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Livia Katz
Professor in the English department
at John Jay College, New York, NY
are you Livia Katz?
Overall Quality
4.4
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.5
Clarity
4.4
Easiness
2.2
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17 Student Ratings
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02/03/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Eng 255 316 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B+

Her work is definitely very challenging and you need to stay on top of things. Katz is intimidating in a caring way and does play favorites, but you genuinely learn from her class. Not an easy A at all, you really have to work your butt off for even a B.

01/08/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
EMG 255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Katz is a character. Very strict, but is very funny and has a caring/ genuine nature about her if you get to know her. Textbooks are needed and required. If you come to class, participate, hand in your work on time and pay attention you will do fine. Do not let her facade or what others say scare you!

12/25/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She's the real deal. No B.S. and she is very strict. Do you work and make sure you hand in everything on time. :) overall she's the mama.

04/06/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENG 255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor Katz is quite a character, I'll admit. She's harsh but in a rather funny and quirky way. Her work is no joke though, know your stuff. Though I do have a feeling she tends to play favorites.

10/28/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENG255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

To be honest, she scared the crap out of me for the first two months of the semester but once you get used to her teaching style, you realize that she is absolutely the BEST professor for Writing. I have learned so much from her and I always enjoy going to her class. She builds personal relationships will all of her students and really cares

01/12/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eng316 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

THE BEST ENGLISH PROFESSOR IN THE CUNY SYSTEM!!! WILL WORK YOU TO DEATH BUT YOU WILL BECOME A D*@M GOOD WRITER ONCE U DO THE WORK. I LOVE HER!!!

01/10/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Eng316 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Oh Katz.....the most unconventional professor EVER. But it was sooo much fun. I love her. Automatic improvement in your writing, if you show up and write the papers. Stay on top of everything so you're not pulling your hair out when portfolios are due. Katz is great.

05/20/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENG255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

DO NOT TAKE 255 AND THINK IT IS EASY. IT MAY SEEM LIKE A "CAKEWALK" FOR THE FIRST 3 MONTHS, BUT WAIT TILL U REACH THE LAST MONTH OF SCHOOL. THE WORK IS MASSIVE. BESIDES THAT, KATZ KNOWS HER STUFF AND EVEN IF YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE A GOOD WRITER, YOU WOULD REALIZE THAT YOU NEED IMPROVEMENT.....YOU WILL LEARN THE TERM "SMUCKALOVIC"

02/10/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Eng255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Wonderful person. She is like a walking and talkin english enclycopedia. By the time i was finished with her class i knew sooooo many things about grammer. She can be very insulting however. But she calls herself "mama" so i guess she feels tthats its okay.

02/03/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eng255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

KATZ IS AWESOME! Soo freakin AWESOME! She's one of the funniest professors at JJay but don't make the mistake of thinking 255 & 316 are easy they're not. But she will make you a better writer. Guaranteed! She has an unusual teaching method so don't take her quips to heart or think you're a crappy writer b/c of them, its her way of making you better

04/30/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
Eng200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Impossible grader! Can't measure up to her ridiculous standards!

04/18/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
eng200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

very knowledgeble. knows her stuff. tough but fair. witty and awesome!

05/16/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENG316 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She is a great professor if you want to become a tutor.

12/27/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENG255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Katz is a very good professor. She is good at what she does and she expects a lot from her students. She is always willing to help and despite her toughness, she is a softie with her students.

08/30/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENG 295/289 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

A teacher that tells it like it is. No BS. She'll help you if you need it.

08/29/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
English Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

EXCELLENT!! JJay need more like her, she has a different style of teaching but you will pass, when you following her instructions

08/01/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG 255 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

KATZ IS A GREAT TEACHER...BUT VERY STRICT. A LOT OF WORK, BUT SHE'LL BE THERE IF YOU NEED HER

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