Kathy Swanson - Augsburg University

Professor: Kathy Swanson
Department: English
College: Augsburg University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ENG220
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The best professor I've had my college career so far. I didn't like her at first, but she really knows her stuff. She's tough, has extremely high expectations, and gives honest feedback. She challenged me as a writer, I improved and finished the semester more passionate about writing. If you have an opportunity to take one of her classes, DO IT.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ENG112A
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Really loved her at first. I have horrible anxiety and she does not understand it,Told faculty i disrupted class when really I got up and left, because I was crying after she announced to the entire class I was receiving the lowest grade out of everyone - I only left so I would avoid disrupting class. Do not take her.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: EDC510
  • Grade Received: P
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Old school philosophy of high expectations. Many students of the current college generation are not used to being held accountable and working hard. If that's you, avoid her class. If you are ready for a challenge and don't mind being pushed beyond your current knowledge and ability, take her class. She is an incredible writing instructor!
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ENG220
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
While there is no question that Prof. Swanson knows her stuff (most of the time), she's a passive aggressive woman with an inflated ego and a power complex. She plays favorites so if you don't get on her good side, you have to work extraordinarily hard to get a good grade.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ANYAAAA
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
she plays favorites, culturally challenged, uses her white privilege to the max. if she doesnt like you, you are done, no matter what you do, you are not going to get the grade you worked for. she grades you base on if she likes you or not. for the sake of your good gpa/ good heart avoid this woman.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ENG211
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Kathy can be difficult and demanding, and for some she is hard to deal with... but I love English and I enjoyed her class. I became such a better writer after taking Advanced Effective Writing with her. If you're a good student, do the HW, edit your papers, and go to class, you will get along with her just fine.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ENG211
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Worst experience I've ever had with a professor. I'm a Dean's List student, and rarely get in conflicts. This professor was immature and irrational. If you can avoid her I would highly recommend it.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: MAL510
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great-- reading selections were excellent, assignments were clear. There were some wingnut students in the class, as usual. If you like literature, this is the one to take.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: MAL510
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The professor is more than likely going to use some of the most passive agressive traits and attitudes toward students. Assignments are busy work and her expectations of students are not realistic.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ENL112
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Kathy Swanson is a great professor. She is demanding and strict, and even if you are on her good side, she will lecture you if you miss class or an assignment. That said, she will also teach you writing and grammar in a way that you will never forget it. Getting on her good side is easy: show up, be ready, and bring your papers to the Writing Lab.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ENL112
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Kathy Swanson is a great professor. She has been teaching English classes since she was 19. She REALLY knows her stuff. She expects a lot out of her students. She is very "matter-of-fact" and will call you out in front of the entire class. But overall, Kathy Swanson is bomb.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ENG385
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Kathy's classes were ridiculously tedious to sit through, and she is very passive aggressive, fickle, and unapproachable. She has reasonable expectations for outside class work, but discussions were very surface level. I couldn't stand her, and dropped the class. Avoid taking her if at all possible!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ENL112
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Kathy knows a lot about writing and will teach you alot. You will learn more from her than other English professors but she is tough.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ENGL220
  • 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:
She's straightforward and expects you to do the readings. I like her, and think she's fair and has good taste in our reading assignments.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ENG111
  • 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:
Dr. Swanson as her "kiss assers" call her is kind of ****y, i agree with the others who say that you need to be on her good side since she does pick favorites. i honostly thought that she was kind of ****y and expected everyone to be as smart as she....THUMBS DOWN!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ENG101
  • 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: Mandatory
Comment:
Yeah, she can be a major pain in the neck. Just get on her good side by talking and raising your hand in class. She is very, very smart. Hey i didn't do anything and got a 4.0 just for giving an honest effort. She only plays favorites because you are either a good student or fail to participate in class.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ENGLISH
  • 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: N/A
Comment:
No Comments
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ENGLISH
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Kathy is a sweetheart! I'm sorry some people don't see that. She's one of my favorite professors because she makes me WANT to be smart and do the homework. She pushes you to try...other professors really don't care.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ENG111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Absolutely no people skills. Talked to faculty behind my back and lied to them, falsely claiming I assaulted her and disrupted the class (which was already dismissed on the inceident in question). Denies saying things after the fact. Plays favorites and fails you if she doesn't like you.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ENG
  • 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:
prof swanson if a very helpful teacher...get to know her...she's a smart woman.
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