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Valerie Rimpsey
Professor in the English department
at Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL
are you Valerie Rimpsey?
Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.9
Clarity
3.2
Easiness
3.6
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
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0
68 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
11/17/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
EH 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Tough Grader"

There is a couple outside reading assignments, usually pretty good books. Her test are easy if you do the work. Some prompts were good but most were not good ones to write a paper on. Papers are short. She grades hard on grammar on essays. 10 points of for a comma splice and other errors. More minor errors are 5 points. doesnt grade for content

11/14/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
english 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A-
"Tough Grader" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Assignments galore"

tough grading. Grades more on editing than on writing material

11/13/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
101-30 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Respected by students" "Would take again" "Tough Grader"

I love mrs. Rimpsey. She's the real mvp . She saved my semester . I always had fun in her class. She's tough on the grading sometimes but if you show that you really want to improve she will help you all the ways she can. She is nice, funny, and kind and I would definitely take her again!!!!

09/13/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
EH141 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

AVIOD!!!! BAD teacher ever, she doesn't even respect her students. If she doesn't like you, she will say something and embarrass you in front of all your classmates!!! Drop this class when you still can!!!!

03/20/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
EH 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B

She is a pretty good teacher. At times she comes off very irritated, but she is nice most of the time. Papers are hand written and are graded on grammar, not content. You read two books, but she keeps score of highest book exam. She is helpful if you ask questions. I will take her again if I get the chance.

02/05/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
EH 141 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Ms. Rimpsey was a fantastic teacher. Took her for speech and had four assignments (which are open book), four speeches (narrative, demonstrative, informative, and group presentation), and plenty of bonus work to cushion your grade. I read off of most of my speeches and made an A.

01/25/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
EH 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Hate her. Her tests on the books we had to read were really hard. I stopped doing the journals. I have no clue how I got a b. I did go to every single class. She doesn't care what is in your papers, it's the grammar. Have great grammar and can easily pass the class. It's just not a fun class at all.

10/29/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
EH 141 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Avoid

04/30/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
EH 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

she wants you to learn and give effort. she's not going to baby you. you will use your book almost everyday and she lets you out early. she's a sweet person and i recommend her.

01/11/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
EH101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Practically the class sessions are structured as such. She assigns stories that go along with each topic like Description or Exemplification. She assigns essays every week with 1 week time limit to complete. She tough when she grades the essays but she will let you revise 2 essays of your choice.

11/15/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Eh102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is a wonderful teacher if you are not a lazy student. There is an essay due every week, but they are easy to do. She is obsessed with correct grammar, so if your essay has correct grammar, you will make an A. She is very sweet! The only people that hate her in my class are the people who want to skip class and do nothing all day.

11/09/2012
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
EH141 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

The class is easy if you pay attention to what she wants you to include in the speeches. She can have an attitude sometimes, but if you get on her good side she'll be nice to you and let your class go early some days.

07/31/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
EH101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

First of all, the person below me probably was just messing around with their friends. All you have to do is read the stories, they're actually interesting. You show her that you care about her class and she'll take care of you. You're paying hundreds of dollars for the class, you might as well go. We in a recession so stop wasting your money.

12/06/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ES101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I was going through some health problems while in her class and she worked with me some but i could def. tell she did NOT care for me. her class is extremely hard and she would be better off teaching high school. she does not have the mentality of a college prof.

12/09/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
EH141 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

Ms. Rimpsey is the greatest!Her classes are extremely easy and She is very helpful. Of course she talks about her own race, she's BLACK AND PROUD!!! How many African American FEMALE professors have you seen at JSU??? Obviously she's doing something right.

11/19/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
EH037 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

SHE DOESN'T GIVE ANY HOMEWORK BESIDES WORK IN THE HANDBOOK FOR ERRORS YOU MADE ON ESSAYS. WE HAD TO DO 7 ESSAYS THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE SEMESTER. SHE DOES PICK FAVORITES AND TO ME SHE DOESN'T CARE ABOUT HER CLASS AT ALL. SHE SITS IN CLASS TO WASTE TIME. SHE ALSO ASSIGN US STUPID JOURNAL ENTRIES! I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND HER TO ANYONE.

11/11/2010
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Eh141 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She would be better suited as a high school teacher than a college professor. She sterotypes all her students, and picks favorites.

09/03/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
EH141 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

If you can stand hearing a teacher (NOT a professor) go on for an hour about her views on race and religion with no actual subject matter involved, I suggest this class to you. She definitely has her favorites. Easy class, but you may be tempted to scream in the middle of a lecture. It's like high school all over again.

07/10/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
en101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I don't think of her as a good teacher

06/19/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

GREAT TEACHER TEST CAN BE PRETTY HARD SO PLEASE STUDY AND READ..I TOOK HER IN THE SUMMER..CAME OUT WITH AN "A" MAKE SURE YOU DO YOUR READING AND YOU WILL DO FINE!!!

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