Conway, Bethany  

Communication Studies

2.82/4.00

11 evaluations


REC 140


Senior
C
General Ed
Nov 2016
Prof cried today.... What a weirdo hahahah get a grip of your life.


Graduate Student
N/A
Elective
Jan 2017
Dr. Conway does not teach REC 140. She is a Communication Studies Professor and has never taught a Recreation class. The exact review above has been posted for other professors on Polyratings. This and other fictitious reviews have been posted for virtually every Cal Poly professor. The site has been contacted about the problem, but apparently "no one is home" at Polyratings.

COMS 218


Freshman
B
Required (Major)
Feb 2017
Professor Conway Silva is not a good teacher in any way. For COMS 218, we had to read a chapter of our book and then take a quiz on it almost every class. It was so poorly planned and she makes it so difficult to get a good grade. I completed all the readings, took notes, studied as hard as i could for the midterm and final, and was not happy with my grades in her class. She is not helpful. You can tell that she does not care about what her students learn in the class, and every lecture is just the book chapter that you read the night before. It is so boring. Every class period our lecture hall was half empty because the class was so damn unbearable. And the people who were there did not respect her whatsoever because she cannot control a classroom. For example, on the first day of class, she told us that her classroom was a "technology free class period"; meaning she was not going to allow any lap tops or phones for the whole quarter. Then the next class, she made us use our phones or laptops to take the weekly online quiz. After that, everyone just kept their electronics out the whole time. It was actually kind of funny because every single person would be scrolling through Facebook or texting or doing homework for other classes except the same 3 fucking kids who would ask unnecessary questions and drag the class on longer. I am not writing this because I hate Mrs. Conway. I am writing this because I went into this class excited. I was so interested in learning about how media effects our society; it seemed so applicable! But Conway just "teaches" you the exact same stuff you already know about media. Please, don't waste your time and energy in this class. Trust me. Ask ANYONE who has taken it and you will get the same answer from them


Sophomore
B
Required (Support)
Mar 2017
Conway Silva is smart, but also kind of rude to students if they ask a lot of questions. I expect a B in the class, but then again there wasn't incentives to be involved in class. It's an odd class. I'd take her for another topic, maybe. Do not recommend this class.


Sophomore
A
General Ed
Mar 2017
Expect weekly reading quizzes where you have to remember the most obscure ideas. The midterm and final weren't too bad.

COMS 312


Junior
A
Required (Major)
Apr 2016
Professor Conway is so intelligent! Research methods was a hard course, but she taught it very well. Our quarter long project was very applicable to the topics we covered in class, and she explained things very thoroughly. She is an outstanding professor!


Junior
A
Required (Major)
Jul 2016
Conway was a great professor. This class was difficult and she has high expectations of her students. The material is complicated and you MUST read the book and pay attention in class or you won't get an A. Conway is happy to help her students provided that they show effort and are engaged in class. She is passionate about the topics and is very knowledgeable. This class isn't for those just trying to get an easy A, be prepared for a lot of research and reading. The class requires a quarter long group project but wasn't too bad. Highly recommended for those who seek a challenging but enjoyable class.

COMS 322


Junior
A
Required (Major)
Jan 2016
This class had enjoyable subject matter. The textbook is extremely dry and confusing and I dreaded reading it, but the secondary text The Tipping Point was a great read and I'm glad I bought the book. Your grade consists of four papers, all of which were weird assignments. They're "building" essays, aka the first one you choose topics, then do research, then pick a theory, and then apply the theory to your topic. They were weird to me because they all felt like they were building to a research paper we never wrote, and I'd honestly rather have just done a normal research paper. Because they are weird, follow her syllabus EXACTLY, even if it makes for a bad normal paper. I got a B, A, A-, and B+ on my papers, depending on how exactly I followed the syllabus. Her tests were not hard, though. Just multipe choice, which were generally straight forward. Although the final questions were harder than necessary because she makes you choose the BEST answer, which means one might be sorta right, but not best. The essays were choose 2/3 or 3/4 for the final, which was nice. In the end she was kind and rounded up my grade to an A.


Junior
B
Required (Major)
Jan 2016
Professor Conway is an excellent addition to the Coms department. She is very knowledgeable on many aspects in communication and clearly articulates her expectations for the quarter. She is very approachable and willing to help students succeed at any given time. However, she does have high expectations for the class, so students in her class do need to work hard to get an A or a B. Professor Conway is very genuine and will be honest with you about areas in which you need to improve or are doing well in her class. She is very supportive and always has students' best interest at heart. I recommend taking Dr. Conway for any class!

COMS 386


Junior
C
General Ed
Dec 2016
COMS 386 was an interesting and fun class, and I am happy that i took it. Conway is a fun professor, making class interesting. The class overall really is not that difficult, there are two tests, a midterm, and a final. Theres one quiz in the beginning and each person has to write two small essays on readings, and I got an A on both papers. All throughout the course I had a solid B, and i was fine with that. At the end of the quarter, I got a C- on the large paper that was due and a D+ on the final thus dropping my grade to a C+. I talked to her about my paper and she even went through it with me and I still got a C- on it. The final i thought was easy and i got a D+ with a lot of studying. Even though this class was fun, I put in my full effort and I got a C+ in the class so overall I would've chosen another class most likely.


Senior
A
Elective
Feb 2017
Dr. Conway-Silva is a great professor. This class has a lot of required reading. Can you pass without doing the reading? Probably not. The papers and exams are based heavily in the texts. However, the reading material is super interesting and some lecture time is spent going over the material that was in the readings. This is a rad class but it is not easy. Take this class only if you have the time to really get something out of it. If you don't like politics or talking about politics, this is NOT the class for you. Dr. Conway-Silva is passionate and knowledgable. I would recommend this class to anyone!