Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Dec 22, 2010 in , , | No Comments

Wouldn’t you like to be apprised of the quirks and failings of an instructor such as jabbering on about off-subject things or giving lousy marks on essays BEFORE you choose to take the course?  If ‘yes,’ here’s a site for you: www.ratemyprofessors.com has the biggest listing of undergraduates’ ratings on instructors on the web.  It’s got reviews on 1 million instructors from 6,000+ schools across the U.S., Canada, and Britain.  The site is easily navigable and you can log-on to assess the competency of your instructors using such criterion as ‘clarity,’ ‘easiness,’ and ‘helpfulness.’  What’s more, if, say, you’re taking two grueling courses one quarter and would like to supplement those courses with a not so rigorous course, the site’s undergraduate reviews can tell you whose courses won’t be too taxing.

Some sites touting services of the like are www.koofers.com (a site, which has undergraduate ratings on courses and instructors); www.courserank.com (the site has reviews on courses at 175+ schools); www.collegeprowler.com (a site for undergraduate-to-bes with ratings on schools’ nightlife, academics, on-campus housing, et cetera).