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Deborah Stearns
Professor in the Psychology department
at Georgetown University, Washington, DC
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Overall Quality
3.8
Average Grade
C+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.4
Clarity
4.2
Easiness
3.5
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12/17/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSYC-001-04 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

12/14/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSYC-001-04 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

05/21/2013
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSYC001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

08/16/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Psych001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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

07/14/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
PSYC001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

07/07/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSYCH101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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..

05/16/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSYCH001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

05/13/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
psyc001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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

05/10/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PSYC001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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

05/04/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PSYC001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

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