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Kevin Krown
Professor in the Biology department
at San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA
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Overall Quality
4.3
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.4
Clarity
4.3
Easiness
2.9
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07/02/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
bio235 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B

first off, he's a great professor. he enjoys teaching and is always willing to put in the extra effort to help answer students. he's patient and he'll find the answer if he doesn't know. record his lectures and ask questions and for sure you'll do fine. btw, the book isn't a need. I took it without the book. had notes and google and I did fine.

05/13/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO 160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Krown is a very cool dude. He is also very helpful and will work with you on confusing subjects. Don't waste your time buying/ renting the textbook. No homework or quizzes just 4 exams that come straight out of his lectures. Test questions are a little tricky, just record lectures aHe also gives 2 extra credit assignments.

12/02/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 230 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class is not easy, but it is manageable, considering it is an anatomy class. Lectures are all on powerpoint, so not really vital to go. Lab however is where you're hands on with the models. The Brothers Atlas is your bible. You can survive with that and the blue handbook. Review the material little by little each day and you'll do great.

07/14/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Krown is a fair and clear professor. His lectures are a bit dry, but they provide everything needed to ace his tests. There is no homework or quizzes, just four tests throughout the whole semester.

05/27/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
bio 235 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Took anatomy, physio with him. He has PPT and lets students recorde his lectures. If u take the time to study u will get an A. 5 exam for physio not very difficult cardiovascular was the toughest. No drop exam, no study guide, I know sounds scary but he wont overwhelm you. Extra credit at end

05/22/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio 230 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Tests are multiple choice with some short answer. Lab tests are all fill in the blank. The first lab test is the easiest, yes, so get studying. I liked his class because there is no fluff. If it is important you memorize it. tests and that's it. One extra credit assignment at the end that is a lot of work and only worth it is you are on the cusp.

12/21/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Bio160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor Krown knows a lot about biology and makes the lectures very clear and interesting.If you really want to learn, I highly recommend him. There are 4 lectures test (multiple choice)100 points each. You can get also 20 extra credits.Another good thing:attendance is not mandatory, but if you want get an A you should go. Good Luck!

12/18/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
biolo230 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

no study guides dont let that scare you off his slides or his study guide,does give you one for lab 6 lab test 5 lectures its not a lot i did not did not read book i got 88% he does tend to include physio questions esp with the repro. great teach i am taking him for physio in spring. he did give 20 pts extra credit. nice guy.

12/06/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Bio230 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Anatomy overall is not easy because it is A LOT of information to know in this class, but he does try to make it understandable. Attend all his classes and recording the lectures really help. All of his lectures are on power points and that's what the exams are based off of, so if you study the power points you'll do fine.

08/24/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Bio235 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great guy, knows a lot on the topic. Know the lecture slides & don't skip class. He's very relaxed & tries to help all of his students. Sometimes hard to decode what is most important b/c he gives you so much info. Highly reccomended!

08/19/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Biol235 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Really cool guy. Really helpful. Gives extra credit.

07/10/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL230 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Anatomy is very hard. It will take up most of your time, so I suggest that if you are taking more science classes, take this class with someone else or another Sem.

07/09/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL230 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He asks very tricky questions on his exams. Beware. Very tough class. Tougher proF!!

12/16/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
Physi2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Krown is an excellent professor. Very helpful & patient. Not studying is not an option. You better know everything on his power points. Everything! Physiology itself is a tough topic; he makes it digestible. He knows his stuff and is cool to talk to. Thankfully he's not one of those mean prof. who hate their lives & are out to get their students.

12/14/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Bio235 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Greatest Professor Ever. Don't even read the negative posts about him, I've taken many classes in my life and this is one of the easiest and nicest professors in all my entire academic career. His tests are super easy and clear, he gives extra credit and an awesome and sweet guy to talk to. Very helpful and genuinely cares about his students.

08/22/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Bio230 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He only reason I passed this course was because of lab with miss Jenna. I would suggest taking a different teacher for lecture because the wAy he writes his test qs is confusing. I felt like why I even read the book or go over his ppts. Ughhh...stress! Take another teacher. I mean c'mon I passed Microbiology with an A n ppl say that class was hard!

08/14/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Bio230 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Like all Bio classes, you have to work for your grade so don't listen to the negative comments. Dr. Krown is an amazing professor who cares about his students. His tests are based on his ppts. Yea you have to know everything on the ppts, but that beats studying the expensive textbook. He doesn't even make you buy the book! Tell me that is not nice.

12/18/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
bio230 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Entertaining. But so is a movie. Everyone taking this class is for nursing or med school and we need As and fair questions to get them. I get them in other classes. He asks trick questions to force Cs not As. Did not bother with extra credit because he offers it for appearance but the points are so low that it makes no grade difference

12/16/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio230 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Plan to half-ass school? Go ahead and mind the last 2 posts. Anatomy is a tough subject to get through in one semester--Krown gets it done, but he demands that you keep up with him. Considering that most ppl taking this class seek the health field, it shouldnt shock us that an A is not easily attained. Work hard or cry about it. Great prof.

10/19/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Bio230 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Krown is THE BEST teacher for anatomy ever. The first day, he was so nice that everyone loved him and still does. tests are 80% multiple choice, 20% short answer - easy if you study. print out his slides or take good notes, & you're good. Lab is tough-but he's fair and not tricky. Always willing to explain if u have questions. Fabulous teacher!

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