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Asha Varadharajan
Professor in the English department
at Queen's University at Kingston, Kingston, ON
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Overall Quality
3.3
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.7
Clarity
3.0
Easiness
3.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
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Rating Class Comment
10/17/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL227 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Asha is amazing! It's true that she does speak a lot, and it's hard to jot everything down, and it almost seems like she doesn't breathe when she lectures... but I love the way she presents her material. She goes out of her way to help you out if you need to see her, even outside of her office hours. Her lectures make sense too. Overall fantastic!

04/09/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENGL258 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Excellent prof. Diversified my university experience with a multicultural approach to Engl lit. I focused more in class because of her old school oratory approach instead of using ppt. British accent was perfectly understandable. Every sentence was gold and worth your tuition. Very considerate,genuinely cares for students by going above and beyond.

12/06/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENGL227 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great prof! She was very flexible throughout the course to meeting various students needs and was very clear along with giving students options to express themselves in different ways and to choose how difficult they wanted the course to be. Take her classes!

09/13/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL227 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I am amazed by the number of people who think so little of this professor! She is very intelligent, caring, and pedagogically sound. Her teaching technique is amazing for those who approach the class with an open mind. I loved this class.

04/02/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENGL227 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Avoid her. She is impossible to understand...hard to hear and even when you do, she manages to combine incredibly advanced diction with incomprehensible mumbling. I deeply regret taking her course.

03/08/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENGL227 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Often times, her dialect was almost incomprehensible (thanks to her overuse a large words). She had a poor organization of her lectures, she taught shakespeare in a completely useless way, and I left the class being utterly confused, and somewhat angry that I paid for a course that taught me almost nothing. I do not recommend taking her course.

12/09/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL227 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

There is almost no structure to her lectures, despite her attempts to convey some semblance of coherency. However, it should be noted that she does her best to be flexible and helpful. Unfortunately, her lack of clarity does hinder the attempts of being helpful.

12/04/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL227 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Awesome professor! Completely dedicated, extremely sympathetic, and ridiculously brilliant. Her interpretation of Shakespeare was anything but surface-level; she consistently offers insightful and thought-provoking suggestions. She is an eloquent speaker and an incredibly nice lady. Fantastic course and professor, I recommend it to all!

10/26/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENGL227 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I'm glad that other people have had good experiences in her classes because I am sure that she is a very nice person. When it comes to teaching Shakespeare though, her interpretations are very surface level and I honestly have not learned anything thus far...

01/15/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGL203 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

The reading list was very interesting and a nice change from typical genres. However, Asha seemed to be in a world of her own. Very Ambiguous and scattered. For such an intelligent lady covering such modern material I wish she would get a clue about how to educate young minds. Difficult to contact outside of class.

05/07/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENGL393 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I loved Asha. EXTREMELY smart. To the point where you feel like you might as well just go and die in a hole b/c you'll never be half as intelligent. The class was difficult, but worth it and i found her lectures insightful and interesting. She is very understanding and approachable!

07/08/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENGL 393 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Don't expect to get marked assignments back on time.

07/05/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
engl 269 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Ambiguous essay topics that became very constrictive and hard to write well with. Her lectures, too, bounced around, but nonetheless, were interesting. Despite her ambiguity, she is very nice, approachable, and completely sympathetic to her students.

04/28/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENGL 393 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great class, great prof! She is very helpful and sincerely wants you to learn and enjoy theory.

11/19/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENGL 269 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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09/29/2004
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I agree. 100%

02/12/2004
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Eng 110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Very ambiguous in what she wants from the students and can't take control of the class.

01/05/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG 300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Awesome

10/21/2003
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
eng110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

A great teacher possessing a love of the subject and an eager willingness to share it.

10/11/2003
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENGLISH Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

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