Professor Jianping Xu Reviews

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Class Ratings

3OK Class
3Avg. Difficulty
4Interesting
4Useful

Prof: Jianping Xu / Fall 2020

Aug 27, 2021

Comments on the course

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.

Course: BIOLOGY 2C03Grade: AWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: Yes
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Class Ratings

2Bad Class
2Hard
3Kinda Interesting
3Kinda Useful

Prof: Jianping Xu / Fall 2020

Aug 25, 2021

Comments on the course

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.

Course: BIOLOGY 2C03Grade: ATextbook Use: Yes