Stacy Silver at Pennsylvania State University

Stacy Silver

  • 4.1Overall Quality
  • 4.1Helpfulness
  • 4.1Clarity
  • 3.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/13/14

SOC30H

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA-

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

3/20/14

SOC 030H

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

11/25/13

soc110

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

6/21/13

soc110

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/24/13

Soc110

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/23/13

SOC110

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

5/22/13

soc110

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/22/13

Soc 110

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/22/13

SOC 110

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/29/13

SOC 110

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/13/13

SOC30

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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!

12/18/12

SOC030

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/3/12

SOC030

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/28/12

SOC030

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

1/10/12

SOC30

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/16/11

SOC110

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/16/11

SOC110

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/8/11

SOC030

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

5/21/11

Soc30

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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

5/18/11

Soc30

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I loved this class. You have to go every day though bc lectures arent posted and you take notes every day. The material is so interesting and relates directly to your own life. I love sociology so Im a little biased, but Stacy is a fun teacher. She loves what she teaches and she really gets the class involved. I didnt miss a class bc I loved going

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