*A 5 star workload is an easy workload; a 3 star is average; whereas a 1 star workload is extremely hard.
Comments:ENV 3100 - For this course, Dr. Brooks didn't really play a huge role. He mostly introduced speakers and accepted our papers. He did present, though. I think he was extremely knowledgeable on the subject and definitely gave credit where credit was due to other faculty and students; I didn't experience the ego issue that other students seemed to. My only minor gripe is that he never responded to emails (where we turned in our weekly summaries), so I was never sure if he had received them. This is extremely minor, though. As a whole, I would recommend him for this class. It was simple and easy to complete. - Grade In Class:A
Comments:2375 - Dr. Brooks is very smart and has been published many times - and he will let you know this every class period. His ego is not only annoying, but gets in the way of his teaching ability. He missed a lot of classes and doesn't really prepare you for the tests. The quizzes are pure memorization so make sure you study for them. The lab was way more useful than the class was and I feel like I got more out of it. Additionally, there is a long paper (8 pages, I think?) at the end of the semester that is really time consuming. You have to have 20 references and the paper topic is about a chemical or metal. Make sure you are prepared to teach yourself and put in a lot of time studying, because Dr. Brooks certainly doesn't assist in either of these areas. - Grade In Class:B
Comments:BIO 4344 - Dr. Brooks is so concerned with himself that it makes class a drag. He is a very accomplished man, but he is too egotistical about it. Class goes by so slowly and it's hard to keep focused on what he is saying. The tests are based off of toxtutor and involve essays. Some of the essay questions are easy, others are near impossible. There isn't much curving or extra credit at all. Also, there is one paper that will suck the life out of you. It requires 25 peer reviewed articles, is single-spaced and 7 pages long. If you study the night before exams, you should be fine, but be prepared for essay questions that come out of nowhere. - Grade In Class:A
Comments:ENV 3314 - DO NOT TAKE THIS GUY! He was hardly ever in class. He thinks he is like god or something. He even made dun of me in front of everyone. I did bad on his final. for the research paper it took me forever to get ahold of him. Baylor needs to get rid of him!
- Grade In Class:C
Comments:2375 - Brooks is quite simply the biggest egomaniac on campus. This guy walks in to class and you'd think he was the President or God based on the way he acts. He takes himself so seriously that he forgets he's supposed to be teaching us something. He misses classes and sends in grad students at the last minute to cover his rear. He is so unprofessional in his attitude toward teaching, how is this guy allowed to teach here? I made an A in his class so it should be obvious I'm not bitter about a grade. I just can't stand this guy and his attitude. I didn't learn much and wouldn't recommend to anyone taking one of his garbage classes. Flush this *rick! - Grade In Class:A
Comments:2375 - Dr. Brooks apparently thought everyone in this class was a grad student and often walked to the back of class where they sat and lectured to them for 5-10 minutes while the undergrads that sat in the front wondered what was going on. Likes to move things around on the schedule at the last minute, very disorganized and unclear on what he wants us to learn. NEVER got anything back until the last two weeks. Two students whose names will be with held, seemed to get off to sucking up to him during class and apparently Dr. Brooks rewarded them with lighter grading. Really didn't seem to care about the students or bother to hand out reviews for the test unless people pestered him enough, in which he would print out some vague useless compressed wood pulp with scribbles on it. - Grade In Class:D