Average 3.1 based on 58 professor ratings
Nancy Smith is an English professor at Dawson College located in Montreal, Quebec. When comparing Nancy Smith's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Nancy Smith's ratings are below the average of 4.16 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Dawson College is 4.02 stars.
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The woman is always late ! She'll come to class 10 minutes late, she once set up a meeting with me at 9 in the morning and arrived at 11am surprised that I was waiting for her. She grades essays and assignments without any kind of feedback so you don't know what you need to work on. She's not a bad person/teacher but she really needs work on her professionalism.

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this is a very easy English teacher. I had her for English short story cycles v boring class. this is a class here you sleep.

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Basic english teacher. I nothing stands out that's bad and or good. Tries to connect with her students as much as she can but in general, she's as basic a teacher can get. In her English classes, you'll do spelling bees at the start of class that you will end up handing in at the end of the semester. Average marker.

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Very Professional and a very nice person

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Not sure why there are negative reviews for her, sure she's a little unprofessional but it's such an easy class to do well in! She grades really fairly and will help you if you ask. Lots of group work every class for participation marks. It's really easy to get good grades if you just go to class and do your essays. She's very relaxed and nice and the class has a good atmosphere. Definitely take her!

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She wasn't a bad teacher, but she was ALWAYS late. Whether it was to class or a meeting. One morning she made me come at 9am because she said it was the only time she was available and she arrived at 10:30am saying she was walking her dog ... Good teacher but very unprofessional.

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I like this teacher she's very nice, I would take her again. However there's one thing she should NOT do ever again, which is to post people's papers and ask the rest of the class to rate them 1-5, that was unprofessional of her and creates conflicts and tensions between students. She's a bit silly, as well lots of group work involved but very easy class.

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I really liked her I thought it was a very easy class and she made the class interesting, I didn't find her a hard marker. I would recommend taking her!

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She sure *seems* nice, and sometimes funny (in her own way)... Unfortunately, you will never understand how she grades stuff. At the end of the semester, the class average was 62%. If you're looking for very little homework and a smiling teacher, go ahead and pick her. However if you want to learn something and to be graded fairly (perhaps to be told where you lost points?), there are plenty of other teachers out there. Honestly, if you take her, I wish you luck (you'll need it!)

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Nope. Would not recommend at all. She is the hardest marker I've ever had. She asks for the most absurd of essays. She is very condescending in the way she speaks. Her office hours are very inconvenient. She's not full out mean but you get that vibe that she doesn't like you. Also, she never says that your answer is wrong, so when you run it through her and write and essay about it, expect a terrible mark and an excuse saying "I'm afraid you didn't understand the topic".

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I don't understand all the negative reviews; I really liked that teacher! She has a nice personality and it's an enjoyable class. There's not too much work asked of you, so passing shouldn't be an issue unless you never attend class and miss the essays. I learned a lot with this teacher!

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Your essays will never be good enough for her and she will always manage to find that something is wrong in your assignments which she never gives back so you only know your grade at the end of the semester. She doesn't post your grades online and never answers ther e-mail. I actually learned nothing in this class. Avoid.

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Doesn't tell you what she wants and then expects you to write top notch essays according to her standards...it makes no sense. I'll put it this way; she always looks very disoriented when she walks into class and seems like her head is elsewhere throughout her whole lecture.

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Not every interactive with the class. The in class assignments are so useless and don't help prepare for anything.

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she looks like she takes drugs she's very very weird but its an easy class if you have half a brain

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funny, nice, sometimes off topic but shes generally clear in her explanations! doesnt give a lot of homework, gives good grades, tells you exactly what you need to understand. if you have the chance, yes take her.

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most painful english class to take, her classes involve pairing up students into groups of 4-5s to do questions she copy pasted from a manuel while she relaxes and doesn't do anything in class. In one instance she didn't even know what the answer to the question was. Extremely lazy, she literally wastes an entire month of classes on "presentations" which revolves around groups of 3s doing a 15 minute explination of a story PER PERSON. Her corrections don't help at all and are rarely even seen.

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She does not teach properly, she did not explain to us how she wanted us to write essays. But she always had a lot to say when she gave back the essays. She is also always late for class, and she is a boring speaker. She does not write properly so you have to try to figure out what she is writing on the board.

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She does not teach properly, she did not explain to us how she wanted us to write essays. But she always had a lot to say when she gave back the essays. She is also always late for class, and she is a boring speaker. She does not write properly so you have to try to figure out what she is writing on the board.

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Boring teacher, repeatedly does nothing in class asides from assigning group work from questions on the book. Her lectures are confusing at best and are all more opinion based rather then factual. Has shown to be lacking in class preparation to the point of spending half a semester on long student lectures. Never makes it clear what she's looking for and her advices on what to change are confusing and not useful.

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Boring teacher, repeatedly does nothing in class asides from assigning group work from questions on the book. Her lectures are confusing at best and are all more opinion based rather then factual. Has shown to be lacking in class preparation to the point of spending half a semester on long student lectures. Never makes it clear what she's looking for and her advices on what to change are confusing and not useful.

