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Lauren J Arenson
Professor in the Anthropology department
at Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
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Overall Quality
3.6
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.6
Clarity
3.6
Easiness
3.0
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191 Student Ratings
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07/05/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Anthro1 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I took her class before on campus and dropped it within the first 3 weeks because her assignments were unclear and lectures. I just completed her online class (6 weeks) and it was WAY EASIER! The materials are easier to understand, there are a lot of writing assignments, and the practice quizzes are your extra credit.

05/07/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ANTHRO1L Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: C+

She is one of the worst teachers at PCC. She put little effort into the online course, she re-posted items from prior years. Grading was harsh, class average was 50% on the mid-term. Homework was one paper a week, with confusing instructions and group work. Avoid her classes. She did not respond to emails. Her feedback on homework was minimal.

04/03/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ANTHRO1L Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I took the online lab course and I must say she is one of the worst online professors I have ever had. She is EXTREMELY unclear with the assignments and most of them make no sense or are completely pointless. The directions are vague and treats this class as if it were 4 units. Her grading is unpredictable and gives little feedback. AVOID HER

01/27/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
001 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

on what planet do you accept 6 online lab classes as a professor and completely ignore your emails. This professor has an attitude. Take it with someone else.

01/24/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ANTHRO 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Honestly, plan on working pretty hard for this class if you want an A. NOT an easy A! I did all 20 extra credit points & put in HOURS of work on my essays & preparing for my exams, but ended up with an 89%. Luckily, she curved the class.

12/13/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Anthro 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: C

Way too much work for a 3 credit class, unless you love anthro I recommend taking another class. Strict grader as well

10/18/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Anthro1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great person and personality but horrible professor. Her lectures are very unclear and if you ask her a question to clarify you end up more confused. When she talks about what she wants on research papers in class you MUST double check her prompts online because it is always different. Only take if you are confident in anthropology.

09/27/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ANTH001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I'm currently taking her class fr the Fall Semester and have to say, she's one of the best professors at PCC. University level class and she's a great lecturer which is always a plus. She expects you to keep up with studying and class work, but really there's no excuse to slack off.

09/20/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
ANTH 001L Taken for Credit:No Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Try not to take this professor, her clarity level is beyond incomprehensible. She gives you a broad outline of what to do. I put in effort for responses to her questions and yet she pins it down as if there was a structured outline/guideline on how to answer everything. Very b-word/rude/picky professor that doesn't clarify anything. Total waste.

08/17/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ANTH1 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Listen to lectures,practice tests,review handouts- all are test material. Must know college level composition for research paper! She's tough when grading because she expects students to show they understood the material. She gives extra credit that really helps those who need it. Some group assignments were confusing at first, but not impossible.

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