Jane Picknell at Southern Oregon University

Jane Picknell

  • 2.8Overall Quality
  • 2.9Helpfulness
  • 2.8Clarity
  • 2.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
3/10/14

HSE 101-103

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Such a bad prof I've been bashed in her office more times then I can count due to my writing skills. She has told me that my high school didn't perpare me for college.

11/19/13

USEM

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedC+

Grades and evaluates her students on a tough scale, but gives plenty of time to correct mistakes. If you take the time to spread out your work and heed her advice, you will do fine. Ignore it, and you'll get the same initial grade she gave you 5 times to fix. I actually think she was a little easy on some Freshman not even trying for speeches.

9/26/13

WR327

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No comment

12/29/12

USEM101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She expects a lot from her students but gives a lot of feedback making this possible. Relatively relaxed though she doesn't tolerate tardiness. Obvious that she has a genuine interest in her students though can come off as cross at times. Tough but I've learned a lot from her.

4/9/12

Usem101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Had Jane for USEM 101, 102, and 103. She's a hard grader but will (for the most part) let you know what you need to fix. If you go to her office hours she will help you fix any errors in your essays. She tells you exactly what she wants from you when it comes to giving the speeches. Can be strict and (always) expects a lot out of her students.

3/12/12

COMM210

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had been dreading taking this public speaking class for a long time. Jane did a great job helping the class feel comfortable around each other, which helped ease the feeling of fright when speaking to the class. She graded fair and gave opportunities for extr5a credit. If you attend class and AREN'T LATE ;) then you should at the very least pass.

1/13/12

COMM125

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Interpersonal Skills was a class I found helpful in dealing with all my personal relationships. "Jane" as she prefers to be called is very knowledgeable in the topic and speaks from the heart. I am grateful for the experience and recommend her as a professor.

1/9/12

COMM125

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Jane was impossible. Even the communications majors had trouble in the class. the assignments did not relate well to the class, would have been more applicable to a personal improvement class.

12/12/11

COMM125

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very interesting and fun class! I thought she was really funny and very helpful and I was far from a teachers pet. The only thing I did not like was that she expected us to know APA really well and most of our class was freshmen. She seemed irritated that we weren't that familiar with it. But overall I really enjoyed the class.

11/17/11

COMM125

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Interpersonal Skills-COMM 125 course This professor is the most confusing professor I have ever had. Her instructions are not clear. I am not the only one in the class confused after getting the words "redo" on papers. If you are not proficient in your writing skills...don't bother taking this class, she will rip you up. NEVER COME LATE!

4/18/11

TechEng

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Assignments were completely useless and impossible to understand. This was an online class and she refused to communicate clearly, which is obviously key. I will never take a class from her again.

6/8/10

WR327

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Online class with a very light work load. Having said that, everything I learned was from doing my own readings. She input VERY little of her own thoughts or lectures. She came of as very uninvolved, then would suddenly get very nit-picky in grading.

5/18/09

COM125

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good teacher, very nice and approachable. Easy grader on papers. Teaches exactly from book, basically point by point so anything missed is in there. Very easy to understand but little class involvement.

3/31/09

COMM342

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I'm sure Jane is a competent ENG instructor, but her approach in COMM 342 was lazy and frustrating. Instead of constructing her own lesson plan, she copied and pasted a previous instructor's syllabus and changed grading criteria after papers were turned in, leaving students confused. I will avoid taking any classes with Jane in the future.

12/10/08

WR329

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Picknell is probably my favorite teacher at SOU. If you're an English, Comm, or business major you need to take tech writing from her so your papers don't suck.

11/2/06

WR493

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

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