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Sherry Span
Professor in the Psychology department
at California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
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Overall Quality
4.6
Average Grade
B
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Helpfulness
4.6
Clarity
4.6
Easiness
3.1
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05/19/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
psych 370 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

GREAT instructor. Passionate not only about the subject, but also with helping her students learn. I've never felt like she handled anything wrong. My only criticism is that she didnt stick to her schedule on the syllabus very well because she underestimated the amount of information per chapter. beyond that though, she's excellent. one of the best

05/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY 370 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B

Sherry Span is arguably one of the best professors I have had in the last 4 years. She has a true passion for psychology and teaches it as a science. Her sense of humor and intelligence will keep you coming to class. She is open to new ideas, criticism, and strives to learn with you. Its refreshing! Tests are conceptual/multiple choice/short answer

05/12/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSY 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Ehh. A bit confusing, but would always be there yo help you out. very friendly

01/27/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSY 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Span, or Sherry, as she likes to be called, is honestly a great professor. Pay attention, attend the lectures as she doesn't just recite the book. READ the book. Use the study guides. Simple class. 2 papers, 4 exams. There is a final. The only reason I got the grade I did was because I was lazy. TAKE SPAN, especially if you're a freshman.

01/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

LOVED this class! Sherry is an awesome teacher: great at explaining concepts and, even in a lecture hall with 150 students, you can tell she really wants each student to succeed and makes herself available for whatever help she can provide. I recommend this class 100%!

01/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
psy100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

take this class! super fun, definitely recommend! attendance is not mandatory but her humor and videos make you want to go. She gives study guides and other assignments help your grade tremendously.

01/01/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSY100 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

This class is a bit of a challenge to get a high grade. The exams are pretty difficult, everything else is simple because she thoroughly explains assignments and gives you a chance to rewrite papers. You did not need to bring the book to class but you will need it to pass. She is an amazing teacher and you will not regret taking her class.

12/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSY 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Continued from below: besides having 4 exams (she drops the lowest out of the 4), there are 2 behavioral explanations worth 20 pts. each (super easy), 1 write up experiment worth 20 pts. (easy), and be a participant for a research (easy but required. You need to do 2 experimentations). Again, her test is what's going to kill your grade. STUDY!!!!

12/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSY 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I admire Sherry since she is extremely knowlegeable. Always open for office hours and always willing to help you. However, this class was hard for me because of her test. You get 4 of them in the semester but she drops the lowest score. Her test are not what you think of. Simply do not memorize definitions. You need to make up examples to do well.

12/03/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Cant stress it enough how great this woman is. Very energetic, hilarious, & really knows her stuff. Experiment and behavior explanation papers are pretty easy. MAKE SURE TO STUDY for the exams! 4 in total, drops the lowest score at the end of the semester. & you have to participate in these 2 psychological experiments. Take her! You wont regret it!

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