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Melanie Boaz Edit

Based on 17 Ratings
English Teacher at Issaquah High School
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Jun 17, 2012 All this teacher does is ramble. She gets up in front of the class and talks anne talks and talks. She never does group activities or anything; just lectures. In 11th grade I felt as though I had learned a ton in my AP english class! Senior year I learned squat in AP english with Ms. Boaz. If you get Ms. Boaz your senior year and want a boring year full of no prep for college, stay in her class. If you actually want to learn, switch out! Flag Rating

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Nov 29, 2011 one day while i fall asleep in this class this poor old woman is just going to keel over and no one in the class will even notice sadly. that said, shes a very interesting individual, who can be dry and boring some days, but show sparks of coolness other days. people say this class is easy because she doesnt assign much hw, but when she does it is tedious and pointless, and i honestly dont think she grades any of our assignments, just gives us a grade she feels we deserve. Flag Rating

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Mar 30, 2011 She's the easiest AP English teacher in the school Flag Rating

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Jan 22, 2011 A former college professor, she models her class after lectures on works and other aspects of English Literature. Unfortunately it's not enough to appeal to almost all of her students and doesn't appear to be the most effective method of teaching seniors. Flag Rating

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May 31, 2009 almost always runs out of time in class after going off topic and is late giving back assignments. On the other hand, she is nice and pretty laid back in class Flag Rating

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Jul 29, 2007 Dr. Boaz is one of my favorite people on campus. Some people can't stand her because she "doesn't grade papers and assignments very fast". These people are too uptight. I was in no rush to get my papers back. The thing I loved the most is how deep she would go into the significance of literary elements. What some people assume is rambling is usually intriguing background information to elp us understand the context.of the writing. Lord of the flies discussions were often moving. I loved her class! Flag Rating

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Apr 17, 2007 She is so wonderful! She is nice, friendly, caring, at times a little wordy, but an amazing woman! I feel like she could be my mother! Flag Rating

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Feb 21, 2007 Dr. Boaz's job is to teach English, and she happens to be very good at that. The problem is the work she assigns is often very tedious and isn't good for learning off of. Her tests are hard and it took her 4 months to hand us back the essays we wrote in October. Sometimes she gets upset over small things and yells at us, and sometimes she goes off and discusses random topics. Pretty good teacher, but the class not so much. Flag Rating

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Feb 11, 2007 Doc B is basically the most intuitive teacher I've ever had. You ask her one question, and you get back seven different reasonings to a single response. Her class makes you think, and you learn an incredible amount of stuff. The only bad things are that, like previously stated, she's bad about getting back assignments, and some of her assignments are difficult. Even some tests, namely finals, are rather painstaking. Flag Rating

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Oct 12, 2006 This woman is a genius. She knows more about English and literature than anyone I have ever met. She isn't great about getting papers back, but assigns a reasonable amount of work. I think she is a great teacher and I was able to walk away with a solid A both semesters. Flag Rating

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Jun 20, 2006 I love Dr. Boaz! She isn't good with getting papers back, but she has made me think on a deeper level about finding symbolism than I ever thought possible. She doesn't just TELL you what the author is saying, she gives you background information that helps you find out for yourself. I learned a ton! Flag Rating

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Jun 04, 2006 I like her a lot as a person, she is really nice and not as stict as you would expect. The bad part is she never gives papers back and isn't very good with explaining either. Flag Rating

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May 22, 2006 She is a really nice person, though she is not the best teacher. She gives a lot of homework, and basically never gives you back anything you turn in. She's very disorganized and takes forever to hand back work (if ever) and is NOT good at explaining things or clarifying things. Missing a day or more in her class is a nightmare. Overall, a nice personality, but not a very good teacher... Flag Rating

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Jan 27, 2006 never gives back any work. 3 months behind in grading essays. doesn't really care how you do. she acts like we are all stupid. never helpful. totally random stuff comes out of her. Flag Rating

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Dec 01, 2005 Shes nice but used to teaching seniors and college age kids. Horrible at explaining things Flag Rating

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Feb 16, 2005 Fun but teensy bit off topic. Flag Rating

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Jan 22, 2004 I LOVE MEL! Flag Rating