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Luisa Avila Pour
Professor in the Communication department
at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
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Overall Quality
4.4
Average Grade
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Hotness
Helpfulness
4.4
Clarity
4.4
Easiness
3.1
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33 Student Ratings
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11/20/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
comm 41 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

A little bit vague/unclear when it comes to instructions. She tries to engage class in discussion though, and as long as you pay close attention to her slides. Textbook reading isn't absolutely a necessity, I winged all my quizzes and still did well. Also missed my final and she was kind enough to meet me up at a coffee shop to let me take it then

04/22/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Comm 20 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She's amazing and funny. Good for beginners. Class is way easy and fun.

12/18/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Comm20 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Most of the lectures and quizzes are based on the textbook that you have to read on your own time. There are only 2 major speeches and 3 practice speeches. I highly recommend you take advantage of her office hours because she can sometimes be unclear about what she specifically wants in each speech. Overall she's a very sweet professor.

11/27/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
COMM20 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Really easy class! I procrastinated on all of my speeches and received A's on all. Sometimes she can be a bit unclear about what she is looking for when it comes to speeches but she gives outline examples that you can just use. Going to class is easy and mandatory she gives participation points you don't have to participate just show up

05/15/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
COMM20 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

She is very helpful with giving feedback and she is really nice and approachable

05/09/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
COMM20 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

My best prof this semester. She's nice and grades fairly.

12/01/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Comm20 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She seems pretty strict at first and very strict in lateness and really encourages appearance in class. She is a really good teacher though and spaced out each speech well. she also has a sense of humor and tries to make the class fun with someof the speeches.

11/22/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
COMM20 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

Prof. Pour is a cute, sharp, and very interesting woman. Take advantage of her office hours, they really help

06/05/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
COMM20 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

you have to work for an A, but she grades fairly. she's very nice, helpful, and makes public speaking more bearable. good class

05/24/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
COMM100 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

Don't let the first day intimidate you. She's a cool teacher and an interesting person.

05/07/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
COMM101 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 can be tough when grading our writing and is serious about studnets beeing on time. But she's pretty fair. Shows genuine care and concern. Very passionate and made the classroom a family.

05/07/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
COMM101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Sha can be tough when grading our writing and is serious about studnets beeing on time. But she's pretty fair. Shows genuine care and concern. Very passionate and made the classroom a family.

07/10/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Comm20 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

take her once a week classes or night classes. she is straight forward, easy, and easily to get along with. her assignments are straightforward. she grades pretty easy cares a lot about outline. you dont need the book since her notes cover everything for the quiz. quizzes are easy ano need to study hard just review notes night before the quiz

04/13/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
COMM20 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She's very nice and approachable. It's not impossible to get an A in this class. If you work hard and prepare your speeches well, you will get a decent grade. You don't really need to read your textbook because the quizzes are all based on the notes in class. However, you might need it while preparing your speeches.

01/09/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
COMM41 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 pretty picky when grading presentaions..marked me down the same points for going 3 seconds over the time limit than people who had not even reached the minimum time limit..Overall very good teacher. knows what she wants and will rarely give into students thought..I also thought she was a very hot/exotic teacher with a nice accent

12/15/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
COMM20 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

AWESOME. She is clear and concise. Funny and optimistic. She really cares about her students and makes sure she is clear for everyone, not just some people. The speeches are pretty easy if you make friends in the class. I highly recommend her!!

07/01/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
CommCrit Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Had her for Comm 20 and Comm 41. She´s very direct and clear about assignnments. I highly recommend her if you need to take a 3 hour class. Keeps class interesting and she´s nice to her students. Sort of on the strict side.MUST ATTEND CLASS AND FOLLOW GUIDELINES CLOSELY.

01/24/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
COMM20 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Prior to the class, I would consider myself a good speaker, but I definitely improved. Professor Pour gives you good critiques, and be sure to LISTEN and APPLY them to your next speech. It sounds a little silly, but would you really want points knocked off because your hair covered your face? She was a great teacher and will always help students!

12/06/2007
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
COMM20 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She's really detail-oriented and picky. It's really hard to get an A in this class b/c she can always find something to knock off points in your speeches. You MUST follow the OUTLINE perfectly b/c she really looks at it! Show up to class on time b/c she gets annoyed if you're always late. Good thing in this class was that there were no midterms!

11/29/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Comm20 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 super nice. If you do the work, take the notes, and follow directions, you are golden. The class is fairly easy and she has her own ways of keeping the students attentive.

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