Laraine McDonough - Brooklyn College

Professor: Laraine McDonough
Department: Psychology
College: Brooklyn College
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: 3530PSYCH
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
took her for cognitive psychology, was an easy class being that we didn't learn a ton of material. She was out many times and we were not provided with a sub but either way she gave many anecdotes and examples of ideas leading to not many topics covered. had two exams that were take home and a final that was a repeat of the previous exam's question
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC3530
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very understandable professor I was pregnant this semester and was having a difficult pregnancy and she was very caring to my situation, exams were open book final was pretty great what she tell you to study just study it and you will be all good. I haven't received my final grade as yet but I am not worried at all! Good luck.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCH3530
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
She's nice and she listens to students suggestions. She gave us 2/3 exams that were take home and they were difficult but hey they were take home. I mostly hated the textbook that we had to use. The language was really hard to understand and it was just confusing overall. She cares about her students a lot.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC3530COG
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
McDonough was my favorite professor this semester! Smart and understanding, very lenient with tests. Supposed to be a quiz every week (6 or 7 questions), but she decided to just use the quizzes to see what she needed to talk about in further detail, gave us 100's in all. Will move tests to accommodate schedules & gave us take home for the first 2
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC3530
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
In my years of being in college I've never met a more caring and open minded professor. Professor McDonough is amazing, she truly wants her students to do well and goes above and beyond to make sure they understand the content she is teaching. She is a real person, and on top of that she is incredibly intelligent. Take her if you can!
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCH3541
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Mcdonough is not only a great teacher, she is a decent human being which is sadly becoming rare in our world. She understands her student, allows inquisitiveness and has wisdom to impart if you are searching for that. She is some one you can look up to and be inspired. She definitely can see through you, so do not lie, its disrespectful.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCH3220
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Very Very Unclear Professor. Very Helpful in that she gave open book/ take home quizzes and reviews. However, be prepared to self teach and partner up with other classmates. Quizzes are very difficult and her in-class lectures and slides doesn't make things easier. Overall, very nice, but is ambiguous in her lectures and what she wants from you.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: COGNITVEDEV
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is hard on you but you will learn.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: PSYC3541
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She is so AWESOME!!! Loved her classes, she is always available,would def recommend her!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: PSY22
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
FUNNY, NICE, CLEAR, HELPFUL, LOVE HER!!!
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: PSY22
  • 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:
Great professor, very helpful, wants everyone to do well. 3 quizzes-lowest grade dropped-and a cummulative final, which is pretty much all 3 quizzes together. Attend class, read textbook. TAKE HER she's awesome!
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: PSY22
  • 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:
She knows her stuff and class was never boring. Lots of demonstrations but you need to be on point and read. Exams are detailed.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: PSY22
  • 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:
Take this class with someone else. She's humorous, but not as friendly as you would like her to be. Her exams are ridiculously difficult. She drops the lowest grade (out of 3 exams). There is also a group presentation. Warning: She has a lot of health issues, so take her at your own risk. She might be absent for more than half the semester.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: PSY737
  • 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:
Professor was hospitalized during last 2 months of term and had 3 surgeries. Nevertheless, she still answered emails and helped students.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCH757
  • 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 was the worst teacher i have ever had in brooklyn college. She missed most of the semster and didnt give us work to do just had subs come in who were clueless. She gave a final paper and said write a 20 page paper on a topic... i didnt learn i thing on top of everything she was nasty.... dont take her
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: PSY22
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Even tho she missed half the semester the student professor that took over was very helpful. Professor Mcdonough still made the exams for us but she was still considerate with the format of the exam. we had 3 exams one which the lowest grade was dropped..a presentation and a final. we also handed in definitions for the chapters we were reading.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: PSY22
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
NO confusion until the FINAL GRADE!! Make sure you keep track of your grades, because she average all the grades by letters, NOT percentage!For example: 3 QUIZZES AVERAGE C(75%) = 30% of the grade; PROJECT A(98%) = 20%of the grade; Final A+(100%) = 50% of the grade; she will give you a final grade of a B(HW & PARTICPATION do NOT help final grade)!
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: PSYH22
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Prof. McDonough is one of the best Professor I have ever had. She is very knowledgeable and extremely fun. She cares about her students and teaches with love and passion.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCH22
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
No Comments
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: PSYCH22
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
It was a pleasure to take her class. One of the best professors at brooklyn college.
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