Dave Truesdale - San Diego State University

Professor: Dave Truesdale
Department: Biology
College: San Diego State University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL352
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
DO NOT TAKE HIS CLASS, he is rude and the class is supper boring , the tests are nothing close to the Qs, he thinks he is funny but HE IS NOT AT ALL, I hated the class
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL352
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Obviously enjoys repeating same insults to students. Told a male student to shove his cell in his front pocket so that next time he gets a call, everyone will know because he will be excited -- precise words. Does not want to teach, not a students' teacher, avoid at all cost. Dropped after first day. Very impolite.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: BIO352
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Crude and not professional. Tells a female student to put phone on vibrate and put it in her pocket so when she gets another call she can ?get excited?. Mumbles through his lectures unenthusiastically. Chews gum. Says ?umm? every other sentence. Would obviously rather be anywhere else other than teaching?so why are you DD?
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
easy class, just get his lecture notes he posts them on blackboard and u are completely fine. i stopped going after my second test altogether and still got a B or higher on the tests, and ended with an A in the class. Just dont be stupid about things, u can definately pass
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This class was the most frustrating class for me. I was good at all the sciences in high school, then I went to his class, and I was completely lost. He goes through the material very rapidly. As hard as I tried, I couldn't do well in his class!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL352
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He explains elementary topics/concepts very well, and very slowly but is exceptionally crude in his examples. Always looking to find something to yell at to the students and not just yell, remarkably rude and insulting comments beyond what is deserving. Discourages students. Not recommended/I dropped the course after first day.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Honestly, I am a pretty hard working student. But this class is ridiculous! You study from his study guide and practice exam and more than 3/4th of the class still fails. The good thing is that you he curves. But that defeats the purpose of you are truly there to learn. I do not recommend him at all.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Lectures are fast paced. Lots of info. He posts lecture outlines that have a lot of info from lectures on it but not everything so I'd advice going most of the time. Don't buy the book. Curves every test
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Somewhat bland subject was made interesting and even funny and entertaining at times by this professor. I found it to be an easy course, his expectations are clear and he gives much help by providing study guides and practice shows that show exactly what you need to know. Highly recommend!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He was awesome. He was pretty funny and was really easy to understand. His lecture outlines are more detailed online, but he explains more in class lectures. He gives makeup exams and is pretty cool about things. Totally recommended.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
take REALLY good notes & study them A LOT. the study guides don't really help for the exams so i suggest sticking to your notes. write down as much details as you can! it really helps. book isn't necessary. only 4 exams which he curves at the end. not as bad as everyone says.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Most pointless class I've ever taken. He posts notes on BB, but they are diff than the ones in class. And his class notes are WAY diff from the personal notes he posted at the end of the semester. Can't do SGs w/o his notes- info isn't in the book. Biggest waste of time. I worked my butt off for a C (even w/ curve!)
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
teaching is pretty straight foward. if you miss class its not a big deal.. just get notes online. no need to get textbook, i didn't use it once. curve helps a lot at the end, had a c but ended up being an a through the curve, so do not worry
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
do not recommend
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Ended up getting a B even though I got a D on most of his tests. Huge curve! It's hard hearing about bio at 8 in the morning so I always sa in the front to force myself to pay attention. decent teacher.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: BIO101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
make sure to get the book and actually read whats assigned and youll do fine. the tests are easy if you read and studied
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Can't say much for the teacher since I only went to the first few lectures, but the class itself is pretty straightforward. Read the text, do the study guide, & the tests should be easy/manageable (can't say anything for those who just studied their notes since I never had any). 4 tests determine your grade & he curves at the end. Decent GE class.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: BIO101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
worst teacher i have ever had in my life. he goes way too fast through his lectures and is not helpful at all. if you attend his office hours plan on becoming frustrated because he does not help. he does not help you understand or give you extra credit if you need help with your grade. i do not suggest taking him
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This is a typical biology class, lots of lecture and four tests. If you go to class take notes and pay attention you'll do fine. Study your notes and if you go talk to him he'll give you help on the notes detail. STUDY STUDY STUDY and dont be afraid to use your book.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Really chill teacher. Grade is based on 4 50 question tests and all the lecture nots are on-line so it's a pretty easy class.
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