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The Memphis College of Art

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Professor Thompson
Memphis College of Art
Overall D+
1 ratings,  [AVG: 8 min, 50 sec]
Workload: Responsible Grading: -

Enjoys Teaching D Arrogance: Extreme
Speaks & Writes Clearly D Respect for Students: Contempt
Sensible Lectures C Appreciates Creativity: Less
Organized course F Student Feedback is: Ignored
Instructor Effort F
Entirely Useless
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Grades Reflect:
Not much
Final Grade Verification:
Grade is grade - no change
Gets class involved D
Competent with material D
Friendly/Sociable D
Adds to content D
This instructor is:
Strongly Disliked



Overall: D+
Professor Thompson has control issues.  If you take a course with her, you will end up making the kind of work she likes to see, not the kind of work you want to make.  She stifles expression and creativity, and she is generally a very unpleasant person to be around.  She is rude, and she openly selects one or two students to complain about/ridicule/make examples of in class, in front of everyone.  She is the opposite of what a professor of a fine art or any creative, expressive medium should be. 
Should do to do well...
Do not: talk; think for yourself; use your own original ideas and sketches.  Do: take orders blindly without consideration; try to make work that looks like the professor's. 
Should know...
A student could theoretically do well in this course by always being early to class and always staying after the professor leaves.  Brown-nosing this professor works, too.  Producing monumentally good work will not change the professor's opinion about you, and therefore it will not matter much.  If the professor likes you, you'll do better than a C.  If the professor doesn't like you, you will earn anywhere from a C+ to a D-.  To her ONE credit, Fs are only given to students who do not work at all. 
Student Competency: Beginner
Student's Grade: B
Liked Instructor?: Strongly Disliked
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