Laurie Parendes at Edinboro University

Laurie Parendes

  • 3.8Overall Quality
  • 3.8Helpfulness
  • 3.9Clarity
  • 2.7Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
4/6/14

GEOG425

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedC

I LOVE her. I took an upper level geog class with her right after switching majors to geography. She understood when I struggled bc I sat down & talked to her about the change & how it was only my 2nd geog class. A LOT of work, treated the class as a seminar. LOTS of discussion, be prepared to talk bc everyone is req'd. Some childish busy work.

4/2/14

GEO145

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

TERRIBLE! Be prepared for childish group work, insanely long study guides, and assignments worth too many points that she grades too hard. She is one of those professors who will call you out for going to the bathroom, DO NOT TAKE!

3/1/14

GEOG 145

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

We also needed ID# 9780061580376. She is REALLY into her work. Her study guides are useful if you take the time to do them correctly. They're just off your notes and mini assignments. She does give a lot of reading. She also gives easy follow-up reading quizzes where you can use the book. I haven't read either book and aced her class.

12/2/13

environiss

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

She gives alot of work, and homework. Grades differently than normal, which sucks because you do alot of work and the points dont add up. You take 4 test and there is a whole page of fill in the blank on every test.. and alot of open-ended questions that you have to answer.

11/7/11

GEOG145

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is terrible! As you see, it is a 100 level course, and she honestly does treat it as though it were a 500 level course! Be prepared for 6 page long study guides and "reflection assignments" that are 4 pages long and only 20 POINTS! Seems nice but amount of work for a class I don't "need" is too much!

11/2/11

geog145

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

study guides lay it out for you...way TOO MUCH WORK for a core class

5/1/11

Geog425

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I've had Dr. Parendes for 4 different classes because I learned so darn much from her. She isn't the easiest, expect a fair amount of work and give it a good effort, you will be rewarded. I only wish I could take her for some other course! Very knowledgeable, very kind (don't take advantage of her meek and mild manners!)

4/4/11

GEOG145

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very kind. Take good notes and keep up with the reading.

11/21/10

Geo145

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very clear professor, she explains everything very well(to the point where you really don't need a textbook). Class can get boring, homework is given. But overall, she is good, she does care about your grade, and she will take her own time off to help you; even without you asking for it.

11/18/10

GEOG145

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very caring. Class can be less interesting at times if your not that into the class i.e. if your taking it for a core class. Is very understanding and is always available for help. If you need an ethics course or taking this class for your major I recommend Dr.Parendes.

5/16/10

GEOG425

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very fair professor. Her course requirements are expressed at the beginning and if you do everything that is expected you will receive a good grade. She is very knowledgeable. Research, reading and writing intensive. Highly recommend for higher level courses you will learn the material! Always willing to help. No text book. No test for this course.

4/30/10

envissu

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

4/30/10

geog425

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

very caring!!!

4/10/10

Geo145

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Parendes is the worst. She talks to you like your stupid and takes everything completely serious. Makes 50 mins feel endless. She holds a grudge and picks her favorites from the class. Don't even try to study the notes, they're not helpful, nor is the "study guide". No text book, but she posts online readings which are horrendous. Avoid her!!!!

3/26/10

EnvirIssu

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible teacher, drags on environ issues nightmare, if you like useless things and have home work that takes 5 hrs then take this class, tests are ridic even when you prepare like crazy

12/9/09

Geo145

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Environmental issues, she treats the class like its a graduate class when its a 100 level class. She is a grading nightmare. Expects you to memorize the most pointless information. tests are crazy. All around she is just crazy. DO NOT TAKE HER!

7/9/09

geog511

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

be prepared to read a LOT, and work really hard. she's a very understanding and helpful prof if you just talk to her. wrote me a letter of recommendation, even after i told her how much trouble i was having

11/6/08

GEOG145

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took the GEOG 145 Honors class...It was sometimes a pain in the butt but her lectures are very clear and we didn't use a textbook, which was nice. She did assign online readings but they weren't too bad. Her tests weren't extremely easy but they weren't terrible. I got an A without too much effort.

11/6/08

geo02

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

The Worst Teacher ever! Shes a Natzi when it comes to grading. Do Not Take her! Class is a bore and she knows it

10/21/08

GEOG245

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

At times I felt like I was back in Jr High. There was so much busy work. I felt like I needed to shut up and color, there was little to no discussions about a fairly interesting topic. The test were fair. Too many group projects. Oh, if she misses class, be prepared to do even more work. Some material outdated.

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