Debra Ames - Valparaiso University

Professor: Debra Ames
Department: Languages
College: Valparaiso University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN204
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Pretty chill class. Spanish-204 was not super engaging but that comes with the content. If you pay attention and do the homework you will be fine.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: SPAN220
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I think Prof Ames is a very good professor. This is a tough class, there is a lot of work, a lot of reading, a lot papers, however, if you put your hard work into it, it pays off. Ames is a very tough grader but she cares about her students and is open to helping each and every one. Again, tough class but if you try, it's not bad.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: FLS203
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She is extra makes you memorize things that will not help you speak or understand spanish. Shes a nice lady though
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: FLS203
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Ames is a good professor. She gives lots of homework and she makes sure everyone participates. If you study for the exam really well you will pass. Be prepared to write short answers in spanish. She is very respected thought because she has so much passion for the language. Id say average professor.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: FSL102A
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Doesn't teach well. Fails to give adequate examples of test material but makes her own tests there not real hard.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: FLS204
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She's a tough grader but she's very helpful.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: FLS204
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She will be the absolute hardest grader that you have ever had in your life. Expect to put in 30+ hours of studying for a test or 10+ hours writing a paper and still receive a B and a "good job". You will absolutely hate your life and regret ever taking this god forsaken language. She will also not tell you your grade until it is too late #nobueno
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: FSL102A
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Way to much homework for a class, be prepared to do atleast two hours of homework every night
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: FLS204
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is a really harsh grader. My essays are always my lowest grades.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: FLS204
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is harsh grader for essays. Her class requires a lot of effort, but she makes the subject matter boring even to someone who loves Spanish. If you see her outside of class, she makes you feel stupid and incompetent.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: FLS204
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
just go to class and try a little bit. i felt like she hated me at first but i ended up loving her and i am taking her again this semester!
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: LIT321
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Why is she not as great to her FLS321 class as she seems to be to her 200 level classes? Are we even talking about the same woman?!??!? She expects a ton but doesn't put much into it. There is NO teaching going on in that classroom. Doesn't seem to care about her students AT ALL.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: SPN501
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Should work on the structure of her class
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: FLS204FLS220
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
class is routine and predictable. always know what is going to be on the tests, which is nice. grades essays harder, those were always my lowest grades.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: FLS204
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Nice woman, encouraging, but harsh grader.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: FLS204
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This class is very easy because Ames is such a good professora. If she would not have been teaching it, I could easily see having problems with it. I have missed eight classes and I still have an A in the class. She always has time after class to help you even if you havent been coming to class.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: FLS204
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Really nice, understanding about late work and not TOO hard on papers. too bad the class wasn't more exciting.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: HISPANICLIT
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I hated this class. It made every MTRF just terrible! She is the most boring woman and she lectures and lectures. On top of that, she expects that you know everything as well as she does. She randomly calls on people which I hate. If you have her or have to take her, Good Luck!
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: FLS220
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is very intelligent and obviously loves what she teaches. She does expect a lot out of her students, but what are we paying for anyway? I have learned the most in her class than any of my other spanish classes.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: FLS204
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very good prof
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