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Pat Murphy
Professor in the English department
at SUNYIT, Utica, NY
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Overall Quality
3.6
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.6
Clarity
3.6
Easiness
2.8
Helpfulness
0
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10/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
COM 307 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A
"Participation matters" "Respected by students" "Gives good feedback"

One of the best professors (if not the best) at SUNYIT. Definitely pushes students farther. Dr. Murphy successfully kept students interests, was clear on instructions, and crystal clear on what her expecations were. Dr. Murphy was also able to successfully instill an interest for the course. Can't say enough good things about this professor!

01/17/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Hard grader, extremely unorganized and not a very big help. I will never take a course with her again.

10/23/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
com307 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Hard grader!

04/05/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
COM307 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Even though I did poorly in her class, I would still recommend Dr. Murphy. I learned a lot from her! She is a very tough grader, because she expects students to be able to write at a college level, not a high school level. She can be a bit harsh if she doesn't like you as a person, but overall she's a very funny person and I enjoyed her class.

04/22/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
eng101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Murphy expects that you will live up to the level of a college student-not a high school student. Those who rated her poorly must have had a problem writing at the college level, as she is very engaging, enlightening, entertaining and helpful.

03/29/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Loved having class with her, she is fun and laid back. At first all the reading was annoying and I never saw her give some one a grader higher than an A-, and the A- was rarely seen. But overall a really cool down to earth professor who will get you to laugh once in a while.

12/05/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I thoroughly enjoyed this class. It may seem difficult at times when papers or readings are due, but if you keep up with the work you'll be fine. I don't believe that she has favorites, or "grades the person not the writing". I thought she was really interesting and very willing to help her students. Overall, I thought her class was fun.

04/07/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
COM307 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

funny, not too harsh. the work can be overwhelming but if you stay caught up it's not too hard. very fair grader. i personally think she's awesome. very down to earth & real.

08/19/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
engcomp Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I have heard that she 'monitors' this site - I expect the positive comments come from her - normally one would not expect that but she is a VERY immature person. She 'tries' to make it seem like she is 'together' but she is not. Watch your back - she grades the person not the work. Many just do not like her - she is catty & not all that smart.

07/18/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Very fair grading for assignments. Interesting and engaging personality. Expects respect from her students but gives respect back equally (where it is deserved). I had no interest in the class at first but she immediately changed my mind. Without a doubt, one of my favorite college professors and one that has made a lasting impression.

05/27/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
eng101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Doesn't like her students - you can tell. If you do not laugh at her jokes and tell her she is great she will give you a bad grade - I started out with an A but ended with a B- and I am not sure why - she said everything was great? She says a lot of bad things about other faculty which is not cool - over heard her once making fun of her students.

01/08/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
eng101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

No Comments

03/13/2006
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Poetry Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I'm not sure what good grammar has to do with interpreting poetry.

11/22/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
CreativeWriting Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Simply the best. Want more classes with her. Funny, twisted, and incredibly human. Just as interested in learning as some students.

09/03/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
english Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

she's the freakin' best.

09/02/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
COM308 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

EXCELLENT

07/31/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
eng 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

a somewhat interesting professor, but can be a real pain in butt. Even tho i completed every assighnment on time and receved a B or higher on all of them, she dropped me a full letter grade to a C because i had one extra unnexcused absense then allowed, sorry pat, can't forgive that.

06/11/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Awesome teacher. She makes the material easy to understand and fun. The grading is fair, and she is very helpful.

05/02/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Excellent teacher, always willing to put in as much effort as the student does. Extremely fair and clear grades. She has fun with class while still getting work done. Teaches the important stuff you should know to be a successful college writer not just boring stuff. My favorite teacher so far here.

03/16/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

A great teacher, and made a great first impression on me for SUNYIT prefessors altogether. (A shame that some other professors can't live up to that impression.)

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