Marcie Hershman - Tufts University

Professor: Marcie Hershman
Department: English
College: Tufts University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: ENG0005
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She's amazing. Not an incredibly easy class, but she is worth it. Hershman is brilliant and wise, and she'll make you think differently leaving every class.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: ENG0005
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Attendance is absolutely mandatory, and being on a sports team is not an excuse. I learned this during class that my grade would suffer were to miss class for games. That being said, Marcie seemed like a brilliant teacher and a great person with an expansive lexicon. Just wanted to put out a disclaimer for other athletes or people in clubs, etc.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: ENG005
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Marcie is a great writer and her feedback is always interesting. She's a very harsh grader but that makes you push yourself harder. Class format is interesting but I don't like how she gives out final grades. Class participation will impact overall grade.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: ENG005
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She has extremely high expectations and makes you work VERY hard. You WILL become a better writer but that may come at the expense of a lower grade than you would have anticipated. The class is very engaging. However: she very rarely assigns prompts, so it can be difficult to come up with things to write about.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: ENG5
  • 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:
She is a great professor and will definitely help you become a better writer. However, this class is NOT a grade booster. You'll work really hard and have to be ok with a B.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ENG5
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She knows exactly what she wants from your writing, and won't budge until it looks like she wants it to. It's best to just accept as early as possible that she will have the final say in grades, so you shouldn't be stubborn even if you don't agree with her. That said, she is very helpful and the class is small and fun, but it is NOT an easy A.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ENG005
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Marcie gave me extremely valuable advice and her class made me a better writer. I did feel, however, that the semester grade came out of no where, but I think the experience and advice I got out of the class during the semester was worth getting a grade that was a little lower than I was expecting.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ENG5
  • 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:
If you care about your work and have a genuine desire to learn something, you will love Marcie and this course!
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: ENG0005
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Marci will not mince words. Her feedback has been invaluable to me; she has an incredible grasp of what works and what doesn't. I am a better writer thanks to her.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ENG6
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She knows what she wants to hear from students, so creativity seems to be ok but lowers your grade,which you don't know till you get it on your transcript. Instead of teaching, she enjoys reading stories and plays favorites. Fairness is not her strength, neither is creative writing! Not a good teacher.Take her if you don't care about your grade.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ENG6
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Worst teacher I've had at Tufts. Unfair grades, unprepared for class and horrible workshop style class.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: FICTIONWRITING
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She loves creative writing and is good at it. Her creativity is amazing, but she cannot convey it to her students. Her demands are not related to what she teaches and her end-of-the-semester-surprise grades have nothing to do with the body of writing produced, it's based on sympathy. Watch out!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: CREATIVEW
  • 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:
Very fun class. Captivating stereotypical English professor. Wish there was more writing and less editing of other people's weird stories.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ENG6
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
An intense class, but I learned a lot about writing. She really knows what she's talking about, and is very helpful.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ENG5
  • 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:
The assignments, games and stories we had in class were excellent in inspiring good writing. Also, she was personally very encouraging and helpful.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: CREATIVEW
  • 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:
Fun class!
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