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Teacher Grade: A

Difficulty Grade: 3/10

FSN 210

Grade Received: A

posted 2019

Overall, this was a pretty basic class (not really a surprise given it's a GE). There's online homework due every week, which is absolutely not hard. You can redo it until you get an A, it just takes some time, so try not to procrastinate. Her tests aren't too bad (basic multiple choice), you just gotta know all the different nutrients fairly well. There are some random "projects" (easy papers) and the dietary analysis project, which isn't bad at all and graded pretty leniently so long as you do it.

My only complaint with this class is her participation system. She randomly does like 5 "participation" (attendance checks), which ended up being 6% of our grade. Plus, since one of them was her just asking us to submit something online that wasn't posted on PolyLearn (therefore you wouldn't know to do it if you weren't in class), I straight up forgot about it and lost that whole point. If you're unlucky like me and happen to get sick on one of the other ones, you end up losing a decent amount of points.

Overall, though, definitely a decent professor for what shouldn't be (and isn't!) a particularly hard or boring class.

Teacher Grade: A

Difficulty Grade: 2/10

FSN 210

Grade Received: A

posted 2019

I took this class during my first quarter of my freshman year at Cal Poly and wasn't sure what to expect going into it but honestly this one of my easiest and most laid back classes. Kristo really cares about her students and when I went in for office hours she was really helpful and could tell my friend and I were overwhelmed since our first every college midterms were coming up. She had really good advice and reminded us to take care of ourselves and still exercise/get enough sleep even with exams coming up, which was honestly really nice to hear.

Anyways, the class itself isn't bad at all, there are around 1-2 learn-smart quizzes due on Sunday of every week. These quizzes can be time consuming but they are open note and you can retry each question until you get 100%, so basically no matter what you can get 100% on those quizzes as long as you complete them on time. There are also 3 diet analysis projects (DAP's) that aren't hard at all they again just take some time to complete.

On the other hand, even though Kristo is clearly passionate about the subject she is teaching, her lectures can be quite boring sometimes because she basically just reads from her lecture slides (all of which are posted on PolyLearn) so you could honestly get away with not even going to class except for the fact that she does random attendance checks. Overall though, this class was not very stressful and I would definitely recommend.