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David Zusman
Professor in the Biology department
at University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
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Overall Quality
3.1
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.0
Clarity
3.3
Easiness
2.4
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25 Student Ratings
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05/24/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
MCB102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He mumbles a lot, so it's hard to hear him.

07/09/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
mcb102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

No eye contact with students but basically a dedicated teacher to his own research.

07/09/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
mcb102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

No much eye contact with students; rather mean with students

05/19/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MCB102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Zusman is a timid professor with a soft voice, so sit close. His lectures are the most interesting out of the 3. You get to watch some videos in his section, but I wish we would have just spent more time on the slides (which is what the test is on). His test was fair, but required a good amount of studying. Lots of writing on his test-all short ans

05/24/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
MCB102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Textbook is not needed at all. His lectures are very well organized, sticks to the reader. His tests do require some memorization. He goes very fast during lectures. There's a lot of material, even though it is not that hard. The test was very fair.

05/20/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
MCB102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Interesting and clear lectures. Don't bother reading the book because his reader is all you need. His tests are just a bunch of short answer questions. Not too hard

05/19/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MCB102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I loved his section of the class. Makes it interesting and mixed w/ info on how we can apply what we're learning in the real world. Also, don't buy the bk. Just buy the readers & you'll b fine!!Trust me.

03/11/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
MCB102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I thought Zusman was a good teacher and found his part the most interesting of the three. His test is entirely conceptual and requires you to have a good grasp from the first lecture through the last lecture. It was more difficult than I anticipated so I wished I had studied more and visited him in office hours.

01/06/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
MCB102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Difficult exam. Helpful during office hours. Kind of a leap from lecture material to exam.

01/05/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MCB102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Every question on his exam is conceptual, so you really need to have a firm grasp of the material. He does have this nervous demeanor about him and at times it can be hard to hear what he is saying, but I liked his lectures and found them interesting.

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