BATTISTA J (BIOL)

Grading History

The grades listed below are the actual grades assigned by this instructor over the last few semesters, based on official records from LSU.

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Course Average W A B C D F Enrolled

Review Summary

22% recommended (4 of 18 reviews)

Category Average A B C D F Reviews
Overall Instructor D (1.471) 3 1 2 6 5 18
Overall Course D (1.167) 0 2 4 7 5 18
Communication Skills C (2.118) 4 4 3 2 4 17
Personality C (2.000) 3 4 4 2 4 17
Course Content C (2.353) 3 7 3 1 3 17
Exams and Grading D (1.353) 0 2 8 1 6 17
Time Required F (0.824) 0 2 3 2 10 17
Grade You Earned C (2.231) 1 5 3 4 0 13

Courses Taught in Fall 2016

Section Course Days Start End Enrolled Avail Type Average W-Rate Distro Instructor Room/Building
1 BIOL 1011-1 MWF 11:30a 12:20p 200 0 BATTISTA J 0005 LOCKETT
2 BIOL 9000-2 TBA TBA 99 RES BATTISTA J

Reviews

Not Recommended/F Instructor
Recommended/D Course
F Communication Skills
F Personality
B Course Content
F Exams and Grading
F Time Required
F Grade You Earned
Review #1 / Course: BIOL 4110 / Instructor: BATTISTA J
I'm the one who wrote the review below this one on battista for biol 4110 Just wanted to clear up that the grade obtained was a B, not an F. But still, DON'T TAKE THIS COURSE WITH BATTISTA, YOU WILL THANK ANY ENTITY THAT YOU BELIEVE IN THAT YOU DIDN'T. Take ANY other professor, if you can't, I highly suggest waiting for another semester, summer, or intercession if available. I wish I would've been warned before it started
Posted: 2/27/2015 2:33:05 PM
Not Recommended/F Instructor
Recommended/C Course
F Communication Skills
F Personality
B Course Content
F Exams and Grading
F Time Required
F Grade You Earned
Review #2 / Course: BIOL 4110 / Instructor: BATTISTA J
I'm a microbiology lover, but taking this was a silly decision in many parts. In my head I wanted to take one of LSU's hardest courses by one of the most "respected" professors (mainly by the faculty and research students…only). Basically if you're not a pretty little smart girl who does research or wants to, don't take battista. I mean, he married one of his previous students… He has some impressive previous discoveries, but his time is way past due. I loved the course content, couldn't stand him (neither could anyone in the course). Class started with over 20 students ended with less than 10. Lectures are boring and you have to go, exams are 14 pages and all written/essay (for science…). I finished in the top half (of less than 10), but advice anyone against it. also, as mentioned earlier, if you're not a pretty and smart girl DO NOT ask for a rec letter, he WILL fuck you with it
Posted: 2/27/2015 2:27:38 PM
Not Recommended/D Instructor
Not Recommended/F Course
B Communication Skills
C Personality
C Course Content
C Exams and Grading
F Time Required
B Grade You Earned
Review #3 / Course: BIOL 4110 / Instructor: BATTISTA J
If you are going to take microbial physiology, do NOT take Battista. This class was far from being an introductory class. The exams were essay only, some of which were worth 30 points. STAY AWAY.
Posted: 7/9/2008 3:26:24 PM
Not Recommended/F Instructor
Not Recommended/F Course
F Communication Skills
F Personality
F Course Content
F Exams and Grading
F Time Required
F Grade You Earned
Review #4 / Course: BIOL 4110 / Instructor: BATTISTA J
This is the hardest class I've ever taken! Worse than Organic Chem II
Posted: 5/31/2008 1:40:15 PM
Not Recommended/D Instructor
Not Recommended/D Course
C Communication Skills
C Personality
B Course Content
C Exams and Grading
C Time Required
C Grade You Earned
Review #5 / Course: BIOL 4190 / Instructor: BATTISTA J
Dr. Battista's lectures are very intertaining but do not pretain to the tests. There is no book for the class and he changes the format of the test in the middle of the semester.
Posted: 4/3/2008 2:37:42 PM
Not Recommended/D Instructor
Not Recommended/D Course
C Communication Skills
C Personality
B Course Content
C Exams and Grading
C Time Required
C Grade You Earned
Review #6 / Course: BIOL 4190 / Instructor: BATTISTA J
No review provided.
Posted: 4/3/2008 2:32:08 PM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
B Exams and Grading
B Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #7 / Course: BIOL 4190 / Instructor: BATTISTA J
The material in this class is very interesting, and Battista makes sure that you need to have a deep understanding of the material in order to do well. You won't make it by just memorizing the notes
