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R. Highley
Professor in the Biology department
at Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ
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Overall Quality
2.8
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.8
Clarity
2.8
Easiness
2.1
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11/07/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Bio101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Clear grading criteria" "Amazing lectures" "Skip class? You won't pass."

Really good professor knows his stuff, Teaches out of lab manual so don't bother buying book, easy but if u dnt go to class you will fail bc he gives u a huge packet for each test and specific examples and things you need to know for test, bad personality kinda of rude, always needs to be right, terrible in lab, very unhelpful in lab, great in lect

07/08/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
summerBio 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

I go to Rutgers (NB) I can honestly say its the easisest science class I've taken and yes I'm a STEM major. He gives a lot of extra credit,no booke required and I studied 2hrs before an exam and got A's. He's not that helpful in lab but they're easy. He also tends to ramble in lecture. Take him especially if you're a non-bergen student.

12/04/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO-101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

the beginning of semester I didnot understand him, English is my second language.when I got used to his method of teaching,I learned a lot. there are 3 test from combined chapters and 3 lab test plus a research paper. be careful he is true scientist and picky one. if you want to learn something and science is your major take his class.

09/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 203 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

Honestly Highley is a very good professor. His tests are made up of everything that he teachs in lecture and during lab. Seriously if u=your looking for an easy A, dont take him. But dont let other comments scare you. He hard but if u really study hard then youll be fine.

08/20/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: A+

The only good thing I remember about this class is that I didn't have to buy a textbook. There is so much to learn that if you don't study your butt off you are definitely going to fail. The tests made for you to fail. Even so, I got an A because I studied HARD. Take him only if you already have knowledge in Bio and if you are a bio major.

05/16/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO-203 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Horrible professor.. all i can say is DO NOT TAKE. the students do so bad on his exams that he ends up curving it by 30+ points. & most still fail. DO NOT TAKE HIM!

05/06/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 101-007 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is literally the worst! He doesn't like compromise and loves to argue with students because he always has to be right. Directions are confusing, and he gives a couple lab quizzes. Very uptight kind of guy. I advise you NOT to take him.

12/25/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

he may seem like a cool guy but not so much as a professor. during lectures, he doesn't explain the material clearly rather he will use analogies or some type of theory to explain it. labs he has us just sit there and observe things. he literally acts as if were at Harvard. his exams are tough and if your looking for an easy A, don't take him!

12/20/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO203 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

so boring and do nothing in lab !! i mean nothing he just have extremely hard test and he is so unorganized !!

06/28/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
bio101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

If you want easy A,he is not a right person for you..although he curves grades and throw many EC ..but still you wouldn't get good grade..his tests are very tough..almost 100 multiple choice+essay+and short answer questions..and o yea..please write everything in your lab note book..he checks every single damn steps&take off pts if u missed somthing

11/18/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Had him 2 semesters in a row. Bio 1 and 2, He can seem a little rude but he's not a bad guy. If you ask him for help he will be more then happy to help. There are a lot of exams all based on his lectures and packets that he hands out STUDY!!! If you study and work your butt off it will pay off.

11/03/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

His class is difficult if you don't study or put in the work. He hands out a note packet and throughout the semester goes over each and every point and thats what the tests are on - there are no surprise questions if you study properly. If you're looking to learn, this class is for you. If you want an easy A, look elsewhere.

10/10/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

one of the worst teachers i have ever had. does not explain the material well AT ALL and is absolutely useless in lab. he leaves the room constantly and barely helps at all. DO NOT TAKE HIM!

07/25/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO203 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Loved the class, hated the exams. The exams were way too detailed and a complete waste of time. Grades on a curve! Horrible in the lab, never explained anything but expected you to spend the entire length of the lab just "observing".

07/05/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Bio101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I had highley for bio 101 summer class and he is amazing! He is very strict with cell phones and lab safety but he gave many extra credit opportunities and curved all of our tests.... So nice and cares about his students.. As long as you try and work hard you will get a good grade!

05/06/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He has issues. Don't take him! Worst prof in Bergen. Very rude and disgusting!

03/30/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
bio203 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

IF you take him prepare for the hardest class you've ever taken. the tests are impossible! the notes will help you so little. He barely helps in lab and the ancient projectors prefer not to say anything about that. If have another choice DON'T TAKE HIM

01/01/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio203 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Highly anal and by the book! Not an easy Professor to get along with. Excessive rules cell phones, lateness etc... Dont take him unless you have a real interet in Bio or Chem. He can be very condescending at times. Tests on a curve!

12/12/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO203 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He was very explaining and eager to help his students. All of the test questions comes from lectures as long as you take notes you'll be fine. Tests are detailed but doesnt matter bec he has a curve

12/02/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
bio101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Hard but fair. All i got to say. You get an essay question a week before the test which helps you figure out what youre going to write. take all the extra credit!

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