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She is a very sweet woman and is very approachable. She does grade quite hard but if you really listen and ask questions you should be fine. In all, very sweet but a tough marker!

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She is a very sweet woman and is very approachable. She does grade quite hard but if you really listen and ask questions you should be fine. In all, very sweet but a tough marker!

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Tough marker, essay and project topics are hard and if you ask her a question she is always very criptic or ambiguous in her answers. She is perfect for a student who really wants to push them selves in the literary arts but not if you jsut want to breeze by with minimal work. There is a lot of material to cover and not time to fool around.

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Tough marker, essay and project topics are hard and if you ask her a question she is always very criptic or ambiguous in her answers. She is perfect for a student who really wants to push them selves in the literary arts but not if you jsut want to breeze by with minimal work. There is a lot of material to cover and not time to fool around.

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She is very stingy with her grades, quite strict and her advice isn't very helpful (e.i: Decent, nice try)
She changes her books every so often, so don't expect to follow someone's notes to come in handy. The essays are tedious, unless you have a skill in writing beforehand. Expect to read and analyse chapters from books when class is done, expect quizzes on the chapters you read, and expect a journal entry (journals are all right though)
She is very knowledgeable, though expect dedication

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She was a pretty easy-going teacher, nothing really bad to say about her. If you want a good I.C.E. teacher that makes a class interesting enough, go with her!

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She was a pretty easy-going teacher, nothing really bad to say about her. If you want a good I.C.E. teacher that makes a class interesting enough, go with her!

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Shes a very hard marker and her topics are extremely boring, i went to a private school and graduated with honours in english and received only a 72, she gives everyones around the same marks and no o

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Shes a really nice person. But she can't teach her material at all... AND, shes a hard marker... Most of my class almost failed. TO BE AVOIDED.

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nice teacher, boring class that makes you want to skip, pretty hard marker, but if you do your work youll do fine

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I think shes pretty good if you like coming in late, like me. She's asuper harsh marker though

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she is painful to listen to and the topics covered in class are broad and unstimulating. It's an easy class, but I just stopped showing up because I found it so repetitive.

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She writes badly. Broad essay topics are actually narrow thesis's you are expected to support. Extremely narrow minded. No in-depth reading. Daily (frustrating) journal work. Lazy teacher.

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oh my! worst English teacher i ever have , even though she is nice to me, still i would say you cannot learn anything from her class. too bad, i think she is just lazy.

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amazing and easy teacher. very kind and is pro group work which is a plus in my books

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She gives a little reading every week and then gives you quizzes to do in a group, it isn't a very hard class.She is really nice, pretty interesting and flexible with assignments.

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one would think that an english teacher is supposed to help you with the language, however she did not. i found it very difficult to keep up because its hard to understand what she wants from you

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She is one of the nicest people that I've ever met. She's always and I mean ALWAYS smiling, she gives you extra time on your essays and gives easy homework. Overall, she's one of the nicest teachers.

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wow! i had her as a sub. teacher and the class was so much better than with my other teacher (thatcher). she's really nice, and makes the course interesting (english).

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She is an awesome teacher... If I could choose her again I would... she is not too tough, and she is really nice... She grades fairly and does not give an excessive amount of homework... She is a great teacher for english...

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Man oh man is she boring. Her essays are so difficult, and she can't explian her materials right. Whatever you do, don't take this teacher for english.

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she marks very weird! and she makes u do all her essays IN CLASS!

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she's a wicked teacher, her topics at times are boring but overall she is a good fun teacher...

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awsome teacher ,topics might be a tad dull but hey its english remember. so as along a you follow everything ur bound to pass

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very good teacher , take her and you won't regret , her vampire class is very fun , for the last assignment you have to invent a vampire story!!! HAHA

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Likes to brag about the 2 phd's she has. Don't take her vampire class, you'll be bored sensesly. Her quizes can be difficult if you don't prepare for them.

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Shes an ok teacher. At times boring but easy to pass if u work a bit. Doesnt give oit to much work.

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I don't normally like to be mean, but this lady is wicked boring. Her lectures go nowhere and her assignments are BS. Avoid Nancy Smith.

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i wouldn't recommend her. she is very boring and talks too much. the topics in class are horrible. it is long because she never lets you out early

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Terrible teacher. Class is boring and keeps you in for the full 2 hrs. She didnt let a kid take a final and embarassed him in front of everyone. She's mean!

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Super nice lady, not a hard marker, her topics are really interesting and the class is fun

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A very nice teacher and person. The quizzes are a little tricky. She went to Harvard, so listen to her

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She is very nice, her class is pretty boring, she went to harvard, she makes you read so much and gives hard quizes but easy papers. I liked her but not the actual vampyre theme of her class.

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good teacher , nice , and easy going

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she gives complicated work, and a lot of it

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Great teacher, interresting class. Easy going teacher with assignments

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