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Professor Ratings & Grade Distribution Data for C. Rast

C. Rast
Professor (2008 – 2011)
Texas State (TSUSM)
Biology
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2.8125**+
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Rated by 16 students
2.52
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across 1 classes
Fall 2014 Schedule
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BIO 1421

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BIO 1421
MODERN BIOLOGY II
3***
Pros: The lectures are actually interesting... most of the time. I felt like I learned a lot that I hadn't known before. She doesn't take roll, and gives extra credit for showing up on some random days. Also, there are quizes online that are fairly easy and will help with your final avg.
Cons: Her tests are crazy hard, and almost a waste to study for.. or even to show up for class.. I went to every lecture and made horrible grades on the exams. She said her exam averages are usually in the 60s, and that's good for her. One of our exams, the avg was a 54... she thought that was a little low but she has had it in the past. Basically she makes the tests ridiculously hard and then grades them on a curve. So you're stressed out 24/7 with making 50s and 60s.
I am not sure what my final grade is yet, despite knowing what I have made on everything, because she does grade on some wacky curve. Honestly she is a very nice person, I enjoyed her lectures A LOT, but her exams just suck so bad. I would have recommended this class if the tests weren't so hard, or were easier to study for... I was actually told to take Rast because the class was so easy... that might be true, since I don't know my final avg yet, but really it isn't worth the stress. Take another professor if you can. I am only giving her a 3/5 because I did enjoy the lectures.
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on December 11, 2010
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BIO 1421
MODERN BIOLOGY II
1*
Pros: Rast's tests are semi-difficult, but she lets you keep your exams and posts the correct answers on TRACS, so you can review for the comprehensive final by studying past exams.
Cons: She never answers student questions and gets offended by them taking lecture time to ask their question, basically she hates being interrupted. She's condescending and a little on the crazy-scientist side.
I had friends who never went to class and passed with flying colors, but she gives extra credit for being in class.
Professor rated by: Physical Therapy Student on April 20, 2010
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BIO 1421
MODERN BIOLOGY II
4****
Pros: She is super easy and follows along with the book. GO TO CLASS and take notes. She also gives 5 extra credit pop quizzes and they worth a point each for every one, adding up to 5 extra possible points added to over all average.
Cons: She goes kind of fast and doesnt put slides online.
If BIO isnt youre thing then you should take this class because it is simple to understand. You just have to study.
Professor rated by: Management Student on October 19, 2011
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BIO 1421
MODERN BIOLOGY II
1*
wasnt a big fan of this teacher, she didnt do much to help students learn. She speaks very monotone, and i found it hard to pay attention to her, and we started in a class of almost 300 but towards the end of the semester only about 20 students showed up weekly
Professor rated by: Business Administration Student on December 6, 2010
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BIO 1421
MODERN BIOLOGY II
2**
Pros: Her final is comprehensive, of all the old tests over the semester.
Cons: She rambles. Her tests are hard. She's boring. It's hard to follow her most times.
Professor rated by: Music Student on May 9, 2011
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BIO 1421
MODERN BIOLOGY II
3***
Pros: Pretty basic information and just reads from her slides which come from the textbook.
Cons: Flips very fast through the slides.
Professor rated by: Communication Design Student on September 15, 2011
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BIO 1421
MODERN BIOLOGY II
3***
Pros: Friendly
Cons: nothing is from the lecture

you basically are tested on the book not her lecture

no point in attending class
Professor rated by: Finance Student on December 8, 2010
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BIO 1421
MODERN BIOLOGY II
4****
Be ready to read the book on your own and know the details.
Professor rated by: Marketing Student on December 7, 2010
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BIO 1421
MODERN BIOLOGY II
1*
Pros: teacher sucks
Cons: she curves grades at the end
Professor rated by: Mass Communication Student on April 16, 2012
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BIO 1421
MODERN BIOLOGY II
2**
Pros: attendance wasnt mandatory
Professor rated by: Mass Communication Student on September 26, 2011
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BIO 1421
MODERN BIOLOGY II
5*****
Great teacher.
Professor rated by: Management Student on April 18, 2012
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BIO 1421
MODERN BIOLOGY II
3***
Professor rated by: Health Information Mgmt Student on February 19, 2012
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BIO 1421
MODERN BIOLOGY II
2**
Professor rated by: Health Administration Student on December 9, 2010
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BIO 1421
MODERN BIOLOGY II
3***
Professor rated by: Mass Communication Student on December 8, 2010
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BIO 1421
MODERN BIOLOGY II
5*****
Professor rated by: Mass Communication Student on December 6, 2010
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BIO 1421
MODERN BIOLOGY II
3***
Professor rated by: Social Work Student on April 20, 2010
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