Laura Pauley at Pennsylvania State University

Laura Pauley

  • 3.8Overall Quality
  • 3.7Helpfulness
  • 3.8Clarity
  • 3.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
7/22/14

ME 300

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She didn't really teach for the first 4 weeks, all she did was critique control volume boundaries for that time when we barely knew anything about them on the first homework. Didn't learn much from her either. Also, if she screws up grading on an exam, she'll tell you she can regrade, but that your grade could go down. Avoid for Thermo.

12/21/13

M E 320

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA-

Very organized professor. Gives ample example problems, which makes learning the course material easy. A pleasant person.

4/6/13

ME 410

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you care about the subject material, you probably shouldn't take her because her classes are a joke. However, if you want an easy A (as far as engineering classes are concerned), take her for fluids or heat transfer.

10/17/12

ME410

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

The BEST professor I had at Penn State! Best professor in the Engineering department. Classes are real easy if you try. Gives past exams that are identical to the exams. If you fail her class, you're simply a loser and don't belong in an engineering major because it gets no easier than Pauley.

4/26/12

ME410

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

made a hard class easy. makes past test available with answers. HW is the hardest part of class

4/25/12

ME410

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had two classes with her: Nuc E 309 and ME 410! She's the best engineering professor you will find at Penn State. Her grading is fair. She gives you practice exams and solutions to the test and the exams are just like them! You CANNOT fail her class if you put at least 50% effort.

12/26/11

NUCE309

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

All lecture notes are put online. If you only went to class on days with exams, you would still be golden. Really nice lady, and really easy material. Most of it is a review anyways. She would have no problem giving everyone in the class As. Super fair and wants everyone to succeed.

5/2/11

ME320

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Straightforward and easy class, lots of sample exams to give you an idea of what she expects on the tests.

3/25/11

NUCE309

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best teacher I've had for 309. Always willing to help, all lectures put on Angel.

1/5/11

NucE309

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Extremely easy, just do they study guides she provides for every test. Very fair with grading and difficulty. Textbook is completely unnecessary. Only downside, her voice isn't well suited for lectures- but if its too much to handle the notes are always clear and organized online!

12/2/10

NucE309

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Greatest Teacher Ever!!! It is so easy to get a good grade in this class. She walks you thorough every type of problem she will ask you. She also gives you the exact exam format with all the exam questions she has ever asked. She makes this class very easy for you if you just pay attention. And don't get the book its no help.

12/2/10

NucE309

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

GREAT!!!!!!!! BEST Teacher EVER!!! This class is sooo easy!!!! Laura Pauley you are the greatest!!!

5/5/10

ME201

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not fit for big class lectures at all. Doesn't know how to communicate quality information. Doesn't engage the class to think, she solves all the practice problems on her own, which doesn't help you in any way. Homeworks are very hard and completely different that what you learn in class.

12/19/09

NUCE309

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is a nice lady, and teaches this same class every year. The material is somewhat repetitive, and the homework's are long. The tests were alright. When she says she will bump your grade up if you attend class, go to extra help sessions, and participate during class, just know that she is lying.

12/19/09

NUCE309

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

DO NOT buy the textbook, her handouts (notes) are more than sufficient to do well in the class. Her exams are overall pretty easy, but they can be a disaster if you don't study enough. Not a class with any practical applications, and she pretty much "holds your hand" through the class - therefore it's easy.

3/23/09

ME340

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

terrible. tells you what she wants after it is due. on quizzes you have to memorize the full answer. and her voice kills my brain cells

7/13/06

NUCE 309

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Study Guides helpful for tests, but they still get randomly easy and hard. And if she doesn't understand your question, she gets annoyed at you instead of trying to understand which part you don't get. Best advice: make good equation sheets with all the examples.

8/30/05

ME 33

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

She has an admin. position as well as a teaching position. She's not that much of a "people person", but she's a great lady and good at what she does.

11/29/04

Nuc E 309

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Gives examples that make homework easy and her tests are exactly like the study guides she hands out. Overall you can learn a lot and get good grades if you just do the homework and study guides. Also she is always willing to help in either office hours or by email. I think she is a good teacher.

11/8/04

NucE 309

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very difficult to understand, but this may just be the nature of the material (Advanced Engineering Math). Many of the homework assignments are ridiculously hard and they are all graded. Better learn your Matlab before this class.

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