Debra Warne - James Madison University

Professor: Debra Warne
Department: Mathematics
College: James Madison University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: MATH336
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Over-enthusiastic/energetic. One of those math types that runs across the chalkboard while she talks. Sometimes went off on topics that we weren't going to cover. Had a zoom camera set up if you were absent but never used it or recorded lectures. Tried office hours 3 times and she spent 20 mins each time explaining why she wasn't going to help me.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: MATH336
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Biggest complaint was that she was a slow grader, and I never knew how I was doing in class. Homework was reasonable, and she was very accessible. Our final was a group project, which wasn't bad with the right group. She encourages participation, so answer when you know something or you might get called on when you don't. She's also a great person!
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: MATH336
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Had Warne for MATH336. Had difficulty in the class at the start and considered dropping the class. She reassured me that I was able to do well in the class and I did just that. The material was difficult and I am not a perfect student, but she will work with you if you work with her. She genuinely wants to see her students to succeed.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: MATH236
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She's a quirky woman who obviously cares about math A LOT. Very hard class with four quizzes, two midterms, and 1-2 online hw assignments a week. Midterms are stupidly hard, but there's a massive curve.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: MATH235
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Warne is a really nice woman. She loves math and gets really excited about it. Her husband also teaches math at JMU and is equally in love with the subject. However, she lectures the entire class for the most part, and writes so much on the board (which was all in chalk in the room we were in). Hard tests, you'll have to study. Online homework.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: MATH235
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
While Calc 1 is a very difficult class at some points, Dr. Warne is by far the best math teacher I have ever had in my academic career. She will take the time to prove why anything and everything works the way it does and it really gives you a good base to solve problems. She also curves tests which comes in handy a lot. Be prepared to study though
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: MATH235
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Debra Warne is a good choice if you have taken AP Calc in high school, but I do not recommend her if you have never taken calculus before. She can be all over the place at times and, for our class, was rushing at the end of the semester to get everything taught.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: MATH235
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Warne is a very good professor. While the class may be difficult at times she makes it easier to understand and will take the time to make sure you understand the concepts. That being said if you skip class you will fall behind and get lost within the topics. Roughly 2-3 homework assignments a week.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: MATH205
  • Grade Received: B-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
This Professor was my favorite math teacher I have ever had. Admittedly a little bit on the quirky side, however, she is extraordinarily passionate about Calculus (as is her husband who subbed for us once). She might have screamed at me in class once or twice due to dumb questions, but damn if it didn't keep me engaged in her class. 100% take again
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: MATH205
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Warne is so passionate about teaching math, it sometimes comes off as a little over the top but it makes class interesting. Every quiz is open note and there are only two tests plus the final. She has always curved the quizzes and test especially when she felt like she gave us too many questions. She even gives extra credit. Fantastic Teacher
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: MATH205
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
This woman was all over the place during her lectures. She told my class that we were worthless and that we failed our pre calc teachers in highschool. Online quizzes and online tests IN CLASS. No partial credit on any of the tests. She is not understanding if you miss class. Avoid this woman.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: MATH205
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
DO NOT take this professor if you can . she is crazy and writes every single thought on the board and it is a waste of time . she does one problem per class and it is mostly useless . homework is easy but, i spent most my time in the math center learning how to do it . be prepared to teach yourself.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: MATH205
  • Grade Received: C
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
would not recommend her class!! took calc in high school so I thought this would be easy, but I walked out knowing less about calc than when I started. she makes no sense during her lectures, and focuses on one problem for the entire class period. quizzes & tests are harder than hw and she never provides clear answers to questions students ask.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: CALC205
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
The main positive is that she cares about her students & will curve almost every quiz/test in order to accommodate. But, although I attended every class, I always walked out feeling like I didn't learn much at all, so expect to take lots of time teaching yourself. It's very difficult to follow her lectures & to be successful on assessments overall
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: MATH205
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Attendance not mandatory, but in math if you want to pass you must go! Mrs. Warne was really nice & helpful towards me & anyone else who asked for help. She's fair with her grading. Online homework & you have unlimited attempts so you can get a 100%. 5 quizzes (curves and can replace lowest), 2 tests, and a final. Tests aren't hard if you study lol
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: MATH205
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I took calc in high school and this class goes over similar materials. However, the professor does about one problem per lecture and the hw and practice problems do not match the quizzes and tests. unless you are a math genius and know every calc concept like the back of your hand pick someone else. people in the class regretted taking it with her.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: MATH205
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Warne is crazy about math, literally. She gets very excited in class about what she's teaching. Quizzes are open note, exams are hard. Sometimes hard to learn in class but is VERY helpful in office hours and is willing to help you. I've never been good at math but I did well in her class. Lots of homework, gave opportunity to drop lowest quiz
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: MATH205
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Warne is a nice, but wacky lady who teaches in a strange way. Be prepared to always be a little bit confused and teach yourself the majority of material. ALL of her assignments (tests, quizzes, homework) are online which is sometimes nice, but confusing at times. The homework is helpful but takes alottttttt of time to complete. HARD tests
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: MATH235
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
helpful
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CALC235
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Attendance isn't mandatory, but GO! You must do the homework if you want to do well on tests and quizzes (they're your whole grade) and tests are HARD, but she gave us free points on all of them and gives TONS of partial credit. She is SUCH a nice lady and always available and happy to help. It's not a bad class, but you will have to work for it.
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