Joseph Margoitta at Lone Star College (all)

Joseph Margoitta

  • 4.4Overall Quality
  • 4.4Helpfulness
  • 4.3Clarity
  • 3.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/7/14

BIOL 2420

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedB+

I took this class over this Spring. It's 5 exams, quizzes over Connect, and 2 lab exams. no turning in labs or essays. but the way he sums up, its very easy. if only i worked a lil hard, i would have had an A. he's a really good prof i would recommend taking micro with. no regrets. take it!

12/10/13

Biol 2420

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He makes it very hard for students to pass, too many quizzes, 6 tests, basically the class is too much work. I wouldn't take him again.

12/9/13

BIOL 2420

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedA+

Wonderful professor! He is very easy to understand and really wants his students to succeed. This course work isn't easy. I mean it was Microbiology. However, he made the class a delight with his quirky humor and helpfulness. I would definitely recommend this class and professor to another student. Also, the book is a must!

7/9/13

BIOL 1406-1407

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

GREAT Bio 1406 teacher, but I can't say the same for his 1407 course. Both were time-consuming but the 2nd was VERY time-consuming and full of memorization. His 1406 course was much, much easier to understand with less to memorize.

6/14/13

BIOL1407

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do not take Mr. M for Bio 1407. The class is extremely time consuming and difficult if you do not know EVERYTHING. He does not explain the material well.He reads off of notes given to him by the publisher. Read the textbook thoroughly! There were 30+ quizzes, 4 lab exams which consisted of 3 components, and 6 tests including an accumulative final.

5/18/13

bio1407

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Course load for 1407 overwhelming. Margoitta does his best to cover all material. However, there is A LOT of it. Prepare to spend a lot of time memorizing phyla, classes and characteristics for lab exams. Chapters from the book for lecture exam. Chapter 18-46 will be covered. Dissection of clam, pig, frog and rat in lab. VERY DIFFERENT FROM 1406!!!

5/15/13

1406

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I LOVED Mr. Margoitta! I will be taking another course from him this summer and cannot wait. I would imagine that the people who have reviewed him negatively, didn't interact with him much at all. You get what you give from this professor, and you walk away with what you need. Fantastic man and excellent teacher!

5/15/13

BIO 1407

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class isn't hard you just very very very very time consuming. Study like crazy, read the book and attend ALL lectures if you want to pass. He is a very nice guy but not so great at explaining things.

5/8/13

BIOL 1407

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

BE AWARE! The 1407 course has much more lecture and lab material compared to the 1406 course! Mr. Margoitta tries his best to go over the materials efficiently but the course itself requires so much memorization compared to the 1406 component. There are still lab quizzes and lecture exams & quizzes but now there are also some lab practicals/exams.

4/30/13

1407

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

There is just too much in this class. Three tests within the last three lectures before finals. How do we possibly study for all of those and then have a 100 question final. That is just too much and then studying for all of our other finals. Not to mention, after printing out all of the outlines required for lecture for class, my printer broke.

4/17/13

1407

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

such a sad semester in biology.I have always loved biology, but this teacher makes me never want to hear the word again.There is just too much.I only learn by reading the book myself, not listening to this prof. speed read a chapter outline he gets from the publisher.He doesn't seem to care we have other classes and have to study in those also.

12/16/12

Bio1406

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mr. Margoitta is awesome! He does his best at explaining the Biology, but you have to read the book! There were 6 tests including the final and around 36 quizzes (in class and online). The companion site is great for study, but this class is not that easy. You have to study in order to make an A in this class! Overall I would recommend him for Bio

12/15/12

BIOL1406

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

HE'S ONLY EASY IF YOU STUDY. Don't assume that this class is an "easy class." There are 5 tests, 2 super-easy research papers, and the final. There are quizzes after every lab but he review over most of it right before the quiz. He gives helpful resources to use to study (notes, book's companion site and online-review). I made an A+ in this class.

12/14/12

BIO1406

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mr. Margoitta is a very good professor. He explains the material well enough and understands that having a good science foundation for the other science classes to come is very important. I do wish that he would post grades faster, or at least that he wouldn't say that he is going to post them by a certain time then not do it; it gets frustrating.

11/28/12

BIOL1406

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's pretty chill teacher. there's alot test about six including final. He hands out notes that are fill in the blank, which are pretty helpful concerning the test. and he offers a good amount of extra credit towards the end of the semester.

11/26/12

BIOL1406

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Tough class but lots of great info and he was a serious about having you understand what he was talking about. Passionate about science and good at what he does.

11/16/12

BIO1406

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is the best professor I have had atLone star.He lectures straight from the book and gives out an outline to go through in class, which is the review for tests at the same time. He does the best he can at teaching biology, but it's college and requires the student to read the book and study.5 tests and 2 easy papers. Take him to truly learn biol.

11/13/12

BIOL1406

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Honestly he is a good professor, but goes a little too fast for himself sometimes, there are 5 test and they are multiple choice, I would recommend him if you want your teacher to read off the PowerPoint

10/23/12

Bio2

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had Margoitta for Bio2 AP in high school before he started teaching at Lone Star. I can honestly say he is one of my favorite teachers of all time. He is so funny & really chill. He made me enjoy the class because he made it super easy to understand the material. Because of him, I got a 5 on the AP test and now I don't have to take bio in college

7/20/12

Biol1406

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Margoitta is awesome. He knows biology and breaks it down to ur understanding. Lot of work! but well worth it. He is the best if you are new @ biology.

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