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Emmanuel Onaivi
Professor in the Biology department
at William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
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Overall Quality
3.2
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.3
Clarity
3.0
Easiness
2.7
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03/08/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO 1140 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Onaivi teaches in lecture halls so there isn't one on one help with him. You'll have to go to the SEC for help. He tells you half of the test questions before the test. A lot of the other test questions can be found at the end of the chapters in the book. He hates cell phones, and is also picky about other classroom etiquette.

05/08/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO 114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great professor. Don't get too friendly though. He gives you a practice exam which literally has 50% of the questions on the actual exam. Study the guide and the practice problems in the text book. He wishes for his students to do well so take advantage of the extra credit opportunities. I studied, went to tutoring, and earned an A.

12/21/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
bio1140 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Respect, respect, respect. You do that and you should do fine. Very hard to read him.He gives you every opportunity to succeed,but everyone was scared of him. Do the work,read his PPTs, and do the extra credit and you should be ok.

12/30/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO1140 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Required work for this class is minimal (only 3 exams). His lectures are fast moving and a little hard to follow, so it is important to read prior to class. The study guide he provides before the exam contains exact questions from the exam, so memorize it! Also, attend tutoring at the Science Enrichment Center to receive extra credit points.

07/31/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Onaivi is a good guy. He wants his students to do well and is willing to help them. He gives out great review sheets for the test, which have questions that are usually on the test. Go to the extra credit he offers and you'll do fine! Definitely try to take him for both lab & lecture. I got an A, it's really not that hard if you try.

01/18/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

The material for the class is a lot but he finds a way to make it work! He wants everyone to do well and offers a lot of extra credit. The tests are literally the review sheets he gives and the white pages at the end of the chapters. He is an amazing professor!

11/09/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He's very intelligent and strict, but teaches you lots of important information. The class requires attendance even though he rarely takes it (only on exam days), 4 exams 100 questions, he gives you the powerpoint slides and review sheets to study from. He makes the class interesting when he talks about sex & his study on marijuana lol.

08/16/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
bio114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

If you take his class, be prepared to work hard. Lots of opportunities for extra credit, so, take advantage of it. He's a good man.

06/08/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Bio114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Has an accent. Not that bad of a professor. Just study hard for the exams. The exams come from the study guide and the back of the chapter. He tries to be funny and personable.

05/11/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Nice guy .. A little crazy when taking exams his favorite phrases are ""the nitty gritty" or "plzz I don't want to call the police" with his thick accent. He gives you review sheets that are what's exactly on the exam and in the same order. And the rest of the exam comes from the end of each chapter the exact ques. If you study those or even just memorize you'll be fine. Do extra credit it's worth it he gives up to 20points

01/16/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
pharm101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Horrible, Horrible professor. What a complete waste of money.

12/23/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Pharm560 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Of all the professor in William Paterson, Biology department, Onaivi is the only one concerned about the future of students. He loves his student and will do anything to help them succeed

05/12/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

prof is insane and he gets easily confused and side tracked which is hilarious. 3 lecture exams - straight from the book ch. reviews. i never even read the chapters b/c it's not necessary. lots of opportunity for extra credit (15 pts). didn't do squat in labs, but he gives good reviews before lab tests - bring your camera

04/28/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

TEST HARD!!! 3 LECTURE TEST, 2 LAB TEST, ATTEND BIO TUTOR 10 TIMES GET 10PTS, ATTEND TO 2 SPEECHS GET 10 PTS. BUT THE LAB AND LECTURE TEST ARE MOSTLY FILL INS TO MUCH INFORMATION TO MEMORIZE WHEN YOUR TAKING 18 CREDITS!! HE SHOULD SHORTEN IT FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE A HARDER TIME REMEMBERING THESE VOCABULARYS AND FILL IN ANSWERS

12/11/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
BIO114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Exams are fairly easy in that he gives you many of the questions beforehand. Asking questions in this class is useless and this professor may confuse you more if you dare ask for clarity on something.

10/30/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
bio114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Best Prof at Willy P. Truely cares about his students. He is very funny. Show up to class, dont use your cell phone - take his reviews seriously and you will do well.

08/20/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
bio120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

this guy is a great professor... just pay attention in class and you will do fine.. not like most slackers in this school

07/10/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He was very helpful. The class was hard, but a lot of test questions came from the book review.

05/26/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Bio114 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

The best professor ever, very helpful, funny and he really cares for his students; I extremely recommend him.

01/21/2008
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
bio114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Didnt learn much. Just how to go to the science enrichment center. That's it. He's an okay teacher for lecture, but for lab, its alittle unclear at times so make sure you pay attention to the models because they are used for the lab exams. Anyone can learn on their own by copying from the back of a book! Dont need a teacher 4 that

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