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Doyne Mraz
Professor in the Writing department
at Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
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Overall Quality
3.5
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.7
Clarity
3.4
Easiness
3.2
Helpfulness
0
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22 Student Ratings
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10/28/2014
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
USEM 101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Respected by students" "Gives good feedback" "Hilarious"

Not for the faint-hearted. Doyne has very strong opinions and is not afraid to state them in very specific terms. Kind of a shock coming straight from high school, but you get used to it. His assignments are very open-ended and some instructions contradict each other, but he gives specific feedback on papers and lets you re-write before grading.

02/11/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
USEM Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A-

He does a good job at trying to make freshmen ready for college. A lot of people come in thinking it will be a walk through the park but he doesn't hold your hand. If you do the work and follow the corrections he tells you to do you'll be fine.

12/14/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
USem101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Doyne is awesome. It takes a while to get used to him, and he's definitely not for the faint of heart, but I had a teacher exactly like him for 3 years in high school. He's witty and won't hold your hand, he really helps you learn for yourself. He's not there to cheer you on, he's there to teach you.

10/11/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
USEM102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Doyne is the man! I am not a big writer but he made the class a lot of fun!

08/15/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
USEM101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Doyne is a wonderful teacher. He is hilarious and the discussions the class has are quite interesting. All one has to do is follow directions and listen to the man, and you're in the clear. However, if you can't handle being teased, singled out, and disturbing discussions this class is not for you.

01/01/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
USEM101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is a wonderful teacher, and is always there for his students. He is also hilarious, he's not for the faint of heart however.

10/13/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
USEM101 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

A great teacher to learn from. Instead of teaching strictly by the book he makes students think for themselves. Lively, energetic, fun.

02/12/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
USEM102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I know everybody likes him(and he is fun to be around), but as teacher he is not very good. It seemed like everything I turned into him was never good enough for him. Also, he would direct us to examples of how to do things and then we would come to class and he would say that was wrong.

11/16/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
USEM101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I had 101-103 with Doyne. Very entertaining professor and also very wise. He can be bitter at times, but he is approachable and he cares for his students.

08/15/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
CORE101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

A mastermind at providing individual attention to any student who makes himself or herself available. Refuses to play to the lowest common denominator.

03/02/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
USEM101 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

This professor taught me everything I need to know academically. He prepared me for the rest of college, and taught me how to write correctly and well. He is hilarious, old, and crazy. I love it. People are for some reason offended when he pushes his students, even though it is out of care and love. He truly does care for his students.

02/25/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
USEM103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

If you have a backbone and an opinion, Doyne Mraz is an exceptional teacher. He actually makes his students THINK by CHALLENGING them. Boy, what a concept. Not for the faint of heart or mind.

07/20/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
USEM103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

In my opinion he is a genuinely horrible person, and it comes across in everything he does. He does not respect his students at all. Please save yourself the hassle of having to interact with this man at all costs.

06/26/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
core101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The Best Teacher I have ever had.

01/01/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
usem101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is a good teacher, a little tough to figure out though.

11/10/2007
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
USEM102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Expectations unreasonably high for level of class. Some assignments are extremely vague. Topic of class does not seem to coincide with the work that is done...very confusing. Responds slowly to e-mails. Lacks decorum in the classroom.

05/27/2006
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Core Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Doyne can be brilliant, he can be utterly frustrating. What stands out to me is that he genuinely *cares* about his students (which is saintly of him, considering some of the slack-jawed dolts that come through the Core classes). He truly wants to see every student improve and achieve their potential. But sometimes he's a bit overbearing.

02/15/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
CORE 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Always willing to talk about what you're working on and offer pointers.

10/31/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CORE Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

It's hot!!!!!!!!!!!!

10/07/2005
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Core 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Doyne is so cool! Awesome Professor!

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