Shirley Griffith at University of Ottawa

Shirley Griffith

  • 2.7Overall Quality
  • 2.5Helpfulness
  • 2.8Clarity
  • 2.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
7/3/14

PSY3124

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

IO Psych is boring to begin with, but this woman makes it insufferable. Absolutely horrid. My apt got broken into & my laptop stolen over reading week & I wasn't allowed a deferral for my exam. Exams are fine if you read every word in the textbook, I struggled to get a B. If you're really into IO Psych, take it with someone else. Save yourselves!

5/8/14

PSY3128

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

It's a very boring class but you can easily get an A. The trick is to go to the lectures she shows films as those tend to be her long answer questions. Then just don't bother with any of her other lectures because all of the test material comes from the textbook and she regurgitates everything from it. Paper is vague and hard to ace. Overall poor.

3/26/14

PSY 3303

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very boring. She only reads from her notes. Her questions on the exam were random and specific. They did not really reflect anything said in class

5/15/13

PSY3128

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is really good. I know a lot of people say that her lectures are dry but she can be funny at times too. She is very helpful and her tests are very fair. Make sure to study her overheads. Overall she is great!

11/27/12

PSY3128

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Her lecturing is boring, but it was an EASY class. I would either attend class and take detailed notes or read the book, NOT both. It's the same stuff. Her tests are not hard and the paper is easy.

8/21/12

PSY3128

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really liked her, and found the expectations clear. I read/summarized the textbook, so exams were pretty straight forward. You really should know the text to do well, but that's fine as it is a uni course, and some work should be expected.

7/5/12

PSY3128

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This course was a disaster! She treats adult students like children, is unclear on assignments and test material. You could prescribe this course to insomniacs who don't respond to strong drugs-they WILL fall asleep! If you want to pay someone to read the textbook to you then this class is for you.Needless to say I don't recommend this course. Yuk!

3/14/12

PSY3128

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Extremely boring lectures. It's a waste of time coming to class. Just read the textbook, that's what all her exams are based on. Her lectures consist of her reading notes that are regurgitated from the book (which is also incredibly expensive, buy a used one!). She's also doesn't use virtual campus or powerpoint which is very annoying.

10/15/11

PSY4130

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very nice prof, very boring material/class. She teaches History people! I could hardly come down on a person for not being able to make that engaging. She is also very willing to talk and clarify things both outside of and during class. She doesn't use virtual campus but that doesn't bother me. I guess some students are used to being spoonfed notes

12/26/10

PSY3128

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

very boring class/prof! reads directly out of the text every class. Easy enough to get a good mark though, just study the text.

12/22/10

psy3305

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

In her defence, the subject can be boring (personal and psychological development). She does let you know what to study for. She does engage students, but using transparencies and videos from 1980 made me leave the class more than I should have.

5/8/10

PSY4301

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

soooooo boring! I literally went to 30% of the classes and the ones I did go to I just couldn't pay attention. But I still got a good mark...she makes you pay $130 for a textbook, tells you you have to read it, then photocopies the pages she likes and reads them in front of the class. complete waste of time!

3/16/10

PSY4130

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

TERRIBLE. I am very openminded and am in my last year of school so have many other profs to compare her to. Unfortunately I have very little respect for this prof as she makes no effort to engage students. Her lecture consists of her, head down, reading off irrelevant details, leaving you either asleep or disinterested in the subject. Read the text

2/28/10

PSY4130

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good God! She is TERRIBLY boring and her stuff is pulled out of the blue. Not as predictable as people say, especially mcqs. The short answers are ..alllriite.

10/21/09

PSY3105

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Really nice Prof...doesn't use slides which is a huge piss off. She pretty much reads off of a paper which comes directly from the text. Tests are OK...she'll tell you something won't be on it, and then it'll be on it...so study everything. I felt she doesn't really test you on what's REALLY important...some of her questions are really weird.

10/13/09

Psych3105

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Her classes can get boring, but this professor knows what she talking about it. Although there are no slides for her courses, she teaches directly from textbook. It's wise to read the text before class and listen to her during class in order to reinforce the knowledge (and take down anything she emphasizes).

1/6/09

PSY3305

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Really useful class. The material is very intersting. The prof isnt too bad. Tests are fair. Would be better if notes posted online.

12/18/07

PSY4130

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

She's not that bad. The exams are really predictable, as long as you have the notes and read the textbook. There are very few surprises. The class is horrible, but I think that's due to the material, rather than her. And you probably won't have a choice - no one else teaches it! You don't even have to go to class!

12/15/07

psy3124

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awful class! Couldnt motivate myself to sit through more than half the lecture, dry, boring, reads off slides which you can get in the library. My advice...Get away while you have the chance!

10/20/07

PSY4130

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

OMG CANNOT SIT THROUGH HER LECTURES...HORRIBLE! AVOID

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