Kathleen Ellis at University of Maine

Kathleen Ellis

  • 2.8Overall Quality
  • 2.6Helpfulness
  • 3.0Clarity
  • 3.8Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/26/13

ENG 205

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

7/9/13

HON 212

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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!

4/21/13

ENG 222

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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

1/24/13

ENG205

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/8/12

Hon112

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

2/20/12

ENG205

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/22/11

HON111

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

not my favorite teacher

12/15/11

HON111

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/16/11

HON111

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/8/11

ENG212

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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!

11/9/10

HON211

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

3/30/10

HON111

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very easy although dominates the classroom discussion

12/10/09

HON111

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

1/26/09

HON112

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

1/18/09

HON180

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

12/15/08

eng205

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/15/08

ENG205

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/28/08

HON180

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible class, she never explained anyting

4/27/08

ENG246

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/1/08

HON180

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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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