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Kathleen Ellis
Professor in the English department
at University of Maine, Orono, ME
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Overall Quality
2.8
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.6
Clarity
3.0
Easiness
3.8
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
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Rating Class Comment
12/26/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG 205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very unclear on assignments as well as expectations. Was also very unhelpful when asked how to improve pieces of writing. Was also disrespectful to students while they were sharing their work.

07/09/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
HON 212 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She was an easy grader and friendly enough, but her class was dull and I didn't feel like I learned anything from it. She was also impossible to reach by e-mail and doesn't respond to them even if she reads them which was frustrating!

04/21/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG 222 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Professor Ellis makes class pointless and not worth going to. I volunteered for her Poets Speak event for a grade and she left us hanging once the show started. I brought my grandmother too and she never told if we could finally sit down. And she showed up late. She cringed and made faces when her students read poetry. Avoid this teacher if you can

01/24/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Really interesting class, but we mostly copied other poems/short stories and such for our "creative" and "original" works. She's a technophobe I'm guessing; if you don't have an assignment tell her it was a tech problem and you'll get extended time. Assignments are almost always last minute, so be prepared to pump out a story/poem FAST.

04/08/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hon112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Doesn't let students get a word in of their own in class. If they do she rips apart what they say normally. She seems to be religious oriented and if you don't write things her way your grade will suffer. Her grading is okay, but overall an avoidable teacher.

02/20/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
ENG205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She looks like a witch, but she is really easy in ENG 205. Take it if possible with her. You have to read some poems, but besides that its a breeze.

12/22/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
HON111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

not my favorite teacher

12/15/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
HON111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She was on overall good teacher. She talked for a good portion of the class. She grades papers mostly on grammar and clarity. In the end, she turned out to be really nice and great to have conversations with one on one.

11/16/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
HON111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She doesn't seem to be fond of any options that aren't her own and takes over all discussions. It's easy to do well in her class but she completely tears all papers apart. It isn't uncommon for her to go in and change little things because she doesn't like certain words or phases and I've found many of her suggestions to be completely ridiculous.

05/08/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG212 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Class was laid back and went by quickly. She is very interesting and teaches in an unbiased manner. Very flexible about deadlines, and worked very hard to grade all assignments fairly. A great introduction to intensive writing!

11/09/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
HON211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She seemed very much like she cared about us and wanted us to do well. However, she seemed to have little respect for our actual intellectual capabilities; assignments were trivial and were strongly reminiscent of middle school, especially papers. An easy grade if you go through the motions, though there is little incentive to do the work.

03/30/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
HON111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very easy although dominates the classroom discussion

12/10/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
HON111 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Be prepared to do a lot of reading. The work is EASY but there is a good deal of it. Attendance at both preceptorials as well as all lectures is mandatory. However, she is pretty understanding about late work if emailed in advance. A little spacy, but good if you want an easy A.

01/26/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
HON112 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Doesn't know what shes talking about. Using unintelligent ways of conveying topics. I'm smarter than her... for sure.

01/18/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
HON180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Had students do 2/3 of the grading, totally unfair. Disliked the class in general, try to get someone else for 180.

12/15/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
eng205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She's a great lady. Interesting and fun class. Our class ended up bonding very well which made time go by quicker. You might not like her at first but you'll warm up to her and appreciate her in the end.

12/15/2008
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Kathleen may be a bit flaky and out there but she is really nice. Our class really enjoyed her. She's not difficult if you don't make deadlines, she forgives easy, doesn't remember names that often, comes up with wild story themes. She's great, just have patience. Easy class and interesting.

04/28/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
HON180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Terrible class, she never explained anyting

04/27/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG246 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She does know her stuff - and like someeone else said, haha, some of things she says are really surprising. I thnks she's fair, and isn't too harsh about deadlines, and class always goes by really quickly.

04/01/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
HON180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Doesn't reply to emails and isn't interested in helping you out. Avoid her for 180. On the other hand, I've heard she's not a bad preceptor.

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