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Patty Zwollo
Professor in the Biology department
at College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
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Overall Quality
3.6
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.7
Clarity
3.5
Easiness
2.8
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13 Student Ratings
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05/05/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Immunology Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Professor Zwollo is one of the most unreasonable professors I have encountered thus far at W&M. She is unclear in her explanations as well as in her expectations. She does not care for students and her lack of help is astounding. You cannot ask any questions during an exam even if to clarify a question. DO NOT TAKE A CLASS OR DO RESEARCH WITH HER.

03/27/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO437 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

GREAT professor. Simplifies an extremely complicated topic. Great lectures though you must come to class, she doesn't post notes and she always uses the chalkboard. Tests are tough, but nothing outside of lecture material. Extra credit opportunities and in class exercises to prepare for exams. Highly recommend.

05/04/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO437 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Her tests are based on lecture and she is very specific about what answers she is looking for. Also, she is very clear in lecture and goes over concepts slowly so you understand the subject better. There is no need to buy the book.

05/08/2007
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO437 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Immunology - Zwollo is a really nice lady who knows a LOT about the subject, but doesn't do a great job of conveying it. Her lectures are very hard to follow and her tests are a major challenge, but then again, the material is inherently difficult. Take it if you're interetsed, but be prepared to work hard. Never skip class.

03/20/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Immunology Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

My favorite bio class so far. Straightfoward class despite the complicated material. A pleasant change from the intense difficulty of heideman's classes.

07/09/2005
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Immunology Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Pretty friendly, not moody. She did like the crazy multi choice style but dropped it after complaints. Tests reflected the key points from lecture and were usually straightforward, despite the complexity of the subj. Challenging, but very manageable class. In-class assignments pretty EZ. I took good notes, crammed before tests and pulled an A-

04/02/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Gene Regulation Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Best class in Biology that I have taken, hands down. I can now read primary literature with ease due to this class.

04/01/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Immunology Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I was very interested in the class before, but now regret that I ever took it. The reading isn't that bad, but she's unclear in class and makes interesting material boring. Tests are a disaster. She likes MC with "circle ALL and ONLY that apply." Only 5 A's on first exam. Don't take the class.

01/03/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Gene Regulation Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Not too difficult to get an A. Stressful class though. Gotta keep up with the journal readings. Zwollo's demeanor kind of scared me but she is really nice.

12/13/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
immunology Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Took her in 1998--her first year. Fantastic.

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