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Valerie Burton
Professor in the History department
at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL
are you Valerie Burton?
Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.4
Clarity
2.5
Easiness
2.8
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03/13/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
UNIV2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr.Burton is something, just not sure what that something is. She doesn't really teach much as most of the time it is guest speakers and for assignments she just posts online and doesn't say a whole lot about them. Instead of actually talking about what is coming up she relies way too much on D2L. In my opinion only have her as a prof if necessary.

02/11/2014
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
University 2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: F

She is a helpful teacher. She helps me with my work and explain things I don't understand. But i am failing the class. I don't understand most of the work or readings. You have to make sure the essays are very specific and long. Good luck if you have her as a teacher!

08/01/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 3806 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Burton is very enthusiastic to chat with, and help students. Her information is well-organized, but sometimes she talks in riddles and can be hard to follow. I am not sure that I would like an on-campus class but I have to say that she makes use of D2L's potential. Nice lady, work for your grade and you should do well.

03/21/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
Uni 1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This professor. Creative, odd recurring thoughts, ample of energy, nimble on her feet is what I would use to describe Valerie Burton. Only recommended if your interests in life are odd or mysterious.

03/17/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Uni 1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Very unclear in what she expects. Doesn't lecture, but instead rambles on for 50 minutes say "um" every three seconds. I got an 'A' in her course, no thanks to her. Only take a class with her if you want a very difficult semester.

07/19/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Hist3806 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She is awesome. Easy Marker and no final! I would take her every semester if I could. One of the best profs I've ever had

08/16/2010
average
5 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
Hist1015 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is very unclear about what she wants, but is an easy marker. The text books were completely unused, but she provided articles to read occasionally. Her lectures seem to follow no pattern, and I took no notes at all and got an A, and know several others that did. There was no formal tests in this course, only essays. Very very easy grade.

07/23/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
hist1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Knows her history. But is very scattered and unclear about what she wants/expects from her students. Rambles on and on while randomly changing topics or centuries. There is no clear cut objective of the course.

04/28/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST1015 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Easy course. You just need to show up to discussion class and participate and the assignments are pretty straight forward.

01/20/2009
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST1110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very nice lady who loves her subject but very scattered. Half of the time, I wasn't even sure what century or country she was talking about. Tests and assignments are fairly easy, though, so it's not a bad course.

01/15/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Hist4260 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you are looking for a clear outline to a course, you are looking in the wrong place. Burton rambles non-stop, never makes a clear point and is hard to follow. She spits out random points from all angles-CONFUSING! She is never to the point, and leaves you wondering what she wants and means. Hard marker- rude- pessimistic-scattered-has favorites.

11/03/2007
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hist1011 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

If you have a choice of taking this course with valerie teaching, don't!!!! she is passionate about history but can not teach what she knows. She speaks in a language you can't understand and never reaches teh point of what she is lecturing on.I found she is not willing to help you understand what she expects of you.

10/11/2007
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
histSECT Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She is too passionate about history and therefore can't stay focused on one topic before rambling onto another one.

02/10/2006
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
hist 3450 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

she is a very dramatic professor who instead of teaching attempts to braionwash her students into becomming over critical and pesamistic.

12/27/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 1011 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She's a great prof. Knows her stuff so well. Teaches you what history is and how a historian works. Take her course if you want to be a historian.

12/27/2005
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST 1011 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

RUN WHILE YOU CAN. If you're worried about your GPA and don't need this course, for the love of god don't take it. She lectures in metaphors so in order to understand what she's talking about you have to be contantly interpreting, and truthfully, in the end the point gets lost. Very stressful course. I will never take another History at MUN.

11/25/2005
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Hist 3460/2300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Burton is very nice and, although her lectures are all over the place, she is very energetic and interesting. She marks fairly, and has a genuine love of history.

11/24/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 1011 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Excellent prof. Knows her stuff so well. Emphasizes the big picture and continuously stress how to use history to understand what's happening now and how to view changes in Society. She encourages students to think and is extremely efficient in delivering the course. her assignments are very useful.if you put thought into it, she'd reward u.

10/07/2005
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
hist Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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09/07/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Hist Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

One of the best profs I ever had. I loved all the courses I took from her. You have to work in her class but it's worth it in the end. I learned a lot.

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