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Michele Benard
Professor in the Psychology department
at University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
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Overall Quality
2.6
Average Grade
C
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.8
Clarity
2.5
Easiness
3.1
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12/16/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY 3501 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Participation matters" "Get ready to read" "Gives good feedback"

Used to not like this teacher (because of her technique), which involves a lot of participation. This class was very interesting, so was the 90 % paper we have to write (only 5-7 pages). Really got me thinking about life and death in a different perspective. Prof is very helpful, you get to hand in your essay before the final grade to get feedback.

04/23/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY2505 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Boring class, spends most of the time 'discussing' with students but not in an effective way! Class needs WAY more structure and moves at a painfully slow pace. She posts summaries of the classes online which are all you need to study to do well on the exam - very helpful and makes it pointless to attend her dry classes!

01/31/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSY2505 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Mme Bénard a une façon bien particulière et peu orthodoxe d'enseigner. Elle ne balance pas la matière, ne nous la fait pas recracher sur une feuille d'examen. Si vous voulez vraiment apprendre à réfléchir, c'est la professeur qu'il vous faut.

01/11/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY2505 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

It's not the popular opinion, but I think she is a good professor. She pass long time on a subject and at exam it's easy. But don't trust her, for exams you have to learn exacts sentences of her texts. Finally her final exam is more easy. But There are just two exam in the session. Do no miss a exam!

01/07/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSY35quelqchose Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Took a few of her french classes for third year and wow, she's horrible. I understand wanting to get into more of a philo view of psych but when people would give their opinions, she would put them down. She wondered why students stopped participating.

08/22/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSY3501 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A+

AMAZING PROF! I can see why textbook-cattle-minded students would not like her approach but hands down I can say this is one of the only university classes that changed my way of seeing things and actually taught me something that I couldn't find on google. I wrote 1 paper. 7 pages. Finished with an A+.

04/10/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSY2505 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This psych course barely discussed psych at all w the focus being on philosophy the entire time. Online notes are super hard to read because of an excessive use of emphasis on practically every other word. Tests were hard, and she's useless in office hrs, esp. if you're in immersion. Learned nothing and would not reccommend her to anyone

02/12/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSY2506 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

No comments...worst class ever o.0

12/20/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY2505 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Elle a une approche différente. Son cours est intéressant (on regarde beaucoup de films). Il est facile de comprendre la matière. Les examens sont faciles, si il y auen bonne écoute en classe et une bonne étude.

12/11/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY2505 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Méthode d'enseignement différente. Personnellement je n'ai pas aimé parce que ce n'était pas claire ce qu'elle voulait transmettre ce qui rendait la prise de note difficile. Par contre, elle met en ligne des textes qui résume ce qu'elle disait en classe ce qui m'a permis de comprendre.

12/03/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSY2505 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Plus side, you don't need to spend money for a textbook and she gives you the opportunity to either do journals or midterm and final (oh and for exams, you can justify your answers for multiple choice, don't know if the justifications are considered) On negative side: I get tired of a class that consists mostly of people's opinions... I don't care

07/11/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY2505 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

we're all so used to being teached in the traditional textbook way and this teacher is the exact opposite. It was nice to have a prof that lets you figure things out through a journal and does not just throw things at you to memorise and vomit back up on an exam. I loved this class. Its a lot of work to keep up with the journal but worth it!

04/12/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY2505 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Different...but interesting. She teach her own way. Too much philosophy tho. It's not very clear what we are supose to learn neither.

11/24/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSY3000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Amazing teacher. You learn a lot about life and not just about reading and memorizing text book. Makes you think about different aspects of life that do not really makes sense. A good life time experience just like Claude Lamontagnes classes! :) thank you!

09/28/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
psych3140 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She was great! The first class where students were actually allowed to figure things out ourselves. Namely that our world isn't a place where there are fixed answers to everything (like a textbook might tell us), but rather, it's all subjective and ever changing. marvelous teacher!! don't take it if you're closed minded and memorizing oriented

12/15/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY3501 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

You learn a lot in her class. She really makes the subject interesting and relates it to real life things!!!

10/19/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSY2505 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Interesting way of teaching PHILOSOPHY, but not at all PSYCHOLOGY. She will not answer a question, and never clear anything up. All she does is ask questions, asking us to figure things out on our own. This isn't teaching.

10/18/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
PsyA Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

It is suppose to be psychology ... not philosophy!!!

10/13/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY2505 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Caliss de tabarnac!!!! TALKS ABOUT THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER!!! This is CHILD psychology, NOT philisophy or anthro! Stop talking about history and ****ing existence and whether or not we know we exist and why green is green! IT JUST IS!!!

07/13/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSY2505 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Worst teacher of life! She doesnt teach but rather lets students discuss between them so when the exam comes around everyone is pretty much screwed. Had to drop her class. DO NOT take a class with her if you dont have too!!!!!

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