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Douglas Darnowski
Professor in the Biology department
at Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN
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Overall Quality
2.6
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.5
Clarity
2.6
Easiness
1.6
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24 Student Ratings
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06/30/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PLSC Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Darnowski is great despite what others have said. I have had him for four different classes including an independent study. He is difficult, but the key to Dr. Darnowski is to not try and discuss something over email with him, but instead discuss it every spare moment you can with him. Ask him to review materials in a simple manner.

12/07/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
P373 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Lectures are engaging and informative, but fast. He is very helpful during the class period, but no much on returning emails. Difficult to get exact notes. Exams are straight from lecture and difficult. Questions are sometimes oddly phrased, and unclear what is being asked and worth a lot of points. Disorganized labs, poor condition of materials.

11/15/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Plsc B373 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Darnowski gets a lot of grief, but he is not that bad. As long as you take notes, study, and ask questions you will do fine. If you email him about questions for the test and he doesn't email you back, he will give you extra points. He is a nice guy.

10/06/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Biol-102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He was very rude to students, and confusing in what he expected on his test. He did not give any form of study guide, just sample test. He graded harshly and takes off for spelling. Switch teachers is possible or kiss your GPA goodbye because it will drop. Labs are pointless and he gives you quizzes on the labs you HAVENT DONE YET! SO REAd AHEAD.

08/08/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is the strictest grader I've ever encountered, but I learned a lot. The tests are easy, but his grading is punishing. If your knowledge doesn't match up perfectly to his high standard, you might as well forget it. Getting an A is a huge challenge. Take copious notes, try to get into his head, and ask for help. And may God have mercy on your soul

08/06/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Don't ever take this teacher. It is impossible to get an A. Half of the class drop after the first test and he even took one week on vacation on a 6 week summer class leaving us with a substitute. The extracredit questions for the tests are extremely stupid based on movies and stuff he knows. He is a hard grader who take points for no reason and you never know what is going to be on test.

04/02/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Biol 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He was rediculously hard. When you asked him a question he expected you to know everything leading up to the answer. I changed my bio major because of him. And after test 2 there were only 10 people left in my class.

12/20/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PLSC373 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is the hardest grader in the department. When you ask for help he says to email him and he doesn't get back to you for weeks if at all. He is the reason I changed my major.

05/18/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PLSB370 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I took him for Plant Phys. -__- awful to say the least. I recorded his lecture since he talks so fast. The average on the first test was a 55% and he did NOTHING about it. The other tests weren't all that great either. NO ONE got an A. He also takes off for spelling when he himself cannot clearly write on the board. NEVER TAKE!

04/29/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL5187 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I was a Bio major when I started his class. This Professor is why I am no longer a Bio major. He is very rude, and gets lost on tangents that do not pertain to class. He goes very quickly over hard material never stopping for questions, then asks if the easy material is understood. He does not make you feel as if questions are welcome.

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