Martin Tracey at Florida International University

Martin Tracey

  • 2.7Overall Quality
  • 2.5Helpfulness
  • 2.9Clarity
  • 3.1Easiness

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4/16/14

PCB 3036

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/7/14

PCB 3063

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

4/7/14

Genetics

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

3/30/14

PCB 3063

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/28/14

PCB 4663

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

2/13/14

BSC 1010

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/9/14

BSC1010

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/8/14

BSC 1010

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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!

1/7/14

BSC1011

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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!

1/5/14

PCB3063

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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!

12/22/13

BSC1011

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/18/13

PCB 3063

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/12/13

BSC 1010

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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!

12/8/13

BSC 1010

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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!!

12/7/13

BSC 1010

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/3/13

BSC 1010

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/29/13

BSC 1010

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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)

11/26/13

Genetics

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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!

11/22/13

bio1010

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He' a nice guy & class is not mandatory. His lectures honestly have nothing to do with subject much. You need the book and every extra credit in order to pass. I dropped the class after the first exam. I'm deff. not taking this professor next time.

11/15/13

BSC1010

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

You can either love or hate Tracey. He knows a lot, but his lectures are not intense. Like me, you would need to literally eat the book to get A's. 4 exams, 1 final that is replaceable with PLTL. Quiz every week on the chapters. If you read & learn from the book, you will be fine. Such a nice guy though ! Always wants to make his students succeed

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