Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I learned an incredible amount from this course. I appreciate Dr. Smith's daily enthusiasm and willingness to help students one-on-one. He is thorough and gives quick, detailed responses to emails; something that is quite rare. He also choses wonderful preceptors to help out with the class, so there is always someone guiding you.
I enjoyed the field trips because I was able to actually be out in the field collecting data. Identifying plants on sight is very difficult to do and the field trips gave us more realistic experience doing so.
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Advice for students:
It is very important that you collect your plants right away for the plant collection. It is the largest grade in the class, but Dr. Smith is very flexible. I would also recommend showing him all of the plants you collect as soon as possible. Do not procrastinate with this assignment.