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Kay Ellen Capo
Professor in the Theater department
at Purchase College (SUNY Purchase), Purchase, NY
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Overall Quality
1.8
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.2
Clarity
1.3
Easiness
3.2
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03/08/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
women and drama Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I had Prof. Capo in the fall semester. She was one of the kindest Prof. I have met at Purchase. She is always willing to help and genuinley wants to give clarity to the subject at hand. The readings sparked intrest in areas I never thought possible. She always corrected the true meaning of the readings when I was off.

05/29/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
DRA3890 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Her ineptitude is staggering. Lectures rarely had anything to do with the topic. Assignments were returned with useless comments, when they were returned at all. A "generous" offer to redo failed assignments was proffered with three days to go before the end of the semester. She has no business teaching here or anywhere. This isn't even news.

09/05/2007
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
DWR3120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She is absolutely nice as can be, but she's also all over the place. She tends to ramble and wander with her thoughts, making it impossible to take notes. She assigns a boatload of work, and only sometimes hands it back or lets you know if you're missing assignments. Great person, somewhat painful to have to take a class with.

12/22/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
DRA3665 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Since nobody has commented for Fall 2006, I would like to say that Kay Ellen Capo is still the worst professor at Purchase. Dealing with her is like dealing with a child... and despite the WOM prefix, there was nothing "women studies" about this cross-listed course. She taught Ibsen and Chekov the same way she does in all of her classes.

05/20/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Doc Theater Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

So magically inept it makes me cry: forgot that she DIDN'T give assignments, then penalized us for not doing them - only 5 people signed up for the class, said some pretty interesting things about Nazis and how they really aren't that bad? I don't know, to each his or her own. Revoke her tenure, please, she's taking up space, she inspires no one.

05/02/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Women in Drama Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Very nice woman, but absolutely impossible to learn from. She has a clear grasp of the information, but not even the slightest clue as to how to make it interesting or remotely learnable. She never hands back assignments, so you don't know how you're doing in the class until it's too late. Her classes are a complete waste of time.

05/02/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Doc. Theater Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Unequivically, the most inept, uninteresting, and downright awful teacher I've had in my life. Her assignments are dense, and she drops them in the form of anecdotes in unrelated conversations so if you nod off, you'll miss the homework. You will nod off. The only way her class could be good is if everyone got a complementary shot of morphine.

09/25/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
frontiers Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She's a nice kind heartd lady. she tries to be helpful,although not very successful. I'm a junior i had her 1st semester freshman year she gave me an un fair grade. Was supposed to change it second semester. Gauranteed a grade change. Think i got it??? If u do u don't know Kay...The stories about her son who's now 25 or so are great and heart renching(psst yea) by the way AAAAAyyyyyyyy (clytemnestra)

09/08/2005
average
4 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

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08/31/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
Theater History Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you like hearing about her family life and hear her rants and raves that have nothing to do with what you are actually studying, then have fun. Take her if your have to fulfill grad requirements.

04/06/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Women & Drama Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

A space cadet. When u hand your papers in, u can kiss them Good-Bye, cuase u won't see them or your grade until the end of the semester. For the Fall,the class didn't recieve their coarse grade until 2 days before New Years! Talk about procrastination!!

03/30/2005
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
women and drama Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

i ended up withdrawing from the class 3 weeks in because i could not take her. disorganized, condecending, and i've never hear someone go off on so many tangents!

02/13/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
Doc. Threate Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

All I can say...wow. This woman's idea of a "history" lecture is my senile grandmother talk about "neat buildings in France she saw on vacation"...complete arbitrary, non-linear rambling **** and..picks favorites like a gym teacher...i think she's some kind of nazi, actually...& a republican

11/22/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Women and Drama Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She is completely unorganized, Very unapproachable, self-centered, elitest, Overtly opinionated in a negative way, condescending, and cannot teach basic concepts for her life. I wouldn't trust her teaching my five year old how to tie their shoe.

09/23/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
drama stud Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She is very supportive and her lectures are interesting. Look out for her impromptu Agamemnon monologues that she occasionally breaks into. She DID play Clytemnestra after all.

07/14/2004
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
frontiers Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Lectures are off the wall and dont stick to the topic. Loses work and hands back papers months after theyre turned in. Regular rules dont apply to students she likes. Doesnt see that her class is unorganized/odd/unimformative.

06/10/2004
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
drama Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

she lost much of my work and graded the course as "incomplete." i had to fight for my grade change over the course of the summer and half of the fall semester until she changed it and gave me a fair grade. she's a space cadet! oh, and she wea

06/09/2004
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
eng/drama Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

heart of gold. crazy smart. lack of understanding in regard to how to get the most of the students. easy to talk to. gets taken advantage of.

02/19/2004
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
drama stu Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

nice woman, but total flake so it makes it hard to learn anything

10/10/2003
average
5 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
Drama Stud Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

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