All Ratings and Reviews for Richard Zimmer


Overall 2.6
Easiness of class 2.5
Workload 2.4
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 2.7
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 2.9
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EE BIOL 19, taken Fall 2018 Submitted Dec. 21, 2018 Grade Received: P

There is no work. You read and discuss a paper every week in class. But most of the time what really happens is the prof will try to get to know everyone and also give advice on the important things that many only learn through years of college. I actually really appreciated that. This guy is also extremely experienced in his field and more than qualified to answer any questions or guide you if you are truly interested in the topic. He is empathetic and willing to help. Take this fiat lux if you want to be exposed to something new (the class material is actually interesting) and talk with this chill dude.

Course not listed Submitted March 15, 2001 Grade Received: N/A

"HA Ha ha.." his laugh is the best part of lecture! not a bad professor.. he cracks random jokes and although no one else laughs, he still does. tests are straight from the notes, so just memorize basically everything!

Course not listed Submitted March 14, 2001 Grade Received: N/A

Ben Stein's twin brother. Enough said!

Course not listed Submitted March 22, 2001 Grade Received: N/A

not a bad professor, but it's sometimes hard to catch everything he says, since he doesn't write everything down. he'll say something twice, and that's when you know it's important to remember. by that time, he's already moved on. some of the questions on his test don't come from the required reading in the book either, so better be careful of that.

Course not listed Submitted Feb. 28, 2001 Grade Received: N/A

Really boring!!!!! But his lectures are straight forward and his exam questions are pretty easy. Your biggest problem with this guy is to stay awake in his class!!!! Just study and you'll do fine.

Course not listed Submitted Jan. 12, 2006 Grade Received: N/A

He is very burned out. Seems bored, he is always ill. He is not a bad teacher, but lacks spark and interest in the subject matter. I kind of feel sorry for him. I think he is trapped in the tragedy of tenure.

Course not listed Submitted June 13, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

I really enjoyed this class. I have learned so much!!!!!! He's hilarious and his wife is just like him too!!! His midterms are manageable... just study his notes !!!!! and skim over the chapters in the book!

Course not listed Submitted June 13, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

HE IS AWESOME!!! i absolutely loved LS1 with professor zimmer and with his wife the second half of the quarter. i heard lots of horror stories about ls1 profs and that the class was really boring, but i actually enjoyed this class a lot! the tests were really straight forward and fair...both of their jokes were hilarious! i loved going to lecture and getting a laugh amidst the learning. i HIGHLY recommend the zimmers for ls1, they honestly make learning fun.

Course not listed Submitted Sept. 11, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Zimmer and his wife are wonderful professors. They care a lot about their students. During office hour, they are extremely helpful in answering questions. The 1st midterm is fair if you study his notes carefully. However, the 2nd midterm is a little harder but it's fair. The final is also fair. If you really want to do well in this class, make sure that you spend a lot of time going over and memorizing the lecture notes. The lab is fairly easy. West Chun is a wonderful TA. He's extremely nice. I strongly recommend this class and good luck everyone.

Course not listed Submitted June 28, 2002 Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Zimmer is GREAT!! Both him & his wife made learning about plants & animals fun...REALLY!!~ I would strongly recommend taking this professor any quarter you can. He is caring and funny! He laughs at his own little quirky jokes, but that makes him a likeable teacher. His tests are straightforward and multiple choice, just be sure to keep up with the reading. All-in-all, I had a wonderful time in his class. TAKE THIS PROFESSOR!! =)

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