We all know Spring term is on the verge to end when we get the email notification to sign up for Summer and Fall classes. In my opinion, dealing with which professors to pick is the challenging part. I personally rely on RateMyProfessors.com. Rate my professor is basically the "burn book" for all professors in universities across the world. Students have the opportunity to evaluate anonymously on teachers. I have done evaluations on the website, especially professors who deserve recognition on how they teach and etc.The website can either be a life saver or your most inaccurate source of professor
1. Improper use of grammar.
I'm not a grammar Nazi. However, I expect most college students to have decent grammar and not write like an elementary student. Worse case I've encountered on the website is when ThEy rite lyk dis... Maybe that's the reason why you failed English.
2. The occasional angry rant.
I promise you will find at least one angry rant post on the website because the student failed the class. I'm sorry you failed the class, but honestly, the reason why you failed was just because you didn't meet deadlines. Don't bash on the professor just because you didn't follow the syllabus or he/she didn't like your project.
3. When the professor you're searching for doesn't exist on the site or has no reviews.
4. The "You have to study for test / "We have to take exams" post.
Um, Duh? Since when do you not have to study for a test or have a test? It's the only method to demonstrate if we learned the material or not. I'm not pro professors in this article, however, students just don't think before they post. It's frustrating.
5. Just not enough information.
Nevertheless, I want to personally thank those who do take their time and write on the website with a decent review; helping others decide which professor suits them best. Thanks for giving us a bit of hope and tranquility when choosing a professor.