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Jeffrey Korpik
Professor in the Biology department
at Century College, White Bear Lake, MN
are you Jeffrey Korpik?
Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
C+
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.8
Clarity
3.1
Easiness
2.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
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34 Student Ratings
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09/29/2014
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Biology Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Tough Grader" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Tests are tough"

If you're wanting to hear stories about his life.. take this class. Want stupid unrelated facts about your class, get this teacher. You might as well stay home and read the book because he covers about .5 of the chapter in lecture then when handed the test you're stuck thinking "this wasn't covered in class." Disappointing teacher.. do not take.

05/19/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Bio1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I took a Saturday class, so obviously, I dreaded going to class. lectures were long, but Jeff kept them interesting. It's a lot of material to learn. Biology isn't necessarily an easy topic. Study really hard and take good notes and you will do fine in the class. Don't miss lectures and labs.

05/13/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
bio concepts Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: C

he is not clear in his teachings. hard grader. makes you feel like an idiot. acts like the students are kids who are trustworthy. he knows his stuff but is not approachable and is very VERY disorganized. It will be a waste of your time.

03/23/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
human biology Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

DO NOT TAKE THIS TEACHER. His tests have nothing to do with his exams. His tests are very confusing barely anything to do with the book but more note taking.

11/18/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
bio1021 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Horrible teacher! His tests are Impossible and he's very nitpicky with things. He's a very hard grader and his notes have nothing to do with whats on his exams. Don't take him.

04/18/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Awesome teacher. I Learned a lot and fell in love with the subject. He will make you earn your A, I did. Slack off, not study, skip classes/labs, and you will regret it come exam. And yes, they are hard. But you will learn lots of useful stuff for the future. Great experience and highly rec for serious students.

02/06/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
174050 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Terrible teacher. All over the place. Even explained photosynthesis wrong and then was corrected by a student. Doesn't make new tests. Written horribly. He used old power points from a different book, and we never used our 150 dollar book. Jargon is different on the test than in his notes. Don't take this teacher if you want to learn something.

05/23/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO1041 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Horrible at "teaching." His notes are all over the place and his tests are VERY HARD. His test questions are very tricky. A very nit-picky teacher. Grades harshly and how he grades your research paper is ludicrous. Don't bother taking this teacher.

05/08/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Bio1041 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is a great lecturer, but his exams are near impossible. A lot of the material he tests on is hidden in the book and he doesn't even cover. I love the lectures and felt I understood the material but exams were so difficult. Don't expect an "A"

05/02/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO1041 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Exams are hard but the teacher is nice. Can be a little nitpicky about things. For exams, make sure you study the notes thoroughly and read the assigned chapters in the textbook.

11/16/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIOL1041 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I would not recommend this teacher at all. He skips around in his notes and tests on things he does not fully explain in class and minor details in your notes. His class is pretty easy but his hard tests will screw with your grade.

09/12/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIO1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you dont show up to his class you will miss lots of his material. His exams are based on his notes and those extra points on the exam are hidden things from the book. You need to read the book but you have to pay attention. He is willing to meet with you if you dont understand.

06/27/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
BIO1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Korpik's exams are hard. Make sure you study his lecture notes and do not miss labs. Some lab questions do end up on the exams. Although he has a weird sense of humor, he's really not as bad as what some people say. He's a fair grader. Again, make sure you study the lecture notes.

06/06/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
biol2031 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He skips around so much in lecture that it is impossible to follow the lecture. This is very annoying and very cofusing for a student to keep up with notes to be accurate and reliable.

05/11/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Bio1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Very good teacher! He makes the class interesting by adding little fun facts related to the class. I would definitely recommend him for any science class you need. Those who attend lecture and lab will do good on his tests... almost everything on his tests are from notes. He also writes out all his notes they aren't on powerpoint.

03/03/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Just because Mr. Korpik gives out hard exams does not mean that he's a bad instructor. Show up to class everyday, take your lecture notes, do your homework (articles), read your assigned chapters,and show up for labs, and you will do fine.

02/16/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
bio1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

NOTES ARE EVERYTHING, DONT MISS A CLASS, IF YOU DONT YOU WOULD GET A LEAST A 'B'

01/05/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
biolo1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Your grade is based on lab and exam, if you fail exam you pretty much fail his class. Class is quite hard and does not clear up on lectures. Try to be funny but is not. I don't recommend him at all.

12/17/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
bio1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

i agree his test is quite hard on the multiple choice part, but the short answer part is easy. got a fair amount of extra credit. you need a real understanding of the material to get an A. scaming people can only B or below. your choice. he is great teacher, helpful and very tolerent and flexible.

12/16/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I really liked him as a teacher. Take good notes, and you'll have no problem in class. You can tell he has fun with this. I'd recommend him to anyone.

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