Michael Angell - Eastern Michigan University

Professor: Michael Angell
Department: Science
College: Eastern Michigan University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: BIO328
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I regret not looking into this professor before taking the class. Hardest class ever taken at EMU. There are 2 quizzes on two chapters a week, a discussion and lab questions due every week. The material on the quizzes and exam go beyond what is covered In the lectures and book. Definitely know microbiology before you take this class.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: BIO328
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Let me lay out a weeks worth of work for you: read two chapters, watch two chapters (4+hours), take two graded quizzes on content, write a meaty discussion, perform an at home lab and write up, write another redundant report for a lab notebook. I learned a lot but this class singlehandedly ruined my summer. Do yourself a favor and take this at wcc.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL328
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Angell is a very intelligent man who loves the content, but he is the worst professor I have ever had. He is condescending when asked questions. He is a very tough grader. He REFUSES to curve a test even when the average is a failing grade. He has the hardest exams I had ever taken. Take this class at washtenaw for your mental health.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL328
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
this is a really tough class, so i advice you to come prepared. Get read for online quizzes, discussions because they are alot, and I advice you do all the quizzes and discussions because they can help with your grade, I took the last class last semester, and came out with D, so i had to retake and thankfully, I came out with a B. Be PREPARED!
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: BIO328
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Its not impossible to get an A but you have to work extremely hard. Lots of hw, quizzes, and exams. Prof rambles so I had to watch countless YouTube videos, read other sources outside of textbook to teach myself the material. Final avg was 55% and no curve. I ended up learning a lot bc of the work I put in, not bc of him.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: BIO328
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Very knowledgeable however his teaching style and forms of grading are way beyond this class. Lectures have no organization and youll listen to him basically ramble. The tests are like reading a different language. Focus on quizzes and discussion posts for points. Final exam average was a 48%. Good luck trying to even get a B.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: BIO328
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Lecture exams are essay questions & you have to be super in depth to get full points, lab exams are hard too. There are a lot of online quizzes & discussions to do outside of class. The average on our final was a 48.5/100. Interesting and challenging content but definitely would have done better with a different prof. Not a horrible guy though.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: BIO328
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Angel personally is a nice person if you come talk to him 1-on-1. However, do expect plenty of assignments to be done. He will cram all the information from chapters into short periods. there are 19 online quizzes, 3 notebook checks (if you take the lab with him), 3-essay based exams, no study-guides given, grades tough, 13 discussion threads.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: BIO328
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Angell is very passionate about what he teaches, and sometimes forgets that most of us are not majoring in this. He is very kind, and always answers questions but the workload is overwhelming and the tests are all short answers.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: BIO328
  • 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:
If you take this class expect to work. There are constant discussion boards and quizzes, and all of his exams are short essay. He talks so fast in lecture so they are not helpful. It's finals week next week. I have 5 discussion boards to do, 5 quizzes, and a lab practical to do within the week. Then his lecture exam. DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS WITH HIM
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: BIO328
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If I could rate him a 0 out of 5 I would. I warn you now, If you can take this class anywhere else do it. He will speed through the lecture slides or negate some all together. Likes to over complicating concepts- quoted saying "to make things more complicated, because thats what i do best..." Doesn't take student questions and concerns seriously.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: BIO328
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If you need structure do not take this class. Professors organizational skills are subpar. The due dates are frequently chnged. Lectures fast paced and content heavy. Quizzes test you on the small details instead of general concepts- I feel like Im looking for a needle in a haystack. Unhelpful at simplifying concepts when asking for clarification
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL328
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Syllabus is misleading, dates are constantly changed. Students are flooded with 5+ chapters of information to retain for 1 test. Information on quizzes are based of off the book, and supplementary videos he posts (however 1/2 the class cant access). Makes information too complex for students who do not have prior knowledge. Would not take again.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: BIO328
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Almost dropped this class purely based on how unhelpful Dr. Angell was and how difficult he made the class. Quizzes based on the book, essay exams on 5+ chapters at a time, and grades hard. Unwilling to give study guides for exams and expects you to have extensive knowledge of the subject prior to this class. Do not take this class with him.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: BIO328
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Expects a high level of background knowledge in microbiology and goes into unnecessary depth on the subject. Lectures a mile a minute and expects you to retain the information of 5-7 chapters per test. Doesn't give enough time for essay exams, and homework only consists of time consuming discussions and quizzes. Avoid this professor if you can
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: BIO526
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Hardest class ever period, next to Comparative Anatomy. Powerpoint lectures and the pace is very fast. Read the book before coming to class the lectures are nicely paired. You must study 3x more than anything else but it will be rewarding in the end and grades refect your effort even though it will feel like your failing all semester.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: BIO425
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Tough, but fair. He adjusted the course some when people struggled. Class moves fast. Take notes on everything during lecture and study from those. What he goes over in class is a better indicator of what'll be on the test than ppt slides. Focus on vocab, and make sure you study regularly. COASTING WILL NOT WORK. Work hard and you'll learn a lot.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: BIO328
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If you have to take BIO328 TAKE IT ANYWHERE BUT EMU. This was truly one of the WORST classes I have taken in my 3 years due to Dr. Angell. He is very unwilling to budge if he has his mind on something, exams don't have enough time to complete the essays very well, and he expects you to come in with high knowledge of Microbiology.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: BIO328
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Very, very difficult professor. Took his online lecture, and lab on campus. His midterm and final were unbelievably difficult, and even when the entire class told him they couldn't finish with the time given, he wouldn't budge. He is a very kind person, but when it comes to his class I would stay away if you want a high grade.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: BIO328
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Wouldn't recommend. He can be very condescending, and half the time that he asks you questions, you are left more confused than before you asked the question. I find that I understand little from him, and have to go back and read the book to understand his lectureson (not normally the case). Stay as a far away as possible, and you won't regret it.
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