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Professor Ratings & Grade Distribution Data for Justicia Opoku-Edusei

Opoku-Edusei
Professor (1998 – 2014)
Maryland (UMD)
Biological Sciences Program
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4.2182****
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Rated by 110 students
2.83
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across 6 classes
Fall 2014 Schedule
No classes for this semester.
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BSCI 201
BSCI 202
BSCI 342
BSCI 447
HONR 219
ZOOL 201
ZOOL 202

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4****
BSCI 201 - HUMN ANAT&PHYSLG I
This class is hard, but I think everyone knew going in that it was going to be. I agree that her notes can be a bit disorganzied. Bring a computer to class, it helps organize them. Lecture tests are directly from the lecture notes: i didnt open the b...
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Professor rated by: Kinesiology Student on 12/16/08
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3***
BSCI 201 - HUMN ANAT&PHYSLG I
Pros: nice lady, makes it very clear what you need to know and study for her exams. If you study enough, you will do fine. No trick uestions or surprises for the most part.
Cons: hard to understand her accent sometimes during lecture.

huge class, can be hard to see from the back/pay attention. very dull/repetitive at times

a lot of studying, lab can be very difficult too, especially the lab practicals. set aside at least three hard days of studying before each exam and each practical, and you should be fine for an A or a B.
Professor rated by: Kinesiology Student on 11/1/11
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BSCI 201
HUMN ANAT&PHYSLG I
3***
Pros: nice lady, makes it very clear what you need to know and study for her exams. If you study enough, you will do fine. No trick uestions or surprises for the most part.
Cons: hard to understand her accent sometimes during lecture.



huge class, can be hard to see from the back/pay attention. very dull/repetitive at times



a lot of studying, lab can be very difficult too, especially the lab practicals. set aside at least three hard days of studying before each exam and each practical, and you should be fine for an A or a B.
Professor rated by: Kinesiology Student on November 1, 2011
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BSCI 201
HUMN ANAT&PHYSLG I
4****
This class is hard, but I think everyone knew going in that it was going to be. I agree that her notes can be a bit disorganzied. Bring a computer to class, it helps organize them. Lecture tests are directly from the lecture notes: i didnt open the book all semester. Lab is a little difficult, but the TAs are very willing to help, and as long as you take the time to memorize, you will do fine. Class gets easier as it goes on, practically everyone does bad on the first practical, but the other two are much better.
Professor rated by: Kinesiology Student on December 16, 2008
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BSCI 201
HUMN ANAT&PHYSLG I
3***
Pros: -writes out notes to be taken during lecture

-knowledgeable

-friendly and funny (sort of)
Cons: -sloppy handwriting and disorganized presentation of notes

-lecture material does not correspond to what is done in lab that same week

-accent makes it hard to understand lecture sometimes
Overall, a moderately difficult class solely because of the amount of information covered. The lab practicals were the hardest assignments of the class.

- Quiz at the beginning off lab pretty much every week along with a graded "summary sheet" homework assignment that is due at the beginning of every lab. Summary sheets are relatively easy (I got 100% on all of them) and a good source of points towards your final grade.

- 3 lecture exams and 3 lab practicals; plus a NONcumulative final
Professor rated by: Kinesiology Student on November 19, 2013
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BSCI 342
BIOL REPROD
4****
Great professor--funny and knows her stuff. Answers on her exams must be VERY specific, if you don't write what you think is common sense stuff you'll probably lose points. But overall, I would highly recommend this class, its very interesting and she's very knowledgeable and funny--it doesn't feel like a 3 hour class!
Professor rated by: Biological Sciences Program Student on February 1, 2010
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BSCI 201
HUMN ANAT&PHYSLG I
5*****
Pros: 2 Summary Sheets

Lots of Extra Credit

Nicest teacher possible



Cons: handwriting can be a bit difficult at times
Dr. Opoku has been teaching A&P at maryland for over 17 years and looks good for her age. She puts the material in a may you understand but in the end your grade relies on how well you are at memorizing the content not understanding it. Every test has extra credit built in and so do summary sheets. Practicals aren't to bad as long as your TA is great. Make sure you study a week before all practicals and tests. Take her is you want to pass a&p one.
Professor rated by: Health Student on December 19, 2014
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BSCI 201
HUMN ANAT&PHYSLG I
5*****
Pros: Lots of opportunities for points in lab.

Opoku codes matching portion of exams to spell out a phrase, making it easy to get full credit on that portion of the exam.
Cons: Practicals were very difficult, requiring a lot of memorization for only 25 questions.
Quiz difficulty depends on the T.A.

Opoku is very straight forward and helpful as a professor.

Professor rated by: Biology Student on May 14, 2012
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BSCI 201
HUMN ANAT&PHYSLG I
5*****
She is VERY nice and really interested in what she is teaching. She gives fair tests that are lecture notes word for word. Does not follow the book, so you have to go to every class to get everything you need for the test. Lab is a lot harder. Quizzes and practicals are very difficult with a lot of material.
Professor rated by: Health Student on November 20, 2008
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BSCI 201
HUMN ANAT&PHYSLG I
5*****
Pros: Awesome professor and funny.

Really easy to understand.

Writes all her notes on the board (this is all you need to study for her exams).

Her exams are easy.

