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Noland Martin
Professor in the Biology department
at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
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Overall Quality
4.1
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.2
Clarity
3.9
Easiness
3.1
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
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Easiness
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27 Student Ratings
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08/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO 2450 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

Dr. Martin is an excellent prof & just an all around nice guy! Exams can be tough-what worked for me was taking good notes in lecture/lab & using the book to supplement. An A is possible if you work hard. He genuinely wants you to do well in his class & is super willing to help those who don't slack off. He is pretty funny too-HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

05/10/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO2450 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr.Martin is nice guy and a hard professor. He is always available after class and during office hours. I believe that he is hard teacher because he doesn't know how to write exams and so makes the questions a lot of times confusing. I see a lot times students including myself have to ask him to explain the test questions. BewareHe is a trickster!

09/03/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO2450 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Tough professor but very fair. Has a good sense of humor and is approachable. Answers every question asked in class so don't hesitate to ask if you need anything. Most test questions come from the lectures but definitely do the assigned readings. If you come to class, take notes, and read the book, you'll do great.

09/03/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
BIO2450 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Martin was crystal clear about how Genetics would be structured and how incredibly serious he takes academic integrity. 70% of the time he will pass out lecture handouts and post practice tests. Neither are bibles so take good notes and do the assigned reading. He was very helpful during office hours. I'll be taking him for Evolution, also.

05/08/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
bio 2450 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Favorite professor from Texas State. Exams are 90% from lecture slides. Minimal book use. Has a great attitude toward teaching & funny sense of humor. Straight up guy who doesnt act like he is teaching a bunch of kids (i hate those teachers). 3 exams & comp final (can take place of lowest test grade) LAB was HARDER than class!

05/04/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO2450 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He really loves the subject, but tests can be very tricky. As long as you go to class and study the notes you will probably do well.

12/09/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
BIO4301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Best teacher ever! His tests are not all that hard in comparison to other courses although they can be tricky at times. Rule of thumb read each question to make sure you know exactly what he is asking as he tends to throw hints that may go unnoticed the first time you read it. He gives out notes or post them when he doesnt. Great sense of humor!

04/11/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
BIo2450 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. martin is a good teacher. He doesnt mess with minute subjects of Genetics. He is sometimes "sassy" if you ask a dumb question. Makes the class more fun. Good professor to take. 90% test material comes from slides.

03/09/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Gen2450 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Def has reformed his teaching technique since prior years- gives out lecture notes now and they are helpful. Cool dude, very approachable.

03/02/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Gen0001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Don't pay attention to all the negative comments. IF he used to be a terrible teacher as some people are saying, then hes definitely changed his methods. Great teacher, VERY clear,not tough,VERY entertaining! Take him, you won't be sorry that you did.

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