BIOLOGY 2C03

Genetics

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Prof: Jianping Xu / Fall 2020

Aug 27, 2021

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Honestly, if you have Prof X there is no real point in watching the lectures. You will succeed more easily through reading and understanding the textbook and completing mastering genetics.

Comments on the professor

He was fine.

Advice

Read the textbook and actually try to do the mastering genetics.

Grade: AWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: Yes
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Prof: Xu / Fall 2020

Aug 25, 2021

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Don't do it. Absolute dumpster fire of a course.

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meh

Advice

Dismantle the bio dept

Grade: A-Textbook Use: Yes
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Prof: Ahmed Khairalla / Fall 2021

Dec 18, 2021

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Interesting course and very doable. You need to put in the work, but you can do well for sure.

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The prof was amazing. I think the course experience really depends on who you get, but he really took the time to answer everyone's questions, no matter how trivial. Plus, he gave us lots of review questions that prepare you well for the tests.

Delivery: OnlineGrade: AWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: No
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2Hard
3Kinda Interesting
3Kinda Useful

Prof: Jianping Xu / Fall 2020

Aug 25, 2021

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This course was rough. The evaluations were always strictly timed (50 minutes for 20+ multiple choice and 2-3 short answer questions). Though the tests were non-cumulative which made them slightly more manageable. Mastering Genetics is a must, and many test questions are lifted directly from it, or numbers are altered. Textbook is necessary solely for Mastering.

Comments on the professor

Dr. Xu's lectures were fine, though sometimes because of his accent concepts were difficult to understand. However, he did not seem to want his students to succeed and at points, it seemed, made the course more difficult in order to reduce student success.

Advice

Practice. Practice. Practice. Keep on top of Mastering and review mastering exercises when studying for your tests. Also, make sure you understand all the concepts and keep on top of them. You'd be in for a rough time if you fell behind since this course is incredibly dense in content.

Grade: ATextbook Use: Yes
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2Bad Class
2Hard
3Kinda Interesting
3Kinda Useful

Prof: Jade Atallah / Spring 2021

Aug 25, 2021

Comments on the course

Genetics has a history of being hard. Don't let it discourage you. If you can avoid it, don't take it though. Assessments seemed unnecessary or unexplained and sometimes unfair.

Comments on the professor

Prof. Atallah is excellent at explaining concepts. However, I found her testing methods difficult and occasionally unfair. She did revise our last test though (which went absolutely horribly from everyone I've spoken to).

Advice

Please study for this course; it will be hell if you don't. There's a good amount of content to learn and understand. Definitely understand how all concepts are applied and brush up on old ones.

Grade: AWorkload: 11hrs/weekTextbook Use: Optional

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