Zac Hanscom - San Diego State University

Professor: Zac Hanscom
Department: Biology
College: San Diego State University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: BIO110
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Hanscom is a terrible Professor. First, he would give you a low grade for submitting your homework by the required deadline, b/c it wasnt fast enough! Than, I obtained a 92% in his class, and according to his grading scale is an "A" and he gave me a final grade of a "B". This guy is a joke! Would not recommend to anyone!!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: BIO130
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's a really nice guy but gets offended easily. If you ask a question he doesn't answer it, he just babbles on without answering the question. His tests are extremely hard and cover too many chapters. His take home tests are tricky. I would take someone else if I could. More than half of the class seems to be failing.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: BIO315
  • 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:
He was often off the subject that we should have been lectured on and he has a way with tricking you on the tests. but he was a nice guy and knowledgable on many subjects having to do with the environment
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL100
  • 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:
He is a really nice man and has a lot of interesting insight on biology topics. You don't need to go to class unless there is a take home quiz due or it's a test day. The tests are pretty hard but he has an insane curve, I should have got a b- but i ended up with a solid a.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • 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:
he was extremely boring, but he was nice. I ended up with a B in the class. His curve really helped me out b/c tests and take home quizzes were tricky and hard. Studying and reading the book really helps because all of the questions are straight from the book.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • 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:
SO BORING!!! His class is really hard top get through...the whole semester I only sat though a whole period three times. Really, you just have to go on the days take-home quizzes are due or tests are being given. Tests are really hard, the class avg. is usually a low D or an F, but the curve helps alot!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I don't know what everyone is complaining about! This class is way easier than most biology classes, just study and read the text book. Class is not necessary and if you go to his office hours he will give you a way better grade. An extremely nice man even if he is not the best teacher in the world.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
THIS GUY IS AN ****!!! HE TOLD ME I WAS GOING TO RECIEVE A NC IN THE CLASS AND THAT I COULD TAKE IT OVER AND INSTEAD HE GAVE ME AN F AND I GOT KICKED OUT OF SCHOOL!!!!!!! A LIAR AND A BAD PERSON!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Buy the book. Read it thoroughly. No need to go to class. Notes I took in class did not help at all on exams. Quizzes each week turned in in class. 4 exams. Extremely difficult questions, but somewhat similiar format to quizzes. Huge curve of 20% or more. Take for Cr/NC and you'll be fine
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He's a good person during office hours. You should take advantage of them if you have questions. No need to come to class. Come just to turn in quizzes and take tests. Just read your book thoroughly. He doesn't give study guides for the tests, so test topics are ambiguous. Just read your book!!! And understand it. It's all pretty logical.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • 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:
Nice guy, he means well but goes off topic sometimes, quizzes are easy test are not. Take the class for Cr/Nc the curve will save you.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
A teacher is someone who teaches and this professor does not! Plan on teaching yourself from the text and any other source you can come up with. Exams are very hard and there is no study guide ever. Quizzes are not bad but take a while to do. The only good thing is he curves the grade at the end of the semester so all 400 students won't fail.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
quizzes are not bad, just have to look online for the answers at times. The tests are generally hard covering too much material to know with no study guide. Though, thank goodness for the curve or else i could have failed, but ended up with a C.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Class was boring, I just showed up to turn quizzes in. Tests were sort of hard, but they are easier if you go and take diligent notes. He would go off on tangents about worm farms and stuff though, which was occassionally funny.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He lectures about nothing. Tests are hard. Look up quiz answers online. Overall, it works out because his curve is huge.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: BIOL100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
worst teacher in the world.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • 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:
advice for taking his class: use outside resources!!! search around the internet, you'll find he doesn't come up w/ his own quiz and test questions. and don't worry, you'll get a good grade after the curve. I got an A
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This prof is ridiculous. Each of his tests are crazy b/c they cover between 4-7 chapters. A lot of the time, his lectures & notes don't match the text. When someone has a question, he gets defensive & fails to answer it. His quizzes are BS too because they're mutliple choice with more than one correct answer. This class sucks, BUT HE DOES CURVE GENEROUSLY!!!!
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
i passed because of the curve. going to the lecture is pointless. i recommend taking another professor if you really are interested in biology.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: BIO100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Freaking run away. This class was impossible. I got a C because he curved the final grades but I assure you that half the class almost failed. Do not take this class.
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