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William Orr

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Dr. Orr teaches the first half of the genetics course. He is a good lecturer who spends part of each lecture working through example problems, some of which come from or are similar to the homework he assigns. If you can do the homework, you can do well on his tests. He is very helpful and …more approachable if you have any questions. less
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He teaches the first half. He is not that helpful and the tests are not comparable to what is taught in class. over all all of the work needs to be done by the student. Read on your own, Learn on your own, Do Not Count on Him.
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He teaches the first half of the semester. Look over the text book and do practice problems, definitely go over class slides on your own. A typical science teacher, lectures can get pretty boring but he is a very nice person, does a lot of examples and always willing to answer any questions. A lot …more of learning will have to occur on your own time less
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I don't know why the ratings for Dr. Orr are so bad! I thought he was a wonderful professor. He explains concepts and problems pretty clearly and is always happy to go over things again. Tests aren't hard as long as you've done the suggested problems and you've kept up with the readings. The first …more half is heavy on problem, so practice! less
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I don't know why the ratings for Dr. Orr are so bad! I thought he was a wonderful professor. He explains concepts and problems pretty clearly and is always happy to go over things again. Tests aren't hard as long as you've done the suggested problems and you've kept up with the readings. The first …more half is heavy on problem solving, so practice! less
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Lectures are sometimes very confusing and he goes off on a tangent often. The homework problems are a lot different than what he teaches in class, so you'll have to skip the chapters to find out how to do them. The tests are mostly like the homework.
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He goes off the powerpoint to do problems a lot. His homework is tough but if you do the suggested problems you should be fine in the end. Whoever grades the homework is a tough grader so make sure your little mistakes are fixed before turning it in. You have a week for homework and exams are …more pretty much like the previous years' exams he posts. less
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Dr. Orr's half of the semester is much more math-based, and he is good at conveying such concepts during lecture. His tests can be tough, but with enough studying, they aren't impossible. Make sure you do well in his half of the class though, because the second half gets significantly more …more difficult. less
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Genetics at SMU is definitely a mess. Dr. Orr teaches the first half of the semester and Dr. Jones teaches the second. My advice is to do well on the first two tests that Orr makes as they are based off the book problems and what he does in lecture so they aren't too bad. Also, do as well as you …more possibly can on the homework as it can help you out. less
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I scored 100s/125s across all of Orr's exams even though I worked really hard for an A. Do all the suggested problems twice for Orr's first two exams (for FRQ). Pay careful attention and read the chapters twice (for MC). Then, you'll do better. 70/30: MC/free response. Get good at MC. Each question …more is 5 points! Don't miss a class; take audio rec. less
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This university professor has received 10 reviews from former and current students, as well as some other guests. The majority of the submitted reviews are positive. 9 people note the high quality of professor’s classes. 1 comments find the skills of William Orr lacking in a certain area of academic abilities of teacher-student relations.

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