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Stacy Silver
Professor in the Sociology department
at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
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Overall Quality
4.1
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.1
Clarity
4.1
Easiness
3.5
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10/07/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
030 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"There for you" "Clear grading criteria" "Respected by students"

Professor Silver's Soc 30 class was a great class to take as a freshman. With the class, she lectured daily but included a lot of class discussion. Participation is not mandatory, but the way she teaches and the material she teaches will make you want to participate!

05/13/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC30H Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A-

Dr. Silver is a super nice lady. If you need help with anything (even looking for research opportunities) shell go out of her way for you. I have to say, when it came to projects I thought that I would be getting graded more toughly, but i got 100's on all of them. I guess that's a good thing, but I wanted a challenge. tests are semi-easy

03/20/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC 030H Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Silver is very interesting. I recommend taking the honors course because it is a small class.

11/25/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
soc110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

INSIPID. I get the feeling she's smart but the class is so dumbed down. You get the feeling that she thinks she's teaching a middle school sex ed class. Material was intolerably boring and easy. If you want a class that you can guess on the exams and get As, go ahead, but bring a book to class because you have to show up for clicker points anyway.

06/21/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
soc110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Stacy is an excellent professor who will bend of backwards to help her students understand the material. She is willing to sit with you and discuss exams and reaction papers and give you the resources to do your best. This is my second class with her and I would take more if they were offered. Class atmosphere is upbeat and entertaining.

05/24/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Soc110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Personally, I loved this class. You have to read, except its super interesting. Attendance is mandatory but honestly, she makes lectures so fun that you won't mind. Exams were easy if you read, and a six-year-old could write your reaction paper and you'll still get an A.

05/23/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

this class was horrible. Rather than giving us sociological research to look at we analyzed magazine articles that had been sensationalized and Stacy used them to prove whatever point she wanted about gender. This class teaches more about reality television than real life

05/22/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
soc110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This class taught ridiculous gender-stereotypes as facts. Professor Silver assigned articles from the 1960's that cited research FROM THE 1950's, and acted as if that information was current and up-to-date. The class is incredibly easy, but if you are an egalitarian it will most likely go against your core values.

05/22/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Soc 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Stacy is an amazing teacher and the information I learned from this class actually applies to many sitiations in my life. I really recommend taking this class. Her tests are fairly easy you just have to pay attention understand the material, especially the readings. All you have are tests and reaction papers which are a piece of cake.

05/22/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Silvers makes class pretty interesting most of the time, but there are some lectures that are a bit dragging. This class is not very difficult as long as you study and read the provided texts. I just wished she did not put most of the emphasis on exams.

04/29/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very interesting class. Exams make you think, but they are not the extremely hard. There is also 4 reaction papers about class topics that only have a minimum of 300 words. They were not a big deal at all. Stacy is my favorite professor so far at Penn State.

01/13/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC30 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Silver is my favorite lecturer I've had so far! She makes class fun and explains everything clearly and in detail. She doesn't make her tests confusing or too difficult. If you study, you'll do well. If you have an interest in sociology, definitely try to take classes with her!

12/18/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
SOC030 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Silver is awesome! She really knows what she is talking about and is hilarious. She keeps her lectures interesting and is very helpful when it comes to studying for exams/ getting papers critiqued. Overall, I would recommend her class to anyone who has the slightest interest in soc. It is difficult, but if you study you can get an A.

12/03/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC030 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She was good, but don't take the class unless you're really interested in the material or you'll be bored to tears half of the time. Attendance is mandatory and there are a few 300-600 word papers. Exams are fair.

11/28/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC030 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This class is super relaxed, and very interesting and applicable to everyday life. Stacy is GREAT!

01/10/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC30 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I've taken her for two courses and she's awesome - very fun and keeps the material interesting. Her exams are not difficult - they are extremely straight forward and follow the lecture notes and readings to a T. The readings are always short and engaging. I found it easy to get an A in both classes. Take her! You won't regret it.

12/16/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Silver's class is not that easy. However she has a good sense of humor and the content of the class is really interesting. Sadly, it is hard to tell what is going to be on the test; she intentionally is not clear on this and I don't fully understand why. She is usually pretty nice, but again, this class is not easy.

12/16/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

the material was so interesting but she made it very boring. class becomes repetitive and pointless after two weeks. her tests are tricky and inconsistent with her lectures...she is definitely a frustrating teacher. I was able to just barely pull off an A-...probably won't take a class with her again.

11/08/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC030 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This was a great class. Dr. Silver is really dynamic and fun and her lectures were never boring. She does sort of have an annoying-sounding voice though, so if you have problems with that I would consider staying away. The tests were decently hard; I barely got an A- in the course because of them. Still, fun class, really interesting, great teacher

05/21/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Soc30 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

VERY INTERESTING MATERIAL....Ok, so not the easiest class in the world but if you put alot of work into it your should do fine. STUDY THE READINGS, she tries to trick you on her test when it comes to the readings so know them well and you should do fine. Overall not an easy A but if you put in the work you should do fine

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