Cons: Have to put in some time if you want to study for her practicals./exams
Quizzes are given in the lab each week, but those are up to your TA.
Professor rated by: Biological Sciences Program Student on November 26, 2012
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BSCI 202
HUMN ANAT+PHYSLG II
5*****
She is a great teacher, just sometimes it is hard to understand her because of her accent and she goes pretty fast. I learned a lot in this class and there are a lot of points given so it's ok if you mess up once or twice.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on May 12, 2008
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BSCI 202
HUMN ANAT+PHYSLG II
4****
The teacher knows what she is talking about but the notes when she presents them to the class are never organized. You are also better off reading the book before the exam too because its teaches you the concepts better.
Professor rated by: Kinesiology Student on May 12, 2008
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BSCI 202
HUMN ANAT+PHYSLG II
5*****
Conducts lecture by writing on the overhead. All you need to do well on the exams is to attend class, take the notes, and study those notes (you only need those notes). You don't necessarily need a textbook.
Professor rated by: Chemistry Student on February 26, 2009
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BSCI 201
HUMN ANAT&PHYSLG I
5*****
Pros: knew everything like the back of her hand! tests were fair
Cons: expects you to know a lot!
Professor rated by: Biology Student on September 24, 2012
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BSCI 447
GEN ENDOCRINOLOGY
1*
Pros: Exams are almost completely off of powerpoint slides
Cons: Poorly written exams

Awful grading technique

Very egotistical and disrespectful

Inefficient use of class time

Going to office hours is a complete waste of time
Firstly, she is incredibly disrespectful towards students especially if you go to her office hours. She is not afraid to lash out and say truly immature and mean things. She spends the entire lecture just rewriting almost word for word what is posted on her powerpoints. A total waste of class time and frankly a waste of student tuition money. Her exams are very poorly written with questions either not corresponding with the answers or completely misleading questions. Even if you provide an answer which is correct, if it is not almost exactly the same as her answer key, then you will lose points and won't be able to get them back. She writes exams that are extremely too long especially for a 50 min class. Truly a waste of time and disappointing example for BSCI department. If you have any care about the quality of education or preparing yourself for medical or graduate school, I would avoid this class at all costs.
Professor rated by: Biological Sciences Program Student on October 31, 2013
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BSCI 201
HUMN ANAT&PHYSLG I
4****
Pros: Professor is really good. Slides and lecture notes are really thorough and coincide well with the book.
Cons: Lots of memorization.

Labs can be hell depending on your TA. I got lucky with a nice one.
Someone made flashcards for the final exam review. This site is a huuuuuuge help in preparing for exams. Also, the supplementary website subscription is great. The etext is easy to use and the study tools are really helpful for the lab- the art labeling tools in particular. I found this class more interesting, more straightforward and easier to study for compared to BSCI105.
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on December 27, 2011
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BSCI 201
HUMN ANAT&PHYSLG I
5*****
Pros: She is really nice and smart. She knows what she is talking about
Exams are directly from her notes. Must memorize powerpoint slides. Sometimes when she writes stuff down, they are not in the powerpoint, but that usually only like 1 note. I wrote down everything in class and studied the powerpoints and class notes. Lab is difficult. Be prepared to study a lot. Lecture exams are easy if you know everything from the powerpoints. She posts old exams which are useful.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on October 17, 2011
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BSCI 201
HUMN ANAT&PHYSLG I
4****
Pros: Her tests are very straightforward and come from the notes, so if you come to class and write down everything she does, you will do just fine on the test. There is a good amount of extra credit on each test (4-6 points)
Cons: She was sometimes hard to understand and the lab practicals are almost pure memorization, so you need to be willing to put in the work to do well.
Professor rated by: Biological Sciences Program Student on November 18, 2010
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BSCI 201
HUMN ANAT&PHYSLG I
5*****
Pros: Lab constituted a big portion of the grade

Exams are fair; matching is especially easy

Professor is funny and engages students
Cons: Takes a while to get used to Opoku's accent

Lots of content to memorize.
I had Professor O'Brien for Anatomy 2. She pales in comparison to Opoku. Opoku was much more organized and clear
Professor rated by: Plant Biology Student on October 18, 2011
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BSCI 201
HUMN ANAT&PHYSLG I
5*****
Pros: she is absolutely hilarious and very into her job. she loves students that participate and meet with her
Cons: she is a bit difficult to understand
her exams are DIRECTLY from the powerpoint slides and the notes she writes on the board. she is very straightforward and honest about her exams and what she is asking
Professor rated by: Kinesiology Student on May 7, 2012
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BSCI 201
HUMN ANAT&PHYSLG I
3***
Pros: Very nice lady

sorta funny in class

passionate about her class and subject
Cons: Hard to understand

very difficult lab sections

Make sure you extreme study for the lab practicals, however the third one is the easiest so even if you do poor on the first one don't be discouraged!
Professor rated by: Kinesiology Student on December 18, 2013
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BSCI 201
HUMN ANAT&PHYSLG I
5*****
Pros: Great teacher. She really knows what she's talking about and explains things in an understandable way, not just repeating what the textbook says.
Cons: Her accent and handwriting needs a little getting used to.
Great teacher and you should definitely get her if you get a chance.
Professor rated by: Biology / Biological Sciences Student on December 8, 2010
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