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Trudelle Thomas
Professor in the English department
at Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
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Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.1
Clarity
2.9
Easiness
3.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
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21 Student Ratings
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05/06/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL-124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B+

She was a very interesting teacher. She doesn't hand out A's very often but that doesn't mean you can't get one. I wouldn't take her or recommend her but if you end up in her class you will survive. Attendance is mandatory and her papers are only 2-3pages. You also have presentations and multiple tests. Lots of reading.

02/02/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eng 205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B

Loved Dr. T! Tests were always fairly easy if you read the materials...when it comes to the essays she tends to grade a bit harshly. Other than that great professor and a fun class!

05/03/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG 124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. T was great! She is the sweetest lady. At the beginning of class we had a meditation, that "used class time well". Her tests were fairly easy and she graded easy on the papers that weren't very long. Overall, I loved her! Participate in class and she will love you too!

04/25/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENGL 314 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She was extremely frustrating to have as a teacher; I would go to her office hours to get advice on ALL of the papers, correct it as she said, and then she contradicted everything she told me to change during grading. I ended up with an A- because I always sought her input and participated; it's not hard if you're willing to be frustrated and work.

02/13/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Engl314 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I loved Dr. T! Her class was phenomenal. Yes, you have to work pretty hard to get an A, but it is totally worth it. Lifewriting gave me an opportunity to write about what I wanted to write about. Dr. T is so open and I felt so comfortable in this class. I went to her office hours often, but ended up receiving an A-. One of the best classes at X.

01/17/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
Engl205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very interesting and "out there". Super nice though and really loves her students. All in all, I thought the class was ridiculously easy and I recommend Dr. T!

12/28/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENGL499 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Wants to hear from students (participate!), but has trouble leading class-discussion: sometimes jumps among random observations. Can grade tough and be too picky w/ small points of papers, but available to help you revise. Ties books to social issues and JESUIT values (oft-neglected in ENGL dept). Interesting variety of books. Reasonable workload.

11/04/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eng205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Nice lady but very convoluted in her teaching. She cannot keep a schedule so reading builds up and hits hard. Her tests are annoying, short answer + essay, because it's all by hand. Make sure you use her review sheet option and just make the essay beforehand, which you can shrink to a small font and bring in. Overall, she's ok but not the best.

09/28/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Engl124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great English teacher, way better than any-other that I had in High School. Come to class prepared, and try to make all of them. Discussion in that class isn't as bad as others so just try, if not a little comment here or there will help. Dr. T is harsh on some of the essays , but I think going to see her for help is good will help the grade.

01/14/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG504 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She starts out being a very nice teacher who seems to be a bit spacey and unsure. Then the paper grading begins. She takes of points for things that make no sense. She can also be a little obnoxious with you if you don't care to participate. Overall, I think she isn't a very effective teacher.

11/03/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
eng205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I have Daring Dr. T now for 2 classes and I love her!! Yeah she can be kind of hard, but trust me she will work with you!!! She assigns a lot of reading, but if your class complains enough she will knock some reading down. Great teacher, I don't know where some of these people get their ideas. I love her and recommend her to everyone.

10/30/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENGL382 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I love this class! Material is somewhat interesting, but discussions are intriguing. Is fair on grading, and is willing to work with you to fix your mistakes. If you are looking for an easy A, then this isn't it, but the class is def. worth it!

02/24/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Engl124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She had started to grow on me, but after recieving a 70 on my first paper i was turned off after reviewing her comments. Her class is a joke and she takes it too seriously. It is required or i would never have taken it.

12/21/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENGL504 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She has no idea what she is doing, and admitted in class that the only reason she made it as a prof was because of quotas for women. How she went even further to become the head of her dept is beyond me. Her comments on papers are inappropriate, and she assigns work not on the syllabus. The worst prof at XU, hands down.

10/10/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Honors Rhetoric Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This woman was the number one reason I did not pursue an English major at Xavier - she destroyed any small scrap of pride I had in my writing.

06/16/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
EngComp Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

ummm...this lady is weird and she always looses her train of thought, she constantly makes u turn in drafts and for some reason she is really big on talking about personal information. Her feedback on papers isn't that helpful, however i hate english anyway...

05/13/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
pop writing Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

she means well and tries hard, but she must have smoked too much funky stuff back in her hayday b/c the woman can't hold a thought for more than five seconds. if you like vague profs...take one of her classes. oh, and if you suck up-you'll def. get an A.

03/06/2005
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eng 311 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

very vague in instructions, lots of daily assignments, tough grader. I don't mind English classes but this one I detest

08/26/2004
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
journals Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

she makes you write all kinds of fiction even tho its an autobiography class. she is crazy and her critiques of your writing can be rude at times. but she does know what shes talking about and it wasnt too hard to get an A.

08/05/2004
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Eng Comp Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Nice and helpful. However, if you don't like 'group environments', talking a lot in class, becoming everyone's buddy, sharing personal info, and constantly turning in drafts - avoid!

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