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Wendy Schiller
Professor in the Political Science department
at Brown University, Providence, RI
are you Wendy Schiller?
Overall Quality
3.5
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.1
Clarity
3.9
Easiness
1.8
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
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30 Student Ratings
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03/19/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
POLS0010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

SHE'S AWESOME! WHAT A ROCKSTAR! She works you hard because she genuinely believes that we are the future of American politics and we need to know our stuff, so people should lay off the criticisms. Fantastic lectures, interesting readings, and she really keeps the class connected to current events. Hard tests, fun essays, 100% percent worth it.

01/19/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
POLS0010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She's a strict grader, yes, but her lectures are incredible and she holds consistent office hours.

12/08/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS0010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I learned so much from her! she gives great lectures. however, she's also pretty scary. woman's got claws.

08/31/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS0010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

she's incredible. like, i want to be this woman when i grow up. but don't take this class unless you have to or can take it s/nc. i studied like a maniac--there's no other choice. you also are screwed if you think you can skip lecture and pass. if you want to learn a lot and don't mind being antisocial for the semester,

07/14/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS0010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

If you go to Brown, this is a professor you should avoid at all costs. If you're interested in one of her classes or they are required for you, wait until someone else is teaching the class. She is scary, intimidating, entitled, and constantly gives off the impression that she wants everyone to fail. Seriously...STAY AWAY!!!

04/24/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS0010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Crazy hard class, crazy scary prof. Wait until another prof teaches this class if you need it for the concentration.

03/29/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS0010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She feeds my enthusiasm for the subject and I love attending lecture. But there's no reason to teach through intimidation. It's nearly impossible to break down her harsh exterior, even at office hours. I put in SO much time for this class, and still do mediocre. I don't regret taking it, but I wish it weren't so incredibly difficult for no reason!

01/27/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS0010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Tough classes but well worth the struggle. She made me fall more in love with PoliSci.

10/22/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS1130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I think she is one of the best professors at brown. If you take her class s/nc you will have a great time because you learn a lot without having to worry about grades.

02/18/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
POLS1130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Schiller is the bomb dot com

09/04/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS1130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This professor was a godsend. She is the kind of professor a student dreams of having when he/she goes off to college. The FYS was so substantive and her grading really helps the student's writing improve. American Presidency was the most interesting lecture class I have ever attended. She's tough, but her classes are definitely worth it.

07/18/2008
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS1130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Phenomenal class, everyone should take "The American Presidency." Schiller is an amazing professor.

06/08/2008
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS1130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Repeat verbatim everything Prof. Schiller says in class, and memorize the resume of every politician or staffer who has served in the US Government during the latter half of the 20th century and you'll have a decent shot at passing this class.

05/24/2008
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She's an excellent teacher and lecturer, but the tests are very difficult. Her expectations are also unrealistic. On one test, the highest grade was a low C, so she assumed that none of us had studied. Make sure to take her clesses S/NC. You'll still have to work to pass.

12/06/2007
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
PS10 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is definitely smart, but her expections of students are absurd and just frustrate them rather than help them learn. The class felt designed to torture rather than test its students. Its standards were arbitrary at best and blatantly unfair at worst.

04/26/2007
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PS182 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Good in a lecture format, horrible in a discussion format.

12/30/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PS 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Class was really fantastic. take it!

12/11/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PS0110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is an incredible Professor! However, the class is time consuming.

08/30/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Congress Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

No Comments

05/14/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PS110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

good lecturesm knows her stuff

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