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Prudence Layne
Professor in the English department
at Elon University, Elon, NC
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Overall Quality
2.7
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.7
Clarity
2.7
Easiness
2.3
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26 Student Ratings
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08/02/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
GST Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Layne is an exceptional professor. If you're expecting an easy class, don't sign up. If you're looking to gain critical writing skills and engage in deep, thought-provoking discussion, she's the professor for you. Course can be writing intensive, but all assignments are meaningful. I hear her Prison Nation class is phenomenal.

12/03/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
GST375W Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Good teacher who knows her stuff. However, there is a lot of work and she definitely is a tough grader. The second half of the semester really drops off work wise. Make sure to agree with her opinions or you won't do nearly as well

03/10/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She is the best and very helpful professor. I learned a lot out of her class.

12/11/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG496 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Very disorganized with scheduling and class work. Seemed to grade presentations arbitrarily.

11/10/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Professor Layne can be unclear at times with assignments but isn't too hard of a grader. Attendance is mandatory, points off your final grade if you have missed more than 3 classes

04/14/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
GSTSA 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 her abroad to South Africa. The country is AMAZING but she makes you do all this work that is completely useless. She's very unorganized. Be prepared for some beautiful scenery, incredible experiences, and very poorly planned days.

02/07/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

extremely argumentative!!! doesnt teach, just expects you to understand. and if you dont? she'll get an attitude and make you feel like an idiot. go to class, do the work, and try not to let her piss you off. even a hint of objection and your grade will suffer horribly.

01/07/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is not a teacher for the student that likes to be lazy. The class is not super hard but it is by no means easy. You actually have to do the work. Imagine that!The majority of the people that are complaining are probably lazy. Don't be lazy, do the reading, ask for help when you need it, and you will be just fine!

01/03/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG331 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

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12/23/2008
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG331 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

All I can say is ugh. If Dr. Layne liked you, you were golden, but if you got on her bad side, it seemed as though your grade reflected her opinions of you...hmm. She's brilliant when she actually teaches, which was seriously rare.

12/18/2008
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENG331 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

5 Tips: 1)Get on her good side. If she likes you, she will be helpful and kind; if not, WATCH OUT. 2)Do the reading. Participation will get you points. 3)Don't start a fight; it's easy to do, but don't. It's not worth it. Just keep your mouth shut. 4)Don't mess up; don't be late with work. She plays hardball for the sake of it. 5)Good luck!

12/12/2008
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENG331 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This teacher is the worst I have ever had at Elon. She demands respect of her students but provides none to them. She makes it difficult to understand what she wants and impossible to fix mistakes. She also blatantly steals her presentation, handout, and quiz materials from other schools and random websites. In a word - unprofessional.

10/03/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Eng273 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She was a horrible teacher. She is ****...the only people in my class to pass were either black or from the Caribbean. You have to make sure she knows your grades or you will get a 0. I hated her and she does not care about the good of her students. Everybody I know that had her hated her!!

03/10/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENG273 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

If you aren't prepared to work, don't sign up, but if you want to learn, take her!

12/21/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

By far the worst teacher I have had at Elon. She is extremely judgemental and difficult to interact with overall. I highly suggest you select a different teacher for literature. Good Luck! :/

10/28/2007
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Eng273 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Worst teacher I have had at Elon. Unclear assignments, pop quiz's (like a middle school teacher) and she's just rude. I think she has a personality disorder. She doesn't posses normal human ways of communication. Elon should get rid of her.

12/07/2006
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Eng110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She is passionate about African American Studies but not College Writing...she feels black people do not work hard enough and expect the world to hand them things... she is strong-minded but is also nattow-minded about her own people.

10/30/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
eng110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Reasonably nice, but the class is terribly boring, and the assignments are pretty worthless. I dislike writing, which I'm sure didn't help. The projects are not well explained, and mandatory attendance sucks. Definately take a different professor for college writing.

10/23/2006
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Eng110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

she is nice, but sometimes the assignments are unclear. hard grader..

06/01/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENG 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

very nasty teacher. if she decides she doesnt like you she will make your life hell

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