Review Comment

[EEEB W2001] Environmental Biology 1

January 18, 2012

Bone, Elisa
[EEEB W2001] Environmental Biology 1

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Professor Bone taught the first half of Environmental Biology I. She was a friendly person, but not a very good teacher. She is Australian so she has an accent, but that's not a problem. She does talk softly though so sometimes it was difficult to hear over the sound of the fan.

Don't bother asking her questions. Like the previous reviewer said, her specialty barely plays a role in this class. Therefore, she is not very knowledgeable about the subjects she teaches and is likely not to know the answer.

The lectures were not very useful, though going over the slides later does help a lot. Reading the textbook is a must because the quizzes are not easy and you need the textbook material to fully understand the slides. Going to the recitations, especially before the quizzes, helped a lot since the TA's re-explained the important concepts. I often didn't fully understand the material until right before the exam and had to read through whatever I haven't read yet (the textbook chapters are pretty long and we go through quite a few chapters per quiz), go through the review sheet, and read the lecture slides. The class just goes way too fast and covers too much for the lectures to be enough. In fact, the lectures seemed to be very simple and made the class seem easy until you read the book and find out how much more complicated the material is.

Workload:

A lot of reading since the textbook is long and a lot of material is covered. 4 quizzes, non-cumulative. No mid-term or final.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
EEEB / EEEB EEEB EEEB W2001: Environmental Biology I Shahid Naeem, Elisa Bone 2012 Fall TR / 1:10- 2:25 PM 1
EEEB / EEEB EEEB EEEB W2001: Environmental Biology I Shahid Naeem, Dustin Rubenstein 2010 Fall TR / 1:10- 2:25 PM 1
EEEB / EEEB EEEB EEEB W2001: Environmental Biology I Shahid Naeem, Dustin Rubenstein 2009 Fall TR / 1:10- 2:25 PM 1
EEEB / EEEB EEEB EEEB W2001: Environmental Biology I Shahid Naeem, Katherine McFadden 2008 Fall TR / 1:10- 2:25 PM 1
EEEB / EEEB EEEB EEEB W2001: Environmental Biology I Shahid Naeem 2006 Fall TR / 1:10- 2:25 PM 1
EEEB / EEEB EEEB EEEB W2001: Environmental Biology I Robert Pollack 2005 Fall TR / 1:10- 2:25 PM 1
EEEB / EEEB EEEB EEEB W2001: Environmental Biology I Robert Pollack 2004 Fall TR / 1:10- 2:25 PM 1
EEEB / EEEB EEEB EEEB W2001: Environmental Biology I Robert Pollack 2003 Fall TR / 1:10- 2:25 PM 1