Average 2.66 based on 95 professor ratings
Violaine Ares is a Philosophy professor at John Abbott College - CEGEP located in St Anne De Bellevue, Quebec. When comparing Violaine Ares' ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Violaine Ares' ratings are below the average of 4.3 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at John Abbott College - CEGEP is 4.12 stars.
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I taught that because you do not have to listen in class that this was going to be a chill class but i got low grades. She does not make any sense i don't know how da fuq other people pass probably because they speak french and she likes them more. She is apparently the chair of humanities which is sad. Humanities is a sad program that should be terminated.

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I have made a great mistake when ignoring the comments below me and taking Violaine's class. She is NOT a good teacher at all! Her class is legit useless. She goes on and on talking about weird stuff no even related to the class, not that I would know what the class is even suppose to be about. Plus, she gives you assignments with 5 pages of instructions that are super not clear.

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I had her for Science, Pseudoscience, and Superstition and it was such a loaf class. No one listens to her during her lectures and she doesn't even care. There are 3 assignments and 3 exams, and she says that the minimum grade for these is 5/10 if an effort was made. I didn't really understand what the course was about but i finished with an 80 and the class average was 71. Teacher can be odd during her lectures but is very nice and sweet when you go see her. would recommend if you're in science

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It's impossible to follow her lectures, she goes way off topic and doesn't even cover all of what she says she will at the beginning of the semester.
One of those teachers that makes you tired of listening to her.
Save yourself.

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Marks make no sense. Very picky. Lectures are useless. Absolutely useless. Learnt nothing from the course. Perfect for napping. Oblivious to cellphones. Very disorganized. Cancels classes from time to time. Honestly have no idea what the course was on.

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Absolutely insane. Her marks are based on how much she likes you and her lectures are likely taken from the drunken rantings of the mentally ill. She mocks students and then goes on power trips if they stand up for themselves. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. Fleeing the country is not an overreaction.

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I, in all seriousness, do not think she is living in the same world we are. She will randomly start shouting, and once out of nowhere she tried to strike a random kid with her lightning powers. It was an example but she had a look in her eye that convinced me that she was seriously expecting this kid to get zapped. Point is, do not take her unless you are alright with using your laptop for a 2 hour long class, which is very boring and long. Taking her class is the equivalent of self harm,

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Ok. Um, Violaine will probably be one of the strangest teachers you've ever met, that unless you've had Doris Miller. Her class discussions have nothing to do with anything, and there is never any transitions from topic to topic. You will get very confused. People love their laptops in her class. You will have homework, but not often, essays really, 1-2 pages. If you decide to take her, keep in mind that during movies, it's real easy to escape after attendance. She speaks in frenglish a lot.

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Extremely boring but super easy. Been reading books in class the whole semester, ended up with a final mark of 94. Can't complain.

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Violaine's class is really really boring, but you can just fool around on your laptop all class, which makes it better. All you have to do is ask her to look over essays before you hand them in and you will likely get a 100%. This is the ideal class for the slacker: no participation needed, easy grader.

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I had her for the Quest for Knowledge, I must admit that the first class I had with her.. I felt like time stopped and that the class would never end. BUT, she's very helpful when you ask questions and you can just fool around on your laptop during all the classes. just get the work done and she'll give you a good mark. she's actually really nice and if you want a EASY CLASS, then take it.

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She is wayyy better then other humanities teacher .. she may look pretty strict but she is very nice , calm and good human being .. If you dont get a good mark in your first assignment go see her and if u do not understand anything go see her as well..she is always there for you..if you wont be available for her office hours just go make an appointment for some other day. DON'T MISS CLASS AND IF YOU DID GIVE HER A GOOD REASON !DO your homework and come to class everyday and go see her u'll pass!

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Whenever I wanted to meet with her she would have an excuse as to why she wasn't in her office during her office hours and when I tried to make an appointment with her, it would take a very long time for her to respond to my MIO.

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She is all over the place... Her lectures were about everything BUT the course material. Views on order an freedom was very useless, I got a good grade but definitely not because of her teaching abilities. Google will be yor best friend throughout the semester :)

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She's... One of a kind I can promise you that. REALLY easy marks, don't really need to pay attention in class to get a nice 80 . Most of the class sleeps at her lectures the rest are on 9gag on their laptops.

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LOLOLOL. you will never know what hit you... I promise she is like no other teacher out there. Incredibly boring in her class, may have one or two moments of hilariousness in the entire semester.. other than that, super easy grades.

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Dont bother listening but just show up and hand in something somewhat intelligible and you will pass with 85% if not more.

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Not clear, barely expalined why i didn;t do so well on her opinion essays, and takes a minimum of forever to cover a point.

