This class was tough.
The format of this class was unpleasant to me. Basically, the students write the exams by submitting five exam questions from each chapter. Dr. Grober loves figures! If this was a course solely on analyzing scientific figures, then he would be the perfect professor for the course. I didn't find the lectures to be useful or helpful with learning the material(s) especially when the exam questions rarely discuss or incorporate anything spoken in lecture. A fiasco occurred where not enough copies were made for the second exam, so not everyone was able to take the exam that day, Monday. So, cheating occurred, according to the Biology department and Dr. Grober, because the Wednesday class exam grades were 10 points higher than the ones who took it on Monday. Basically, the second exam grade was thrown out and replaced with whichever exam each person did the best on between the first and third one. I feel like a new professor should take over with this course to increase and/or stimulate the students' desire to learn for this class.
I really didn't gain anything from this course. Taking endocrinology in the summer helped me to stay a float for this course.
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Advice for students:
Read the chapter(s) before hand and analyze the figures!! Always come to class because he usually assigns in-class exercises which are apart of the grade.