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M. Kristina Faber
(English)


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Subject: Nice woman, but easily misunderstood  (Jan 13 2011, 11:19AM)
Student: Jen (Finance)
Class:WIFYS (A)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Professor Faber can come off as quirky and sometimes downright mean. But if you stay on her good side, she really is a caring, nice woman. Her WIFYS class requires a lot of work, but everything is only worth a couple points. I got a C on all the Annotated bibs and still got an A in the class. As long as you complete the work and do a good job on the research paper (which you wont think she will grade easy, but she actually does.. I got 100%) you will get a good grade. All you have to do is smile during her off-topic rants! It's a lot of tedious work, but the class is actually really easy.
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Subject: worth it!!!  (May 24 2009, 11:55AM)
Student: Anonymous (English)
Class:Multiple (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 The one thing I appreciated most was Faber had a pattern to her classes. After the first quiz or test you were aware of the format and it was consistent. Her classes are challenging but you learn a lot. Advice: If you need help make use of her office hours
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Subject: You will learn  (Apr 09 2009, 04:15PM)
Student: Anonymous ()
Class:WIFYS and Intro to Lit. (A-)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Faber holds her students accountable at a reasonable level for college. If you are just coming from high school she may seem a little intense. For her WIFYS class, there is something due almost every class, but half of those assignments due are pretty simple. You can ask for an extension on assignments and she will give you till the next class. There are vocab quizzes about every week, but the words are simple and don't require much studying. Most of WIFYS is spent researching and preparing the term paper required for class. Her intro to lit class is easier than WIFYS. You read a play, take a play quiz, take a vocab quiz, watch the play, then do it again for another play. Pretty straight forward and simple. If you can't handle her classes, then you need to work harder, cause you're in college, not high school.
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Subject: she will teach you the most  (May 10 2008, 04:28PM)
Student: Anonymous (Eng)
Class:History and Structure (A)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Dr faber is outstanding. Her courses are very challenging, but it is amazing what you will learn in her grammar classes. And she is always there to help you in office hours and with practice tests and examples. She meets you halfway on everything and always loves when students have the "ah ha!" moment. If you want to learn the most, take her, but be prepared to work.
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Subject: Good Prof.  (Mar 28 2008, 02:28PM)
Student: Anonymous (GeoEnvironmental)
Class:Into to Lit. (B+)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Faber was pretty easy. She treats her class and students like it was still high school. She babies you and really wants you to do well here class. All you have to do is read plays, then take a quiz on them, and then watch the movie of the play, its really easy. There are only two tests, including the final, a quiz for each play, and vocab. quizzes. The only homework is to read plays. I just looked them up on spark notes and still got As on the play quizzes. Take her, shes the best Lit. prof. there is.
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Subject: Good class. but a lot of work  (Oct 29 2007, 07:31AM)
Student: Anonymous ()
Class:N/A (A-)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Faber is extremely nice and just wants to help her students. Her grading system is difficult but as long as you do all of the work and hand it in on time, you will do fine.
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Subject: WORK! TOIL!  (Oct 15 2007, 07:53AM)
Student: Anonymous (English w/ Sec. cert.)
Class:WIFYS (B-)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Do not slack off! This prof has something due almost every day in her class. Freshmen, pay attention! If something is due on Wednesday for her class, do it Monday. Give yourself some time because you will need it. Computers will blow up, papers will get lost, you'll get sick, etc. Do it ahead of time and make sure you print out everything and SAVE IT! Faber is a very nice person, but she is a firm believer in "tough love," so there is no getting around her with stupid excuses. She will not baby you. If you work hard and go by the book, you'll do just fine.
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Subject: Your best bet for Shakespeare  (Dec 10 2006, 08:04PM)
Student: Anonymous (English)
Class:Shakespeare (A)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 If you're forced to pick between Montouri and Faber, pick Faber! I soaked up a lot of information on everything from Lit. Theories to wacky Shakespeare trivia knowlege. Fun stuff!
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Subject: TAKE HER!!  (Nov 23 2006, 10:10AM)
Student: Anonymous (elementary education)
Class:WIFYS (college writing) (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Faber is one of the easiest college writing professors. As long as you do your work and hand it in on time you are fine. There are no tests except for she gives a vocab. quiz every week..but you get a word bank. VERY EASY!