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Her classes are extremely boring as she just talks about the same thing for hours, but if you write down what she says you'll be fine for the exam. Doesn't know how to entertain a class, but if you ne

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her humanities is easy but she rambles and often goes off topic, she's out there to say the least. stay for attendance then leave, write your essay and you'll pass

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Easy class if you do what she ask, the course is really boring but its easy to pass. Not much work needed.

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She's not entertaining to listen to and wastes the whole class talking. However, if you write down everything she says, you'll get an excellent mark

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easy tests and easy marks if you can manage to sit through her never ending classes

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Easy tests, eassy marks. Gives you everything you need to suceed. Her class is boring however.

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Definitely not the brightest pumpkin in the pumpkin patch... if you know what I mean

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She talks to us like we're five, and in slow motion... It's really annoying.

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As the others said, her class i sooooo boring...But just bring a laptop or talk with friends, don't even bother trying to understand her and write complete B.S. on the exam. She's the kind of person t

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most boring class ever

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Not the greatest teacher. Her class is really boring and you have to try to understand what she talks about cuz she goes off topic often. Really nice person, easy assignment and exams.

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This teacher is very strange. She is nice person but I have to say she isn't the greatest teacher. She sure is a great actress though and makes the class interesting. However she goes off topic often.

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so boring, goes off topic, makes no sense.

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her class is boring, her notes are very confusing and hard to follow on the chalk board and she goes off topic a lot. shes a nice person but i wouldnt take her class if i were you.

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ok, she's not that bad. well-intentioned, sweet enough, just a little eccentric...doesn't always get to the point but the will is there.

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Boring and repetitive but you can just fool around with your friends all class long and just enjoy her weirdness! Only listen when she is clearly taking about test material, else its not important.

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Boring Class, Assignments are Confusing, Lectures are dreadful and long. I couldnt understand the topic all semester. nice lady tho, if u want a good grade and are willing to put up with boring, take.

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She's really boring and never stays on topic. What she talks about in class has nothing to do with the tests. Avoid her!

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MOST BORING CLASS EVER!!!! SWITCH ASAP!! her classes literally drag on and on and they are so repataive, you pretty much learn something new the first 2 or 3 classes and its like the next classes she forgets what she has taught you and then starts all over. I slept, or screwed around on the computer every single class and still passed. She is a nice person but she is wicked confusing.

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her class really is boring! i've actually slept during some of her classes! that's how boring she was. sooo boring! but the course content is easy to understand. do the paper and orals and she'll give you a good grade

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SO nice

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This teacher is BEYOND boring. Don't take her, if you can get out of it. Her voice is something else, as well. If you do end up taking her, she IS pretty nice, and an easy marker.

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She's really lame, that's all I have to say

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Okay, well. She is really nice and you can definitely pass the course without showing up - she will just deduct from participation. I barely went to class and got 81%. So just do well and hand in everything and you'll do fine

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classes were long and boring.I fell asleep more classes then I was awake because she rambles on about somehting but it's always to boring to listen. I will never take her as a teacher again.She could be helpful .........

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I had her for Humanities, but she was SO boring, that I changed the class.

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Very long and boring classes. The teacher seems always glued around the same topic all semester(views on order and Freedom class). The good thing about this class is that you can get a good mark if you do your work .

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Order and Free.. - A win/lose class. Very easy if you understand the material (Socrates, Plato etc. and their "views"), but it's always going to be a long and painful class. Id recommend it for science students, because it's a good class to review notes and do cal hmwk,

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She is SO boring! You'll want to go to sleep! She's really nice and helpful, and she marks REALLY easily, but that's not worth her awful voice and boring jokes...Pick her if you want over 80%!

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Ok so her class is really boring but the material is very easy and she's always willing to help you with whatever you don't understand. She's really a nice person and can be funny when she really wants to be.

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I don't understand why this teacher has such bad ratings, she is a nice person, her classes are incredibly easy and she is so hilarious that you'll be trying no to laugh every single class

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Ares, while somewhat odd in the presentation (could improve teaching style) does give a decent class. Any person who is intellectual enough to understand the material will easily get a good mark. For reference, I got 100 with a class average of 71. The class was easy - I recommend her for science students - hers allow you to not worry as much about the others you have. One caveat: you need a general interest in at least one of philosophy, epistemology, or logic in order to appreciate her classes.

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Bad way to end your day. She is ever so boring. and rambles... and rambles.... its bad. garanteed above 90 though

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If you want an extremely easy class where you can do your homework for other stuff, listen to music or sleep, this is the one for you. But if you actually want to learn something, stay far away. Most annoying voice ever, rambles on and on about grammar mistakes or the same 2 examples and when the class actually tries to voice an opinion and participate, she'll put you down cause you don't have the same opinion as her. Her correcting makes no sense either, but BS will give you good marks.

