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Janan Smither
Professor in the Psychology department
at University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
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Overall Quality
2.7
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.5
Clarity
2.9
Easiness
2.7
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08/01/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
DEP3464 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B+

Straightforward course of 3 tests (75%), 4 assignments (25%)which were a syllabus quiz and 3 short commentary on TedX talks - loved that! HOWEVER, the 4 chapter 60 question tests are full of ?s that are either poorly written or weren't covered in the text. My 1st B in a psych class - got an A in statistical AND research methods! Very disappointing!

07/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
DEP2004c Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

This was a well organized online course. I took it during the summer so the work load was not bad. The class is straightforward. No one should fail. However I do recommend getting an e-text of the book so that you can find answers for the test faster.

12/19/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
EXP 3604 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Super easy class as long as you know how to stay on top of things! Tests were DIRECTLY out of the book and went in order, Easy A

12/17/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
DEP 3464 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Fantastic course-the organizational aspect of the online course must have improved because this isn't a hard course to navigate. Exams aren't easy, but you get to take them twice (not the same questions). I noticed some questions weren't from the current edition of the textbook-annoying. Discussion posts and papers are simple. Not a lot of work.

12/03/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
DEP3464 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She does not organize her online class well. Things are disorganized and expectations are not clearly given. Once you figure out tasking, the tasks are simple but her requirements for full-credit are misconstured throughout the multiple online folders. Should be much more straight-forward than it is.

11/30/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
DEP3464 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

The organziation of the class was awful. Everything is hard to find. Discussion expectations aren't clearly given. She never returns emails and neither do the TAs. Papers were easy but tests were beyond hard. Unless you have photographic memory don't bother taking this course.

10/15/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
DEP3464 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Students had many questions posted in the discussion boards and she would not answer. Tests cover 4 chapters each with minimal review material. Review was typically 5 of 60 questions. Completely self study course. If you don't have HOURS to devote to it, take someone else.

03/26/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
EXP3604 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Loved the layout of the course. Worked well with other online courses. Allowed me to pace out my schedule quite nicely. Clear syllabus and grading rubic. I made an A+ in the class.

12/06/2011
average
1 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
exp3604 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The class is opened 5 chapters at a time. Which means the tests are monsters! She gives you 2 attempts (2 different tests) but even still, never received better than a B-. Did not like the organization of this class at all! Doesn't return emails!

07/19/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
DEP3464 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Run. Tests are ridiculous. You have 1 minute per question and each question is very detailed. 4 tests, 2 small papers and 10 page paper. The papers I don't mind, but when you study your butt off and get a C on the test, it just ruins the class. Take someone else or don't take the class.

06/24/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
EXP3604 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

HORRIFIC class. Took during summer online and it was a nightmare. Professor is great, very understanding, but the exams are next to impossible. VERY specific questions and not nearly enough time to take them. You can take them twice which is good, but I could never get higher than a C, and I studied hard. Do yourself a favor and don't take online.

08/25/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
DEP3464 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

very hard class. buy new edition of textbook. must read textbook. tough exams. tough essay question. questions on graphs in the reading. not enough time for exams and answering. omg !! was praying throughtout the course and finally finished with B-.

02/24/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY4215 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This class is awful! Everything I learned in Statistics, Statistical Methods in Psych and Research Methods all matched up. Her material? TOTALLY different. Unclear as to what she wanted us to do, horrible at teaching, never gets her point across and she ALWAYS questions her own math. Class average on Exam 1- A, Exam 2- D. Ummm...?

12/07/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
dep3740 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This professor is useless she never do anything. You go to her for help ,and the only thing she yell out is "try your your best . If I help you .I have to help all 200 students and that's not fair"! She is the worst professor ever if you need any help.Don't waste your time only if needed!

05/27/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
DEP2004 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

WORST professor I've had so far. Get ready to not only to the required work, but grade it too. 70-105 question quiz each week, that you can copy right out of the book BUT have to check your grade afterward. Constantly is updating paper and quiz grades for missing points and I guess not knowing the material...???? Wouldn't take again.

02/27/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
DEP2200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

horrible you have weekly 100 question exams, plus 2 essay exam, weekly too, and a weekly discussion. In addittion 2 papers, that are horrible she is worst than a literature professor. AVOID AT ALL COSt.

11/23/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
DEP2004 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

All I can say is avoid getting yourself into this mess. ABSOLUTELY NO prof involvement. The tests do not require any thought, just simple plagiarism. Completely retarded. I have over 157 credit hours, and this was pretty much the worst class I have ever taken. Her whopping 135 Question tests are a complete unnecessary headache for a 2000 levl class

11/08/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Psych101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great Teacher.

10/21/2008
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
dep2004 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I took her Dev. Psych class online-THE EASIEST CLASS I HAVE EVER TAKEN IN MY LIFE. Just read the chapter and the quizes are true and false and a few easy questions. There are also short response essay questions which are fairly easy-VERY VERY EASY CLASS

10/01/2008
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSY3213 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Took online research methods. If you read the book (word for word) and take good notes you will do well in this class. I got B's usually on the tests and a B on the reasearch paper and somehow still ended up with an A.

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