David Townson - University of New Hampshire (all campuses)

Professor: David Townson
Department: Science
College: University of New Hampshire (all campuses)
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL410
  • Grade Received: C-
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Useless class. Useless guy. He made us read Ph.D papers on god knows what the went over out head. Very awkward and rapid homework and quiz submission times. You can very easily cheat and pass on the hw and quizzes. Boring reading. very peculiar and unclear discussion section of the class. Not recommended. It will drop the GPA!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL411
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Townson was awesome!! I was really worried about taking this class due to the topics (cellular and what not) but he made it so easy. Tegrity also helped so so much! He's a great teacher and for the people who said he wasn't, they probably got a terrible grade. Go to class. Watch tegrity to study and you're golden.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: BIO411
  • 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:
Very easy to understand, no need to go to class, it is much easier to watch his tegrity lectures because you can pause them to write notes. Its important to write down what he says not just the powerpoint slides. the final is very similar to the practice one. Easy multiple choice exams, the lowest is dropped.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL411
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I just didn't like his teaching style - and I love biology.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: BIO411
  • 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:
He seems like a good professor at first but he really doesn't help much outside of class (and tends to rudely rush you impatiently when you ask for help) and his tests don't really reflect 100% what we learned in class. You can study the slides all you want and take notes, but you really have to bend over backwards to understand it completely.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL411
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Clearly loves biology and has a good sense of humor. All of his classes are on tegrity and he tells you exactly what the exams will be on. The exams are challenging but manageable. He tends to ask a lot of questions to the class no one knows and waits for a while til someone is brave enough to answer it. It's a little annoying but not too bad.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL411
  • 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:
He is not helpful for anybody struggling with the material. He didnt want to help. He did not give a review for exams and did gave questions on the exams about material that was not covered in lecture. It was AWFUL. I managed to pass by teach it all to myself on my own time.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: BIO411
  • 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:
Professor Townsend was a wonderful Biology teacher. You can sense his passion of learning and science. He truly cares about his students and is pretty down to earth guy!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: BIO411
  • 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:
As a teacher, Townson is awesome. He presents material perfectly in lecture and records his lectures and puts them online. If you go to class or watch the videos you will get an A. However when students ask questions in class and they don't ask the question exactly how he wants them to, he will correct them, and it's a bit rude.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL411
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Townson is the man. Go to lecture or watch them online and take good notes. His exams are detail oriented but if you go to class and study, they are doable, also if you look at exams from past years, he often reuses questions from those.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL411
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
A great, enthusiastic teacher. Attending lecture is critical if you want a good grade. Little things he emphasizes in lecture will be on the exam. Reading material prior to class is VERY helpful, without it, concepts will be confusing. All in all, Townson is definitely one of my favorite professors!!
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL411H
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This course was hell. It was a wake-up call into college. The tests were difficult and lots of points were devoted to scarcely-covered topics. Pretty much everyone in the honors section did awful on exams...lab was what saved my grade. Feseha is a great TA, btw. Funny guy, and really cares about students understanding concepts in lab.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: BIO411
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Townson is a great public speaker. Sometimes, he was a lot of fun and made some jokes that pertained to what we were learning. He definitely tried to give us all the opportunities to succeed, including recording his class lectures for us to watch later. His class was difficult, but I did enjoy it.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: BIO411
  • 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:
A great lecturer, but IMPOSSIBLE to reach outside of class, and NOT helpful. Doesn't really care if you get it thinks that if he is explaining it you should. The only way to get your questions answered is by being brave and asking in front of the whole class (sucks). Test aren't awful, but DEFINITELY ARENT EASY. Make sure you pay attention in class
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: BIO411
  • 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:
Ok biology teacher. TERRIBLE adviser! not encouraging at all! in fact encouraged me to change my major on our first meeting!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: BIO411
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's a pretty good teacher. The material in his powerpoints is straighforward. What he says in lecture is on the test...thats it. He doesn't try to tick you. Attendance is very important. If you miss class, you will miss a lot of information that WILL be on the test. Not very available outside of class, but still a great teacher
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: BIO411
  • 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:
I liked Dr. Townson, I thought his exams were pretty fair. He in general just seemed to know his stuff and was an all around cool guy. Study the old exams and you will be guaranteed to at least do alright if you study the old exams and a little more you will probably do well.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL401
  • 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:
Great professor, cool guy.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: BIO411
  • 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:
Don't buy the text book, it's a waste of money! It's important that you go to class. He uses powerpoints, clicker questions, and quiz questions for his exam material. Quizzes are online. Exams are formatted as: short answer questions, T or F, multiple choice, fill in the blank, and sometimes matching. It's important that you study old exams!
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL411
  • 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:
He is a great professor, keeps the material interesting most of the time. Make sure you do the practice tests, they are very similar to the actual exams.
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