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RUN! RUN! RUN! don't take this class if you can help it. sure u can sleep the whole time and do no work and still get good marks...... but the voice....... oh the voice....... you will not be able to stay in the room.... and do not sit near the window.... for your own good.

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Violaine certainly was an interesting teacher. She knows what she's talking about, but doesn't get students to interact very much. When they do, she slams them if they say anything remotly wrong. Easy marker, boring teacher. She has mood swings a lot, one day she'll be happy and bubbly, the other she'll be angry and very crabby. Just don't disrupt the class, listen a bit (her voice can REALLY get to you after awhile) and stay on her good side.

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boring and hard marker

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This is the easiest and most boring class. So if you just want easy marks without doing any work choose her!

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Never answers your questions, rambles on and on and on. If you take her for science, pseudo science and superstition, she will harp on you constantly. She never ever explains the work, you have to figure it out yourself. I will give her this she is a nice person, but a horrible teacher. She never ever stops talking and never ever gets to the point until the last five minutes of class. If you take her good-luck on staying awake. I don't recommend her.

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Bring a PSP, an MP3 player or any entertainment and you should survive through her classes.

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honestly, most boring class you'll prob ever have, but also one of the easiest classes, so if you dont want to do anything and just do the random assignments and you'll be fine

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just bring some music and sleep, class is easy as long as you can tune her out

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Talks about the same things over and over and OVER AGAIN! This ;ady needs to stop talking. Everytime i walked out of her class i felt like i lost some intelligence.

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If I wasn't sleeping, I was prooving her wrong or teaching her how to teach, later we started playing PSP in class. Never read squat, slept for 70% the time, BSed everything got 82

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very easy class. hardly any homework. she talks about the same things over and over again. has an irritating voice, but is a very nice lady... i feel bad for her

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Very nice woman, and her Views on Order & Freedom class is easy to ace if you do the work (Which is barely anything). Very boring class though, but good time to do other hw!

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Nice lady. Cackles like a witch O.O. she talks ALOT. Interesting random bits of info to "discover" if you are with friends. Basically: interesting class, but not bcuz of the conten

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This is the worst teacher EVER! Not only are her classes completly useless but she is a completly bogus grader. Her class subjects are easy but she thinks she's teaching physics.

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I must say... that she is easy... there is only like 3 assignments to do and one exam at the end. It might be intresting if u like philosophy. But the way she talks is boring.

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The most boring and unfunny humanities tecaher EVER. Avoid at all costs...you'll be doing yourself a big favor.

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She is an understanding teacher to talk for advice and help in everything. Overall: very nice lady, very easy marker, but incredibly boring class.

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she is so boring, dont ever take this class, her voice is like so bad that youll have a headacke after, just dont take her class

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this class is the best if u have friends around the teacher is awesome and very understanding VERY EASY MARKER my class average was 82% and trust me no one did much work at all

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People who came from french school (like I) will like her cause shes french and her class are easy to understand but long (Watch out for the movies beurk!!!)

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i dont know what all these ppl are talking about shes the easiest and one of the nicest teachers...theres no failing this class and u can learn if u want i honestly loved the class

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she is a hard marker, but 25 percwent of your garde is showing up. 5/5 for assignments if you just hand them it. voice is like nails on chalkboard though

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Humanities is a terrible subject to begin with. She only makes it worse. She's a nice woman, but ever so boring and slow and talks way too much. Very easy.

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Easy marks, but incredibly boring class. Uses french words to explain stuff. Listening to a francophone speaking English for 90 minutes really gets to you.

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Absolutely horrible teacher, it would be difficult to stay awake in class if her voice weren't so grating. Tends to go off on random tangents about irrelevant t

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The lady is so confused,often has to be corrected by students. Goes over same thing some 10 times in great detail. She is often wrong in her explanations.

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Terrible - talks too much and goes on random tangents a lot, also has an irritating voice.

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I still don't know what this course was about. She was very unclear when explaining the course material. She rambled alot, and I slept alot...

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Boring class. Easy to pass. Nice lady but im not sure if it is worth a passing mark. You might end up with a subsitute half way through the course.

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soo booringggggggg! its the most pointless class ever dont ever take her!

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LOL....what a pointless class....easiest 97 i ever slept my way into, take her and prepare for slacksville...just make up some stuff for the essays.

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lets call her the most boring teacher of abbott watch out that you dont fall asleep, seriously

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boring,but easy. best thing is that the vending machines are bout 2 feet away.

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BORING incapable to answer any questions

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Pointless class pretty much, didn't learn anything. Normal class: 2 minutes material, rest is pointless discussion, but funny. Nice lady tho, good marker.

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BORING but easy

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So so boring. Show up and you`ll pass

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the boringest teacher ever, but nice and easy.

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Hard to understand, very boring, and has a dehidration problem..

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