Deborah Stearns at Georgetown University

Deborah Stearns

  • 3.8Overall Quality
  • 3.4Helpfulness
  • 4.2Clarity
  • 3.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
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12/17/13

PSYC-001-04

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

By far one of the most enthusiastic professors I've ever had! Seems to actually enjoy lecturing at 8 AM. Even though attendance wasn't mandatory (which is honestly why I took an 8 AM), I ended up going bc she's so funny and approachable. READ THE TEXTBOOK. Tests from text, and it's 500x easier if you've read. Almost impossible if not.

12/14/13

PSYC-001-04

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is a really nice lady and knows what she's talking about. It's not hard to pay attention to her lectures, she is interesting and upbeat. She lets you use a cheat sheet on the test, but you still have to study in order to receive a good grade.

5/21/13

PSYC001

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Stearns is clear when explaining concepts, and she's extremely upbeat for an 8AM class. I've only showed up to class on exam days and the first couple of weeks. Attendance is not necessary to do well. Just thoroughly read the textbook, make sure you understand, and make a detailed cheat sheet. I received an A.

8/16/12

Psych001

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

ok, you actually HAVE to put a lot of studying far in advance for an A. there is far too much material to cram. the perks: she drops the lowest grade, you get a cheat sheet, and attendance isn't mandatory. BUT read every line of the book. the exam questions are straight forward, so just know the material. USE the practice book, exams are similar

7/14/12

PSYC001

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is the worst professor I've had so far in Georgetown. You would think that 4 tests and the lowest grade is dropped is a good idea but think about it twice because for each test there's a ridiculous amount of material to study. If you are not a psych major trust me and DO NOT take this class. If you do, you will regret it.

7/7/12

PSYCH101

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

HARD ESSAYS. never got above a 5/10 on mine...nice prof, always very chirpy and happy...but agreed. the test comes from the book...but its A LOT of studying...i tried studying the day b4 b/c i have a lot of work to do....def had to pull almost all nighters. SOOO MUCH INFOOO in so little time. but u do get a cheat sheet! 8am classes are too early..

5/16/12

PSYCH001

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

NOTTT AN EASY A. She is a very good professor, but you need to spend a lot of time studying/reviewing to do well. You think you know the material and still get B's. You learn a lot though. Stearns doesn't round up your grade so it kinda sucks, but she's a good prof.

5/13/12

psyc001

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is a verryyy interesting professor. Her sense of humor adds a sense of fun spirit to the class and makes psychology more interesting. it is an easy A if you prepare from the study guide and you dnt have to do the final which is nice. 8 am sucks but a cheat sheet on tests. highly recommended

5/10/12

PSYC001

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

don't take. you have to study far in advance to do well, which is not worth it for those who just want to get done with the social science requirement. there are many other professors who are easier. i suppose she is nice, but she grades so hard on the essays, you basically have to ace the rest of the test

5/4/12

PSYC001

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I agree with the last two posters. I took this class (8 am, mind you) assuming it would be a walk in the park. You have to study a ton for the tests, and I got 6/10s on all the essays. When the tests are out of 100 points, you can hardly get any multiple choice questions wrong if you want an A. She is nice, I guess, but is never on campus to meet.

4/30/12

PSYCH101

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

NOT AN EASY A. Lectures are pointless, you have to study hard from the book. Tests are multiple choice with one essay, but the essays are impossible, she is very picky. I am a business student and just took this to fulfill my requirement, DO NOT DO IT, only take this class if psychology interests you and you plan on majoring in it.

4/28/12

PSYCH001

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Beware!! Stearns is NOT EASY! I thought this class would be an easy A, it is far from it. So much reading. Mult choice part of her exams are ok if you study hard but the essays are impossible; she takes off points for everything. Not worth the 8am struggle

1/12/12

PSYC001

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I went into this class because I love Psychology and I wanted a challenge for my Psych class. However, this class was much more than a challenge. It was one of my hardest class, and I honestly thought that it would have been easier. I had taken AP Psych senior year and although I had remembered stuff this class is really intense. Cheat sheet though

12/13/11

PSYC001

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy A if you put in the time to make a detailed memory card (which you can use on the test) and buy the optional study guide (the practice questions are like what you can expect on her tests). 3 of 4 tests count (so you can drop the final). Interesting class with a professor who truly cares about what she's teaching.

12/12/11

PSYCH001

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class is interesting. You don't really have to go though because tests are based on textbook material (and mostly multiple choice). Read the text the nights before a test and make a really detailed cheat sheet (you can bring it with you into the test).

12/9/11

Psych001

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

cheat sheet (one front page of ANYTHING YOU CAN FIT ON IT). Do make sure you review and know the material. Essays are very in depth and require a lot of knowledge on the material. Gives three options for essays and you choose one. 50 multiple choice questions. drops lowest exam (can be final) Final is all mul choice

7/11/11

PSYC001

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

General Psych with Stearns was a fun experience and you could definitely tell that she knew her stuff. She specializes in social psychology. The class itself (4 tests with lowest grade dropped which could include the final) was doable. However, if you don't catch up on the textbook readings before the exams, you will be doomed to put it lightly.

5/4/11

PSYCH001

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Amazing professor! I can't stand waking up for early classes, but this class was worth it. She takes a genuine interest in her students' success. Her lectures are clear and engaging, and exams are reasonable - you can use a memory card and the lowest grade drops.

11/18/10

PSYC001

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent professor. Every class is stimulating and Professor Stearns' energy and enthusiasm make the effort of getting up for an 8:50 class totally worth it. Tests go off class material and textbook but are very fair. Plus the allowed memory sheet really helps during the test. Highly recommend for the intro to psych course.

8/24/10

PSYC001

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Boring lectures. Truly no need to go to class...I went the first half and not the second and my grades actually improved. 4 tests including a final make up 100% of the grade, and you get to drop one. Study the book hard, make detailed cheat sheets and you won't have a problem getting an A

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