Karen Spikes at Northeastern University

Karen Spikes

  • 4.0Overall Quality
  • 3.8Helpfulness
  • 4.2Clarity
  • 4.1Easiness

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Class
Rating
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10/20/13

PSYC3404

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy class. Really interesting. She makes it fun. For the exams you just need to study what she tells you to study and you'll be fine.

4/17/13

PSYC 1200

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Spikes tries to be funny and make the class laugh rather than actually teaching. She relies on the lecture outlines completely. I missed a quiz because I couldn't get back into the city after the bombing and she refused to let me make it up and gave me a zero unless I came back in the summer to take it. Easy if you do it exactly her way.

4/11/13

PSYC 3402--3404

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Had her for developmental (honors) and social. both classes are easy and have no finals. prof. spikes is also really funny. not exactly the best teacher ever, but she provides lecture outlines that are very relevant to the tests

3/18/13

PSYC 3404

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easiest class of all time. People who say that they don't like her lecture style are jacked up (as she would say). She knows her information well and knows how to make it interesting. You'll get an A if you take notes (which she makes VERY easy to take). She's a very nice person and I find her hilarious.

12/6/12

psyc3402

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Spikes should not be anywhere near a classroom. class is funny at times but terribly annoying and frustrating the rest of the time. She does not know her subject, relies on cheat sheets to teach since she doesn't know the material. class is unchallenging, so easy. She does an excellent job at ruining one of the most passionate subjects in psych ...

11/27/12

psych3402

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I hadKaren Spikes for social psych and she is a wonderful teacher. She is very helpful and hilarious. She gives plenty of extra credit. She is very strict with getting to class on time and she also doesnt like to receive unnecessary emails. I loved her class and I would definitely recommend her.

11/15/12

PSYC3402

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Spikes is seemingly impressive. However, if you actually analyze her lecture style, you will realize that she is simply trying to be funny, and not exactly aiming to foster real learning. Initially I felt that her lectures were great, but I realized, that was just due to her southern accent being funny. I would not recommend her class.

11/14/12

PSYC3402

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The most inept prof here. Easily intimidated, highly unread on the subject, degrading in her teaching & boring. She plagiarizes the entire course from the book. If you want an easy A & don't mind paying 4k for what is a true insult & disgrace to proper learning, you'll fit right in. For anyone here that seeks the slightest challenge, look elsewhere

11/1/11

Soc3402

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Spikes is awesome! She is really helpful and makes the class really interesting. You'll get good grades as long as you go to class, read what she tells you to and review your notes/attend the review session. HIGHLY recommend.

6/30/11

psych101

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I received an A in this class, but it was no thanks to Spikes. Plainly put, she is a complete lunatic. Its almost like she hates her students and she treats them like they are worthless. She is just rude and completely unhelpful. I would not take her again.

4/13/11

PSYCH2302

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Spikes is awesome! I highly recommend taking her, she really wants you to do well and gives you EXACTLY what you need to study for the tests. Her tests (in Psych of Women anyway)are all multiple choice and not difficult if you read the materials she suggests. Highly recommended, A++++

1/7/11

psych3402

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

SPIKES IS AWESOME! I love her class. She makes the material easy to understand and interesting. She's funny & will make you want to go to class. She hands out note packets and tells you what parts of the book to focus on. She cares about her students & is incredibly helpful!

10/24/10

PSYC3404

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Spikes is a great professor. She's so much fun and always makes class interesting. She provides you with exactly what material you need for the tests and is very clear. She is hilarious and makes every class fun. She tries to get you out early when possible and is real fair in grading. She cares about her students and is a great lady! :)

4/25/10

Psych2302

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I have taken I/O, Develop., Social, & Psych of Women w/ Prof. Spikes. She is an exceptional teacher. Some people complain about her classes being a waste of time or not challenging.But she teaches you to be self disciplined &learn on your own so you can have discussions. I have learned alot from her courses. She is thorough & to the point.

4/15/10

psyc320

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took 4 of her classes. Don't take any of them if you are looking for DEEP discussion. HOWEVER - she makes class time effortless and funny and if you're looking for a leisurely 4 credits, take hers. Don't be fooled by her style - you need to study! Nice professor, surface-level information.

4/7/10

PSYU402

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

BEST TEACHER EVER!!!!!!!!

1/13/10

Developme

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Her class is very straightforward - she hands out packets and reads off of them, occasionally filling in a sentence. I hate this style. It feels like I'm in middle school. She is also not very good at answering questions probing further - often either deflecting the question to the class or just repeating the question in her answer.

12/22/09

PSYC3402

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Social Psych. She's a very kindhearted, intelligent and funny woman....but maybe not the most efficient professor. often gets off topic and wastes a lot of lecture time. she's a very easy professor and a lot of fun otherwise!

12/3/09

PSYCHALL

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Spikes teaches Develop., Social, Psych of Women and I/O. I've taken the first 3 and they were 3 of my favorite classes. She makes the material worth learning and her humor adds a lighter mood to the usual boring lectures. Her courses usually has 3 exams, not sure if that's changed. I/O I hear is horrible. Definitely take 1 of her classes!

11/21/09

PSY3404

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't listen to these negative reviews. If you're laid back and have half a brain you'll love this class. If you require the teachers help for elementry school material then yeah dont take her. Spikes is a good teacher, she may be flighty sometimes but at least shes honest. In class she acts like shes just hanging out with friends.

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