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Subject: Very Pleasant Prof!  (May 21 2006, 04:17PM)
Student: Anonymous (English)
Class:Hist/Struct English Lang (B)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 I found Dr. Faber to be an extremely pleasant woman. She's usually in a good mood, and tries to make learning fun. For History and Structure of the English Language, if you maintain an A average on all the quizzes and get A's on the exams, you can by-pass the final. Of course I didn't accomplish this, but I still managed to pull a B. Grammar is tough, but Faber makes it interesting. I liked her so much I'm taking her again next semester. I highly recommend her.
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Subject: Loved her!  (Apr 26 2006, 07:58PM)
Student: Anonymous (mass comm)
Class:shakespeare (--)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 This prof is really cool. I love her lectures! If you're lookng for an easy class though, she is not the way to go. If you're looking for interesting, take her!
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Subject: Awesome  (Jan 09 2005, 10:34PM)
Student: Eddie Vedder (English)
Class:World Lit (A-)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Faber definitely gets off the subject, but her class is really easy. No big paper, No tests. Only book quizzes and vocabulary quizzes. Those off the topic conversations keep class interesting. Rock on Faber.
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Subject: Really nice  (Nov 02 2004, 07:35PM)
Student: Anonymous ()
Class:Intro to Lit (B+)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Faber is a very nice lady who is very easy to get off track. IF she starts one of her lectures on sexuality, watch out! She is a riot and I loved her class. Once you figure out her system it is very easy to predict the upcoming quiz. The class stays on a steady pace and that is a real comfort. The only thing that you need to watch out for is she only lets you make up 2 assignments all year. She doesn't tell you that in the beginning and it can really screw you over. Very nice lady. She acts like your mother.
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Subject: 'Need to come in for some extra help?'  (Oct 07 2004, 01:42PM)
Student: Tessa (Print Media)
Class:Intro to Literature (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Regardless if you like literature or not, Dr. Faber's class almost ensures a passing grade. Her quizzes always ask the same questions - as soon as you pick up on her patterns, you'll be fine. She's very elementary-teaching based (ie bringing food to class and writing "awesome!" at the top of your 'A' papers) but she's a sweet lady nonetheless.
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Subject: Extremely Easy  (Sep 28 2003, 01:48AM)
Student: Anonymous (El Ed)
Class:College Writing (B-)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 I thought Faber's class was easy. We would work on papers and then on thursdays we would go the computer labs to work on them. So, there were almost no notes. There are a lot of small papers to write, but they are all put together for a research paper at the end. They are all very easy and require minimal work. The vocabulary quizzes are extremely easy, and can be studied for 2 minutes before class. She's also a really nice lady and gave us candy on quiz days.
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Subject: Not bad...  (Mar 25 2003, 04:26PM)
Student: Anonymous (Psychology)
Class:Intro to women's studies (B)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Faber was really nice for the most part, probably because we were a bunch of girls. She does grade really hard but is always there to help you fix it and get it right the next time. This class requires a big project and lots of little things, but lots of extra credit is available. If you can take a lot of off the wall ideas and a completely lecture type class, take it.
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Subject: Tough grader  (Jan 17 2011, 08:23AM)
Student: Anonymous (Elementary Education)
Class:WIFYS (B-)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Faber was a really nice lady, but a difficult grader. She had many vocab tests worth about 2.5 points a piece. Also, she gives a lot of busy work that just seemed pointless.
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Subject: rediculous on grading and too much homework   (Oct 21 2010, 08:59AM)
Student: Anonymous (physics)
Class:WIFYI (C)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Seriously? hw every class? I mean I understand this is college but you have average 3 to 4 assignments due every class. I took 12 honors classes in high school including English and I received a c in her class. She talks about things that are not relevant to the subject and expected us to know everything. Whenever you ask her something she always says "did you look in the 'handy hand out'?" she never explains how. She asks you to download and print out everything she posted on D2L and thats basically her lecture. Taking her class feels like death and she's ridiculous on grading. I had to redo half of my paper bc either I didn't italicize the title of books, or she thinks it was too wordy. Too wordy is the theme of the class. She expects 2 to 3 pages of annotated bibliography, (compare to other prof's a page) and how the hell are we supposed to write 2 to 3 pages if all the papers we write are too wordy? Dont take her!
