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Shirley Smoyak
Professor in the Health Science department
at Rutgers - State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
are you Shirley Smoyak?
Overall Quality
2.0
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.2
Clarity
1.9
Easiness
3.2
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
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13 Student Ratings
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04/09/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Trends223 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This class is absolutely horrible. She is so unclear about what she wants. She refuses to listen to anyone. She asks ridiculous questions on her exam that are so subjective. She'll be completely rude when giving feedback and then if you try to defend your work she yells at you for being "defensive". Don't take this class.

11/19/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
TherFound610-92 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

Not sure this is even the same prof I have, She is very approachable, always answers questions. Yes she has views on what she wants but is willing to meet to discuss. An excellent writer and will help you to become one too. My only complaint, not an advocate of online classes and prefers to meet in person but when you do you are glad you did.

08/17/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Trends Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Terribly confusing and unclear.Constantly says one thing and does another. She picks certain students and favors them while shafting all the rest.Her exams are "straight forward" but in reality are not. She assigns one paper which weighs heavily and if she doesn't like you she will give you a low grade and completely knock down your grade.AVOID HER

05/15/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Trends223 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She's an extremely boring lecturer. Many made her seem like she enjoys torturing her students, which is false. However, she has no sympathy for students and expects that they do everything she assigns to the fullest extent, which is literally impossible. It's insane to expect us to read 4-7 chapters for every class with all our other classwork too.

05/10/2013
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
Trends Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She gives you all of the test questions before the test. Other than easy HW assignments, there is a big paper. If you go to her constantly to revise your paper, she will give you a good grade. Pointless class, it's just guest speakers everyday while she sleeps in the back. Awful professor, but not as unapproachable as people made her out to be.

03/10/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
TRNDHLCR Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Had her for Trends in Healthcare and Delivery. She is pretty unclear. She has weekly "question" assignments, which she sometimes uses for exams. Pretty much multiple choice exams. Has a research paper that you should definitely speak to her about and understand what she wants exactly. Not very approachable, but pretty easy class overall.

10/26/2012
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIP101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Prof Smoyak is very unclear. You have these weird assignments but if you do drafts and send it to her she will look at them and correct for you. You can easily get an A but only if you talk to her always before due dates of assignments and show her all of them.

12/17/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIP05 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

If you have any option to take this course with a different professor--then do so! I was in this class for 3 mos. and didn't learned a f***g thing. I've never seen students cry on a daily basis because they've been verbally mistreated by a professor like in this class Run!!!!!!

12/25/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIPnurs Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is one of those professors that tells you one thing and does another. Not very reasonable will not help you, nor teach you what you should be learning. Only interested in sharing with others her accomplishments and interests in the nursing field which was psychiatric nursing. Awful, suppose to learn how to communicate well with patients, DIDNT!

10/23/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIPnurs Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

this woman is insane. she gives a project without telling you how to do it. and after you hand it in, she gives you a paper telling you how it should have been done. she talks about herself for the whole class. there are no exams, just crazy assignments that are completely unclear and ridiculous.

10/21/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIP223 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

craziest woman ever!!!!! enjoys making her students cry.

10/06/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
cult and soc Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

what a ****ing crazy woman. old and hard to look at. shes smart but completely insane. should not be working any more.

09/19/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Public Health Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

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