Ratemyprofessors.com? - page 2

Have many of you used this website to check out/rate your professors? A couple of semesters ago, someone told me about the site and I have found the ratings to be very helpful in selecting... Read More

  1. by   Pixiesmom
    Ratemyprofessors.com was front page news here two months ago. The article even stated that my college had taken action and complained that site's regulatory tools aren't up to par.

    I've checked it out for future and past instructors/professors and some have been right on the mark and others have been dead wrong. I'm praying that they are dead wrong about the instructor I have for one of my classes this semester. I'm fortunate enough to attend a small enough school that I can get first hand information about the instructors from other students that I trust.
  2. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Pixiesmom
    Ratemyprofessors.com was front page news here two months ago. The article even stated that my college had taken action and complained that site's regulatory tools aren't up to par.

    I've checked it out for future and past instructors/professors and some have been right on the mark and others have been dead wrong. I'm praying that they are dead wrong about the instructor I have for one of my classes this semester. I'm fortunate enough to attend a small enough school that I can get first hand information about the instructors from other students that I trust.
    Talking to other students is a very good way. Avoid the whiners. Make sure you talk to the serious, hardworking A students. If most feel a particular teacher is ok then you should be "safe"
  3. by   Pixiesmom
    Quote from stpauligirl
    Talking to other students is a very good way. Avoid the whiners. Make sure you talk to the serious, hardworking A students. If most feel a particular teacher is ok then you should be "safe"

    Exactly! I know some of the reviews on my Chemistry Professor were just terrible, but she was one of the best teacher's I've ever had. I now recommend her to anyone wanting to learn Chemistry. Not just get by, but actually learn something.

    I'm off to read the first chapter in my Nutrition textbook. :spin:
  4. by   beba42
    I also use this site, I actually found it to be very helpful and "most" of the time to be true.
  5. by   Pinky05
    I love that site. It's very helpful. I always look on that site when choosing a class. When registering for a class online I always have 2 windows open and look at both to choose the best professor for me.
  6. by   JeanettePNP
    I choose my classes based on what fits my schedule so I don't really have much room for maneuvering when it comes to choosing professors. I just have to hope I don't get stuck with a dud!
  7. by   MB37
    Like anything else on the internet, including advice people ask for on allnurses, you need the salt shaker handy. That being said, it's definitely a valuable resource as long as it's not your only one. For people like me who just moved here and don't know any of my classmates, it means at least I have something to go to for info. I know what classes I need to take and I know when I work, then I see what times fit my schedule, and if I have options beyond that I'll go to ratemyprofessors and try to find someone that fits my style. I too prefer tough but fair and interesting to easy but dull.
  8. by   Hope2Be
    I registered, but only found 4 professors listed for my school (NMTC) can this be right?? what am I doing wrong???
  9. by   JaxiaKiley
    I really like to use the site. Of course, I take it with a grain of salt, but it is a good starting point. When I write reviews, I'm sure to put details of why I think they were good or bad, because different people like different things and what I think makes a teacher good may cause someone else to think they are a poor teacher.
  10. by   Moondance
    Quote from soundgirl
    I registered, but only found 4 professors listed for my school (NMTC) can this be right?? what am I doing wrong???
    Is your school North Metro Technical College? I see about 25 professors listed for that school. Here is the direct link (if it works!) to that school:
    RateMyProfessors.com - North Metro Technical College Professor Ratings
  11. by   xptp29a
    I personally find most of the ratings to be truthful (at least those instructors that I had). Be skeptical...
    Last edit by xptp29a on Jan 9, '07
  12. by   Jilaweez
    I have found most of the ratings to be truthful as well. I wish they weren't because the teacher I have this upcoming semester was rated poorly. Unfortunately it's the only class that fits into my schedule. I am going to try to go into class with an open mind and pray for the best!!
  13. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Jilaweez
    I have found most of the ratings to be truthful as well. I wish they weren't because the teacher I have this upcoming semester was rated poorly. Unfortunately it's the only class that fits into my schedule. I am going to try to go into class with an open mind and pray for the best!!
    My A&P 1 teacher was rated the WORST...I made an A although they were right but I didn't know about ratemyprof at the time I signed up for him...the class was actually a total nightmare and I was one of two in the end to take the final.....good luck, you can beat a terrible teacher, it will just take some EXTRA effort and knowing it going in you can psych yourself up and sharpen your sabers

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