Cynthia Kearns at James Madison University

Cynthia Kearns

  • 4.5Overall Quality
  • 4.6Helpfulness
  • 4.4Clarity
  • 3.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
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4/15/14

geol110

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Kearns is awesome. She is so nice and LOVES geology so she gets really into it and super passionate about what she teaches. Online quizzes every week but its easy vocab you can look up on the internet. tests are harder than they should be for a gen ed course. i had 100% in quizzes and hw assignments and couldn't get above a C on tests

4/11/14

GEOL 110

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

So, so, so, SO sweet! She's obsessed with geology, so she gets really into it, but her exams are pretty straightforward. She moves a little fast sometimes, but its not ridiculous. The lab is fun and there's a lot of easy grade boosters, like weekly vocal quizzes online. Great class!

1/7/14

GEOL 110

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took this class as a geology major, so I was very willing to study hard for this class, which it seems other non-major reviewers were not. That being said, Cindy is a great lady and a fun professor. Her passion for the class is always evident, even in a 200+ student class. The tests aren't easy, but the material is interesting and useful.

12/17/13

GEOL110L

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedA

Great professor, but didn't cover enough. Course isn't just for geneds, go take GSCI if you want a gened. Could do more and do it faster, but oh well.

12/17/13

GEOL110L

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy lab, will learn a lot. Should go into more detail. It's not just a gened, it's also a class for geol majors. It could go faster and in much more detail, but oh well.

12/12/13

GEOL 110

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

TOO MUCH INFORMATION. She is a very nice and passionate professor, but her tests are impossible to get a decent grade on. The amount of info on each test is SO overwhelming. you won't even know where to begin when studying. There are definitions that help with your grade. She tells you to make a study guide for each test, it'll end up bein 20 pages

6/4/13

Geo 110

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

There is A LOT of information covered in this class, it can get overwhelming. However, every test question is either from the powerpoints or class lecture, so no surprises. She is one of the most passionate professors I've had so far and is always willing to help you in any way possible, both in lecture and lab. She cares about her students.

5/2/13

Geol 110

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is not an easy gened.Its not just common sense because she makes it so detailed. If you dont want to study alot dont take this class. There are over 1,00 slides of information on the final exam. too much info and in depth info for A GEOLOGY GENED.

5/2/13

GEOL 110

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor is crystal clear and honest. There are no surprises in this class. Attendance is not mandatory, but is encouraged. Professor understands this is A GedEd class, and does not have too high expectations of the students. Two multiple choice tests-40 questions each, and a 100 question final. Weekly vocabulary on Blackboard. No papers.

7/19/12

GEOL110

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is SO nice and is really interested in the subject she teaches. The weekly vocab helps boost your grade and the tests are based off the powerpoints. She is a GREAT teacher.

12/18/11

geol110

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

cindy is so sweet!!!! i love her!!!!!!! lectures are interesting and are not mandatory!!!! you will never use the textbook so don't buy it! powerpoints are enough for her exams! i got an A and i had never open my textbook.

12/14/11

GEOL110

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Her passion for geology is evident. Not a difficult class, and you leave knowing more than you expected. She wants her students to succeed and it shows. Take her class!

10/24/11

GEOL110

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is really passionate about geology, and tries hard to relate the class material to your life. She and her TA's are available to help. Tests aren't too bad, only what she covers in class. She always posts her lecture slides. I would definitely recommend to take this class (especially as a GenEd). I enjoyed the class.

11/1/10

GEOL110

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I loved having Professor Kearns for Geology. She always wants you to be as interested in the class as she is to rocks. Tests are easy if you study and purely lecture based; Lab can be tough, but if you ask questions, you'll be okay. Definitely take her class; You'll be satisfied.

10/26/10

GEOL110

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

LOVED CINDY! she was so enthusiastic about rocks it made you want to learn about them too. Class is lecture based and tests are not really that hard. Lab tests are tricky but there are only two and if you study they aren't that bad. Lab usually gets out early. Lecture PowerPoints get put on blackboard. TAKE HER!!!

10/11/10

GEOL110

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

The lab tests are insane unless you enjoy memorizing 70 rocks and minerals by name. Sounds more like a major class than the simple gen ed its supposed to be

3/19/10

GEOL110

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

An interesting class and a wonderful professor. She is very fun and energetic and explains things clearly. Tests cover a lot of material, but if you study you will do fine. If you need to take Geol 110, take her.

1/7/10

ggeol110

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

The lecture is the most boring thing ever and the tests are really hard. Lab is fun sometimes and boring other times. Never keeps you the whole time in lab. Go to her for help and you should pass the class.

12/30/09

GEOL110

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you do the work, her class is fun and interesting. If you're not into the material, you should probably take an easier science credit. She's lots of fun and helps you along the way.

11/8/09

GEOL110

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great class! She is very interested in geology and likes to get to know her students. No attendance and everything is from the book. Lab isn't too bad either. Tests cover a lot of material but can be easily studied for. TAKE HER

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