Janet Brashler at Grand Valley State University

Janet Brashler

  • 3.4Overall Quality
  • 3.6Helpfulness
  • 3.3Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
2/23/14

Ant 311

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Helpful, but a very difficult grader. Avoid taking if you simply want a blow-off course.

12/25/13

ANT 311

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I have never read so much and learned so little.

11/8/13

ANT 311

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Obnoxious how excited she is about anthropology. She grades hard, as if everyone in the class is an anthropology major or loves the subject as she does. DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS WITH HER.

12/9/12

ANT311

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Avoid if it's a theme class. A lot of outside reading. Grading is NEVER explained and you'll be marked down considerably for minor things (that were not specified). Exams are essays. Everything is an essay. Choose another class for your theme, you don't need THIS much work for a theme class.

4/12/12

ANT347

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Second class I took with her. I'm not going to lie there is a lot of reading. She's very helpful and will push you. Great prof. You've got to put your work in and do your part for a grade.

1/26/12

ANT325

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Brashler is a great professor. Absolutely one of the best. She is nice and helpful but doesn't let you slack, either. She's the kind that you respect and fear and love all at the same time. She knows her stuff and gets very excited to talk about it with the students. She's funny and will take the time to help you. You won't regret taking her!

11/9/11

ANT311

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She's a good professor, expects a lot and is a hard grader. The class is interesting, she knows her stuff and is enthusiastic. She even brings snacks or food from time to time, she definitely cares about her students. If you don't want to work or learn, don't take her class or better yet - don't be in college.

7/20/11

ANT311

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Brashler teaches this class as both a history of Native Americans & a modern look at what they are currently going through in society. Internal issues & outside influence such as religious oppression & American politics affect life for Native people on & off reservations. Very insightful & thought provoking class! Do the work and get the grade!

7/20/11

ANT347

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Lots of reading, but no more than expected for an upper level class. Easy to get the grade if you follow the instruction for assignments and study with the guides she makes for all students. I learned a lot from this class! I would rec' taking Dr. Brashler only if you're willing to do the work and not expect caudling, she pushes critical thinking!

3/28/11

ANT347

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She will assign massive amounts of reading a week. Probably 300 pages. She is a stickler for citations and WILL MARK YOU DOWN if you have one comma wrong. She is easily offended. If you can avoid this class, do it. Otherwise, do not do the readings. She never tests only on them. VERY frustrating class.

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3/31/10

ANT325

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hard grader, but encourages independent thought. Not a prof for those who are expecting an easy grade. I've never recieved full marks, even though comments on my paper said I was high above the class. I like that because it gives me something to always push harder for.

2/18/10

ANT204

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really enjoyed taking this class with Professor Brashler. Her lectures are pointless, b/c all of the quiz info comes from the readings. The quizzes are challenging and very detailed. There was not a formal final exam, rather an essay and a big group project/paper. The teacher is very nice and flexible. She really cares about the students.

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12/19/07

Anthr204

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

she was just ok.. quizzes once a week every week. they are hard. dont take this professor if you have the choice.

12/11/07

ANT204

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I am a senior as well and have written many papers and was unable to get full points on anything. Quizzes are extremely tricky, almost like exams. Even if you read and study you probably won't get full points. Wants you to engage in discussion and ask questions, then gets irratated and annoyed when you don't talk about exactly what she wants. NO!!

11/9/07

ANT204

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I'm a senior and I've taken intro classes obviously, and I've also written MANY papers. I was unable to get full points ever on anything. It was always one or two points off. Tricky quizzes. Hard grader. Encourages questions, then gets mad when you get off track. I wouldn't recommend her.

10/1/07

ant204

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

this prof is riculously hard.. especially for an entry level class.. i took this class to fulfill a gen. ed. requirement.. the tests and quizzes are extremely difficult and the material was never even covered in class. too much reading. unrealistic expectations

12/13/06

ANT311

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She was an alright professor. Spent a lot more time brow-beating against anglo-saxons, conservatives, and the Catholic church than actually teaching us anything about the Native North Americans. I understand what the natives went through; I've heard it all too many times before. I'm interested in learning more about them TODAY!

11/12/06

ANT311

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She's an okay prof. She expects A LOT though, and it seems like you can never please her, like you never get a perfect score on something - always 2 points away. You do a lot of reading. Be careful too - she's a stickler for works cited and using APA format.

7/2/06

ANT 204

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is a good professor, but Hard.

6/12/06

ANT 204

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best profs i've had! all you have to do is be willing to work hard and go to office hours!!! she was very helpful with questions on assignments and tests. the class is lots of work but very interesting! take her for anthropolgy!!!

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