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Subject: Horrible  (Apr 13 2010, 09:00AM)
Student: Anonymous (English)
Class:Shakespeare (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Her annotated bibliography grading is ridiculous. I'm pretty sure she doesn't have the faintest idea what good writing is! I am a very clear writer, and yet she never seems to understand my annotations! Not only that, but they are summarized exactly as the articles are written, which she hates for some unknown reason. My annotations have "NS" written all over them. Not to mention she wants them to be too long! Two pages minimum is too long for these annotations, especially with the vocab words she wants us to use in them. Yet she criticizes everyone on "wordiness." I also think she just favors people, because my classmate next to me finally got a "B" when she stopped talking to me in class, and her annotation was no better than mine. Faber is completely unfair. The only good thing about her class is that you don't have to pay attention to her lectures, she just drones on and on about pointless and irrelevant topics most of the time.
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Subject: No, just no  (Mar 18 2010, 02:50AM)
Student: Anonymous (B.S.Ed)
Class:Intro to Literarture (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Faber's way of grading is that you start at "adequate" which is a C and work your way up from there. She has us do 2-3 Focused Writings on plays we read, if you forgot to properly cite one quote, or don't cite the textbook it's automatically a D and that's the highest you can get. She's a raging feminist and goes on about things that have absolutely nothing to do with the material for class. Don't ever let her catch you with your cell phone out or you have to leave. There's at least 2 quizzes per play you read, one on the material and the other on vocab words. The vocab quizzes are cumulative in a way because she takes words from the previous lists so make sure you study all of them. I honestly, will never take her ever again and unless you're into the possibility of not even getting a B then go ahead.
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Subject: so much work  (Nov 01 2009, 08:21PM)
Student: Anonymous (undecided)
Class:WIFYS (F)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

  She gives so much homework. There is online homework and written homework, and the written homework is not small assignments, there are 3 or 4 large assignments due each night . Very hard to keep up.
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Subject: nice prof but way too much work for first semester  (Apr 08 2009, 11:28AM)
Student: Anonymous (Marketing )
Class:WIFYS (B)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Faber is a really nice person and always there to help you. But her class is an overload. There are constantly assignments due everyday. The assignments generally take a lot of time and have to be perfect. She did help with learning how to write papers but the work was unbearable when you have four other classes.
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Subject: overload  (Oct 23 2007, 09:54AM)
Student: Anonymous ()
Class:WIFYS (--)
 13 of 38 students found this review helpful.

 It's not that she is a bad person, although she does get a little off topic and rants about feminist stuff. It's just that she requires you to be handing in an average of 3 assignments per class MWF and if you miss a class for any reason you cannot get credit for any work that was due that day. I also lost points because my partner for a peer editing assignment did not peer edit my PB, so he got credit for my work and I lost points because he did nothing! It is strongly advised that you choose a different prof.
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Subject: Extremely Difficult  (May 20 2005, 12:34PM)
Student: Anonymous (English)
Class:Hist/Structure of English (D)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 This class was very difficult. She starts out with the grammar aspect of the course and goes at a very fast pace. We had one day of going over it in class (which meant she read the book to us), one day of group work, and then the quiz. The quizzes were about 50 questions and were a big percentage of the final grade. She spent one day on the history of English and just gave us a packet to read about it. We had a test on it and it was the majority of the final! Dr. Faber is the nicest lady you will ever meet, but she is VERY difficult.
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Subject: NEVER  (Mar 30 2003, 03:31PM)
Student: Anonymous (english)
Class:british writers I (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 one word: never. never take dr faber, i am not one to skip classes, but i should have cut this one every day. this class is all about doing work on your own. in class we never once discussed assignments for that day..... yet somehow they were all on the test. what she does talk about in class are life lessons and strange stories.... she acts like what she says is earth shattering and we should thank her for enlightening us. so, if you like not learning but being tested on stuff take her.
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Subject: Could Go Either Way...  (Apr 06 2010, 06:30AM)
Student: Anonymous (English)
Class:Stud. Eng. Ren. & Shakespeare (B)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Okay, so Dr. Faber tries her best, I'll give her that. And she knows her stuff - the woman is truly intelligent. That being said, her teaching ability is subpar for a college professor, in my opinion.
In "Studying the English Renaissance," Faber made us focus on JUST Renaissance poetry. SO, unless you're a fan of poetry, I'd steer clear of this course. The course itself wasn't that difficult however. You had to bring in a question each day about the poet or a poem that we had read for that class, there were 6 annotated bibliographies due sporadically throughout the semester, one poem analysis discussion (which you had to lead), one poet report (easy biographical overview of a poet) and a 5-10 page paper. Her grading is what will kill you. She's VERY particular about the ABs and research paper, and will in essence rip your paper apart.
