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Linda M. Wicks
Professor in the Sociology department
at Stony Brook University (SUNY), Stony Brook, NY
are you Linda M. Wicks?
Overall Quality
3.4
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.4
Clarity
3.5
Easiness
3.5
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0
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111 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
02/23/2015
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
SOC 247 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Lectures are long" "Skip class? You won't pass."

For a DEC class, this woman thinks way too highly of herself. No other college lecture would give you assigned seats. If you're late, even by a minute, you're marked absent and you only get 4 for the semester. She's hard to listen to with her monotone voice and hour long lectures. She puts me to sleep easier than a lullaby. Would never take again.

02/10/2015
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
SOC105 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Would take again"

I liked her alot.

12/09/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC 105 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Lectures are long" "Get ready to read" "Skip class? You won't pass."

She is very passionate about her subject but its clear she doesn't write or even read the powerpoints before class. She lectures the entire period but references the text almost exclusively in her exams. Because the class size tends to be large for intro she isnt much help so go to class and see the TAs if need be. Take advantage of mysoclab quizes

11/19/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC 381 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Gives good feedback" "Hilarious" "Get ready to read"

This is my second class with Professor Wicks, and I will be taking a third with her next semester. She is a very nice understanding person who constantly makes jokes to break up her lectures. She is very friendly and always responds to emails ! Just be ready to read, Soc 381 requires about 7 books that you read but most are interesting !

11/18/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
SOC 105 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Tough Grader" "Get ready to read" "Tests are tough"

Avoid her if you can. My GPA dropped so much because of that!

11/17/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
soc 105 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Lectures are long"

If you can find another soc 105 professor, do yourself that favor. She reads her lectures verbatim and speaks in a monotone. She talks forever and easily puts you to sleep. She assigns seats even though there are over a 100 students in the class. Common sense class but do yourself a favor and take the class with another professor.

11/07/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Soc380 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Gives good feedback" "Would take again" "Participation matters"

This is my second class with and I absolutely love her! She is funny and knowledgable. She cares about her students interests . Power points are very clear and useful for exams. She often gives review and review sheets and will always make time if you need help. Lectures are a little boring sometimes but she breaks up with fun discussions.

06/12/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC 361 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Loved the professor & the class! She really opened my eyes to the historical context behind sociology. She presents the material very well. Exams on every two founders we learned, that were easy, if you studied! She gives extra credit assignments and attendance points, so go to class!

06/06/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC105 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

Great professor! I took this only as a DEC and ended up loving the course. The material is interesting and the workload is not too much; only a few papers and some reading. Easy A.

05/27/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC 361 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B+

The topics covered in class aren't exactly the most intriguing. However if you're interested in the material, it definitely is fascinating seeing as the subjects build on the foundation of sociology. There are four exams including the final, which is the only cumulative test. Do the reading, attend class regularly and you'll pass

05/02/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
361 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Attendance mandatory, would suggest reading- at least the readings in the reader, skim the textbook. She tries to make boring material interesting though. Tests are multiple choice but semi- difficult and not really straight forward. Not a bad class though

01/31/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
SOC 105 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

The class is very day itself. as long as you do all the homework and reading for jocks and burnouts you can get an easy 20ish points. but she is very annoying in class but a decent teacher

01/28/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC 105 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

easy class, annoying professor. use any version of the textbook you can get your hands on cause in the end it doesnt even matter. It's all mysoclab questions. She also likes to use questions like "your professor thought that one time on some afternoon when she was muttering some nonsense under her breath that.." Easy class, but not fun at all.

12/09/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC105 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The Prof is easy. tho it may come to a cost considered restrictive to most people- assigned seatings, strict attendance policies, stops class if a cell phone is seen, drags the lectures on right until the period ends, & treats you like your in High school. But the class is easy, Read the Soclabs, book & slides- spit it out on the exam- Get an A.

11/18/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
SOC 105 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This is not a very difficult class what so ever. All you need to do to get an A is to read the textbook (THOROUGHLY)and google the summaries of the articles she assigns. If you want an A take this class.

11/05/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
soc105 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Her class is very entertaining. She tells stories to keep student engaged. Mostly importantly, she tends to use herself as an example for almost everything. No need to study too much for this class cuz its mostly common sense. NEVER BUT TEXTBOOK/accesscode FOR THIS CLASS, WE NEVER USE IT. Never even use it!

09/23/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
SOC247 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Quite possibly one of the most ignorant and uneducated people I've ever encountered. If she can become a professor, none of us have an excuse. She assigns seats, takes attendance, and her tests had questions like "Your professor believes... ___" despite her beliefs being wrong. She's stubborn and has selective hearing. Avoid if you can.

05/17/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC105 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Class is very dry and repetitive. You basically sit there and just listen to her babble on and repeat stuff. Attendance is mandatory which is the only reason you go. She treats you like a high school student. Read her slides and the chapter summaries and use common sense and you should do good

05/17/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC 247 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She's a nice lady. Lectures are rather boring. The textbook is way more interesting and goes way more in depth. Her exams are all over the place. They are tricky, but manageable if you study. You have to pay attention in class because she asks questions like "what does your professor think" as exam questions. Read everything she assigns!

05/13/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
SOC 247 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Tests are all over the place and vague. Not an easy A.

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