David Bos
School:Purdue University
Department: Biology
Location:West Lafayette, IN
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Pros: Great Professor who is always willing to answer questions, extra credit opportunities, easy labs
Cons: hard exams
Doing well in the course requires a lot of work, but if you take advantage of the class notes and materials posted on class website it is definitely possible.
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Pros: Very organized professor.
Puts lecture slides (with blanks to be filled in during lecture) online beforehand.
Cons: Goes through difficult material too quickly.
Exams are extremely difficult.
Overall a very interesting and challenging course.
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Pros: Great Prof. Easily accessible and teaches the material
Cons: if you dont read the book its a pretty rough class
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Pros: Really good and funny lectures!
Cons: None
Best professor I have ever had!
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Pros: Provides powerpoints with blank spots so attendance and attention is required.
Cons: Goes too fast at times.
Pretty good professor.
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Pros: very willing to help answer any questions you have, both in lecture and at office hours.
Cons: tests and quizzes require comprehension of the material, so you need to put in a good amount of effort in order to get an A.
very nice, very apporachable professor. lectures are very well organized. he is a clear communicator; i have no problems hearing/understanding him in lecture.
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Pros: love bos's teaching style
he's thorough the first time through and willing to answer questions if there are any
difficult test writer but if you know the material they aren't hard
Cons: lab practicals in addition to tests but not usually too hard
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Pros: He is a very nice man that will answer any questions you have.
Cons: The tests are really tough, so be sure to study.
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Pros: -Easy to understand
-throughly explains material that is presented
-reiterates important points
Cons: -feels like there is material on the exams that he didn't cover.
Great speaker. Upbeat personality keeps your interest in the material.
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Pros: Posts most lecture materials, very efficient in giving information
Cons: Goes over complicated topics too quickly.
Don't be afraid to go to office hours.
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Pros: Learned ALOT of material ... much more then I thought I would.
Cons: Studying for multiple hours a week is mandatory to receive a B- or above.
Very demanding class but well worth it at the end of the semester.
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Pros: Recitations and Labs help
Cons: There's tons of information to memorize.
The professor has a monotone voice.
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Pros: Very informative and good teaching style
Cons: Exams can be somewhat hard. As long as you study at least three days, you should do fine
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Pros: This class will teach you a lot if you can follow the material
Cons: The work is very tedious and often seems as if it is just trivial bull
This class is a lot tougher than is suggested by its 100 level
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Pros: easy to understand, gives notes
Cons: rambles
good class. Very intense for a 100 level class but he warns you of this in the beginning. Be prepared to dedicate a lot of time to the class
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Pros: Very friendly
Easy to talk to
Dr. Bos is a very good professor. He really knows what he's talking about and tries to explain all the complex material as easy as possible.
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Pros: He's a very learned professor! He knows his material really well.
Cons: He speaks a little too fast when he's going over lecture material, which is pretty much a fill-in-the-blank activity. So, it is rather difficult to think about what he says because I am busy filling in the blanks.
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Pros: Interesting
Knowledgeable
Funny
Cons: Exams are tricky, especially for people not willing to put forth proper effort.
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This class WILL be hard if you don't keep up with the book reading. If you actually go to lecture and read the book, then you'll be laughing at your classmates when they complain about how terribly they did on the exams. Trust me, I didn't read the book for the first two exams, but I did for the third one. The first two I got C's on and the third one I got an A+... Read the book.
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Great professor. The whole biology department is extremely well run and the professors actually want you to succeed. There is a lot of information given to you, but all exam and quiz questions come straight from lecture. Dr. Bos really loves his job and although lecture can be boring if you aren't interested in biology, it's much more interesting than other lectures.

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