OMG UPDATE: Question? Answer.

Updated on Tuesday, January 7

#5687

QUESTION: Kay guys, truth time. How did you guys wind up doing on Biol 479? Witt is a boss but that course was not easy. Curious to see how the class stacked up

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  1. I did pretty badly. Ended up with a 63. Could have gotten a 67 if I did the assignments.

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  2. Ended up with an 82 but I went into the final with a 96 so it totally destroyed me. Amazing prof, nasty class.

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  3. I'm tired of people whining about Bio 479. It's not that fucking hard! To answer your question OP I went in with a 93 and ended up with a 90.

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    1. It is to some people.

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    2. How many courses did you have in addition to 479? The course might've been hard for different people if they had a greater courseload as opposed to like 4 courses.

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    3. 3a+b Ya you guys are right. I'm not saying it was easy I just think the difficulty is overrated and I'm sick of hearing about it.

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    4. No, darling. You're humblebragging. I had seven courses last semester and I wound up with an 85. I'm reasonably intelligent, and I didn't/couldn't put as much work into the course as I should've. It was a difficult course by any standard unless you had endless hours to put into it.

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    5. I agree with 3d that you're humblebragging. I didn't even take this course, I'm just reading this thread because a friend of mine took it.

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    6. @3d You have to mention that you took 7 courses, that you're reasonably intelligent and that you got a pretty decent mark without putting in as much work as you should have and yet you accuse me of humble bragging?

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    7. Yes, because the point I was making is that unless you had endless hours to devote to it, it was a difficult course even for someone with reasonable intelligence.
      You on the other hand were saying "Quit yer whining bitches, because I GOT A 90"

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  4. OP here: I got an 85 and was curious about the average, because the final was such a strange experience that I couldn't have predicted how it'd go.

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  5. 92% overall (80% on exam)

    The only time I devoted to this class was doing the assignments and writing the cheat sheets. Devoting similar amounts of time (again, not much because I'm a slacker) to biol 309 and biol 444 I wound up with final grades of 59% and 65% respectively.

    Biol 479 is not a hard course. I mean we got cheat sheets and he said our average was like 80 (that's ridiculously high). I'll concede that since my major is math I had an advantage in that I had seen equilibrium points before. That was pretty basic material though so I can't see it making or breaking the course for somebody.

    I'm curious. People who did poorly in this course, how do your other marks compare?

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  6. I got 88 on the exam, which was a bit of a disappointment and brought me down to a final grade of 95.

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  7. How was the mark breakdown again? I forget?

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