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Professor Ratings & Grade Distribution Data for Michael Dini

Michael Dini
Professor (2010 – 2012)
Texas Tech (TTU)
BIOLOGY
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4.2174****
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Rated by 23 students
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Fall 2015 Schedule
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BIOL 1404
BIOL 4100
BIOL 4110
BIOL 4300
BIOL 4301
BIOL 6000
BIOL 6100
BIOL 6301

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BIOL 1403
Biology I
5*****
Pros: He is a wonderfully exuberant professor. Yes, his class has been the hardest one I've taken to date, but it is also my favorite. His testing procedures are incredibly just, all expectations are clearly stated in the syllabus and at the beginning of the semester in class - he is completely transparent with his class. If you do exactly what is expected of you, there is barely any chance of you not succeeding. Dr. Dini reinforces and ties together all the different topics and concepts together in a way that really makes you think, and in the end helps you understand the material really, really well.
Cons: I would recommend only students who are prepared to work hard, and are reasonably passionate about Biology to take this course; Dr. Dini puts in a lot of work to make sure his students can be successful, so it's only natural that he expects the same amount of work from the students in return.
Professor rated by: BIOLOGY Student on December 5, 2010
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BIOL 1404
Biology II-Honors
4****
Pros: You will understand biology on so many different levels. Dini knows the material and forces you to apply and fully understand the material.
Cons: He is a tough teacher. The labs are slightly unfair because each TA had their own grading and quizzes. A lot of reading is required and the class is very time consuming to learning the material. Dini feels that biology is the only class that matters so any other tough course or science course while taking this class is not recomended. He will put you down and expect failure and prides himself in failing students and will not waste his time on trying to help any student out that does not put forth any effort in his class. The clickers were a waste, they were not for an attendance just so he could see where the class stands.
Professor rated by: EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCES Student on June 27, 2010
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BIOL 1404
Biology II-Honors
5*****
Pros: The first half of this class is usually taught by Dr. McGinley, but we had Dr. Holaday who was plain and simply AWFUL. Dr. Dini, however, is the complete opposite. Yes, he is a tough grader, but not without good reason. He is a wonderful lecturer and it's impossible to not want to pay attention in his class and do well overall.
Cons: None.
There are very few professors like him, unfortunately, who are hard but make the effort and work you put into the class completely worth it because you learn so, so much. If you have even the slightest interest in biology in general, do not miss the opportunity to take a class with Dr. Dini.
Professor rated by: BIOLOGY Student on March 9, 2011
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BIOL 1404
Biology II-Honors
5*****
Pros: VERY interesting class and Dr. Dini keeps it interesting. There are multiple learning aids to help students figure out the difficult material; you just need to seek it out.
Cons: Dini has his moments. He gets angry very easily and can decide to skip over entire topics simply because there's not enough class participation. He expects excellence and if you don't give it to him, you're grade will definitely suffer.
Professor rated by: PSYCHOLOGY Student on May 4, 2011
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BIOL 1403
Biology I
4****
Pros: Good learning experience if you actually show up to class and pay attention.
Cons: Rediculous amount of information on tests to study for. Going to class and the SI sessions isn't enough.
Read the assigned readings from the book before going to lecture.
Professor rated by: CHEMISTRY Student on November 8, 2011
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BIOL 1403
Biology I
5*****
Dr. Dini is one of the best lecturers I have ever had. He makes biology interesting and fun. If you put forward the effort and time, it is a great learning experience.
Professor rated by: HUMAN SCIENCES Student on December 15, 2010
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BIOL 1403
Biology I
5*****
Pros: he makes you understand the subject beyond the textbook
Cons: his examination are VERY hard and he never curves grades. He also comes off as very intimidating.
Professor rated by: BIOLOGY Student on December 7, 2010
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BIOL 1404
Biology II-Honors
4****
Pros: He is very through and easy to understand.
Cons: YOU MUST GO TO ALL CLASSES. IF YOU DONT, YOU WILL BE IN A WORLD OF HURT.
Professor rated by: HUMAN SCIENCES Student on October 17, 2011
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BIOL 1403
Biology I
3***
Pros: Knew what he was talking about
Cons: Tough class and be prepared to get a B or C no matter how much studying you do.
Professor rated by: EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCES Student on December 12, 2010
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BIOL 1403
Biology I
5*****
Pros: Learn a lot from this course, Dini is an amazing professor
Cons: Not too compassionate so don't expect any sympathy
Professor rated by: CHEMISTRY Student on April 6, 2011
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BIOL 1403
Biology I
3***
Great teacher, however, it is apparent that he tries to play up the big bad Dini image.
Professor rated by: BIOLOGY Student on May 10, 2012
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BIOL 1403
Biology I
5*****
Pros: I learned A LOT!
Cons: very difficult course
study, study, study!
Professor rated by: CHEMISTRY Student on December 12, 2010
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BIOL 1403
Biology I
5*****
Pros: You really learn. Best professor ever.
Cons: Really hard class.
Professor rated by: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING Student on September 24, 2011
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BIOL 1403
Biology I
3***
Pros: Lots of important information
Cons: Too much studying
HARD
Professor rated by: BIOLOGY Student on May 1, 2011
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BIOL 1403
Biology I
5*****
Homework due once a week except test weeks.
Professor rated by: BIOLOGY Student on December 16, 2010
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BIOL 1403
Biology I
5*****
Professor rated by: CHEMISTRY Student on November 8, 2012
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BIOL 1404
Biology II-Honors
3***
Professor rated by: BIOLOGY Student on May 10, 2012
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BIOL 1404
Biology II-Honors
5*****
Professor rated by: BIOLOGY Student on May 10, 2012
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BIOL 1404
Biology II-Honors
4****
Professor rated by: EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCES Student on December 10, 2010
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BIOL 1403
Biology I
4****
Professor rated by: NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES Student on December 6, 2010
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