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Christopher Picken
Professor in the Biology department
at Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY
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Overall Quality
4.8
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Helpfulness
4.8
Clarity
4.8
Easiness
2.7
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09/03/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Ok, this is my first day of the class so I'm not really gonna say anything about how he teaches and stuff. But ladies!!! Watch out!! This man is VERY good looking ^_^ I am SO looking forward to this semester!!!

08/03/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
A p 130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Nice guy. Hard test! No curve. Homework u have to do. Reads off power points .

07/14/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
BIO130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Best prof ever!

05/23/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
132 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Really hard tests but 10 pts extra credit each test 40 mult choice and 10 stupid increase decrease stays the same questions.

03/13/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ap1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

The best professor I ever had, unfortunately I had several surgeries when I took A&P1 and was out a lot of the semester; but he was willing to work with me to catch me up. His PowerPoint slides are in very depth and explain EVERYTHING you need to know for the test! I'd recommend him to everyone!

01/20/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
bio 130 132 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

the best professor at suffolk. this is a hard course! he makes t easy to understand! has his own website to help students answers emales very quick answers every question without getting annoyed.test are easy gives out practice test which are similar.

12/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 132 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This subject is not easy but he was one of the best professors I have ever had. I ask a lot of questions and he answered every one of them. He gives you everything you need to succeed in his class. He is intellegent beyond belief and a wonderful teacher

12/19/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Picken is awesome. Provides you all the information for every exam. He answers e-mails promptly and offers built-in extra credit on all of his exams. Lecture & lab exams are not difficult if you pay attention during class & study. 4 exams, 2 lab exams and 2 lab reports. Overall, great teacher and course!

11/21/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
BIO130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

A&P is a hard class but he is the easiest bio professor I ever had. Don't buy the book just memorize everything from his power points. Vocab flashcards mandatory & 2 written lab reports. only 2 absences allowed. Test are very straight forward and first 5 questions wrong aren't counted. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

05/22/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
bio130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

professor tried very much to help everyone understand this material he was clear and explained very well! didnt use the textbook much at all, he gas his own website with info on it. He used the lab book and he was a easy lab grader! his test were very hard though, very confusing wording. overall good professor i would love to take him again

01/30/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
BIO132 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor Picken gives ten points of extra credit on every exam and lab practical. Lab reports and vocab adds points to your final grade. He is always there to help and answer questions. With a bit of studying it was an easy, EASY A. I still remember all of the information he taught me. Best person to take A+P with

12/28/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO132 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Many people rave about this professor, so I took his class. I found him to be dry, reads off the overhead, NEVER cracked the book. LOTS of HW! DOES NOT CURVE.Take home test was very frustrating. Vocabulary words mandatory but counts against you if you don't do them. Not very helpful in lab either. Think twice if you take him. Very hard class.

10/27/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
bio130 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

i had him for A&P I & II. Take him! he is a great teacher and helps his students. knows his stuff about the subject and does his best to explain it. he gives extra credit and as long as you study and he see's you working hard it will benefit in your favor. Overall awesome semester, but the classes he teaches arent easy so you have to study!

05/19/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO132 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 very fair and definitely conveys that he cares about the subject and his students. I had him for A&P II which is not an easy course no matter who you take it requires studying. He gives extra credit towards every test and he is very understanding of unexpected life issues as long as u talk to him about it. He is great answering emails as well

05/15/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
bio130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

TAKE HIM! the course is NOT easy. But he is very willing to go out of his way to help you understand. He wants his students to do well. He offers extra credit and is very helpful. His exams are fair but you really need to study his power points to do well. If you put in the effort and time theres no doubt you'll do well in this class.

01/08/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO132 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Not the best,but not the worst.He has great lecture notes and a website that houses all his info you can accss anytime.These tools are the things that make you successful in this class.Prof is knowledgeable but often complicates topics by over explaining.Tests are tough with a combo of multi,crossword,short answer.Study resources, you'll be ok.

12/27/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO132 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This was my second class with Professor Picken. He is one of the best professors. Very willing to help his students, offers opportunities for extra credit. Uses analogies to help student get a better understanding of materials. If you are committed and study hard you can do very well in this class.

11/13/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO132 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Pickens is a good guy, highly intelligent and knows his stuff. He is NOT the reason to take this class , it is his slides that make you do WELL. He can talk about a subject until you turn blue making things more complicated then they truly are. He is willing to help you but this class is not a breeze you need to take the time to do well.

07/22/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He's a wonderful teacher and takes interest in what he teaches. His tests are challenging, but fun (mix of multiple choice, T/F, crossword, labeling of pics, and short essays). He doesn't curve, but provides opportunities for extra credit on tests. I highly recommend him if you really want to learn what's being taught. Definitely not boring.

06/20/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Picken is absolutely amazing. The material is not easy but he gives examples and analogies that you can actually understand. He actually cares about his students. He gives bonus questions prior to the exam, he allows test corrections and gives assignments to help boost up your grade. He does everything he can to help his students do well

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