Rachel Shteir at DePaul University

Rachel Shteir

  • 2.9Overall Quality
  • 2.7Helpfulness
  • 3.2Clarity
  • 1.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
10/3/13

THEA 324

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor was disorganized and not so attentive to my questions and concerns. She seemed very full of herself and condescended to students at times. I felt like she was more interesting in impressing the class than really teaching. Also, she dressed provocatively and inappropriately at times which was distracting.

5/3/13

the324

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Provocative, provoking provocateur. Everything an excellent professor should be. Anyone else who thinks less of her is whining because they couldn't hack it in her class or the industry. I hate saying it but it's true.

6/12/11

THE325

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took several required classes with her- Extremely flawed, pretentious, makes innapropraite comments about students to other professors and student in public&private. Inconsiderate and thoughtless, unprepared. Will disregard a student's comment if she is ignorant on the topic. Chooses favorites. Downright rude and hurtful.

3/28/11

THE210

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Somewhat terrifying at first, but you'll start to realize how great she is as the quarter goes on. DO THE READINGS. She calls on you whether your hand is raised or not expecting a somewhat intelligent answer. Your life will be insanely easier (and happier) if you just do the freaking readings and apply yourself.

4/29/10

THE324

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Rachel's classes are not for the faint of heart, if you have her class go prepared to work. She is brilliant and is especially good at getting the students to start forming their own thoughts and theories about theatre. My advice: DO THE READINGS and SPEAK YOUR MIND and you will do just fine.

10/29/09

THEAdtgy

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Two words: withered ambition. I rarely got the idea this professor wanted to teach. She's barely tolerable in the classroom (unprepared, "discussion" based lectures) but an all out disaster as an adviser. Do NOT get stuck dramaturging a show under her. It'll be a tedious waste of your time.

1/26/09

the126

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Useless and self righteous. She has forgotten the overall meaning of TEACHING. That is unless your willing to kiss her ass and tell her how amazing she is... which she isn't. She's not even helpful as a person.

11/7/08

DRAMA1000

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The most unpleasant professor I have ever had, and among the worst people I've ever met. Her overall pretension and vile personality made the course virtually unpalatable.

4/20/06

the ?

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took dramatic crit with her and worked on dramaturgy papers. I liked her a lot more in a class setting. I met her in her 1st year & maybe she had something to prove, cause she wasn't all that nice or supportive. She does have favorites & she does push you hard, but I think, once you prove yourself a bit, she can help you grow as a writer & thinker.

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4/13/05

THE

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Rachel is one of the best professors in the theatre school. Demanding, exciting, brilliant, provocative, and passionate. You will learn so much, improve your writing, and leave every class with your head spinning. This isn't a teacher for you if you're lazy, unimaginative, conventional, or dumb.

2/13/05

THE 235

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

You can glean kernels of invaluable information from her classes- by that, I mean stuff that can come in handy in professinoal theatre. These are the steps to get thoset: 1- prove that you work hard. 2- prove that you have the capacity for exceptional comprehension. 3- don't let her smell your fear.

11/30/04

dramaturgy

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

the smartest teacher you'll ever have at depaul. Actually the most famous if you forget that costume lady. Shtier is what you assume, rather hope a college professor would be. Brilliant, beautiful, nurturing, driving, better than you. Can't doubt her. She's smarter than you or your father.

7/30/04

THE 324

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

this is a REALLY hard class. the final was based on a 600 page book of which we were expected to read every page. It was a pretty fun, discussion-based class though. Fun class to go to high.

5/18/04

ISP 201

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

God help you if you take her. Lots of reading AND 4 page SINGLE SPACED papers each week... thats every week. Her extremely flawed personality is the kicker. What the other person said about her having favorites and such is true. I even got a B.

5/9/04

theatre

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

While I can't say I did well in Shteir's courses, I did learn a lot about how to write and analyze works of theatre. If you don't want to work hard and do a lot of reading, do not take her sophomore sem. course. It's definitely not "easy."

2/27/04

ISP 200

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Avoid! Very knowledgable about theatre, but incredibly pretentious. Chooses favorites in the class, shuns others. Does not know how to differentiate "theatre" classes from "English" classes. Vindictive. (And I did WELL in her class!)

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