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Joanne Gabel
Professor in the English department
at Reading Area Community College, Reading, PA
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Overall Quality
2.9
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.8
Clarity
3.0
Easiness
2.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
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03/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
COM131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

She is a FAIR teacher!! The time and quality you put into your work, is reflected in your grade. She writes out assignments and the agenda for the day on the board prior to class. There really is not an excuse for getting a poor grade with her. She will help you!!!

09/01/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Mass Media Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Seems nice, never met in person. Online class

04/25/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
COM 121 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She is rude and likes to make you look stupid. her grading is a little rough, but she does give you a chance to redo essays in like two/three days... she has to learn the lesson, if you dont have anything nice to say; dont say anything at all!

12/20/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
COM131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

VERY HARD TEACHER. If you do not write at her level you will fail. You better know MLA like the back of your hand. She admits that half her classes always drop and even those that stay won't usually receive past a C. She meets with you but doesn't clarify what she's looking for and she makes her students feel like they're stupid.

07/02/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
COM051 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Gabel knows that the people in this class aren't the greatest writers. She will help you with everything that she teaches and even have a one on one session with you to help you find problems with your papers. She is not afraid to call you out on things but that is what makes her class intresting! She is a hard grader but she'll help you get that A

06/08/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
COM161 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

She lives to point out every mistake you make and isn't shy about making you look stupid...

05/22/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
COM161 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Mrs. Gabel might deduct points from a paper because it doesn't fit her strict APA criteria, even if said paper is well written. However, she encourages students when they do something right, offers revisions to those who are struggling and made the film portion of the course extremely fun. Just don't bad mouth printed newspaper in front of her.

07/12/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
COM131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I took COM 131 in 2005, and, after graduating from RACC in 2007 and subsequently completing a four-year professional degree program, this course is among the finest I have taken. Punctuality and participation are a must to succeed.

04/20/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
COM131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I had this teacher for Comp Lit last year. This woman should not be allowed in a classroom! Constantly putting the students down, using words like ?pathetic? when talking about work assignments in front of the class. I used to love to read, but haven?t been able to pick up a book since her class. She has taken all the joy out of reading for me.

06/28/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
COM161 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Gabel may have been the best teacher I ever had. She has high expectations of all her students, and doesn't ask for more than what she knows her students are capable of. As long as you are serious about the class and respectful, she will be sure to treat you in the same manner. Difficult grader, but worth it in the end.

06/04/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
COM161 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I was actually surprised I did well in this class.Due to this teacher, I was doubting my writing and I am a writing major.She does pick her favorites and don't disagree with her opinion, or you will get a bad grade.You must be at her level of grammar and writing.Liked Mass Media,but would not stress myself to take this teacher again. Glad its over!

05/13/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
COM161 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

A lot of people dislike Dr. G because she does what a professor is supposed to: teach. Yes, she expects a lot but we are college students. None of what she asks is unreasonable. I have learned more from Dr. G in 15 weeks than than all my years of learning put together.

04/25/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Com131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I was in Honors Eng. in HS. I used to love reading and writing until I took Dr. Gabel. She is snide, uncompromising and difficult. I had to cut my hrs at work bc of the amount of work she assigned. Dr. Gabel told me she didn't know how I passed any previous English courses by the quality of my papers. The class went from 25+ students to 9. HORRIBLE

03/24/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
COM161 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Gabel is good at teaching but not at grading. I think she gets offended at opinions that are not neccesarily her own, and she is rude and inconsiderate at times. She is very intimidating and picks favorites. She pre-judges students and that's how you'll be seen the rest of the time through. And she gives too much work at one time.

02/06/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
COM201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very difficult teacher!Our class went from 30 people down to 8.You need to be at a college level grammar in order to pass this class.Very hard in her grading of papers and grammar within them must be perfect.She is a very good teacher, but would not come down to the level of grammar at which students were currently at.Class was interesting but hard

08/19/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
COM050 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Gabel is an excellent professor. She is very structured and she lets you know what she expects. She will challenge your mind. Dr. Gabel does not use just one style in her teaching, she used auditory, visual, and tactile. If you are interesed in learning and can take constructive criticism she is a treasure. She is dedicated to you leaning.

04/04/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
EDT101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is a very hard grader, and very hard to please. She loves man-bashing so be careful when discussing men & women's different conversation styles. She plays favorites based on if you share her views or not... which influences her grading of your work. Would not recommend- avoid her if you can!

12/24/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Edit101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor did not grade objectionally. We did not agree on topics and politically and that clouded her grading of my work. I attended every class and did all my assignments. Difficult to please, very negative person!

08/11/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Com131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor Gabel was wonderful! She is very meticulous in her grading but that's what this class is all about. If you had a problem or a question, she was right there to help you out. I learned so much from Dr. Gabel. She opened the world of literature to me and made me a better essay writer.

06/18/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENGLILIT Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor very critical with comments without regard to ones's personal beliefs or feeling. Cannot separate the person from the paper. Not willing to listen openly. Will not recommend. The class was not worth the tuition

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