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Valerie Grash
Professor in the Fine Arts department
at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Johnstown, PA
are you Valerie Grash?
Overall Quality
4.0
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.0
Clarity
4.0
Easiness
3.2
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
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12/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
FA0015 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B+
"Tests? Not many" "Gives good feedback" "Amazing lectures"

If you show up and pay attention you will do good. Lectures are long and can be boring at times but she always adds humor and funny little stories to what she is talking about. The tests are multiple choice with essays, but she gives the essays early so you know what to write. I would definitely take her again.

11/08/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
WeArt101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

WONDERFUL!She is a fabulous teacher and is really interesting in what she is teaching. Love her!

11/06/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
FA0051 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Be warned if you are looking for an easy A or a GPA booster steer clear. The professor is a great person, but his class is hard and the exams are filled with essays that must be very detailed. If you have trouble with notes or lectures do not take this class!

04/01/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
TwthArch Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Grash is the best! She is always happy and a ray of sunshine to my day. Her tests are easy if you are alive and her classes are awesome.

03/15/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ART0015 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This professor seems nice but in reality can really be brutal. She told all students who did bad on the FIRST TEST( that they should just drop the class (Not a good way to boost student confidence lady). She also told my friend via email that he will probably fail the class even before the final. (Ps, he got a B no thx to her) Very unprofessional.

02/03/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
FA150 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

very good teacher, one of the best ive ever had

12/29/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ART0015 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

What a kind, intelligent teacher! Dr. Grash's Art History classes are both intellectually-stimulating and enjoyable. She gives powerpoint slide notes for every chapter, and she has no attendance policy whatsoever (although it's in your best interest to attend every class). Her exams involve a lot of writing, so be sure to study!

06/13/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
FA150 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This was a best class I have ever taken! Dr. Grash is extremely helpful, nice, and interesting. Everything is taught in class, so it is good to go if you want to know what is going on. Tests are multiple choice and essay. She gives essays before tests, good to prepare them. If you attend class and study for the tests then you will get an A!

02/08/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
FAA Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Grash is one of the best professors i have ever had! She really knows what she is talking about and teaches with energy and enthusiasm. She is very interesting to listen to and has a lot to offer. I now go to the Art institute and have not encountered an art teacher as amazing her. I would say she is one of the best professors in the field.

02/27/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
histo0015 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

good teacher

01/20/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
WeArt101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Grash is an incredibly energetic and informative teacher. She's extremely friendly and welcoming and her class is very interesting. She is very clear on all subjects, her tests are challenging but in a good sense, and she knows her subject material very well. My favorite professor I had for my first semester at UPJ!

12/12/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
FA0086 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great professor! Great class! Just all around awesome. Helpful, friendly and so smart! Wish another one of her classes would count toward something in my major

10/31/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
AncieArt Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Grash is the best! Although her tests are all essay, she will inform you of the questions at least a week in advance and she is very helpful in telling you exactly what she is expecting in your essays. I would deffinatly recommend her!!!

11/07/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
WESTART2 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I LOVE VAL GRASH. She is probably one of THE most interesting people I have ever met in my life. Her lectures are very easy to understand, she is so passionate and helpful, and has a heart of gold. She really knows what she is talking about. Her tests can be a bit tricky, but as long as you study you'll be fine.

03/17/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
FINE ART Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I thought the class was pretty good. She's an interesting professor.

03/15/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Western Art II Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

It is supposed to be a "freshman level" class and it isnt. She is so boring and ridiculously annoying! Her tests are ridiculous!

02/20/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Fine Arts Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I love her. Very enthusiastic and easy if you study everything that is available to you. I'd recommend taking V as much as posisble.

12/16/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Am. painters Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

The class didn't require much work, as she gives the test questions before the test. One paper/presentation and another short paper. We were basically done a week before classes were over.

11/14/2005
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Baroque art Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Valerie grash is the worst professor at UPJ i have had to date. her tests are harder than my bio and chem classes. i took it as a gen. ed. and it is completely messing my qpa up. the amount of work for the class more than i have ever had. On top of this, when you try to talk to her, there is no reasoning..her way or no way..

08/30/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
art history Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

she is fabulous!!! what more can i say. come to class, listen to the lectures, look at the crazy slides. she will work with you on anything and is just an all around wonderful person.

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