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Website where students can rate courses?

MMM1234MMM1234 Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
edited April 2011 in Emory University
Does anyone know about a website (I think it's specific to Emory) where students rate and comment on classes? I know about RateMyProfessors.com, but I also thought that I had heard about another website that let's you rate classes....Not sure where I saw this though, or what it's called.
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Replies to: Website where students can rate courses?

  • Melanie22Melanie22 Registered User Posts: 102 Junior Member
    We have class comments which is a part of LearnLink , our email system. Idk if you guys are familiar with LearnLink yet (it's confusing at first) but basically under class comment students will ask about certain professors and/or classes and other students will comment sharing their opinions and experiences. Class comments is soooo helpful when picking out classes!! Freshman don't really have to worry about classes until orientation week though where there will be a bunch of people helping you organize a schedule and figuring out the system.
  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,293 Senior Member
    Yeah, look at the class comments when you get here or simply tour sections/courses during add/drop/swap. Figure out where you want to be that way. For example, you'll want to make sure class comments reflects how you are choosing classes. For example, ease is weighted a bit too much here. You'll want to check the easy prof. out and check a harder one out and look for differences in lecture quality. Often, the differences are significant, so often many people in the prof. who gives the easier exams will actually struggle more than those in the harder profs. class. Trust me, you don't want that situation (you learn less, and you struggle, a lame combo). For example, my friend who is in Escobar's bio 142 class finally got a chance to watch Spell lecture, and he realizes he should have went to Spell b/c she was superior. He kind of realizes he would have done well regardless. And those who switch from Escobar 141 to Spell 142 usually do not regret it, and enjoy bio much more. You'll see many scenarios like this in science courses here.

    If you are doubling up in a science and have the oppurtunity at a phenomenal prof. that is on the hard side for one course and you have a range for the other course, I would say choose the phenomenal hard one and a moderate prof. for the other. It ends up surprisingly doable. For example, If you have Frosh Orgo. and bio, you'll naturally have Jose, so you'll want Spell or Calabrese (just avoid Escobar) as opposed to Eisen unless you feel really confident in bio, in which case you can choose Eisen. If Sophomore orgo. and Physics. Weinschenk+ someone like Roth is perfect (Roth=moderate difficulty and solid lecturing), unless you are epic at physics in which case you do Bing for physics or the 151 (calc. based) course. Basically, don't choose the (hard-phenomenal)^2 unless you feel as if you are strong in the "toss-up course". I identify physics and bio as toss-up because most people have been exposed to these topics in HS and may be concerned about how hard they can be at Emory, whereas orgo. is new to most folks. And with orgo, it's almost always best to go with the best lecturer you can for 221 or else you may have a lame time in 222 no matter the prof. For example, Dennis Liotta is a solid lecturer and gives very easy exams, yet the class is failing. Many of them came from sketch lecturers that were too easy and inflated grades at the end. I shall call it the Liotta fiasco. I lead Supplementary Instruction for Liotta's class, and I must admit that it is very sad that most of the problems stem from discrepancies of the quality/rigor of 1st semester profs. Many/most students switching from Weinschenk or Soria's who got only B/B+ or maybe slightly lower are coasting in Liotta's class whereas many of the others are bombing horribly.
  • MMM1234MMM1234 Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    bernie12,

    Can I just say that you are amazingly helpful and you should get paid for this. No lie.

    Thank you SO much! And yes, Learn Link is definitely the website I heard about. Thanks Melanie!
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