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Megan Swindal
Professor in the Sociology department
at University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
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Overall Quality
3.3
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.2
Clarity
3.4
Easiness
3.5
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23 Student Ratings
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07/12/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Soc 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A+

Primarily lectures & shows lots of videos. At times its boring, but she goes over the hard/frequently missed questions on the required weekly online test. The tests are from the textbook&are challenging if you don't read, but if you do it's easy to make an a. Her midterm&final are mostly from book & have questions from the stupid weekly readings.

05/04/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She did not actually teach in class, however took attendance which took my grade from an A to a B. Weekly online tests which are open-book and easy to make a 100 on. Both the midterm and final were online and at-home so it was very easy to make A's on her tests. She was very rude and uncaring though.

04/29/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
SOC101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: C+

I would recommend to take the online class rather than this. There was a weekly test online, but it was literally impossible and took forever. He slide shows in class did not help me. I even went in for help and was not satisfied. I did poorly on both the final and the midterm. I would not recommend her.

04/19/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

Good teacher. She deals very well with having to teach 400 kids. Online tests every week that are open book and can be taken twice so easy to get a good grade on. I would choose her again if I had to pick.

04/13/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC 101 and 202 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took Dr. Swindal for 101 and 202 and made great grades in both classes. The material is interesting and most of it is common sense. Attendance for 101 isn't mandatory, and you get 2 skips in 202. Her 101 tests were multiple choice and very easy and there were debates in 202 instead of tests. I would definitely suggest this class and professor!

04/03/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Swindal is not a nice woman and I found her rude and degrading. She wasn't helpful and did not care about any of her students

02/05/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC-101-001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A-

She's not the most interesting teacher, but she knows what she's talking about and is very clear, and her tests aren't bad if you study. She's also incredibly kind and helpful. I had a really difficult time dealing with some personal issues and she let me postpone my midterm a week and then checked in with me a week later. A wonderful person.

12/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC 101-001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

This course is very easy. Attendance is not required, and you do not have to attend class to do well in the class. The quizzes come straight from the book, and you can do everything in your own room.

10/29/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
soc101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is nice. It is helpful to go to her office hours every once in a while. You have to do two assignments each week. They are usually not too difficult, but can be time-consuming.

10/29/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B+

I love Professor Swindal, it's amazes me how everyone complains about such an easy class. Yes, her class is boring, but the homework is really easy and you can correct the ones you got wrong. Her exams are straight off the study guide she gives you. Take this class to boost your GPA.

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