Marian-Ellen Ring

Average 2.49 based on 65 professor ratings
Marian-Ellen Ring is a Philosophy professor at Dawson College located in Montreal, Quebec. When comparing Marian-Ellen Ring's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Marian-Ellen Ring's ratings are below the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Dawson College is 4.02 stars.
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Her critical thinking class is really boring and the text book is really expensive!

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Horrible teacher, avoid her. She is extremely unclear with her assignments and what she expects. The content in Critical Thinking is so boring and she does not try to make it interesting. The grades are separated into many 5% assignments and quizzes which is pretty annoying. She makes you buy two text books, one of which we never used. She's also very awkward.

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She wasn't terrible, but she wasn't great either. I had her for critical thinking. The assigned seating annoyed me, but i made friends with everyone at each table. Some of the content was interesting, then it was alllll arguments. we didn't even have to buy the textbook till the middle of the semester and we used the same exact pages every class..

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I don't even know where to begin with this teacher. First of all, who even does "assigned seating" in college? She does which was pointless and a waste of time since she would change the seating arrangements every two weeks. What else? If you're down to hear "and um" for a good two hours, then I highly recommend taking any of her classes because that's literally all she says, making her explanations confusing. She also contradicts a lot of the class material & lastly, she's just annoying.

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Had for critical thinking, she is SO BORING. Gives a lot of quizzes and assigns your seats in class, which is really annoying. Also gives homework every single class. She's kinda weird and hard to read, I think she means well but just not a good teacher. The pros is that she lets you do a lot of group work so you make friends, but every 2 weeks you switch tables, which is really annoying. Decent overall

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This class has been way too confusing, both the curriculum and the 1000's of announcements on LÉA. Assigned seats. Overall pretty average teacher

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I should have dropped her class when I had the opportunity.
Pro : she encourages you to participate.
Con : if you don't you get a death stare.
Pro : smart boards and rolly chairs in the class.
Con : if you actually start to have fun with the smart board or rolly chairs she'll tell you to stop.
Pro : you become friends with the people who sit at your table in the first 2 weeks.
Con : she switches your seats once you've become comfortable with everyone at your table ; NO FRIENDS FOR YOU

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Honestly, out of my 7 classes i had, the one with her was my absolute least favorite. Useless and excessive homework and topics that no one cared about or even enjoyed. First class seemed so fun and promising but god do i regret not dropping her course. There are days where more than 80% of the class has their heads down sleeping while the rest are on their phones and maybe 2 or 3 are actually listening to her talk and talk.
also makes u spend so much on books!
honestly dont recommend. sorry

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Never, ever take "How to think like a philosopher". She's probably, most likely the worst teacher I've ever had. You must post your homework the day before you have class with her at 10am online. Can't follow anything she says. If you don't write the exact answer that she is looking for, you are wrong. So even if you try, and submit your work, it may all be for nothing. Humanities classes are supposed to be the "easier" and more lenient ones, right? Wrong. Not with her. Good luck. Beware.

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Her classes are verrrry boring , she usually talks a lot and she assigns you seats , her exams are not hard but you gotta say what she wants to get full marks and she gives you homework every class and essays so you gotta work to pass .

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I've seen molding bread more interesting than this lady

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I enjoyed her class. It was interesting and relaxing to me in comparison to my science courses. I took Critical Thinking and I found it interesting. She does give you work to do, but none of which is too difficult. I'd say the course gets more difficult as the semester progresses. She's nice and friendly. Pay attention in class and take part in class work... Just be a good student, honestly. It doesn't take much more than that to do well with her.

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She's kind of nice, but very awkward. She gives a lot of homework and reading, there's a quiz every other week (and she assigns seats that change after every quiz), there are about 4 to 5 assignments and a lot of essays. If you don't do things her way, she doesn't give you a good grade. Class is very boring. I don't recommend this teacher, it's my biggest regret of the semester.

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Easy teacher, but I'm convinced she's insane. Which other teachers post pictures of their cats on Lea for no reason? She's also very awkward, especially while your table is doing work. She comes out of nowhere and says "hi" 24/7. Her class is very useless for the future.

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Most boring teacher, hated going to every single class. I'd rather watch grass grow, at least when it grows, you can smoke it too! No but seriously, she's probably the worst teacher ever, if you ever so happen to get her DROP THE COURSE OR CHANGE SCHOOL, MOVE OUT OF THE CITY AND CHANGE YOUR NAME! Once she doesn't like you, she will NEVER respect you and she will FAIL EVERYTHING YOU WRITE, INCLUDING YOUR NAME. A.V.O.I.D

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Most boring teacher, hated going to every single class. I'd rather watch grass grow, at least when it grows, you can smoke it too! No but seriously, she's probably the worst teacher ever, if you ever so happen to get her DROP THE COURSE OR CHANGE SCHOOL, MOVE OUT OF THE CITY AND CHANGE YOUR NAME! Once she doesn't like you, she will NEVER respect you and she will FAIL EVERYTHING YOU WRITE, INCLUDING YOUR NAME. A.V.O.I.D

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Depending of your course, the material may be boring, but the people in my group last semester were participating, asking/answering questions and this made the class less boring. I think the teacher felt that too and was more approchable and less strict about deadlines.Good marks were fairly easy to get if you showed up at most classes. She even mentioned that her other groups were boring so... I think it maybe what you make out of it.

