Rene Topalian at Loyola Marymount University

Rene Topalian

  • 3.7Overall Quality
  • 3.5Helpfulness
  • 3.8Clarity
  • 2.7Easiness

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Class
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12/19/13

BIO 272

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Definitely unlike any other professor I've had, but I would not agree with the negative comments below. Very compelling guy, and his lectures kept me interested the whole time. Take accurate notes, review them before class and you'll do fine on the quizzes. READ THE SYLLABUS EVERY WEEK as he does not give notice as to when things are due.

4/25/13

SCEM 298-10

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's an amazing professor, he's just the right amount of tough. However, it is the kind of tough that makes you want to work harder and harder. He's wise, smart, and funny. Best professor I had so far in LMU. Scary at first, but you will love him in the end.

12/12/12

Bio272

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

My favorite professor by far this semester. At first he seems a little intimidating and the work load seems like a lot, but stick with it and its not that bad. This is the one class I looked forward to every week because it was always interesting and almost never the same. He keeps things interesting and teaches you a lot about life.

11/29/12

BIO272

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great class, you'll learn a lot. He's very intimidating the first day but just lets you know what to expect. And he gets too many negative reviews on here! He's a smart man.

3/27/12

BIOL272

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Topalian is by far the best teacher i have ever had and he taught me more life lessons and information i will use for the rest of my life in one semester. He is very specific about what he wants in terms of assignments - if you pay attention and do what he wants you shouldnt have a problem. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

3/29/11

BIO272

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I don't understand these negative ratings. Human Drug Use is a really interesting class and he is very clear about what he wants. There are 2 books, a few short papers, and a journal - it isn't hard. If you're too immature to be held to a standard then that's your problem, but I highly recommend this class as a core for non-science majors.

12/16/10

BIO272

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class is meant for people who need to fulfill their science requirement..i don't recommend him at all..even though the class is interesting, he made my friend cry and was very rude at times. He also doesn't use a textbook, and never really tells us how he knows what he is teaching..he is funny though but for a core class,I recommend something easy

4/28/10

drug272

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

went to every class but got nothing out of it. complete waste of effort trying in this class cause he plays favorites and is extremely creeeeeeepy!

4/15/10

humandrug

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

topalian is awful at teaching. apparently, he's nothing like he was before... really past his prime! interesting course but he ruins it with his rude behavior and creepy personality!!

4/6/10

bio272

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

straight up the worst teacher i have had EVER! including those from high school! just awful!!!

4/6/10

biolo272

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

i took this guy based on his old comments but i know now that he is not the same guy as before. i have been in this guys class for over 3 months now and every thursday night i regret ever signing up for this class. it's not worth the work & trouble for the grade. he's old, rude, & just doesn't know enough about what he teaches. don't even bother!!

2/5/10

b272

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

DONT TAKE THIS GUY! COMPLETE WASTE OF TUITION AND TIME! I FEEL WORSE OFF NOW THAN BEFORE!

1/31/10

bio272

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I can't write enough negative comments about this professor. He is mean and rude! DO NOT TAKE THIS PROFESSOR. He doesn't even deserve to be called "professor!" Horrible teaching habits, cannot articulate his lectures, and doesn't clearly answer your questions.

1/28/10

bio272

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

worst teacher i have ever had at LMU. rude and ugly. doesn't know what he is talking about and never responds to student questions. i never write on professors but this guy was so bad i felt i had to. DON'T TAKE HIS CLASS.

4/17/09

BIO272

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

i thought it was going to be easy, but this guy makes you do so much work. and not only that, he gives you pop quizzes and they are fill in the blank. So you have to take down word for word what he says in class cuz on the quiz he will give you a sentence with one blank missing and u have to figure it out. he takes off for spelling too.

4/20/07

bio272

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

take this class! even if its thurs night he is far from boring and will keep you interested the whole time! loved it even though i didnt get an a!

9/19/06

drug272

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

take this class.

4/3/06

bio

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

hes a great teacher who knows has stuff. go to class and study your notes and its an easy a

12/28/05

Human Drug Use

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best professor I've had at LMU! I got an A- in the class, but I never cared about my grade the whole time because I was just so interested in everything he has to say. Never before has a professor been so informative, so accessible, and so willing to teach you so much that you'll use in life. I learned more from his class than I have anywhere!

11/23/05

human drug use

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Take him for your science requirement. He's so awesome. Class is a lecture. There's a "pop" quiz every week on the material but they're pretty easy if you review your notes and they help you for the final (he asks some of the same questions. Work: Midterm, Final, Journals, Anonymous Group observation paper, and quizzes.

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