story. Take notes on EVERYTHING typing notes can be helpful.

12/17/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CROP161 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very knowledgeable. He knows his stuff. He is not easy, but you will learn a lot.

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