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She is bad... do not give her the slightest reason to hate you (and she can pick up on anyone without any reason)... Avoid her in any possible way

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She is bad... do not give her the slightest reason to hate you (and she can pick up on anyone without any reason)... Avoid her in any possible way

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She is awful. I will never take her again even if I have to take a late class instead.

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She is awful. I will never take her again even if I have to take a late class instead.

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I am a student who averages 90s and I failed horribly. Avoid at all costs, I'm officially horrified of humanities thanks to her. Very hard, very boring, very confusing.

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I am a student who averages 90s and I failed horribly. Avoid at all costs, I'm officially horrified of humanities thanks to her. Very hard, very boring, very confusing.

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Very picky with marks in medical ethics and takes off 0.1% and 0.2% on test answers. I will never again register for an ethics class because of my experience in hers. Avoid at all costs.

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Very picky with marks in medical ethics and takes off 0.1% and 0.2% on test answers. I will never again register for an ethics class because of my experience in hers. Avoid at all costs.

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Her class gets boring easily. She is an easy marker,! If you pay attention to what is done in class and take notes on what she teaches, you will do more than great !!! It is not a hard class at all, v

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Go to class, pay attention and you'll get an 85 easily. Don't do that and you'll be miserable in this class. Extremely boring. Avoid if you can't stay awake.

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She is confusing!!! Beware Nursing students this class has no medical subjects at all!!!

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If you pay attention and show effort, she will like you. Pay attention and you will forsure get 85 .The study guides contain the exact questions on the tests so do those. Weekly homework is easy marks

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Class is really boring, but she's very sweet and a pretty easy marker... quizzes every two weeks which take like 20 minutes worth of studying. Get all your work done and you'll do well :)

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Class can quickly get boring. Avoid.

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I took her and indeed the class is boring but if you do the homework and study for the quizzes...you'll do well

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Flexible, helpful, doesn't take attendance. Course was pretty boring but fairly easy as long as you do the work.

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Good teacher. Boring content. She knows her stuff. Thorough. Just don't take the class.

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she's not as bad as the ratings are. just do your homework and study for your quizes and you'll be fine

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Bad teacher. Never take her for medical ethics. I listened, did all my homework and spoke to her in her office and still managed to fail the final essay. I only passed because of the homework.

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I dont understand how u guys find that shes a bad teacher. it is sooo easy to pass just do the homework. she is so clear and her subjects are interesting (critical thinking) because it makes u think

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She is a good teacher. People complain because they dont like humanities and they dont put the necessary efforts. Know her well, go to her office for help and she will really help you.

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YOUR ARE ALL WRONG...she is a very nice teacher she is very fair and cares about those who diserve it. she even gives the chance to redo work. She is a really nice and fair teacher. And a nice lady

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avoid this class at all costs..its brutally boring and no one cares about critial thinking!!

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very strict on marking essays. although she is very helpful, and knows her stuff. but think twice before you take critical thinking, its useless.

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BESTTT TEACHER EVERRR I had her for critical thinking ... shes an easy marker, shes nice, she only gives little quizes and short assignements... i really enjoyed her class

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Class is very easy. If you hand in homework you automatically get full marks for it - for effort. Critical Thinking = VERY boring. If you're willing to sit through 4hrs of boring/week, it's easy marks

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Not only does this teacher assign copious amounts of work, but the subject matter is boring and hard to understand. Boring Boring Boring, bring a book or computer...

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Extremely unorganized and lost! Medical Ethics is 3 hours long and terribly boring... Hard marker, very subjective. Can't disagree with her. If you don't agree, you won't get great marks.

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bad teacher. NEVER take her.

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Do not take this women for Critical Thinking, she may be nice, but as a teacher she has no clue what she is teaching, hard marker, boring class in general, repetitive and is VERY bias.

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She's da best!!!!

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She is contradictory.. she talks too much, it's really Boring.. but easy to pass IF you understand. Stupid little assignments all the time. i hate her, arg. but she's easier than a lot of others.. no too much work. she's just .. I don't like her.

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She is contradictory.. she talks too much, it's really Boring.. but easy to pass IF you understand. Stupid little assignments all the time. i hate her, arg. but she's easier than a lot of others.. no too much work. she's just .. I don't like her.

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boring teacher, confused seems lost all the time and uncaring. dont take her

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Not very clear and hard to undertstand. I think she doesn't understand teh material herself. Overall not so easy and tests are hard!!

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she is very helpful if u c her in her office&the topics are interesting but she is just 2 lost 2 bring it all the way, i dont suggest her 'specially not @ 8am.

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work is extremely easy. u can re-write essays & she marks copybooks, so if u take notes, yur fine. i didn't work hard and got an 80. very nice teacher!

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She picks up the notes for our own good she says. Very bad idea. Someone could report her because she really doesn't have the power to do this.

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I took her class got a sixty. If you do disagree with her you must have alot of arguements to back it up. I find her class boring. I do not recommend her at all

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Boo. Tough grader - majority of class fails.

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Hard course to understand. Cool topics. Need to work a lot.

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do not dissagree with her!!!must study for tests, boosts marks if you see her

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Agree with her at all times! And speak loudly, she can't hear properly!!

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boring lectures and therefore hard tests

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class can get boring, and she's an okay marker

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She just too confused,no clue what she says,everyones lost since they walked in

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