Amanda Ewington at Davidson College

Amanda Ewington

  • 3.3Overall Quality
  • 3.5Helpfulness
  • 3.1Clarity
  • 2.1Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
3/26/14

Rus101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ewington was very efficient and organized, and since russian is such a small department, you'll always have a small class. everything is directly by the book, which is small and pretty easy to follow. HW is mostly online, tests cover exactly the chapter material. Great language to take @ Davidson!

1/13/13

WRI101

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Grades ridiculously hard. Most of assigned reading is completely unrelated to writing assignments and lectures/class discussions are rarely helpful. You have to go to her office hours to actually learn writing and even then she isn't always clear.

12/11/11

RUS101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Russian is a difficult language to learn, and Ewington will move at a fast pace, so if you fall behind it can be hard to keep up. That said, she really loves the language and is more than willing to give help if you need it. By no means an easy course, but if you work at it, it will pay off. I also appreciated her input on my study abroad plans.

10/23/11

Rus101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Challenging but rewarding

1/4/11

WRI101

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very tough class. Boring and difficult to be open minded. Unless your in love with Russian, which she very much is, not worth taking. She grades you like seniors majoring in Russian. I recommend not taking this class, she is an awful teacher.

1/2/11

WRI101

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Grades WAY to hard for writing 101. The class is boring and the material is boring. She is very passionate about Russia though.

1/1/11

Wri101

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Definitely a tough class, and while she does play favorites a little, all you have to do to get on her good side is work hard. Really helpful during office hours, and going to talk to her can make or break you in the class.

11/3/10

WRI101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

She assigns a lot of reading and her favorite "difficult" essays to write. While I definitely think she is helpful in office hours, classes have sometimes been unclear to me (especially at 9:30 AM). While I learned a lot, I should have chosen an easier writing class I was more interested in.

3/26/10

RUS101W

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

AMAZING professor! She is extremely dedicated to helping students improve their writing. She puts in a lot of time to give students the tailored advice and guidance that makes the Davidson W experience so valuable. She is a difficult grader but she rewards students for hard work and personal improvements.Her enthusiasm for Russia is contagious

11/9/09

RUS101w

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Ewington has high standards and high expectations, but she is very fair. She extremely enthusiastic about her job and loves teaching. She has frequent office hours and is abundantly helpful.

10/26/08

RUS101W

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Ewington is incredibly enthusiastic and passionate about her subject - sometimes frighteningly so. I have often felt attacked by her when trying to make a point. Speak up, go to her office hours, and quickly earn her respect in the class. It pays off in better grades. But make any points succinct and fail-safe, or she'll tear it apart.

3/20/08

RUS291

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Her lit classes are so worth it - you learn so much and really grow in the class. Great teacher.

11/13/07

Rus100W

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS (Russia and the west) as your W course. Way too much unnecessary reading and a ton of papers. There are easier, more interesting W courses out there. Class is a complete bore.

9/20/07

RUS101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome prof!! Hard grader but always fair - provides LOTS of feedback so you know what to do next time.

8/27/07

RUS201

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent professor. She's fabulous outside of class. Her classes are difficult but well worth the effort.

7/7/07

RUS100W

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I loved this class (Russian Women Writers). She is insightful, intelligent, energetic, really made it fun. A TON of reading though. I got behind by the end of the semester. I don't know how she is in the real Russian classes, but her W course was well worth it!

12/4/06

RUS100w

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

i hate this class. although fake nice outside of class, she is horrible and never actually teaches you how to research/write for davidson--the whole point of the w course in the first place.

12/4/06

RUS100W

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

WORST CLASS EVER!!!!!!! if you don't want your gpa to completely suffer than DO NOT take this aweful class! she is quite possibly the worst professor EVER, and never listens to anyone-don't bother giving an opinion because if the rare opportunity for you to speak in class arises, she will just tear you down for anything against her love of the lit.

11/24/06

RUS101

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

the at sessions are WAY more helpful than class, and she doesn't provide much feedback for ways to improve.

11/5/06

RUS100W

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Ewington is amazing! I absolutely love her class. It's SOOO much reading, but she's so nice and really passionate about Russia and Russian literature. And she provides great feedback on papers. I've learned so much about Russia in two months.

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