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Patricia Packard
Professor in the Psychology department
at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
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Overall Quality
3.2
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Hotness
Helpfulness
3.0
Clarity
3.3
Easiness
3.6
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12/10/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSYCH100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

05/03/2012
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Psych100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

04/04/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PSYCH100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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!

01/24/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSYCH100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

11/29/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Psych100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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

05/09/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSYCH100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

12/26/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
PYSCH100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

11/30/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSYCH100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

04/13/2010
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSYCH100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

04/11/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
psych100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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

01/15/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Psych100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

12/31/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Psych100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

so easy, read the book.

05/20/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSYCH100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

05/07/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Psych100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

08/28/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
psych100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

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

02/01/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Psych100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

11/20/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Psych100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

12/31/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
psych100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

12/12/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
psych100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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

12/06/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
psych100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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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