Judy Nesmith - University of Michigan - Dearborn

Professor: Judy Nesmith
Department: Biology
College: University of Michigan - Dearborn
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: BIO130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The single worst professor I have ever had. Please do not take as you will soon find out that you are paying money to become stressed and depressed without any guidance or help from the professor. You're essentially paying to fail the course and hurt your GPA. Take someone else or at another school. Nesmith is not the way I promise you, don't do it
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: BIO130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I don't like to hyperbolize, but this professor has got to be the single worst professor/teacher/educator that I have had in my entire life. Her inattention to her students' concerns and questions leaves her students clueless and stressed resulting in 60% class averages on exams and quizzes. Please do not take this professor in any course. Please.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: BIO130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Horrible professor. Impossible tests, tough grader, bad lectures, list goes on. Does not care for her students. Class averages for exams/quizzes are usually around 50-60%. Patronizing and condescending tone when talking to students--especially minority students. Would never recommend.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: BIO130
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Nesmith is not the hardest intro Bio professor I've ever had, but she's definitely ruthless. Lectures heavy, so take notes and review PowerPoints. Being an online class she changed her exams to be all multiple choice and you couldn't go back to see or change your answers which made exams unnecessarily difficult. She's a fine professor, just tough.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: BIO130
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I believe that I could write a book about my experience with bio 1500 but I am sure that nobody would take the time to glean on the contents of that book. So, what I am going to do is to summarize the main ideas here: Professor Nesmith is not a snake compared to other professors, she grades with her eyes open and because of that I no longer hate
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: BIO130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This professor is a cruel person to her core. She laughs and smiles when students complain about the difficulty. She is lucifer in flesh. I 100% believe she was a demonic witch in her past life--actually she probably still is.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: BIO130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Evaluating Professor Nesmith in just a couple hundred characters is impossible since there is no way one could express all that is needed. To keep it very, very brief: she is lazy, disinterested, unfair, condescending, unreasonable and unconcerned about the performance of her students. I had to begin therapy after this course bc of the toll it took
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: BIO130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Look, I understand that the premed track is not supposed to be easy and that some intro level courses are designed to weed out the students who don't truly want to go into a science field. However, the level of difficulty that Professor Nesmith chooses to incorporate makes her course border line impossible unless you devote 25 hours a week to study
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: BIO130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Awful at teaching the concepts that are going to be tested heavily with an impossible format of A-G choices. Expects you to be an instant biologist but does not take the time to teach you effectively. This overall classwork is much more than 3 of my other upperlevel classes combined. She's inconsiderate of her students' time and seems disinterested
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: BIO130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Nesmith gets a bad rap for many reasons. She is inconsiderate, lazy, and inattentive when it comes to teaching her students. She pretends to care when in reality she simply cares about clocking out on time.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL130
  • Grade Received: INC
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I found her teaching style to be really effective in terms of understanding some of the concepts that the book did not do a good job in explaining.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: BIO130
  • Grade Received: INC
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Nesmith is not as bad as people makes her out to be; she is actually a nice and caring person. She provides the class with supplemental videos, which I found to be very informative. The one thing I dont like about her is how she formats her exams, she should completely remove the possibility of multiple answers existing for a quest
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: BIO130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Ineffective teaching styles that produce low exam class averages. Hasn't adapted to online teaching or, more likely, does not want to. As a result, students struggle mightily. Simply a bad learning environment.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: BIO130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Everyone I talk to has the same thing to say about Nesmith: don't take her. Even if she is your last option for Bio130, I strongly advise not taking her. I would wait another semester or take it with another college but trust me-- do not take this professor.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: BIO130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Caused my depression. Just don't take her. Her attitude is uptight and strict. She will laugh at you for asking a question.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: BIO130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Ineffective lecture style especially with online school. Her class design is very old and flawed and encourages students to fail. Avoid taking her and don't recommend her.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: BIO130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She comes off as very prideful and is often patronizing. We recently had a quiz (another impossible A-F format) and she provided no explanations for the questions that I got wrong. I tried asking her and she referred me to the SI. I can't go because I work full time and am a full time student. Why can't she just do her job? Oh yea, she's privileged
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: BIO130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Listen to all of these people's reviews. What type of professor has 10+ dislikes on the top rating? In short, she takes advantage of her students through her "authority." All I have to say is, "RUN, FORREST, RUN!"
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: BIO130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I am lost at how Judy Nesmith is able to sleep at night knowing her entire class is failing and crying for help. Wouldn't a normal professor be bothered by this? You see, that's where the distinction lies with this prof. Trust me, save yourself this GPA-ruining class by completing your registration early so you can avoid ever taking this professor.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: BIO130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I wouldn't recommend taking her since she acts like she is the gatekeeper for medical school. She tries to discourage students from pursuing a career in medicine instead of uplifting them in their desires. She wears a persona of an innocent old professor when in reality she is the complete opposite--except for the old part, she is truly a dinosaur.
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