Professor Rachael Finnerty Reviews
Prof: Rachael Finnerty / Winter 2020
Aug 25, 2021
People say it's the ultimate bird course, but it's starting to get more difficult imo, the questions aren't straight from the test banks anymore like they used to be. Still, the content is easy and interesting enough for you to do well if you study, but if you're taking it only for it being a bird course, there's easier courses out there
Great course, especially if you have a particularly heavy workload with other courses and want to take an interesting but not overwhelming elective. The weekly quizzes weren't hard. The lectures were kinda boring and felt very long, but honestly, I just copied info from the slides, wrote info from the readings, and sometimes watched lectures, or at least skimmed through them to find more information on a particular topic.
Rachael is so great and so sweet. She is very accommodating and cares about her students. She knows her stuff too. It didn't feel like she was just reading notes word for word, she gets excited about teaching!
Do the readings. Some test questions ask about specific readings and stuff like that so it is really important to just read them. Also, if she assigns videos to watch or shows a youtube video in a lecture, take note of it because I had a question about a short youtube video I hadn't watched and I was very confused at the time lol