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Juliet Floyd
Professor in the Philosophy department
at Boston University, Boston, MA
are you Juliet Floyd?
Overall Quality
3.1
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.3
Clarity
2.9
Easiness
2.8
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
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05/12/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PH360 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Floyd really wants every one of her students to understand the materials covered in class. This symbolic logic class might be hard to some but she explains things very clearly. She makes the class more like a seminar in which everyone is expressing their thoughts. I definitely recommend her class if you want an easy A and learn some logic

01/22/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PH160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

she is really a good professor. This class is about critical thinking and logic. She is willing to help every students and even you ask questions by sending her an email. I would suggest you to take her class.

12/14/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ph160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Professor Floyd is very knowledgeable in the subject, but isn't always the best at explaining it. Regardless, this is a very interesting class that you won't regret taking, even if you have absolutely no interest in philosophy, like me. Great elective.

11/13/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
logic350 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took logic with Floyd and you will learn a lot in her class. She is very clear and so knowledgeable, and she is always willing to meet with you to help or even to help you by email. Loved her. She makes you work for the grade but she is really fair.

04/12/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
ph160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very knowledgeable.This class is logic,a little bit scientific deduction.But it is a humanity class so you need to memorize some terms.Light workload.Go to class to learn something, but read the book for the exam.Recommended to science people who don't want essays or readings. :)

01/06/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
PH160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Really easy class. She grades on a B- curve and drops the lowest two components of your grade. Direct problem sets. The two midterms were kind of hard, but the final was wicked easy. You can just sign into class and you're counted as being there. KNOW THE BOOK FOR EXAMS.

12/24/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PH422 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Floyd is amazing! She is extremely understanding and her lectures are very helpful. She is one of my favorite professors I have had at BU and I highly recommend her classes. She truly wants to help her students succeed and it shows.

12/23/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PH422 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I fell in love with analytic philosophy and immediately, although I did not have the prerequisites, Professor Floyd was more than helpful, and always understanding of my struggles. She invites students to get involved, and her passion for the subject is inspiring. Can't wait to take her logic class next spring!

05/27/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PH622 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Floyd's analytic philosophy seminar clarified material I previously struggled to understand. As other commenters have mentioned, her enthusiasm brings the material to life. She did an excellent job situating each philosopher and argument within a larger context, which I found crucial to understanding analytic philosophy.

05/27/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PH624 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor Floyd is a wonderful teacher of Wittgenstein. This material is notoriously difficult to teach, and her lectures clarify the text through example and by distinguishing it from other concepts students are familiar with. Importantly, Floyd makes Wittgenstein accessible without dumbing it down. I highly recommend Floyd's Wittgenstein seminar.

05/27/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PH160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Floyd's enthusiasm for logic makes difficult material interesting and accessible. I took two logic courses previously, and her instruction was much more clear and engaging then either of those. She is persistent in making sure every student understands the material, and makes every effort to help, including by e-mail and in office hours.

05/27/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PH624 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

I had Prof Floyd for a combination undergrad/grad course: Wittgenstein. The class is very abstract, and the students were timid to speak their thoughts. Prof Floyd always took the sensible interpretation of the students' comments so as give credit to the students' intelligence and encourage them further. She was excited about the subject as well.

04/05/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Phhs160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I found her to be A very good professor, but the subjects she teaches don't come easily to most people. If yoU read the text book and go to lecture you should do fine. Homework is challenging but if you go to office hours she is more than happy to help you.

03/26/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PH160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

The material is somewhat difficult and tests are difficult too. The text book will help explain concepts better than lectures or TFs. Basically if you get As on W assignments and Bs or B+s on exams and show up to lecture/discussion you will probably get an A in this class because she gives a generous curve.

01/31/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PH160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Pretty tough course, pay attention because everything builds on the topic before. Attend class and don't do HW the night before! She is a little confusing during lecture, but if you ask for help, she'll clarify

01/15/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PH160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Decent professor - lectures are not extremely clear, especially when she goes off on tangents, but perfectly manageable if you pay attention and read from the textbook. Awesome curving/grading policies where the lowest two sections are dropped. Very helpful during office hours and good TAs as well. Definitely not as bad as people seem to think

12/22/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
PH160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She is extremely boring and lectures are useless. However, I still recommend her class to anyone who want to fulfill a requirement, because 1) she curves everything. 2) she divided the grade into 8 items and drop 2 of them in the end 3) Read the textbook, and it's not hard to get an A. I didn't take the final, but still got an A. TA is terrible

12/22/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PH160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Lectures are unhelpful. Rely heavily on text book. The professor is willing to help but cannot articulate her pt how students understand. Office hours help a little.My argumentation skills improved a little technically. Teaching fellows are useless. Assignments are laborous. Very time consuming. She curves grades at the end, but not much.

12/22/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PH160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This class is difficult. Assignments are time consuming. Lectures are useless because she does not articulate the concepts how students understand. Teaching fellows are clueless. She is willing to help in office hours, but is ineffective. I do think I learned a lot about the techniques of argumentation through proofs. I relied heavily on the book.

12/20/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PH160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

1. Lectures are useless, while attendance is mandatory; 2. homework assignments are extremely time-consuming; 3. you will learn nothing after this class. your reasoning won't enhance, you are just learning how to express your arguments with symbols. Floyd is a nice woman though. she really wants to help you, but it's not effective at all.

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