Posted: 12/18/2007 9:38:09 AM
Not Recommended/C Instructor
Recommended/D Course
B Communication Skills
B Personality
B Course Content
D Exams and Grading
F Time Required
B Grade You Earned
Review #8 / Course: BIOL 4190 / Instructor: BATTISTA J
lecturesarefun,buttestsaremiserable.someMCs,essay,fillinblank.DoNotTakeifhaveaheavycourseload.....
Posted: 12/14/2007 10:26:05 AM
Not Recommended/F Instructor
Recommended/F Course
F Communication Skills
F Personality
F Course Content
F Exams and Grading
F Time Required
F Grade You Earned
Review #9 / Course: BIOL 4110 / Instructor: BATTISTA J
Do not take this class if you do not want to go into depression. imagine a teacher whose slides confuses him atimes. you have to wait till the next class before he answers your questions because he has to go look it up.
Posted: 5/29/2006 4:07:59 PM
Not Recommended/F Instructor
Recommended/D Course
D Communication Skills
C Personality
C Course Content
F Exams and Grading
D Time Required
D Grade You Earned
Review #10 / Course: BIOL 4110 / Instructor: BATTISTA J
Do not take this class if ure not ready to go into depression! Imagine a teacher who cant even understand his own slides. u have to wait till the next class before he can answer your questions because he has to go look it up. wonder how he got hired!
Posted: 5/29/2006 1:04:47 PM
Not Recommended/D Instructor
Recommended/C Course
C Communication Skills
B Personality
A+ Course Content
C Exams and Grading
F Time Required
C Grade You Earned
Review #11 / Course: BIOL 4190 / Instructor: BATTISTA J
His tests are way too hard for an introductory virology course. He gives his "lab" workers special treatment if they're in his class by giving them test Q's bank, which is unprofessional.He's disrespectful to students.A fat mofo.
Posted: 1/19/2006 9:33:33 PM
Not Recommended/D Instructor
Recommended/C Course
B Communication Skills
D Personality
B Course Content
C Exams and Grading
C Time Required
B Grade You Earned
Review #12 / Course: BIOL 4190 / Instructor: BATTISTA J
If it weren't for the memorization of protein names, its a good course with relavent diseases!... Dr. Battista is a bit heartless who also LACKS a well-rounded sense of care for students and student learning!!!!!
Posted: 1/9/2006 12:38:25 PM
Not Recommended/F Instructor
Not Recommended/F Course
D Communication Skills
D Personality
F Course Content
C Exams and Grading
F Time Required
D Grade You Earned
Review #13 / Course: BIOL 4110 / Instructor: BATTISTA J
battista's tests are nearly impossible. you must know the information by heart and be able to apply pathways to obscure questions
Posted: 5/26/2005 11:18:38 PM
Not Recommended/C Instructor
Recommended/F Course
B Communication Skills
B Personality
D Course Content
F Exams and Grading
F Time Required
B Grade You Earned
Review #14 / Course: BIOL 4110 / Instructor: BATTISTA J
well where to start-only midterm and final, tests were the hardest i have taken in college, and he was a real smart-ass
Posted: 3/28/2005 1:49:38 AM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/C Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
A+ Course Content
C Exams and Grading
D Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #15 / Course: BIOL 4190 / Instructor: BATTISTA J
Okay this class was very interesting if you like learnig about human dieseases. However this class is not easy and Dr. Battista test are nasty.
Posted: 5/5/2003 7:27:34 PM
Recommended/B Instructor
Recommended/D Course
A+ Communication Skills
B Personality
C Course Content
C Exams and Grading
F Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #16 / Course: BIOL 4190 / Instructor: BATTISTA J
No review provided.
Posted: 11/11/2002 8:28:02 AM
Recommended/A+ Instructor
Recommended/B Course
A+ Communication Skills
A+ Personality
B Course Content
B Exams and Grading
B Time Required
A+ Grade You Earned
Review #17 / Course: BIOL 4190 / Instructor: BATTISTA J
Battista explained the material clearly, and was funny in class, tests were not that difficult
Posted: 8/28/2002 4:32:56 PM
Not Recommended/D Instructor
Not Recommended/D Course
Communication Skills
Personality
Course Content
Exams and Grading
Time Required
Grade You Earned
Review #18 / Course: BIOL 4190 / Instructor: BATTISTA J
No review provided.
Posted: 10/1/2001 5:13:29 PM

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