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Kris Ballal
Department: Biology
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You never really know if he is actually teaching or just going off on some random rant. He rarely takes attendence but will you call your name out in class so go as much as you can. But everything you learn- comes from lab and reading the book.
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This guy is terrible as a prof. and in this case thats what matters he talks about random things and the exam is nothing like his courses. Please save money and time dont make the same mistake many of us have made at TTU.
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Pretty useless at actually teaching you the material your going to be examed over. Spends most his his time rambling about religion in an accent no one can understand. Asked girls some inappropriate questions. singles out fat people as well.
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A terrible prof. who could care less if the students pass or fail, which he doesn't mind telling the class often. None of what he says in class is on his exams except the pop culture references to Lady Gaga. Everything comes from the book, and if you don't memorize the book word for word, you will fail the only 2 exams he gives.
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Dr. Ballal's class is very difficult, but as long as you show up to class and take great notes then you should do fine. Lab grade will help balance out the mid and final.
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This guy is very random. The book isn't all that accommodating to you. He'll give you handouts and tell you to study them but you're never examed over them. He takes random bits of his lecture and puts them on his 2 exams. He'll demoralize you. He'll talk about history or the faults of religion for half of the class.
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simple class to pass if you just look over the material and read the chapters he goes over in class. He even occasionally sent out emails with questions that would be on the exam to my class. Passable, Just show up and do great in lab.
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DO NOT take his class if you want a great GPA. There are only three grades plus the lab and everyone I talked to ended up making a D in his class. I went to class everyday and still made a D.
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hillarious, would be consindered "foul mouthed" by some, but it's hillarious to hear him talk. exams are ridiculously difficult. Read the book and take notes from there AND write down random things he says in class. Two exams and your lab grade are all you get.
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have fun
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-___- this class will drain you mentaly!! This class will make you feel dumb. This class will demoralize you. This class will give you the sense of no hope! This class is difficult but i managed to pass by going to class reguarly and getting a great grade in lab. I got 50's on both grades (you only get 2).im no genius go 2 class n pass
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He passes u if you show up lol but u may not like ur grade
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Dr. Ballal's General Biology I class was very difficult! You only receive three grades: the mid year exam, the final, and the lab. His accent is also difficult to understand at times.
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All he did was stand up at the front of the class, draw pictures on the overhead, and rant on about things that half the time was NOT about biology. The only grades are a mid year exam and a final! I only passed because of the lab. That class is impossible to pass unless you plan on reading the book religiously!!!!
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READ YOUR BOOK!! You don't really have to come to class. He's only taken attendance twice! Some of the many random things he says in class go on the final or mid year exam! Um... THERE ARE ONLY 2 examS !! BUT.... if you get atleast a 50 your great to go! MOST DEFINITELY READ THE BOOK!!!!!!!!! hillarious, hillarious GUY! COULD BE AN ASS THO. :D
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This man is backed by the "big man upstairs." He is not always simple, but he is worth it. He'll prepare you for the rest of your life. You'll leave this class knowing things you wish you never knew. For this class if the road to destruction is filled with great intentions, then the road to outstanding is filled with suffering. Take this class!
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Dr. Ballal is a really intelligent man, but he does not stay on topic. In cell bio you will mostly talk things related to Nobel Prizes and Linus Pauling. To make an A you have to READ the book especially captions. Also take notes! Write down anything he says more than once and don't even try to rely on studying old exams!
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Lab was a piece of cake. Read the book, I mean religiously even the captions on pictures. Names are very important, as are his random stories. Class is very fascinating but difficult.
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terrible!!!! I skipped his class very rarely, and worked my butt off for a low C!!! I had to use my book like a bible and his exams are crazy!! two exam, no extra credit! DON"T TAKE HIM!!!!
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He talks about anything and everything during class. It's pretty useless to actually attend class except that he randomly calls on people and asks questions. You won't learn anything from him. Lab saves you. Made a 61 on the final and a B for the class somehow. You HAVE to read the book.

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