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Teacher Grade: D

Difficulty Grade: 8/10

COMS 101

Grade Received: B+

posted 2019

AVOID!!!!!!!!!! I had her my fall quarter and it was just so bad. She does group-style presentations for most of the quarter where one person researches, one person writes, one does the presentation slides and one gives the actual presentation. She is extremely unclear on directions and the class has very little structure. It's a lot of reading and taking quizzes, but there aren't any midterms which is nice. Be prepared to watch your GPA slip a little. No one got above a B on their speeches because she grades wayyy too hard for a regular coms 101 GE class. Whatever you do, dont take her.

Teacher Grade: C+

Difficulty Grade: 8/10

COMS 101

Grade Received: B-

posted 2019

She is very nice and a good teacher, but the speeches are graded very harshly like a lot of comms teachers.

Teacher Grade: A-

Difficulty Grade: 6/10

COMS 145

Grade Received: B

posted 2019

She is a very engaging teacher who cares about participation and doesn't let you slack off. Her midterms are easy if you go to class and her essays are graded fairly. I could've had an A easily but I slacked off and got a solid B. Take this class. She has bad reviews because people are lazy and looking for a teacher who would just hand out an A, she won't, but an A is very attainable.

Teacher Grade: B

Difficulty Grade: 5/10

COMS 145

Grade Received: B+

posted 2019

I honestly put in the least effort possible and it was fine. She definitely likes participation in class. The essays are pretty straightforward and she grades them pretty fairly. Go into office hours for her to correct your essay for sure. Overall, she's fine I didn't particularly enjoy it but I also didn't dread it.

Teacher Grade: F

Difficulty Grade: 8/10

COMS 145

Grade Received: B

posted 2019

Andrea Terry is the worst teacher I have ever had in all my years of schooling. Not only was she late most of the time to our class, she cancelled class four times throughout the quarter just for our section because she was apparently too sick to get out of her bed and come teach a lesson. From kindergarten to my senior year of high school, I never missed a day of school because even when I was sick, it was important to me to go to class because I had high expectations for myself; therefore, she is fully capable of butching up, getting in her car, driving to Cal Poly, and teaching us for two hours twice a week. I would not have had such a problem with her cancelling if she actually inputted our grades in a timely matter. Our grades for our first essay of the quarter were not released for more than three weeks after the due date. She then talks to us every day about shows that she binge-watches. If she has that much time to watch hours of TV every day, she can get our grades to us sooner. And do not take this class if you are a conservative, republican, or Trump supporter. If she knows that you are, then you will be graded harshly even if your essays are perfect. And do not take this class if you do not like being treated like a five year-old by a teacher who has not even been able to adjust to Cal Poly's quarter system after three years of teaching there. A GE class that everyone has to take should not consume more of your time than the courses that actually apply to your major, like this class did. She discourages freedom of speech by basically telling us we will never be able to prove certain (conservative) topics. RUN FAST AND RUN FAR!

Teacher Grade: F

Difficulty Grade: 7/10

COMS 145

Grade Received: C+

posted 2019

By far the worst teacher I've taken at Calpoly. I cannot even describe the utter chaos this class was. I never even knew my grade until a week before because she imputed grades weeks later. Worst instructions, worthless office hours, and I came to class every single time (she missed four or five classes). A JOKE. I should not have to fight for a C in a GE. Avoid at ALL COSTS.

Teacher Grade: D

Difficulty Grade: 7/10

COMS 101

Grade Received: B-

posted 2019

TERRIBLE PROFESSOR!! DO NOT TAKE HER CLASS. Very very unclear instructions and deadlines. Grades RIDICULOUSLY hard. I had a 45% in her class for most of the quarter because she inputed 0s into some of my quiz grades which I got A's on and wouldn't fix them. I went to her office hours multiple times, which she showed up 45 minutes late for. Also emailed her a decent amount to ask clarifying questions and only received responses that insinuated that I was stupid and just looking at the wrong page online. The workload is also INSANE and UNREASONABLE. She assigns readings of the textbook for every class, usually around 60 pages long, followed by quizzes that are impossible to pass. Again, I cannot stress enough, if you have any respect for yourself, you should not take her class!

Teacher Grade: D

Difficulty Grade: 8/10

COMS 101

Grade Received: A-

posted 2019

If you have to take public speaking find another teacher unless you like composing and giving speeches with an insufficient amount of time and taking reading quizzes every day. She is very harsh with grading no matter how well your speech goes. She is also not not good at answering and clarifying questions. Good luck to whoever has to take this class!