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Diane Lamkin
Professor in the Biology department
at Mission College, Santa Clara, CA
are you Diane Lamkin?
Overall Quality
3.9
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.0
Clarity
3.7
Easiness
2.7
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10/24/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOSC 48 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Big time extra credit" "Get ready to read" "There for you"

Dr. Lamkin is a sweet old lady. She's really nice and wants to help her students succeed. Unfortunately, she is not the best lecturer and is not always clear in class. Labs were very boring because 95% of them were just on the computers and not actual experiments. She does give tons of extra credit and drops your 2 lowest quizzes.

12/14/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Bio 047 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Class grade is based on tests, quizzes, & attendance. 10 written & practical exams. 6 quizzes. One test from each section may be dropped. Overall, if you slack off and don't study her lecture notes, and attend lecture, don't expect to get an A. Ask questions! She gives helpful info that will help you on her tests! She's a decent teacher to take.

11/28/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio 47 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

10 Tests,6 Quizzes,& Lab points=100. Anatomy is a lot of info, so you MUST be willing to put in time as she does put tricky questions on her tests/quizzes. Pros: You can drop 2 tests (100 points each) & 1 quiz (20 points). Few extra credit on tests. Cons: Very confusing on what she is asking on test/Exams are difficult (I studied a lot).

11/14/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
BIO40 Seminar Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Because Lamkin was an assistant professor, I didn't really have much experience with her. But from what I experienced, she is a seemingly good professor. However, you shouldn't just take my word for it. Take a class with her and see how you like it. I'd be happy to hear how others like the new Honors program being started at Mission next semester.

10/14/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Physiology Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This class so so so hard. She not help me at all. She think she know everything but don't know nothing. If you know everything why not help people but since you pretend you do why don't you. God Says: The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern...

06/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOSC48 PHYSIO Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr.Lamkin is an excellent teacher! anatomy and/or physio is NOT an easy course no matter who the teacher is so if you're not committed and motivated i suggest you postpone on taking this course. need to read book more than once/DO WELL on the QUIZzes even if you dnt As her exams/she gives lots of XTRA CREDIT!/easy pts on labs bt some r BORING&LONG

05/31/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Biosc 47 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Lamkin is super hard. She jumps from first slide to random slides while explaining. Don't take anatomy with 3-4 classes. Requires a lot of reading, understanding and the most important memorizing. If you want an A you should like put A LOT of time studying. Definitely not an easy A. Her labs are extremely hard like her lectures! No extra points

05/24/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Physio Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Funny helpful passionate. If you want an easy pass or need a study sheet with everything that will be on the exam, take another professor. Goes through chapters quickly, go to office hours if you need help. Ppl that didnt do well either didnt understand or were just trying to slide through. If u need ur hand held like a baby, Lamkin is not for u.

05/03/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
anatomy physio Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

What? I don't understand where the complaints are coming from. Took her for physiology and anatomy, A in both classes. True she can jump around a bit but she knows her stuff and gives you a really good idea of what will be on her exams. OK, not super easy but most of the people that take her classes are hoping to work in the medical field. Right?

04/23/2013
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio47 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Her powerpoints confused me a lot. She's not the type of teacher that gets straight to the point, she wants you to know EVERY SINGLE detail. She often rants abt irrelavent topics too.. No study guides either which made it difficult to know what was on her exams. I regret taking her!!!!!

04/13/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO48 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I get really good grades, but this class was extremely hard. Her lectures on powerpoint are not clear. She jumps around from slide to slide w/o telling you what chapter she's on. She goes very fast in lecture and it is impossible to take notes. Erases everything after talking about it. Doesn't answer emails for help. Class test avg is in 50's.

03/11/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio47 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Please listen! She is a very hard teacher! Anatomy is suppose to be basic but she is detailed to everything! Her exams are extremely hard and so are her lab exams. You need to dedicate at least 40 hours a week to study for only this class. This is only a basic anatomy class and she teaches like a university advanced anatomy course. Don't take her.

02/27/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio 48 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This is the hardest class EVER!!! It's horrible! Lamkins tests are so ridiculously hard!! I studied extremely well and still got D's on the exam and quizzes. She does not teach so that you can understand it. Lectures are so boring! She does not give hints for what will be on the exam. Don't take her if you want an A. You might pass with a C!

12/23/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Biosc48 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She is extremely knowledgable in anatomy and physiology. She is willing to help answer students's questions. Physiology is tough. But pay attention to the main points of lectures. And do all the extra credits for will help. Lamkin is an amazing compassionate professor.

10/07/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOSC47 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She is very hard. She does not tell you what is on the exam/lab practicals. You have to study EVERYTHING to get a good grade on the test. She is helpful and lectures well, but if you want a teacher with straightforward test questions, don't take her.

08/23/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Biosc47 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

Super nice. Offers the MAX amt. of extra credit permited by the dept. Will always try to clarify. Dont miss class, she'll give EX quizes & activities. Get a good study partner or group, you WILL need them since its all mostly memorization. Dislike: She'll put models up for you to memorize but will not go over them. Drops lowest test score. TAKE HER

07/27/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Biosc47 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This class is not for lazy peoples. I got B today. oppturnty to get lot of xtra credits but u have to earn it to get that. This class require lot of time,so dont take 3/4 claases at a time. Just take 1 easy class with anatomy. always show up in the lab, u ll get extra credits by doing some activity there. 1 Lowest exam will be dropped best of luck

07/27/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Biosc47 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

continue--Professor weakness is that she never go over lab models, and give you 1 or 2 days to cover everything 4 lab test. u have to learn your own way by taking picture of the model and go home study that. Make a good reliable lab partner.The good thing abt professor is that she gave you review whats gonna be on lab and lectue exam, best of luck.

04/23/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIO47 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Lamkin is the best Biology porf at Mission College. Her lectures are very clear. Labs are fun and easy to remember by drawing. She cares about her student. Listening to all her lectors and study all the study guides you all get A. Plus there is a lot of extra credit question A+++++++++. Highly recommend

09/19/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Bio9475 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She is not strict on attention for lecturing but lab. You must attend the lab section to get credit. She is funny, clear in lecturing, and helpful. She gives lots of extra credits, so take her to have a good grade. Reasonable time frame to learn and study for the exam, and she gives study guide also. Recommend to take her.

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