Rachael Barron-Duncan at Central Michigan University

Rachael Barron-Duncan

  • 3.6Overall Quality
  • 3.5Helpfulness
  • 3.6Clarity
  • 1.7Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
7/24/14

art285

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedB+

Even though I did exceptionally well in her class, she went out of her way to put me on the spot and even went so far as to accuse me of cheating. Luckily I am good at memorization, because that is literally all her class is.

5/8/14

ART 285

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedB-

Rachael is an AMAZING lecturer. That said, this is a lecture class, and you MUST pay attention, take notes, and study in order to succeed. Exams are pretty difficult, but Rachael gives you all the tools and resources needed to succeed- USE THEM!

12/16/13

ART 285 382

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hands down best art history professor in the department. She really does want her students to learn something, which is why she makes everything more difficult. If you have the chance, take a smaller class with her and you'll definitely get to know her more. Understand and learn the stories behind works of art in 285 and you'll do fine.

12/14/13

ART 285

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is a brilliant woman and is really serious about her subject area. She makes lectures interesting. HOWEVER, be prepared to work like crazy. You must memorize everything and I mean everything. Online quizzes are timed and I panicked every time! I'm a A student and this "intro" class killed me. It required so many hours! Wouldn't do it again.

10/30/13

ART 285

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Rachael is an amazing professor! She actually takes a boring class and makes it interesting! She's funny and she tries so hard to help her students, even by memorizing everyone's name in a lecture hall! You can tell she goes above and beyond what anybody else would do with that class.

10/8/13

Art

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is nothing but memorization! You literally have to study every night because you will not get your studies in the day before the exam! She expects you to memorize every image, date, and artist. It is very overwhelming!

6/19/13

ARTART

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I would love to take every class Rachel teaches. It's like training for a marathon the entire semester, and I mean this in such a good way. Her lectures are thoughtful, informative and organized. You end the class definitely feeling you learned what you paid for.

4/9/13

ART 382 385 483

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

You're not in high school anymore.. welcome to college. This prof will not hold your hand but she will give you all the information and tools you need to succeed. Fun classes, good lectures, and awesome interdisciplinary assignments.

1/26/13

ART385

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is hands down my favorite art history professor. She is very helpful and a great person to talk to. It isn't a very easy class, but her lectures are very interesting and exciting. This class is very different from her lower level art history classes, but in such a good way! Highly recommended if you want a good challenge!

12/17/12

ARTART

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wonderful teacher! She knows her stuff and teaches it very well.Her classes are not an easy A, but if you do the work you should be fine.

10/24/12

art285

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best professor that I've ever had. She always helped everyone out when they needed it and took the time to know everyone. Just put a little extra effort into her classes and you'll pass with no problem.

9/19/12

ART285

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great person. Horrible professor for an intro class. Extensive levels of memorization for any exam. Not at all an easy class and you should feel lucky if you pass.

6/14/12

ART285

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Rachael is a fantastic professor. She takes the time to learn everyone's name unlike a lot of profs and she's always willing to help. For me, this class was just memorization. Even though she says that you shouldn't, but you should LEARN the material,you can get by with memorizing. Show up to class. Don't doze off. And use the website for the class

5/2/12

ART485

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ever since she switched the format of her exams to ALL fill in the blank and short answers, this class has been terrible. She expects so much from her students, even though 99% of us are just there for the required Graphic Design Requirement. Do NOT recommend unless you're there for an Art History Degree.

11/29/11

art285

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Unfortunately, this class is nothing but memorization. There's no extra credit, no reports, no homework, only tests. If you freak on tests or have a bad memory, too bad for you cause you aren't passing.

5/11/11

ART485

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I would not recommend!!!

5/11/11

ART485

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Rachael is extremely smart and puts a lot into her classes, but expects A LOT back. She teaches the class as if we were all art history majors, instead of art majors who are required to take the course, which is frustrating. Generally she is very nice, but don't get on her bad side - I have received some pretty rude and snarky emails from her.

3/30/11

ART485

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you're a slacker, don't take this class or Rachael as a teacher. Make sure you do the readings. If you attend every class and do the readings you'll do fine. She's such a great person and she's more than willing to help anyone who needs it. She's my favorite teacher from my CMU experience.

1/29/11

ART385

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class requires work. You must read the material before class she uses a book and articles which are easily assessable. If you are having any problems understanding anything or need help she is extremely helpful. She is a great professor and you learn a lot.

10/26/10

ART285

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is great. Kinda shocked by other comments here. I'm learning so much. Yes, I study like crazy, but I got an A on the first test. This the level of work that I expected from all of my college courses... and normally haven't gotten. You'll get a lot, you'll work a lot, and the subject is great stuff. She's super enthusiastic too.

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