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Barbara McPherson
Professor in the Psychology department
at MiraCosta College (all), Oceanside, CA
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Overall Quality
2.8
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.8
Clarity
2.7
Easiness
3.2
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07/25/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSYC 205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

Professor McPherson indeed has no idea what she is talking about most of the time, like many other reviewers mentioned. When you try to correct her she gets really defensive. She made a mistake grading my exam and it took a while to make her realize she did -- make sure you check your exams. BUT as unpleasant as she is, the class is super easy.

05/07/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
psych 205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This professor, is very unstructured on what she is teaching. Class is simple if you go to every class. Most points are from attendance and lab bs. Study the terms in the book and you will do fine. you have to teach yourself because she don't teach, she puts a powerpoint on and reads it. Waste of time class. But guaranteed you will pass.

04/22/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
psyc 205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is alright at teaching for most part she is confusing she is nice but that is not good enough. She needs to assign hw from text she does to much online hw or test its hard and different from the lectures.

03/26/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Psych 205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She is one of the worst teachers I have EVER taken. She is always confused about what we are doing in class. You basically need to teach yourself the material on your own. Does not explain anything, and often doesn't know what she is teaching. DONT TAKE HER!

05/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSYC 220 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She's a great professor! I took her 220 course at CSUSM. Always show up for class...she takes attendance. TONS of extra credit. You need the book, all hw and studying comes from there. She loves to laugh and smile! Love her teaching style. I like her so much, I'll be taking her again for my 230 (205) course at Mira Costa for the summer :)

05/20/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Psyc 205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is often very confused about assignments and things she has previously said. Once I asked for help and she wrote out the answer but when she graded the paper she would mark incorrect what she did. The exams are extremely hard and often times the answer to the questions can be two options that were given. She is poor in clarity!

12/19/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Psych104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Had this class and have to say it was the easiest statistics course for me. The teaching was clear most of the time. Assignments given were relevant to the lecture and upcoming tests. Professor was very helpful and made it clear to the class what to expect on the tests.

12/12/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSYC104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Lazily prepared slideshows. Not very knowledgeable about the material. You will rely on the textbook. Not the best class, though she is a very nice lady. She doesn't explain the material very well, though.

12/03/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Psyc104 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Worst teacer I've took in the two years I have been here. Students correct her at least once every class, which makes things even more confusing. Does not seem to know what see is doing. Test are very difficult in order to understand you need to basically ingnore the lecture and just read the book.

07/08/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
psyc101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

she is a nice person and a great teacher.I would highly recommend her if you want to learn new materials and get a good grade.

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