Patricia Packard at University of Massachusetts

Patricia Packard

  • 3.2Overall Quality
  • 3.0Helpfulness
  • 3.3Clarity
  • 3.6Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/10/12

PSYCH100

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Genuinely nice professor that really wants you to enjoy class and get a good grade. Classes are sometimes boring but in order to get good grades on your exam, READ the material she assigns. Be prepared for a heavy course load of reading. If you do that, you will be in good shape. Also provides extra credit opportunities.

5/3/12

Psych100

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Packard is a sweet older woman who is very knowledgable but not the best professor. Her classes are small and EXTREMELY boring, but attendance is mandatory. The tests are easy, just study the review sheet given and skim the chapters. I wouldn't recommend her, all she does is talk at the class.

4/4/12

PSYCH100

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

SUCH a sweet lady. class is mandatory and worth a great deal of your final grade. exams are easy, right from the book. lectures are boring since she tends to ramble and can't work a computer for presentations, but theyre straightforward. if you're in a small class she has you write a research paper. overall great class!

1/24/12

PSYCH100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very clearly defined class. If you are motivated you will do well. The content is not interesting, as per intro courses, and neither is Dr. Packard. However she makes requirements very clear and if you're simply looking to fulfill a requirement she is a very reliable professor. You will learn what you need. Be prepared for a textbook-heavy course.

11/29/11

Psych100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

such a sweet lady! she will try her hardest to help any student. pretty easy class but she tries to make it fun too

5/9/11

PSYCH100

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is a very sweet lady, and she is pretty easy. DO NOT TAKE RAP CLASS WITH HER. If your class is small switch out immediately, because she will make you do a research paper. You are better off taking a big psych class that doesn't require work.

12/26/10

PYSCH100

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

She's a very sweet woman. Attendance is 20% of the grade so you have to go to class, but you do not have to pay attention at all. Her tests come from the publisher and are right out of the book. You have to read the chapters to get a decent grades on the tests, but if you do that youre fine.

11/30/10

PSYCH100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Such a sweet professor! Lecture will put you to sleep because you just listen to her talk. Reading the textbook is a must and if you do you'll ace the tests. The tests are straight forward and not cumulative. Decent Gen Ed.

4/13/10

PSYCH100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy class. Takes attendance once a week. Sweet Grandma-like woman, reasonable and not that hard to do well in but the classes are pretty slow and boring and you do need to study for tests.

4/11/10

psych100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

she was a very nice lady. you do have to go to class, and she can sometimes ramble or just seem uninteresting but its psych so its really not too bad. the exams are easy. as long as you went to lecture and took notes on key things in the book youre good

1/15/10

Psych100

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you read the book it is so easy. Class meets twice a week and it is supposed to be an hour and 15 minutes. Classes usually only lasted 45 minutes though. No homework. As long as you read the book, it's a breeze. You don't have to take notes in class but attendance is mandatory. It's an easy 20 percent of your grade.

12/31/09

Psych100

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

so easy, read the book.

5/20/09

PSYCH100

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Extremely nice lady, but teaching just isn't her thing. Lectures purely suck, don't even need to take notes just read the book.

5/7/09

Psych100

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible terrible teacher. Talks and talks and talks forever but doesnt really teach you anything and you think that the material is in the book, then on the exam theres questions that we didnt even cover in class or in the book! And the **** cancels class and doesnt even bother to tell you so you wake up and get there and have to go back.

8/28/08

psych100

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wonderful Woman. Extremely nice and interested in each of her students. Laid back class. Read the book and you'll get an A.

2/1/08

Psych100

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

SO boring. I could not pay attention. She is a nice lady but man i had trouble because she is so unengaging in a small class setting.

11/20/07

Psych100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She loves to talk. Nice lady but an hour and fifteen minutes is a lot to take. She takes attendance a lot of the time and it counts for a lot. Her exams are strictly from the book so read that and you'll be absolutely fine. Nothing is from the notes. There is a lot of extra credit available too.

12/31/06

psych100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the nicest ladies in the world. She is very willing to help any students, but is really boring in class. the tests come completely from the text book, but attendance is graded as a test so you have to go to class anyways. easy class, but sometimes its hard to sit through without falling asleep.

12/12/06

psych100

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

absolute WORST teacher i have ever had. i am no longer a psych major thanks to her. shes SOOOOO damn boring.. take her class if you want to die in it. she loves the sound of her own voice & sucks at explaining everything. she's an idiot who tries to make it sound like she knows what she is saying, like when she referred to nomar garciaparra as omar

12/6/06

psych100

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

she is such a nice person, but her lectures are boring. it is not a very hard class if you just do the readings

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