Harold Koopowitz - University of California Irvine

Professor: Harold Koopowitz
Department: Biology
College: University of California Irvine
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: BIO94
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Although people may say he is boring, I found him to be silly. The best way to study is read the general information off the book and memorize the slides. Tests are not MC, but free response, drawing diagrams, definitions,etc.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: BIOE136
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Not as easy as everyone says (well maybe- I just took him for Summer Session 1 so i'm not really in full school mode). Everything he says is mostly from the slides. People performed poorly on some tests, so he agreed to give you the grade of your highest test (doesn't mean much when class mean is so low anyway). Thought it'd be an easy GPA booster.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: BIO94
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Although most people would find Dr. Koopowitz's lectures boring, I actually believe that they are quite interesting. The class, itself, isn't too difficult, and the tests are pretty easy as well! As long as you read the book and understand the material, you should get an A.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: BIO94
  • 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:
His lectures are not the best, but they're certainly not the worst (b/c I've seen worst). Sometime pust too much info on the powerpoints and expects you to know them all, if not, most of it. Ppt are sometimes unorganized and he make changes at the last minute. *NOTE* his tests are NOT MC, mostly free responses, definitions, and matching. Good luck!
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: BIO94
  • 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:
Boring lecturer. Puts people to sleep in a matter of minutes. Reads directly from slides. Things that he said to know aren't in exams. TAs write exams. AVOID IF POSSIBLE.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: BIO94
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He reads directly off slides. Is very boring, sometimes rude and inappropriate. I learned everything by reading the book. Tests are really long and not a lot of time is given for them. Easy course but I would have preferred a better teacher.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: BIO94
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
As long as you study his powerpoints you will be fine. reading the book is essential for topics on powerpoint he does not elaborate enough on. Just study powerpoints and you'll be fine.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: BIO94
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
True he is not the easiest professor out there, but his tests aren't impossible either. If you read the book and REALLY study his slides you'll be fine for the midterm/final. His lecture slides have almost everything you need to know on them.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: BIO94
  • 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:
He's cute, but he tests you on what he doesn't lecture. For instance, he never quizzed us on the characteristics of certain bacteria (which he said we had to know), but quizzed us on some plants' photosynthetic pigments (what?). Tests are hard, it's that simple. Avoid imo.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: BIO94
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
avoid at all cost! lecture slides are like paragraphs. voice puts you to sleep. TA's make the test questions. understand and memorize lecture slides no need to read book
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: BIO94
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Well, his lectures are mostly text and many of the pictures come from the textbook. I thought he made plants easier to understand though. It must be that I have better focus than the people on here who claim that he's so boring one just can't pay attention. I think he's a great guy and has a lot to say. I loved this class!
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: BIO94
  • 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:
This guy is horrible. His lectures are EXTREMELY unorganized. Most of the stuff he puts on the slies are just copy and pasted paragraphs from other sources. You can tell he knows a lot, but he's super boring. Everyone in class just plays games or on facebook. The tests weren't too bad though, seeing as how the TA's made them. Avoid if you can!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: BIONF
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He talks so slow, my attention span of listening to him is 2 seconds. he's way boring, has a funny accent and puts you to sleep. his tests are hard too.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: BIO94
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is sooooo wonderful! He is challenging for sure, but you will learn so much from him. Plus he's a cutie.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: BIO94
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
terrible...avoid if possible
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: BIOSCI9G
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's a funny guy but I have NO idea where he got his test questions. All the tests are cumulative but trying to study for that is impossible. Says that the final contains some of the study questions from the book but I didn't see even one. Luckily he used a curve or else none of his students would have gotten an A. Not very "non-major" exams.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: 9GWAYBODYWORKS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
augh. SO HARD. you'd think it'd be easy since it's only a breadth course but NO. not easy. there's TOO MUCH material to memorize. one chapter per lecture. each chapter is on a completely different topic from the other. lectures don't help. it's all in the reading. the tests are HARD. DON'T take this class.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: BIOSCI9G
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
the lecture was okay but too bad the tests werent based on it! the prof. told us to study something because it'll be on the midterm but the actual test didnt even mention it. his tests are so random that you wouldn't even know what to study for.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: BIO9G
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I can't stay awake in the 8 o'clock class, his voice puts me to sleep. His lectures are easy, but the tests are hard... I don't know what I am going to do to pass this class =/ Blah!
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: BIO94
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I hated his class and the tests were really hard and specific
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