Barbara Adams at Ithaca College

Barbara Adams

  • 2.9Overall Quality
  • 3.1Helpfulness
  • 2.8Clarity
  • 2.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
1/23/14

ICSM

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedB

I have never been more upset while taking a class in my education career. She is a useless teacher. No lesson plan ever, no idea how to teach college level students, & refuses to adapt to today’s teaching methods. Avoid any class with her at all costs because she will never give out an A to ANYONE and constantly will make you want to scream. AWFUL

10/1/13

IISP 10500-02

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Adams is extremely unorganized, rude, and always puts you on the spot in class. I hate going to her class because it puts me in the worst mood ever. She doesn't know how to teach so she just assigns readings every single night. DONT TAKE HER CLASS

4/22/13

WRTG 35000

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Barb is easily the most disorganized prof that I've ever had. She regularly is late and usually doesn't have a plan. She also tends to give out several assignments but does not give clear due dates or instructions. She is also very nitpicky on correct english use and variety of sentence structure. Never taking a class with her again.

8/28/12

WRTG01

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Means well but she's very self-important, stubborn, unable to admit when she's wrong, demands too much, gives hard assignments and is very reluctant to ease up even if the class as a whole is suffering and is nowhere as knowledgeable about magazine writing as she claims

5/1/11

WRTG108

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is very unorganized and a hard grader, but she knows her stuff. She is willing to help, but you have to care and want to try.

4/17/11

ENGL101

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ridiculous in almost every way. Her teaching ability is low and never has a good lesson plan. Also I was bullied by a group of girls(and one boy) in her class and absent minded Barbara completely ignored it. Overall I think I could have made better use of time in the library than it class. Thanks for a bad experience barbs.

12/20/09

writ1

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Barbara is delightfully enthusiastic about what she does. She knows writing in and out and if you work hard, you will improve dramatically. She pushes students very hard but it's worth it.

11/15/09

thtraffl

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

It's been 15 years since I took her class: I not only still use the skills she taught me, but also teach them when I tutor writers. Don't underestimate the reach of what she has to say. She's unique, sure: what good writer doesn't have a unique point of view? None that I know of, that's for sure. Appreciate the time you have with her.

2/20/08

featuwrit

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I have never taken a journalism type class before. I'm an English major so I'm not used to writing like that. She makes the class interesting but she is so unorganized. She is a tough grader and majority of the time when I would meet with her I wouldn't really understand what I did wrong. However, she does let you rewrite every paper.

6/12/06

writing

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

this lady is off her rocker.

4/2/06

Feature Writing

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She's a great person, and an amazing advisor! Definitely worth the hard work, as you get a lot out of her classes.

10/31/05

feature, critic

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

probably the most knowledgeable and dedicated...and the most disorganzied and incredibly busy teachers i ever had. i owe a lot to her.

10/10/05

Writing

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

10/10/05

affl. writing

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

9/17/05

Critic writing

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Again, tough class, lots of assignments (including vocab quizzes and reading the NY Times arts section throughly each week), but you will learn a ton, esp. if you want to do any kind of arts criticism writing.

9/17/05

magazinewr-iting

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Barbara is the best writing professor I have ever had at Ithaca. She really gets you to dig deep and find the better story in your writing. Always was able to meet with her when I needed to and go to for advice. I learned a lot in her classes, though it was a lot of work!

9/16/05

Internship

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Barb is a tough person to please, but if you want an internship or letter of recommendation, she is a good person to have on your side. She was so on top of things for my two internships and was so helpful. I have yet to have her for a class, but I plan to and except her to be pretty rough, but effective.

8/31/05

magazinewr-iting

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She doesn't like Sans Serif Fonts and don't you ****ing forget it!

7/18/05

Academic Writin

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible Class...avoid professor at all costs

4/13/05

Feature Writing

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Whether she knows her stuff or not, she can be very rude and schedules other meetings during her office hours. Meeting with her is impossible. Assignments are pointless and not realistic -- although she will make you think that they are. She wants the world. So don't plan on taking too many credits.

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