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Beth Krizek
Professor in the Biology department
at University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
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Overall Quality
2.4
Average Grade
C-
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.5
Clarity
2.4
Easiness
2.1
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16 Student Ratings
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05/07/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is a nice person but AWFUL teacher. I took over 6 pages of notes a day, leaving with wrist cramps from writing so much. My notes were broken and hard to read bc she WILL NOT slow down. The info is very detailed so go to class and write down as much as possible. (Notes are posted online, but WAY more than actually needed) Just don't take her.

04/30/2014
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Biol302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Notes that are posted online are so dense you have no idea what to study. So much information and she doesn't know how to go through it in a way that helps you understand.

12/02/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL 523 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B

I like Krizek. She is very approachable and helpful. Although this is not an easy class and I did not make an A, I think someone with more time on their hands to devote to studying can do it. She posts notes online and it is certainly doable. STUDY. Don't buy the textbook. 4 of 100 point exams and highest 5 of 6 20pt homeworks determine grade. :)

02/14/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOL302 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

Great teacher. A little boring but very intelligent. Haters gonna hate.

11/15/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIOL523 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Excellent teacher! Understands the material very well (and actually did some of the experiments used). Puts all notes online and they are very detailed and are sufficient to get you an A on exams. Uses diagrams with notes to facilitate learning. Adds extra non-graded material to help with learning. She deserves a much better reputation.

04/18/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
biobio Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

shes very boring, but she knows the material and she co teaches with connolly, but the material is a little more difficult on the test than the actual notes. passable but the 3rd test will be a little harder. i would recommend both krizek and connolly.

05/14/2008
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
biol302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is really boring. Krizek partners with Connelly to teach this class. Krizek reads straight from the power points and repeats info in the power points. Questions were easier. The final is the new material and questions from old exams. She gave quizzes out but said they did not count, no one knows what she did with them.

04/24/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

taught the 2nd half of the semester and is extremly boreing!! she reads straight from power point slides. Her test questions were easier then the teacher who taught the 1st half. wouldn't take her unless you have to!

04/23/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Just don't do it man. She usually teaches this class with Connolly, who is tolerable, but there is NO teaching of the material. Concepts are ambiguous at best, and tests are much more complicated than they need to be. Ugh.

10/26/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Now I understand why I should have gone to Clemson. They don't hire losers like this!!!! She is a terrible "professor" and person.

12/10/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Biol523 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Terrible! She is very unsure of herself and gets flusted when students ask questions. She is the WORST biology teacher I have had! She is way too hard and teaches her class at a graduate level. She focuses too much on the nic picky and not on the main concepts. Also the course desciption does not say plant genetics, but that is what you learn.

05/03/2006
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Biol 302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is very boring and not interested in the students being able to understand the info clearly. Dr. Connoly is the better half. After Dr. Krizek took over the grades and began to drop off. the tests were unnecessarly too hard.

05/02/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL 302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She taught for half the semester and made the class completely boring. The tests are ridiculous and she could care less about her students. The final is cumulative and is about 43% of your grade. Class average at the end of the semester was a 73.

12/21/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
bio 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Acts like she's qualified, but just is not qualified. She's boring. She's mean, and just a terrible professor

08/26/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Biol 302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She is very repetitive, but at the same time unclear and shaky. She says the word "essentially" like 20 times each minute and she is just not that great.

08/04/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOL 302 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Krizek seems nervous when giving lectures to a big group of students, but she is obviously very qualified in her field. She has the knowledge and can convey it if you ask for help. Take notes!

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