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Delina Barrera
Professor in the Political Science department
at University of Texas - Pan American, Edinburg, TX
are you Delina Barrera?
Overall Quality
1.7
Average Grade
C-
Hotness
Helpfulness
1.8
Clarity
1.7
Easiness
1.6
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
15 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/09/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS 2313 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Lectures are long" "Tests are tough" "Get ready to read"

This professor is unorganized with her lectures & her handwriting is HORRIBLE. The tests & quizzes come from lecture & it's hard to study when you can't understand your own notes bc of the way she teaches. She grades weird. You have to really be educated in politics already if you want to pass her class. Study guides are NO help. TAKE SOMEONE ELSE!

12/09/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Pols 2313 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Tests are tough" "Participation matters"

I suggest not taking her since all her quizzes and test are hard. They dont go with her lectures

11/11/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
2313-19 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough"

We had exams almost every time we had class, the exams don't correlate with her notesreviews. She is sometimes unorganized with lectures. Hardly anyone was passing her class, the majority were failing.

10/20/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
2314 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B+
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Would take again" "Gives good feedback"

I have taken Professor Barrera twice now. Her tests and exams are very easy. She gives you the lectures and comes up with the quiztest questions based off of that. Very easy class. She is very understanding so if you need help just ask her. You are required to attend a public meeting and present the information in front of the class. Great professor! Would love to have her for all my classes! )

10/16/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
2313 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Tests are tough" "Get ready to read" "Skip class? You won't pass."

Very hard to understand. Quizzestests do not coencide with letures or books. Only goes over "key terms" and hardly explains herself (if I could put a '0' for easiness and clarity, I would). If you can take this class with a different professor.

06/02/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
POLS 2314 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: WD

Really nice teacher and conversations are really interesting, I actually looked forward to coming to class in the morning. But the quizzes were random questions and it was either you knew it or you didn't. Regretfully, I had to drop it or my GPA would have been ruined. Only take it if you can commit to studying everything.

05/01/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS 2313 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She's a nice professor, no doubt about that. There usually was a quiz/test every week, & there was a study guide, that basically required you to summarize the ch. being tested on. She required 2 presentations, 1 in which you have to attend a public meeting & then present your essay. Take this class if you're not afraid of public speaking.

11/26/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS2313 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

DO NOT TAKE THIS PROFESSOR

11/26/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
pols 2313 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Take the class with another teacher

11/19/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
POLS2313 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

take any other professor except this one

11/19/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS 2313.19 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: WD

Her tests are completely made up as she has admitted which wouldn't be a problem if they had something to do with the class. I learned only what I studied on my own, I learned nothing from her and possibly will mess up my GPA in the process due to her disregard for what she is teaching and tendency to avoid helping. I will have to drop this class.

11/13/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS 2313 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B

She is a nice person, but a terrible professor. Her lectures are unorganized. There is not a clear idea of what will be on the tests. Her lectures consist of her writing "key terms" on the board and elaborating on them. She doesn't make the class fun, and is EXTREMELY subjective with the subject. Take this class with someone else.

11/13/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS 2313-20 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: WD

Teacher is very confusing. Teaches one thing and tests on another. Study guide provided at times but not aligned very well with exam. Teacher expectations are not clear, at all. Students are set up for failure. Beware this professor- she needs to be evaluated. Failure rate???

11/12/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
2314.19 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The test are hard because she mixes it up and has you guessing every time you take a test. Like the first test will be over just the notes. Second test might be over the book or both. The midterm was just a vocabulary test. Which would of been nice if she said that to start off with. Study guides are provided and there is a presentation at the end

05/14/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
POLS 2314 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Doesn't explain well on what will be on the test and pay very close attention to lecture because most of what is on the test comes from what she says. If you can take this class with someone else, DO IT!! Don't take a chance!

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