Lois McDermott at University of Washington

Lois McDermott

Lois McDermott
  • 3.9Overall Quality
  • 3.6Helpfulness
  • 4.1Clarity
  • 3.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/26/13

Psych 210

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I am a psychology major and found this class useless. Her teaching style would indicate that she isn't actually a psychologist, the class is purely based on superficial memorization. Nothing sticks after the class. Her lectures are boring and painful, tests are RIDICULOUS. The questions are detail oriented and do not address overall understanding

11/17/13

psych 101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took psych 101 and Human Sexuality class with her about 10 years ago. It was the easiest (and the only) 4.0 grades I got in undergrad. Her lectures are solid, albeit a basic. she is a perfect prof to teach intro classes. All you have to do to do well in her class is learn the lecture notes. if you can't do that, maybe college is not for u.

6/8/13

PSYCH 210

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I am pretty good at remembering stuff and I easily got a 4.0 so don't automatically assume it's impossible to get a good grade. It depends on what kind of learner you are. However, I recommend that you DON'T take this course. It's horribly boring and LONG and I hated every second of it. Lois teaches but doesn't EXPLAIN anything.

5/25/13

PSYCH 210

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Okay professor. Her PSYCH 210 class is virtually impossible to study for without cramming, though. She tests you on rather meaningless details that you would surely forget if you read it any more than 2 days prior to the exam. I personally didn't care for the class, as it seemed more like a sex ed class designed to kill your GPA.

5/19/13

PHYS 210

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Midterm 2 was rediculous as somone has already stated. I'm somone that 4.0'ed psych 101 then got lower than a 3.0 in this class. This is NOT a class about undertanding. It is about pure memorization. I don't think my intrest in this subject matter was worth taking the class. I could have spared the bad grade and read research online.

5/17/13

210

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

test 2 was impossible. don't bother with the exam review, questions run in fear at the sheer detail-oriented questions on one of the most ambiguously hard tests I have ever taken. eight minutes left and i was on question 25 out of 40. granted there were others more confident that still had guess on like ten questions....which is a C. HARD

5/5/13

PSYCH 210

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had Professor McDermott for Psych 101 so I was excited to take another one of her classes because she is great! She is very honest and open to suggestions. You get the sense that she wants everyone to be more open-minded and not ashamed. Her exams are only hard if you don't study her notes. There are opportunities of extra credit.

4/8/13

Psych 210

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She really is a horrible lecturer. Her tests are just about memorizing facts and not about depth or understanding. Be warned, this is not really a psychology class. She just drones for a couple hours about what appears to be nothing then asks a bunch of absurdly difficult multiple choice questions that hardly seem worth knowing.

3/28/13

PSYCH 210

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I hated this professor. I signed up for Psych of Sex expecting it to be a fun easy 4.0. But the tests are evil, and make up most of your grade. Yes there is participation (worth a whopping 10 of 130 points of your grade) and some extra credit, but McDermott is a boring lecturer with a monotone voice so it's impossible to pay attention and do well.

3/20/13

PSYCH 210

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Material and lectures were good. However, the grades were too heavily weighted on test scores and there was very little room for error.

3/11/13

PSYCH210

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is fantastic! McDermott is a great lecturer with very clear powerpoints and even provides a lecture outline to take notes on. She's hilarious and its easy to sit back and listen, cause it's really interesting! There is a lot of detail that makes tests tricky, but extra credit and retake tests are offered.

3/5/13

PSYCH 204

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I LOVE professor McDermott! she is open, honest, funny, and makes this quite long of a lecture FUN! she goes over material very well and wants you to get the difficult stuff. her clicker questions are actually worth while. and on Fridays she has guest speakers or videos that make the class more tangible and interesting. overall, loved this class!

2/26/13

Psych 210

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Teacher is so weird but that's what makes her hilarious.Loved her, she is very open about everything. Test are harder then the lecture material don't be fooled. She writes up confusing questions. Study. Overall, learned a tremendous amount. changed my perspective a lot. And lecture outline is overwhelming to memorize.

2/25/13

101 210

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I absolutely loved her. For Psych 101, it's super easy, just attend class, study the study quide ( barely touched my actual textbook) and it'll be a breeze. For Psych 210 it's the same thing, but read the ARTICLES! She's makes the class a lot of fun! But don't expect it to be fun all the time, it gets kinda boring atthe end.

2/22/13

PSYCH210

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Psych of sex is extremely interesting, not too difficult (good to pair with hard classes), and requires fairly low workload. McDermott is SO FUNNY, super clear, presents info in a clear way that is engaging, and brings fun into a class that could otherwise make people uncomfortable. Super good class to further your knowledge in an easy way

1/17/13

PSYCH101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

McDermott was wonderful!!! She cares about how she teaches the material. Quite funny too. You use a lecture outline, which you have to purchase, but it made taking notes super easy. It helps to have prior knowledge in psychology to succeed in her class, but as long as you attend class, read the textbook (for stuff she didn't cover), you'll do fine.

1/6/13

PSYCH101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Loved McDermott, she can make a boring lecture lots of fun, I'm excited to take another class of hers. If you follow along and use your lecutre outline to study every day, you'll have no problem on the quizes. There is are lots of clue sessions and resources for help on exams.

1/5/13

PYSCH101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not too bad of a class. She is a very boring lecturer and the class is very dry. The extra credit is really helpful. Class is pretty easy to get a good grade if you go to class and study a bit.

12/21/12

Psych210

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is AMAZING, should be mandatory for all students. NOT easy to 4.0 though. Still, the only people I know who got really bad grades straight up didn't go to lecture, even though it's a clicker class, so if that's your style then definitely don't take it. Or get a new style, and take the best class of your life.

12/15/12

PSYCH101

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good lecturer, but that's about it. She doesn't have office hours, she ignores e-mails, her TAs do all of the work, and the 3 exams are worth 85% of your grade. The textbook that we were required to purchase for her class was totally worthless and a waste of money. She destroyed my interest in psychology.

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