Nancy Cirillo at University of Illinois at Chicago

Nancy Cirillo

Nancy Cirillo
  • 4.1Overall Quality
  • 4.4Helpfulness
  • 3.8Clarity
  • 2.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
11/24/13

HONS 124

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you're ready for harsh criticism that leaves you in mid-tears.. make sure you take this class! Be forewarned, she may have full blown discussions that take up the whole hour and 15 mins explaining how many terrible writers exist in her class. Instead of actually trying to help you, she may just drown you in her "critical thinking" pool of death.

11/24/13

Hons 124

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is awful. She told our class that "college isn't for some of you and maybe some of you should consider dropping out and taking a year off." She also directly told my friend and I that there is nothing wrong with becoming a barista. She doesn't help at all and is so old and forgetful. Don't expect to get an A unless you are a professional writer

1/14/13

HON124

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Possibly the BEST teacher I've encountered. She is so passionate about what she teaches. I was concerned when I realized the grades were just based on participation, two papers and a presentation, but if you go to her office hours and ask for help, she'll lead you towards getting an A. She's an amazing woman. Everyone should take a class of hers.

12/21/12

HON124

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Really passionate about subject and will teach you to analyze the heck out of the books.Going to talk with her is really nice and interesting.Usually you have to read a book a week(varies from 200-300pgs,youre lucky if only 100pg or intro) and hard grader on papers but office hours will help along with great feedback.Only hw is reading and 2 papers

12/14/11

HON124

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Cirillo is a fantastic educator. Her passion on the subjects she teachers (Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, Australian Founding, etc) is very clear as she is extremely enthusiastic in her lectures. Prepare to work hard in this class and spend many hours on your coursework. Graded homework doesn't exist, but large papers do!

9/25/11

Eng242

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Coolest prof I've ever had... a true intellectual who a lot of us students loved having discussions with. Rate her A+ (Class of '73)

12/16/10

HON124

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is a good professor and passionate about what she teaches, which is great. But, she is a very hard grader and has her own system of grading. Going in for office hours will help but will not guarantee an A...

10/15/10

HON124

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very helpful, and genuinely cares for students. Sadly, most student don't care enough to listen to what she says. Show interest and see her during office hours and I think u get an A! (at least im hoping for one).But i honestly learned a lot in her class; just pay attention!

5/17/10

Hon124

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

How to get an A in her class: 1. Agree with everything she says. Any ideas conflicting with her own will automatically ruin your chances of an A, or 2. become some sort of specialist. Be the religious person or the economist. Be the Greek or Biblical allusion person. Remember, anything else and you will not have any chance of getting the A.

5/1/06

ENG 242

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She was an adequate professor. Her enthusiasm about the material made lectures okay, but I felt she was a hard grader and not very approachable.

5/1/06

English 242

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She's a great teacher outside of class. In class she can be a little boring, but give her a chance and she'll teach you about things you never new existed. Very worthwhile to see her on a one on one basis.

4/11/06

ENGL 242

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is a great teacher and really helps to teach you to think critically. Although the lectures were sometimes boring, I always learned alot.

10/19/05

English 242

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This woman is absolutely amazing! You will learn A LOT!

9/7/05

English

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She's such a wonderful woman, even if you don't have class with her, she's an incredible mentor and advisor.

3/29/04

Engl 242

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

The class is difficult, but completely worth it if you pay attention and meet with her to discuss problems. One of the best profs at UIC. You can definitely get an A if you work at it.

11/16/03

ENGL 242

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not the easiest professor, but one that you will learn the most from.

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