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Scott Sofferman
Professor in the Biology department
at Nevada State College, Henderson, NV
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Overall Quality
3.8
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.8
Clarity
3.8
Easiness
2.2
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63 Student Ratings
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07/31/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio 409 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A+

I took 4 classes with Dr Sofferman. Best professor ever. I got A each time, but yes I work harder than for any other class. If you want to learn something and fell proud for your harder A ever, enroll today!!!

05/20/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
biol 223 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

i did not understand the way he teaches at all. and this is my 2nd time taking this class. he can't teach and is worst than my first instructor. if you are happy with passing this class with a C. then go ahead. work your butt off for a C. GOOD LUCK

05/18/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
223 and 224 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A+

The most amazing professor I have ever taken!!! Seriously wonderful! Not easy though, you really have to put in the work to obtain a good grade. Read the book before class, ask questions and study!! Nobody better to take a class with!

01/23/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Biol 223 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The best professor at NSC! Study hard and you will get an A.

01/19/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
bio 223 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

If you want to pass don't take this so called prof. Also, it is clear he thinks doctors is a male field.

01/17/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Biol 223 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Read chapters before class and everything will be clearer. He gives you all the questions and answers before the tests. Learn them by heart and you ll do great. Dont take other classes if u want to get an A.

12/05/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Biology 224 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great professor!His lectures will really fall into place if you read the chapter before he starts lecturing on it. Intelligent and fun. Test are no joke, study the questions he gives you and you will do fine.

11/26/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL224 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Only gives a midterm & final. Those are based entirely on banks of questions he gives you before hand. If you know those then you will do well. Quizzes on the other hand are on pathophysiology topics he gives you print outs for & you're expected to know them inside out. I wouldn't not take him again.

10/08/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Biol 224 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Takes attendance 5 minutes before class starts--marked absent even in you're on time. Teaches class as though he's speaking with other doctors, and is extremely difficult to understand as a result. Makes 224 MUCH harder than is necessary. I study very hard, and attend all classes--it still isn't enough for his unbelievable standards. DO NOT TAKE.

09/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
AP 223 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: B-

This Professor is one of the greatest Professors I have ever taken. Yes this is an intense class, but so is the medical field. Sofferman will aid you if you have any questions, he also challenges your mind by asking in depth questions. If you follow his study guide you will receive an A or a B no problem. He looks & sounds like Christopher Walkin

08/01/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO 223 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Difficult class & his teaching style isn't helpful. The PPTs/ lectures are super fast, expects you to read the book completely,& expects for students to complete & memorize 200-300 ?'s for exams & doesn't even go over those ?'s. Essay ?-type of exams. Pretty much have to teach yourself. If you're not going to teach, don't be a teacher.

05/09/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOL 223 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This instructor is intelligent and hot in a Christopher Walken kinda way. He's got a dry sense of humor and doesn't hand-hold his students, but if you came to learn, you will from him. If you like being treated like a grown up then this is your guy. I loved his class and his teaching style - taking 224 from him in fall.

04/30/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
biology 223 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Scott Sofferman is unorganized,he's a terrible teacher, dropped after 1 week

04/14/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Biol223 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

You will learn a lot from his class. Great professor!!

04/14/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Biol 223 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great class!!

04/10/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Biol223 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Sofferman is the BEST professor I ever had. He is knowledgeable, compassionate, respectable, and helpful. His tests are straightforward but you need to attend the class and review his class notes. He will prepare you for whatever you want to be. Take his class and you will be glad you did. Highly recommend!!

12/28/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Biol223 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

As everyone has stated, study the questions he gives you and know them and you will do fine. only had a couple labs and they are non-graded. I really enjoyed class with Dr. Sofferman.

12/20/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOL224 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

A lot of people have negative things to say about Sofferman but the guy gives you every answer to the tests and quizzes! Yes there are about 200+ q's to study and he tests 50 but memorize every single question backwards and forward and you will get an A!

12/16/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL223 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

223 requires lots of study. We formed a study group meeting on Saturdays all semester and found success! Tests are challenging, but manageable. Some quizzes were overwhelming. Budget your time wisely. 5% ex. credit added to final grade for presenting a 5-pg report. Must be a good student. Challenging prof. Labs were informal and not graded.

12/07/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio223 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Very challenging. He's unorganized & gives out conflicting information regarding testing, study questions. He gives 300+ questions to be completely memorized for exams and then picks 50. He intentionally misleads students on review questions, its a bit cruel. All Essay style testing. Basically teach yourself. Lecture are super fast and off topic.

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