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Ewa Miernowska
Professor in the Languages department
at University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
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Overall Quality
4.2
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.1
Clarity
4.3
Easiness
2.2
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25 Student Ratings
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09/30/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Slavic 208 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Gives good feedback" "Respected by students" "Participation matters"

Pani Ewa expects a lot and demands respect, but she's a very likable woman and you learn so much. This class was by far my favorite of the semester.

05/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
FRE228 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She's really intense and class is incredibly fast paced. But if you do your homework and come to class prepared, you'll be fine!

12/11/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
F322 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: D

Absolute worst professor I've ever had. She is spiteful. She is not understanding and will criticize you for not being a literary expert even for those who have no prior experience and expects you to come in knowing everything (not a teacher mentality). I had family problems all semester and she said I deserved to fail because I was making it up

11/13/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Slavic 301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

One of the most passionate teachers I have seen in my life. Makes learning so much more fun! She will make you work extremely hard but you will learn more than you believed possible in one semester.

06/05/2013
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
FR322 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

So mean! So so mean!! She's very nice as a person, but very strict in class and will make you feel highly inadequate if you don't consistently do your work. Definitely the hardest grader I've had for French. Grades essays, tests, AND HOMEWORK heavilyyy on grammar, unlike the other teachers who care more about whether you absorbed the content well.

05/27/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
FR322 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She's kind of intense at first and things might seem overwhelming but everything calms down after a few weeks. You MUST know your grammar otherwise you're screwed for essays! She'll pick on people so do the readings! otherwise, great teacher and overall a fun class!

04/17/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
FRE 322 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Pros: you will be challenged, and if you do the reading, you're able to participate. (Participation/attendance = 30% of grade) Cons: If she doesn't like you or calls on you and you don't have an answer... beware. VERY tough grader on TESTS. Grammar = KEY! Challenging, but sometimes is overboard.

11/27/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
FREN321 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is very strict but if you do the homework and participate you'll do fine. Her grading is really tough and it takes some getting used to. Lots of reading but never anything too difficult

11/03/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
SLAV277 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

As a freshman, I had no transition from high school to college with her.. But she's wonderful. She reminds me of one of my Polish aunts. I adore her and love the class, because it reminds me of home. Definitely taking as many semesters with her as possible.

09/14/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
slav207 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very hard class, moves quickly and homework is graded on accuracy, but other than that you are guaranteed to learn polish. She knows what she is doing.

12/09/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
SLAVI277 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher. Very passionate about her work, does her best to help you understand material. Expects you to put in an effort, and rewards you for doing so. Tells you exactly what is expected and you learn a lot, but its totally interesting. One of my favorite teachers on campus. Would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn the language.

10/24/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
FREN322 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Previously majored in French, came back for a refresher. Much tougher than the professors at my undergrad, but very passionate about the subject.

10/22/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
Slavi277 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Pani Ewa is one of the strictest teachers I've ever had. That being said, she is very happy and always making little jokes in class, and is an excellent teacher. I've learned more from her than any other language teacher I've ever had.

02/19/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Slav301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I learned more polish in 1 semester than I did french in 5 years before college. She teaches you the language very effectively, but expect to work a lot at it. I was in ochem and biocore at the same time as this, and I worked more on polish than the other two put together. intense but worth it

11/15/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Polsh301 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 the best teacher I have ever had. Everything everyone has said is very true. If you want to learn polish quickly and very well take the honors intensive intro I have taken 5 years of spanish and i speak it very well, after one semester with Professor Miernowska i would say i speak Polish just as well as Spanish.

11/04/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
FR322 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

First and foremost: intimidating. Work hard and respect her and you'll be fine. Be a smart ass or show up late - you will be chewed out. Despite how scared I was sometimes...I never missed class, worked extremely hard, and learned so much. She did what a teacher is supposed to do - make you significantly better.

05/04/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
FR271 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is my favorite professor on campus. At first she's pretty intimidating because she makes you come out of your comfort zone to speak French. However, over the course of the semesteryou grow to be really comfortable with her; she's super personable and she knows her stuff! Also, you get so much better at French.

04/16/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
FRENC322 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 amazing! I was really intimidated when i first had her for 271 but you will learn so much. She's demanding and very honest, which sometimes is necessary to do your best :)

12/31/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Slavi271 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Improved alot

10/21/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
SLAVI332 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Cares very much about her students. Notice that she already a prof of French so I believe she teaches Polish out of passion and maybe patriotic duty. She bases your grade on your individual improvement, so if you put in hard work you'll earn a good grade. Small class size. Highly recommended.

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