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Laurie Parendes
Professor in the Geography department
at Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA
are you Laurie Parendes?
Overall Quality
3.8
Average Grade
D
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.8
Clarity
3.9
Easiness
2.7
Helpfulness
0
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53 Student Ratings
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10/21/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEOG 145 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Respected by students"

Class work for easy points. Study guides are long , but give you the questions that will be on the test.

04/06/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEOG425 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: C

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.

04/02/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
GEO145 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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!

03/01/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEOG 145 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

12/02/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
environiss Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

11/07/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
GEOG145 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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!

11/02/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
geog145 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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

05/01/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Geog425 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'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!)

04/04/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
GEOG145 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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

11/21/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Geo145 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

11/18/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEOG145 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

05/16/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
GEOG425 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

04/30/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
envissu Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

amazing!

04/30/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
geog425 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

very caring!!!

04/10/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Geo145 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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!!!!

03/26/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
EnvirIssu Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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

12/09/2009
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Geo145 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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!

07/09/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
geog511 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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

11/06/2008
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
GEOG145 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

11/06/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
geo02 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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

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