Valerie Kivelson at University of Michigan

Valerie Kivelson

  • 3.5Overall Quality
  • 3.3Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 3.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/24/07

HIST197

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I was extremely excited to take this class -- it was a mistake. Originality should be avoided at all costs. If you want an a, spit everything she says right back to her. She doesn't set up discussion that well. Don't go to office hours. Also, she always prefaces her political views with, "I don't want to interject with how I feel.." Frustrating!

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12/13/07

HIST197

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She seems very nice, but she gets very snappy if you don't agree with her. She expects you to know everything about everything! There is a lot of writing in this class...beware

12/11/07

HIST197

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She had a way of tearing students down.I felt like if anyone had the guts to say anything outside the box she would shut them down.She seemed to lack respect for her students and was very harsh.I wouldnt recomend her classes to anyone for that reason alone

10/28/07

Hist375

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

good class if you enjoy the topic

4/26/07

HIS197

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor. Extremely intelligent and aware. She will challenge you, but if you can handle it, be prepared for a great course and a wonderful learning opportuinity. Highly recommended.

11/8/06

Hist375

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great Prof! Just do the reading and pay attention, and you'll get involved in very interesting discussions

7/14/06

Hist 698

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Has a way of setting up unhealthy class dynamics. Too much sarcasm. Rather than encouraging the smarter thinkers, she feels threatened by them and gets sarcastic and dismissive. Also - beware of setting your own course on paper writing. Any hint of originality will be swiftly punished.

1/31/06

History 432

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fantastic teacher, very engaging -- I would recomend her class, but only to those who aren't afraid to try hard and think outside the box. I learned a lot about writing from her.

1/13/06

Hist 698

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

12/19/05

HISTORY 432

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice lady. Very critical on exams and papers... so good luck. She does a good job teaching material that is essentially inaccessible.

5/4/05

Hist 591

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

when I first heard her speak, I was all, "whoa, she sounds like a mouse." She has a really wavery voice and she's really small, but she's probably one of the better profs here. I really liked her! :)

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