Shakespeare I've found to be more easy. You cover 8 plays over the course of the semester. For each play, you're given a play quiz, consisting of 10 questions (usually pretty easy), 6 vocab quizzes (cumulative) 8 ABs (2 from hard copy sources) and a 5-10 page research paper. If you work hard, you'll do okay. Just don't expect to learn overly much about Shakespeare in the process.
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Subject: If you do your work youll be fine  (Mar 28 2010, 03:32AM)
Student: Anonymous (marketing)
Class:wifys (B+)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Dr Faber is a fair teacher. She does a lot of different assignments at a time, but if you stay organized you'll be fine. She expects a lot, but if you make use of her office hours, it helps a lot. I took a paper in and she looked over it, made a few corrections and I ended up getting an a on it. Its worth the extra work. There are also weekly vocab quizzes.. dont push them off! They help your grade!
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Subject: Not hard but crazy  (Mar 22 2010, 10:51PM)
Student: Anonymous (Economics)
Class:Intro to Lit. (B)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 So let me break it down for you real simply. Dr Faber's Intro to Literature class is not very challenging, it goes like this: read a play, take a quiz on the play, take a vocab quiz, watch a movie of the quiz, fill out a index card on the movie and other than that there are 4 focused writing assignments during the semester. Do not take Faber if you dont like working in groups. She is a very strange grader, she told one girl in our class her paper was an A when she looked over it and then gave the girl a D when she actually graded. She is also insane. That may seem extreme but she goes off topic and teaches her opinions as fact. One example, is she told all of us that we came from Adam and Eve and because of this there is no such thing as race. She says that skin complexion comes from where you live in relativity to the equator not race. SHE IS CRAZY. Always off topic, this is an Intro to Lit. class and we have talked more about domestic violence than literature.
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Subject: gets off topic  (Feb 03 2010, 09:02PM)
Student: Anonymous (Secondary Ed)
Class:Wifys (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 She is a nice lady and will answer your questions but she gets of topic and if you have her in the mourning when you're still tired she can get very annoying. Half the time you dont know what she is talking about and her syllabus is hard to follow also. I would recommend taking the class with someone else.
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Subject: Be prepared....for a ride!  (Apr 07 2009, 10:35AM)
Student: Anonymous (Communication/Journalism)
Class:Shakespeare I (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 I took Professor Faber for Shakespeare,because I thought the class would be interesting. The class was definitely interesting, but not because of the plays. Professor Faber is the most random teacher I've come across at Ship, but in a good way lol. She can get so wrapped up in a topic, that she stirs completely off of it... it's hilarious to watch, but sometimes can be annoying. She explains how she wants things pretty well, and is available when you need to talk about class. Be prepared to really get in depth with Shakespeare himself, because she LOVES him. She gives advice about love and life even though we are in a Shakespeare class. Some of my best statuses on facebook come from her class LOL. The work is not to bad, once you get the hang of it, and the movies are AWESOME!
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Subject: If you like assisgnments EVERYDAY  (Nov 17 2008, 11:18AM)
Student: Anonymous (Elementary Ed)
Class:WIFYS (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Faber is pretty nice and if you ask for an extension she will almost always give it to you but the workload is ridiculous. At least 3 assignments for every class and she is not really good at going over things like citations and such. She rips apart papers even after she gives them back and you re-do them and then turn them in again. There is always something wrong with your papers. And this is the only WIFYS class that has vocab quizzes. WASTE!!!! Take a diff prof.
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Subject: high school class  (Mar 04 2003, 05:25PM)
Student: Anonymous (communications/journalism)
Class:N/A (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 dr. faber could be really nice sometimes. she brought us candy on test and quiz days and really helped us learn the stuff. but she treated us like we were in high school. she would talk really slowly and almost in a little kids voice to get us to understand and if we didn't, she would get all pissed off. overall, her class was pretty easy and i learned a lot, but i didn't appreciate the way she treated us sometimes.
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Subject: Very Hard Class  (Aug 28 2002, 07:18PM)
Student: Anonymous (Psychology)
Class:English 101 (A)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Faber was really nice and gave lollipops out on vocab quiz days, but her grading was extremely rough. I found it almost impossible to reword things the way she expected them to be. Annotated bibliographies are the devil (try doing 3). I got Ds on them all. I graduated high school as top English student...go figure. The paper and the vocab quizzes are what redeemed me. The quizzes are simple and the paper will be, too, if you let her proofread it. Go to her for help! She will help you. It's sometimes the only way to save your grade. But she will give anyone help at any time, and that's why I gave her a neutral, despite the hard class.
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