Bill Trayler at California State University Fresno

Bill Trayler

  • 2.9Overall Quality
  • 2.7Helpfulness
  • 3.1Clarity
  • 3.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/20/12

BIOL10

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

His lectures were all over the place and his review days aren't really helpful. However, his exams aren't that bad if you take good notes. He also doesn't require a textbook, so that was a plus.

4/18/12

BIOL10

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

A really laid back professor. Does not assign a book. As long as you attend his lectures you will do fine. His tests are a bit all over the place. Don't bother going to review days... they aren't helpful unless you ask questions yourself. Somewhat easy class. Just got to class and take good notes and you will be fine.

12/12/11

BIO10

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is all over the place with his lectures. It gets confusing and his reviews are not helpful. Not approachable at all either. Just pay really close attention to his lectures and come everyday to class and you will be fine.

12/5/11

Biol10L

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

The "L" stands for lab.He is simply straight-forward.Come to class prepared as in read the lab manual to prep for quiz.Quiz is based on last class's lab and the new lab which will be the day of your quiz.Towards the end he gives out answers because he doesn't believe in something. Just study and review. Lets class out super early, depending on lab.

11/8/11

Lab10

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He gave us the answer for the Bio lab assignments when it was in middle of the semester. Read the lab manual before you go to class so you'll know what he's talking about and for the quizzes. And you'll be fine. Biology really isn't that hard just study.

9/20/11

Bio10

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you do bad on all of his exams, relax, most people do, you can still get an A from the final which he basically gives you all the test questions(word for word). The final is basically all of the three exams you take in his class put together. Overall, good :)

7/1/10

BIO10

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good prof to take over the summer. Get answers to previous tests. He made the class enjoyable, short and adjusted the times for later in the day to accomadate students. VERY PASSABLE for summer, but semester long he's difficult.

1/22/09

Bio10

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you dont know much about bio coming into the class its hard to follow. Hes dull so it makes it hard to pay attention. Hard grader and tests were hard as well. Try to do good in the lab to make up for a bad grade in the lecture.

12/5/08

Bio10

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Annoying always clearing his throat during class. And jumps around and kind of odd duck.

9/17/08

bio10

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lets just say this professor sets up no guidelines for his students. Funny guy but this class was very boring and confusing. If you understand things easily verbally, then take it. He only writes a couple of things on the board.

8/26/08

Bio10

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's not too bad, but he is stuck in his own ways. The tests are pretty tough, but just take REALLY good notes. He can be pretty blunt at times. yea.. he doesn't go by the book, but i actually found that reading did help.

5/22/08

BIO10

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

All I have to say is WOW. He does not use the textbook (he even said so) and says his tests come from lecture but half of the questions seemed to come from nowhere. It's not too bad...but he can be short with students. I agree that people who don't pay attention then ask a question that he just answered deserve to feel stupid but he can be mean.

5/18/08

Bio10

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

First thing about his class, don't waste your money in buying book. He doesn't follow the book at all. all you have to do is taking notes. if you can carry a voice recorder that will do. his questions come from the lecture. attending is not mandatory. mids are pretty hard. but best part is final's questions are from all the previos test.

4/25/08

Bio10

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Taking EXTENSIVE notes will help you. But it will be hard to sort through what's actually useful as only a sample of your notes are. If you only write down what you THINK he says is useful, you'll be in trouble when the test comes along unless you have some friends who take better notes to help you study. Book is next to useless.

1/7/08

BIO10

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's alright, not great. His lectures do not makes sense and notes are impossible to take effectively.

12/23/07

BIOL10

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

you have to go to class because all the test questions come from the lecture, and dont buy the book because you will not use it once..... make sure you copy down all the prior test questions beause the final is all the same questions from before!!!

5/10/07

NSCI115

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

DO NOT TAKE NSCI 115 WITH HIM! His lectures SUCK!!! He's not well prepared on lectures. He'll jump around on topics and you will get lost if you daydream for one sec. He has a boring voice, puts me to sleep but it's hard to sleep in class because he clears his throat a lot. His tests are hard the format is tricky.

1/17/07

bio10

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lectures are worthless and boring. Test were hard, taking notes wasnt even worth it as his lectures didnt make sense. He does drop the lowest test and doubles the final if you need it. Isn't clear when you ask questions, and gets irritated at you.

1/13/07

BIO10

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy A. Just go to class and take extensive notes, study for the tests, and you will do well. If you miss class it can be detrimental to your grade because the tests are all off of lecture notes...don't even buy the book unless you are having trouble understanding the material in class and need it as a supplemental read.

12/7/06

bIOL10

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do not take this class. The lectures are borng and not helpful. The tests are based on his lectures which are worthless. He holds these "review sessions" the day before the test, and tries to make you look like an idiot if you ask a question. The tests are rediculous.

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