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Zhongmin Dong
Professor in the Biology department
at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS
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Overall Quality
3.6
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Hotness
Helpfulness
3.9
Clarity
3.3
Easiness
2.9
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12/16/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL2321 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Dong is a great prof. Anyone taking bio at SMU has had him for first year bio and knows what he's like. This class is harder than first year bio and requires a lot more studying. I'd recommend taking this class only with a few other bio courses under your belt (if you have biochem you'll get an easy A+). The labs are easy though!

09/29/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL1201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Really nice prof! Lectures really only reflected what he was interested in... if you read the book and skim the slides to see what to focus on, there's really no need to go to his lectures.

09/24/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOL2321 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I love this prof! His multiple choice exams are tricky but don't let that discourage you. The labs are easy and you'll rack up the points there. Also go see Dong in his office during walk-in hours (only if you have an hour to kill), he'll talk your ear off and tell you the best stories ever.

04/09/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL2321 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Nice professor but the lectures can be difficult to keep up with. Powerpoints have a lot of pictures, and you need to rush to write down what he says if you want a good mark on the exams (which there were 3 of). Exams were quite difficult... definitely not an easy A in this class! Great in labs though.

10/24/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL1201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Thumbs up all around, I really enjoy this course. It's extremely helpful to stay on top of text book chapters and read them before lecture. If you do that you'll do fine in this course.

07/07/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIOL1201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

A lot of reading was required in this class but the exams were fair. Dr. Dong was very helpful and approachable. Although completion of assignments was optional, doing so definitely helped me prepare for the exams.

06/07/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL1201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very nice, sometimes unexpectedly funny however classes were Very Boring and pretty much pointless. Very hard to understand and slides with not a lot of information. For exams just had to memorize the text book. A lot to Study!

12/10/2008
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOL1201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dong is adorable. He's nice and funny but a little hard to understand. Class is pointless: the course was made up of three midterms all of which if you studied from the textbook you would be fine. If you're taking this course as an elective, DON'T. It's a lot of studying plus the three hour lab that requires a formal lab every week.

07/02/2008
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL1201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Not really too difficult to understand, tough course though. Took until after the first midterm to really get the hang of the course. Decided not to put the slides online until half way through the course. Keep up in the text and study the text for the midterms and final.

06/30/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO3321 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He's a really nice prof who is sometimes confusing during his lectures but the text is a good resource to use. his tests are really application question oreinted and not always expected but he will take the time to sit you down and explain why you lost points so you don't make the same mistake twice. good class overall

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