UCSB Platinum . Rate My Professors (183) (2024)

EEMB2 . Even T J 3 Months Ago

Professor Even is awesome!! His lectures were clear and he explained everything so well. He is obviously very passionate about his work. His exam was online but still challenging so preparing is definitely still necessary. However, if you study, you'll be totally fine.

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EEMB147 . Burkepile D E 3 Months Ago

He's great! Lectures are very content heavy, but the exams were fair. 3 exams, each not cumulative, and he drops the lowest test score. Exams are only half of your grade, so it's easy to get an A. Lectures and interesting, and he tries to make it fun and engaging.

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EEMB2 . Even T J 5 Months Ago

Havent even talked his midterm yet but literally just wanted to say hes best lecturer ive ever had this school by far and maybe throughout all of my education my entire life. Dude is so into and understands what he is teaching so well its so interesting

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EEMB142A . Even T J 5 Months Ago

this class was not enjoyable for me as a gen bio major who isn't invested in aquatic communities at all. but that being said, i think the exams get easier when you pay attention to the hints given in the review sessions. i got kinda reamed but it got better once i adjusted to the exam style. prepare to memorize details yet apply concepts.

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EEMBW22 . Even T J 5 Months Ago

Prof Even is extremely organized and the material is really easy to cover in your own time. His lectures are really entertaining. Material is not hard if you took science classes in HS. Tests are very reasonable. I didn't have to read the book to do well. Great Area C for a Humanities Student!!!!

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EEMB142A . Even T J 6 Months Ago

he is such an amazing lecturer and his classes are so engaging! attendance not required (aside from section) since lectures were recorded, but lectures are so interactive and he does a mini review session at the start of each one that is not always recorded that contains basically everything on the exams. unironically the best prof at UCSB.

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EEMB2 . Even T J 8 Months Ago

I took his class online over a summer session and thought that he was a very good lecturer. Lectures were interesting and engaging and he made it very clear what we needed to know for exams. Tests were online, so I think that it would be harder if they were in person, but overall he is a great professor and cares that you know the material.

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EEMB148 . Even T J 11 Months Ago

I got mixed feelings about Dr. Even. On one hand he's incredibly passionate about teaching and it rlly shows in his lectures. On top of that it is apparent that he truly cares about his students and is capable of the utmost compassion. One tip: Dr. Even constantly emphasizes not memorizing and going for a more conceptual studying style but MEMORIZE

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EEMB2 . Even T J 1 Year, 3 Months Ago

Even's portion was great. Extremely lecture heavy, but follow along with the lecture and you'll do great. I goofed the first test bad and paid the price with it on my grade, but his test was super manageable and fair. He is accessible in office hours and had great encouragement and confidence boosting by helping you with what you need.

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EEMB2 . Even T J 1 Year, 3 Months Ago

Nothing to study, horrible long boring lectures, not funny at all, doesn't follow the text well, disorganized, does not prepare students, grade 100% dependent on exams, useless lectures, grade up to luck, one of the worst people I had the misfortune of listening to.

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EEMB2 . Even T J 1 Year, 7 Months Ago

I really enjoyed Dr. Even's portion of EEMB 2; his lectures are content heavy but they're super interesting and he provided a lot of opportunities to review the material. The exam was hard, but I don't think it was unreasonably difficult. He was especially accommodating due to his part of the class being online, and I really appreciated that.

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EEMB2 . Even T J 1 Year, 9 Months Ago

funny and nice guy who shows interest in the subject but also in the success of his students. He sometimes would tell stories and they almost felt like they were life lessons. his test were pretty straight forward if you really get to know the material you will get an A

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EEMBW22 . Even T J 2 Years Ago

Professor Even is great! He's nice and makes lectures interesting. The way he formats his class makes sense, even though it can seem like a lot of work at times. I wish that this class was more about controversial issues like it is supposed to be and less about basic biology though. We would only spend like 1 day talking about controversies.

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EEMB2 . Even T J 2 Years Ago

Dr. Even makes the lectures highly interactive by letting everyone to watch the pre-recorded videos first and do discussions in lecture. This guy gave very fair exams. Everybody in my study group got a 90+% in the first exam. Just attend his lectures, go to CLAS, and discuss in group weekly. Then you can do an amazing job.

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EEMB2 . Even T J 2 Years Ago

Dr. Even was a great instructor. His lectures/problem sets contain essentially all the detail students need for the exam and the textbook is an extra resource. Use his office hours/Q&A forum before the exam. He is accessible outside class for help/study tips by email/zoom. Find good study techniques EARLY. His exam covers many topics so CLAS helps.

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EEMB2 . Even T J 2 Years Ago

Prof. Even gives pretty engaging lectures and clearly cares about his field. His midterm is very easy if you watch lecture and understand the problem sets. Never went to office hours or did CLAS, and got an 80 on first midterm.

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EEMB22 . Even T J 2 Years Ago

I took the EEMB W 22. You just have to watch all the recorded lectures on GS, do weekly assignments, and midterm and final test. The lectures are pretty solid. The weekly assignments are interesting but includes a lot of readings. The midterm and finals are MCQ, and asks detailed and tough questions.

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EEMB2 . Even T J 2 Years Ago

His tests are unreasonably hard no matter how much he says he tells you "everything to expect". He's really funny and intelligent, but when the class average on tests are 60, he then blames the students. Grade distribution is also super weird with a ton of A's and a ton of D's, blind-sighting both groups. And again, he blames the students.

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EEMB22 . Even T J 2 Years Ago

Professor Even's lectures are the best in UCSB for me. He does know every concept of biology and how they related to real life examples. Essays and quizzes take up 1/3 of the grade, and quizzes related to readings are really tricky and hard. Midterm and final take up 2/3 of the grade, and they are hard but follow the exam guide you will be okay.

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EEMB22 . Even T J 2 Years Ago

Really interesting class, lots of relevant conversation during section. Science is a bit harder for me personally so I just P/NP'ed it. Good for taking care of a GE. I'm not big on math and science courses, but this was a really good choice! The online setup is well done, left me time for other courses, but midterm and final definitely take work,

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EEMB142A . Even T J 2 Years Ago

Dr. Even makes you work for your grade. His tests are mostly essays with some matching and fill in the blank. He mostly tests based on how well you understand the material rather than memorization. Write detailed notes for the full story, some of the stuff he says isn't always in his lecture slides. Funny and engaging lectures though (EEMB 159 too)

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EEMB142A . Even T J 2 Years Ago

His classes are frustrating. I've taken a few of them. He does a good job of getting students to understand the material but doesn't do a good job of testing this knowledge. TA's are unreasonably harsh graders considering the vagueness of his assignments and sometimes the test questions as well.

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EEMB142A . Even T J 2 Years Ago

He's a good lecturer which is his main strength. His lectures are well structured and easy to follow. That said his tests suck. Doesn't communicate well with students on expectations for tests OR assignments which constitute 100% of the grade. At the end of the day it's useless for students to learn the material well just to be set up for failure

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EEMB159 . Even T J 2 Years Ago

Dr. Even is a REALLY good professor. He dedicates time to understanding how he should teach students, and what works best for them. His lectures during the online formate were the most engaging I have experienced so far. I had him in person for EEMB2, and online for EEMB159, and he was great both times. 1 midterm, final, and section work.

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