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J. Trackey
Professor in the Biology department
at Lone Star College (all), Houston, TX
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Overall Quality
3.8
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.9
Clarity
3.8
Easiness
2.6
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0
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56 Student Ratings
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05/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOL 1406 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

He is an excellent professor. We had so much work, but at the same time, we learned a lot! The chemotaxis project was really interesting! His lectures and labs are pretty clear. He is always willing to help you. It is good to have a studying group since the first test. Read the book, make all assignments, watch online videos, and you will get an A.

05/12/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Bio 1406 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

Professor Trackey is incredibly smart and is very passionate about biology. I enjoyed his lectures immensely, however he was not helpful at all when it came to the group projects or narrowing down the study material for exams. His favorite response is "know everything", a bit more guidance is needed. Cool guy/didn't take bio to meet cool people!

04/29/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOL 1406 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

His class was very daunting for me at first, but it was just a matter of acclimating to the workload. Once you get into the groove of things, his class gets very productive and fun. My advice, form a study group on DAY ONE. It'll help you out tremendously in the long run. He's the most inspirational professor that I had at Lone Star. Genuine guy.

04/14/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL 1406 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

This was probably the most challenging class I had at Lone Star but I LOVED IT! No, his class isn't easy! You have to study A LOT! Make sure you take notes and read the book! He may come off as serious/intimidating but he is actually really nice and easy going outside of class! I would recommend him for people who enjoy learning!

03/04/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio 1407 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: P

Very hard teacher does not help with anything he expects you to know everything about bio nice guy bad teacher I would not ever take him or recommend anyone to take him he doesn't not give study guides or let you record his lecture also no power points he does NOT HELP

02/04/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL 1407 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I agree not good for 1407. I looked like he was teaching it for the first time and most of the material was new to him!

01/27/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOL 1407 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took 1407 with him. I heard he was good for 1406. Not so for 1407. Looks like he was teaching it for the first time and didn't know what to expect. I used the textbook a lot and that helped.

12/18/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL 1406 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B

He's very motivated about Biology and you can tell that he loves his Job. Coming into this class don't expect it to be easy. His class is very hard and there is nothing wrong with that. If you find yourself struggling "GO" talk to him and he will help you. The Textbook is your best friend, READ IT!!! Be prepared to WORK HARD

11/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOL 1309 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Best professor I have ever had, wish I would have stayed there to retake it but I had to move back to Austin. Didn't do well in the class, but that was my own fault. He's very clear on what's expected of you and will help you when you need it. He actually got me interested in the material, his sense of humor helps.

08/12/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOL 1406 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The syllabus is exactly what you are going to be studying, you need to know pretty much everything he lectures about and you will have to read the book or at least fully know all of the terms in the chapters being tested over. This class is difficult but highly possible to make an A in.

08/01/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIOL 1406 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He will make you do the chemotaxis project; the project can either make or break your grade, and it depends on how well your group can ACTUALLY cooperate. Also, his exams don't ask you questions that are super detailed so I fail to see why it is hard for many others, but personally that is just me.

07/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIO 1406 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher! Puts the subject in a way students understand and very helpful. You do have to study though because in the end it's a college class

06/20/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO1406 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Pretty good teacher, very relaxed guy that will answer any question you might have. He can be a little confusing at times and sometimes purposely holds back info especially for the chemo taxis project. You will have no idea what to do, just schedule a meeting with him and be ready to spend some time figuring out the project. It was the hardest part

06/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 1408 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Disregard all negative comments. He is an amazing teacher. If you do your part, you will do well. He answered all questions clearly and would simplify different topics. He tried to relate biology to every day life. Throws in jokes every now and again. He's down to earth. I felt I could approach him with any question

01/16/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Biol1406 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is such a great teacher I worked my butt off and he definitely helped me get that A+ (:

07/11/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL1406 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He was hard, yes but a good guy to take. He'll be real with you and help you if YOU ASK. Lastly, appendix 7 will save your life towards the end of the class people.

05/25/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Biol1406 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Had to withdraw from this class given that I was taking 3 other classes. He expects you to revolve your world around this class and that is just not possible. Not with kids, a job and 3 other classes that is. It was extremly hard for me and withdrawing was my only option. Take him if you are a science freak, but if not, then def take someone else!

05/22/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIOL1406 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Super hard, and does not teach by chapter or by the book the only thing you will use your book for is the online quizzes which are super hard as well. Tests are also hard especially if you don't quite understand the material. Does not answer questions clearly and has a little bit of an attitude if you ask him a question on something he gets snappy.

04/16/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIOL1406 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Extremely helpful and clear, although not an easy class.

04/11/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
bio1406 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Good teacher. Students that disagree were looking for easy grades. Class is challenging in a manner that teaches you to think outside the box, like a true scientist should! Not too hard to get a good grade and learn A LOT! Just give the man what he wants and expects. Serious science majors can benefit greatly from this class

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