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Richard Knapp
Professor in the Biology department
at University of Houston, Houston, TX
are you Richard Knapp?
Overall Quality
3.8
Average Grade
C-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.9
Clarity
3.6
Easiness
3.2
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
217 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/18/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio 3332 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough" "Lectures are long" "Get ready to read"

I think Dr. knapp is underrated as a professor. people say he's boring and hard but I think is because his voice isn't loud enough and he mumbles so people cant understand him. Because if you rewatch the videos you can hear his voice and you will see that the content of his lectures is actually pretty good. Exams are only tough because of wording

12/18/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL 3332 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Get ready to read" "Tests are tough"

I do not recommend this professor at all. I enjoyed learning the material on my own because lectures are TOO (I repeat TOO) boring BUT sadly his test are HORRIBLE. I mean the material is not hard is just the way he words his test is confusing and tricky. DO NOT TAKE HIM, if you are a bio major take another elective.

12/15/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
3332 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: D+
"Get ready to read" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Tough Grader"

His class is boring and full of difficult information. And it doesn't help that he is monotone. His tests are very difficult and he gives no extra credit. This is one of the worst classes I took at UH. Attendance isn't mandatory but most exam material comes from things he mumbled somewhere in the lecture. Avoid taking this class at all costs!!!!

12/11/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio 1353 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: C-
"Tests are tough" "Lectures are long" "Participation matters"

He is absolutely boring and sucks at teaching. I went to his office hours and he seemed disinterested and was rude. Regret taking him!

11/24/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
bio 3332 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Get ready to read" "Tests are tough"

There's a ton of reading, but he video records his lectures so you can find them online. He'd stay after class and answer any questions clearly. Overall I really like him.

10/09/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
3332 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Lectures are long" "Get ready to read" "Tests are tough"

Boring lecture, quiz every week on BB, 3 exams at CASA. Exams are hard, clickers count, so make sure to come to class.

06/03/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
microbio 3332 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Study his notes and go to class. you'll learn a lot from his lectures, but you will need coffee to stay awake. Not hard, but lots of memorization and an evil final got a 65 on the final, my lowest grade ever.

01/07/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
3332 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class requires alot of memorization and is not a blow off class. He changed up the format this semester though. There was a very generous curve since most students scored between 30-60 on his final. Study the power points,quizzes, the old tests he posts and the questions he asks in class. His wording on tests is a bit tricky so be careful.

01/06/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
biol3332 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

teaches you only what you need to know for the test. Class is just as boring as everyone says, maybe more. Made a 70, 85, 80, and a 100 on the final. got 3 ec quizzes and made an A due to some next-level curve. Srsly, just take notes on his slides, do the chapter an ec quizzes, study old tests & use the book for just the sections he covers in class

01/05/2014
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
MicroBio Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

It's very hard to understand what he says. Mumbles way too much. Monotone and VERY boring. But he records everything and uploads it to BB so attendance is not mandatory. Gives EC. Tests were kind of tricky. Study his lectures/notes and old exams!! HUGE CURVE at the end of the semester.

12/23/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Micro 3332 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Never went to lecture cuz timings conflicting with traffic(commuter probs). You are kind of risking taking this as a online class since lecture quality isn't great. Overall,his tests are easy if you carefully pay attention to his lecture and memorize the slides. He is very generous. 4 bonus pts. from quizzes. Insane curve. Saw him in his undies lol

12/22/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Biol 3332 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Be warned, you will get bored in class. I only attended the first day but he posts everything on BB and curves. I just went over the powerpoints and did well on the tests. Do the extra credit quizzes they'll help your grade. I did not even buy the book.

12/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIOL1353 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

Dr. Knapp is a great professor! Sure, his lectures might be boring, but the material is interesting & his notes are exactly like the test. Know everything on the review sheets and you'll ace every test! Grading consists of in-class clicker quizzes, 4 online quizzes, and 4 exams. Take Dr. Knapp!

12/17/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL1353 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Super boring class. Speaks in a monotone voice the entire time. Random clickers throughout semester so coming is a must. Posts lectures online. Tests are okay. Lots of studying on your own time since usually I doze off during lecture. Has a "fun run" sorta thing during the semester but no one usually attends. Maybe 4 or 5 show up. "Meh" class.

11/04/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Bio3332 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 love Dr. Knapp!! I took both his Bio 2 and Microbio classes.

10/30/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL 3332 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This guy really needs to take a class in public speaking. Insanely boring; very monotones. He doesn't even look like he likes microbio at all when he lectures. He's not entirely clear at all when he lectures. Test aren't too hard but VERY detailed and maybe a bit tricky. Unfortunately, he's the only person that teaches.

09/24/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL 3332 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

just took the test today and it was extremely tricky eventho I spent alot of time to study and still get a C

08/30/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIOL 3324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Amazing teacher really how to teach very hard concept very well I learn so much in this class, His test are not that hard if you understands his lecture and pay attention you can easily make an A.

08/23/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Microbiology Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: F

Do not take him. He does not care about his students he just cares about his paycheck. I did not graduate because of him. I studied a great deal for this class and I still failed his tests. I just took the class at another college and made an A. So please take another professor he will just ruin your gpa. He should be fired.

05/14/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
microbiology Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

tests are very tricky, u need to read the slides in DETAIL and watch the video lectures online to do well. The final wss hard, the lowest average all semister, also make sure you do well on the quizzes b/c they can make the difference in letter grades at the end.

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