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2.7
Average Grade
B+
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2.5
Clarity
2.9
Easiness
3.1
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10/19/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
BSC1010 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: B+
"Hilarious" "Get ready to read"

Tracey is a really nice guy, but horrible when it comes to actually teaching. His lectures start on track and not fifteen minutes into it he goes completely off track and tells you his life story. The answers to his quizes are all online. Test banks and CLUTCH are a must. You'll probaly learn more from Bio Lab than in his lectures.

10/18/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
bsc1010 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Hilarious" "Clear grading criteria" "Would take again"

He's a good guy with a pretty entertaining personality. He doesn't teach thoroughly and gets off topic a bit, so you have to study on your own. But overall, I'd take him again.

04/16/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PCB 3036 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

attendance is useless. He is mean when you visit him during office hours. Don't take PLTL, everyone gets credit for it regardless!He never talks about anything in his lecture that has to do with the exams. I got a B only because i did CLUTCH. just avoid.

04/07/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
PCB 3063 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Easier to get an A in this class than it is to actually learn something about genetics

04/07/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Genetics Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Attendance is futile. The class is pretty easy, but if you really want to learn he doesn't actually teach well at all.

03/30/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PCB 3063 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

It's not just about memorizing his old exams, you have to understand the concept behind each question. He has a unique sense of humor which many people dislike, but if you're going to a class to blame a mediocre academic performance on the teacher's personality, you're a moron. Relatively easy class as long as you try at least a bit.

03/28/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
PCB 4663 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Human Gen , just show up to class and pay attention. 3 exams and drops one.

02/13/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
BSC 1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is intimidating to talk too. Don't expect to learn too much from him because he continuously goes off topic or is talking about biology that will not be on your test. He cracks all of jokes especially about women. He is very hard to take seriously and the tests are easy if you have the test banks.

01/09/2014
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
BSC1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Tracey is a nice guy and helpful in his office hours, but his lectures suck. You won't learn much. But, his online quizzes and tests come straight out of a test bank so just read the chapters and study the test bank, and do PLTL to opt out of the final, and you'll get an A.

01/08/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
BSC 1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He does not teach at all. I did not attend class and still got an A. He's a terrible teacher but his tests are really easy as long as you read the textbook. He tries to help students independently but do not rely on him or his lectures!

01/07/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
BSC1011 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Don't even think about taking Bio with him. On the first day of class he said, "I get paid to come here and do nothing but crack a few jokes, you guys have to do all the work." Going to his lecture is pointless all he does is talk about his daughter or talk about old stories about his past. Stay away from Tracey!

01/05/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
PCB3063 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Tracey is a good professor. I was able to pass his tests mainly because of his office hours and how helpful he was so for sure go to them!

12/22/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
BSC1011 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I have no idea where this guy gets his questions from. I think I learned more about his daughter than I did about actual biology. He's very rude. If you can help it, don't take him! Take PLTL. You're gonna need it.

12/18/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
PCB 3063 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Tracey is a trip. I only went to class about 2 times and for the exams. I don't know what people are talking about when they say they used the book. His tests and the answers are completely off of what tracey thinks, and god knows what that is. Visit him during office hours and get him to remember you by name. You'll be fine.

12/12/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
BSC 1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He is a nice person and is quite entertaining so class is not completely boring. However, his lectures do not help, but he'll post them online anyways. As long as you have the book and take the time to read you should be fine. There are online quizzes every week for 2 chapters. Do PLTL to avoid the final, it'll save your life!

12/08/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
BSC 1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Tracey is so nice, and an overall great guy, but his lectures do not help. I went to all of them just to get good parking, but I hardly ever payed attention. I'm lazy, and I hate biology, but if you read the book you will get an A in this class, no doubt. He doesn't understand clickers so don't worry about it. Do PLTL!!

12/07/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
BSC 1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This is without a doubt the easiest class out of all the bio 1 lectures. His exams include questions that can be answered simply by reading the chapters. Lecture is absolutely NOT mandatory. He doesn't even do clicker questions so don't expect extra credit from there. Just do PLTL and the other extra credits offered and you'll be fine.

12/03/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
BSC 1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Only went to class once a month to take the exams, got an A. Just make you sure read the 25 long and detailed chapters by yourself. Take PLTL.

11/29/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
BSC 1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very nice guy, but doesn't teach much. Class is not mandatory, seeing as how he doesn't do much but talk about his wife and daughter during class. You pretty much have to teach yourself the material (reading the textbook and watching youtube videos is how I passed this class)

11/26/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Genetics Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

People who complain about him usually want an A without working for it. Keep you.. you're in college. Stay on top of material and go to lecture and you'll be fine. He tells you hints to exams and gives out extra credit questions if you go to class. Got an A. Dr. Tarcy is an example of what a professor should be!

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