Jennifer Ruth at Portland State University

Jennifer Ruth

  • 3.1Overall Quality
  • 3.0Helpfulness
  • 3.2Clarity
  • 2.1Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
10/29/13

ENG384

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best professors I have had here. Encouraging, intelligent, and able to stir conversation in an enlightening and enjoyable way. Not only does she provide a more complete understanding of the texts, she also helps students develop the skills to do so.

3/16/13

Eng400

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The best, and my favorite English prof. at PSU: Dr. Ruth is intelligent, articulate, enthusiastic, personable and smokin' gorgeous too! Promptly responds to student concerns, flexible with assignments, and incredibly helpful and tactful if you really want to improve your work.

6/13/12

Woolf1

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

An amazing instructor. If you're concerned with getting a good grade, then write quality papers. If you're aiming to learn, she's a master. I took Woolf/Arendt and found her to be one of PSU's best.

2/28/12

ENG385

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ruth is potentially the best professor I've had. She tackles difficult material in an extremely accessible way and is willing to work with students to improve. She does more than surface-level analysis, which is more than most other English professors here, and is very friendly. Not frightening at all. Not an easy class, but very rewarding.

2/9/12

Eng385

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Intelligent and enthusiastic. The structure of the class works well and each day discussion is engaging. I don't think she is tough but a rather fair grader.

1/4/11

Eng000

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sat down with her about some concerns I had and she listened to them fully. I thought that she is very respectful and understood where I was coming from. Great as a dean for the English Department.

12/13/10

eng001

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This person is the English Dept. Chair at PSU? ??? WTH?! If this is what represents the department what do we have as an example? A terrible teacher who is so stuck on herself that she can barely look to see to whom is speaking to her? What a sad state of affairs this school is in.

5/12/10

Eng384

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Ruth is a miserable human being who has taken my love of literature and shoved it in the toilet. As Dept. Chair she is arrogant, loves to tell us she graduated from an Ivy League school (Brown) and that she's simply brilliant. Don't take a class from her. She's terrible.

3/15/10

Eng000

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Ruth is a mean spirited person who doesn't honor student's opinions and concerns. She's disrespectful, rude and condescending. I find it so disappointing that she is the Chair of the English dept. It is reflective of what and where the dept is headed and I am sad. She is a terrible teacher and is now leading a dept. Sad. Very sad

3/8/06

ENG300

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

A small fish thinking big thoughts in a small pond.

3/13/05

Eng

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Intimidating teacher and 0 helpfulness. I was going to take Eng 300 with her but on the first day she threated students saying the class was super difificult. That is not the way you treat students, you as a teacher must be helpful and not threateing.

3/4/05

ENG507

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Bright teacher and interesting material, but this seminar was like slow torture because she stifles dissenting voices. Very intimidating, almost vindictive temperament, if you say something that doesn't jive with her PC code. Isn't college the place of tolerance and all that? Not in this class.

2/13/05

ENG 596

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof Ruth rocks. She is incredibly intelligent, a wonderful facilitator of discussion, and a great lecturer. Her class is one of the best I've had. Prepare to be amazed.

2/11/05

ENG 596

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

A brilliant woman, enthusiastic and an excellent facilitator. In a cursory overview of theory, she did a good job relating one thinker to the next and encouraging understanding. One of my favorite profs of all time. (a lot of work, though)

8/29/04

ENG 300

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

2428550
8/23/04

Eng300

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Ruth is a font of wisdom. It is obvious she is a genius and a brilliant teacher. She made a difficult subject accessible. I admire her greatly.

6/10/04

Eng 300

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

I found Prof Ruth extremely smart, but willing to use common examples that helped me understand the concepts. Good sense of humor, too.

5/29/04

ENG 300

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

5/11/04

Eng 300

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Disappointing. Very "vulgar" treatment of Foucault/Marx/Freud. Not bad, per se, just very topical and literal interpretations of the texts. Tends to keep things too PC for my taste; responds oddly to student criticism of class texts.

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