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1. Rating on Vergilio Zurita in the Finance department

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Opinion: 3310 - This class is fine and is definitely the easiest of the corporate finance options. The only negative comment I had about the semester came at the end when he arbitrarily assigns points for attendance and participation, which are 10% of your grade. His syllabus outlines that to get full credit, you must be in class and actively participate in the lecture by asking questions, however, he never learns any of his student's names and does not take attendance so he has no way of knowing who participated or not. The day grades were due he finally entered the attendance and participation points and gave me a 7/10. When I asked why I did not receive full credit, he was very combative and stated that "I do not know why or how you were assigned those points." Overall, easy class but this grade for A&P caused me to get an A- rather than an A. - Grade In Class:A
Date Listed: 2019-10-16
2. Rating on Tamar Carter in the Biology department

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Opinion: 2306 - Well...I made the first review on here for Dr. Carter about a week ago and I wanted to add an update after we have taken Exam 2. I previously stated that Dr. Carter's tests were "fair," but that is indeed, not accurate. Since being at Baylor, I have never been so set-up for failure as I have been in this course. As the material gets more complex, Dr. Carter's attempt at explaining is not sufficient. She did not allow any questions to be asked during the test, even though there were several mistakes on her part. HOW CAN YOU BAN STUDENTS FROM ASKING QUESTIONS? She does not have her student's interest in mind and only cares about her stupid research. Her tests are infuriating and not fair in the slightest. Do yourself a favor and DO NOT take Dr. Carter. The test was 7 chapters strung together which she sprinted through. Given her teaching is not effective (she literally doesn't teach), your biggest source of test prep is reading the book over and over again and doing the practice problems. That is what she will tell you to do, only her test will not mimic any of the practice she has given you. Simply, because she does not know how to write test questions. Being students of a prestigious private university like Baylor, you think we would be entitled to fair and accurate testing and teaching situations. I have never been so disappointed in this school. It is so frustrating to pay so much money for a class and get absolutely nothing out of lectures and be totally thrown by unfair and unclear test questions. Point blank, her tests are NOT fair. Material is NOT taught. Basically this class is a waste of time and money and you will have to work your ass off teaching yourself every SINGLE detail from the book. DO BETTER BAYLOR. HOW IS IT OKAY THAT PROFESSORS CAN BE THIS BAD AND YET WE PAY SO MUCH TO BE HERE. I would rather eat a live cricket from the side of Penland than have to suffer through another semester with Dr. Carter. It really sucks that she is nice, because it makes it hard to hate her. Life sucks & college is hard, but make it suck less and avoid Dr. Carter Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk. - Grade In Class:A
Date Listed: 2019-10-16
3. Rating on Curt Nichols in the Political Science department

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Opinion: Psc 4V94 - I see why many people would assume that taking a political parties class with a very well rated professor would be valuable and great. Professor Nichols decided to do the exact opposite. In this once every three-year class, we were expected to not only read and outline multiple paged material everyday with not receiving a true grade but also we all to had decipher unclear instructions and LESSONS that were not truly defined. In this way, most students in the class felt very left out and misunderstood of important information that was expected of you in class. For example, more than half the syllabus was not filled out with clear cut readings or instructions. The group papers and projects, would go into a mysterious participation grade that was so undefined it felt like it didnt exist. He does not really grade papers, he ballparks it, giving you a range in which the paper could fall into. Even when the entire class had no clue what they were doing, he continued to push on. Only reveiwing or catching people up at the last moment. No rubrics, no directions, and many expectations have led this class into the gutter. While I respect and like Dr. Nichols, I do not apreciate the utter unorganization and lack of awareness he has within class. I hope his other classes are better, this is and was a train wreck. - Grade In Class:DROP
Date Listed: 2019-10-16
4. Rating on Melinda Coogan in the Environmental Studies department

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Opinion: ENV 1301 - Honestly don't take her if you don't absolutely have to. She is a nice person in general, but her class is extremely boring. She doesn't tell you at all what's on the test, and doesn't base it off of the main ideas of the chapter. she tries to trick you on the tests. I like her as a person but will never take her again. - Grade In Class:B+
Date Listed: 2019-10-15
5. Rating on Jon Lawson in the Biology department

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Opinion: BIO 1405 - Lawson expects students to do the textbook reading and come to class with at least a basic understanding of the material. He is available everyday of the week and his office hours are really helpful! He is definitely a COLLEGE professor so be prepared to put in work. But he really is a great teacher and demonstrates his expansive knowledge in class daily. - Grade In Class:A
Date Listed: 2019-10-15
6. Rating on Jon Lawson in the Biology department

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Opinion: BIO 1405 - Lawson expects his students to work hard outside of class to get a good grade. This requires you to read and study the textbook, which may take some time and effort but is manageable. This year a new textbook is being used and while there have been some rough spots, he has worked hard to help us adapt to this book. Like any intro biology class this class requires some work, but with the tools he gives you it is very possible as long as you read the textbook. Also, he is available many times throughout the week for office hours. Going to these helps a lot because he will explain certain concepts more in depth to try and help you understand the material. Overall, if you take this clsss it will help prepare you for the rest of college and graduate school due to the rigor and way of thinking the textbook promotes that other intro bio clssses may not have. - Grade In Class:A
Date Listed: 2019-10-14
7. Rating on Amy Goodman in the Mathematics department

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Opinion: MTH 1321 - Mrs. Goodman might be the best math teacher I've ever had. I never really understood calc (I took it in high school), and she always makes sure that everyone understands what's going on. Homework is pretty doable, and even when it's not, she has office hours every single day and always makes time to get to your problems. Quiz questions come straight from the homework, so if you go to tutoring, she helps you figure it all out. Her tests are easy if you look over your notes and rework a few homework problems-- it's nothing she doesn't show you beforehand. Her funny personality makes the class SO fun, and it definitely makes her more approachable than other professors. Do the homework (and ask for help if you need it), and go to the SI sessions! The practice tests the SI gives you are very close to the real exam, and SI is also just really helpful in general, especially when you're feeling lost. Mrs. Goodman is my favorite teacher thus far and the way she actually cares about my grade the same way I do makes me like her more. She's so awesome-- TAKE GOODMAN!! - Grade In Class:A
Date Listed: 2019-10-14
8. Rating on Jon Lawson in the Biology department

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Opinion: 1405 - Do not take Lawson. He uses a new textbook and goes off on tangents in class that do not pertain to the text. He does not set you up for success on the exams (which are on the weekends, even homecoming weekend). - Grade In Class:A
Date Listed: 2019-10-13
9. Rating on Jon Lawson in the Biology department

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Opinion: 1305 - He is the worst teacher I’ve ever had. He does not know how to teach. He came from a community college and that is where he belongs, not at Baylor University. He makes it very clear that he was a Microbiologist and that is all he knows to talk about. He also has spent much of his time in class talking about STDs and said some very inappropriate things. I currently have A’s in all of my classes except for this one. If you enjoy watching videos of plants having sex, because you will see this in class, take Lawson, otherwise, STAY AWAY. - Grade In Class:F
Date Listed: 2019-10-13
10. Rating on Jon Lawson in the Biology department

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Opinion: BIO 1305 - Lawson expects his students to put in the work required to get a good grade. This means you actually have to study and read the textbook which a lot of his current students don't understand. The fact that not everything gets handed to you in college is a hard pill to swallow. Take Lawson if you want to be prepared for the rest of college and potentially medical school. You will have to work hard but if you read the textbook you will be successful. - Grade In Class:A
Date Listed: 2019-10-13
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