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Shirley Griffith
Professor in the Psychology department
at University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
are you Shirley Griffith?
Overall Quality
2.6
Average Grade
D+
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.5
Clarity
2.7
Easiness
2.8
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11/18/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSY2114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: D+
"Get ready to read" "Lectures are long" "Skip class? You won't pass."

terrible teacher

07/03/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY3124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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!

05/08/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY3128 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

03/26/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSY 3303 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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

05/15/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY3128 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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!

11/27/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY3128 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

08/21/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY3128 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

07/05/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY3128 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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!

03/14/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY3128 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

10/15/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY4130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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

12/26/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY3128 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

12/22/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
psy3305 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

05/08/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSY4301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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!

03/16/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY4130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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

02/28/2010
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSY4130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

10/21/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY3105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

10/13/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Psych3105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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).

01/06/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY3305 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

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

12/18/2007
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY4130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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!

12/15/2007
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
psy3124 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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!

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