Jade Olson

This professor has taught: COMM107, COMM200, COMM230, COMM301, COMM330, COMM398C, COMM398O, COMM398P, COMM401, COMM469, COMM469C, TLTC699A, UNIV101
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Jade Olson
COMM107

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/22/2023
Best Best Best Professor you could have for this (necessary but unnecessary gen-ed). She understand that this is a gen-ed course and that a lot of people are not enthusiastic about taking this class like at all but she made it worthwhile by curating an open space where students would feel comfortable presenting in a smedium crowd. There are 3 individual speeches (Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion) and 1 group speech. You will have to submit an outline for every single speech and that should be a breeze since she only requires minimum guidelines on how you need to structure your outline. She does allow any type of notecards or phones (whatever you need to help your speech). She does grade a little more "harsher" but it's doable if you actually improve on the thing that she mentions because she leaves very detailed feedback. But like I said, her grading can seem little out of tune with her feedback she gives, but honestly don't sweat it too much. You should pass with an A regardless.
Jade Olson
COMM107

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/01/2023
Super understanding and lenient with late points, extensions, etc. Will actually give you meaningful feedback and wants you to succeed. Attendance is mandatory but she was very understanding with sick excuses and allowed me to make up all missing participation points. Projects are easy if you put in the time. About 1-2 hours of work per speech, there are 4 speeches. There are very easy weekly homework quizzes, participation points, and reflections to help boost your grade. Would highly recommend to anyone taking COMM107 who wants a bearable experience.
Jade Olson
COMM107

Expecting an A+
naderaa
05/11/2023
Dr. Jade is a fun, clear, energetic, and approachable to professor. No exams, four presentations, all graded really leniently and she leaves great feedback.
Jade Olson
COMM398O

Expecting an A
Anonymous
05/23/2022
This class was very Fun, I enjoyed it. The Professor was very nice,caring and helpful. She explained concepts in a clear way that made sense. She gives helpful feedback on the assignments. She was easily approachable. I highly recommend taking a class that she teaches.
Jade Olson
COMM398O

Expecting an A
Anonymous
05/23/2022
This Professor was very Nice,Caring and Helpful. She gives helpful feedback on ways to improve on assignments. She explains things in a clear way that will make sense. She’s easily accesible. She made class Fun. I highly recommend taking a class with her.
Jade Olson
COMM469

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
04/01/2022
This class isnt finished but its April and I have a 100%. I really enjoy her teaching style and she's super forgiving. I can't imagine disliking her I think she's a great teacher and gives good feedback on all assignments. The class is easy but that doesn't mean I am not learning. She offers a 2 day grace period for late assignments on all assignments which is nice.
Jade Olson
COMM107

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
01/26/2022
Dr. Olson was the most amazing teacher ever. She was very well-organized, super nice and caring to her students, and also so funny. I was so sad when my class with her ended because I am just going to miss her personality so much. I definitely 1000% recommend Dr. Olson.
Jade Olson
COMM107

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/02/2021
Where do i start with her.... Excellent communicator, you can tell she has a PhD in this field. Very accommodating to students, and overall, just a very sensible person.
Jade Olson
COMM330

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
07/09/2021
I had her for the summer session and she was one of the best teachers that I have had at UMD. Her style of teaching easily allows everyone to participate, be excited about the class, and also helps to make the content relevant. She gives great feedback and does everything in her power to help you succeed. She gives extensions freely and during the summer session, she had a two-day grace period. This accommodation for everyone helped to make the accelerated course less stressful. 100% recommend.
Jade Olson
COMM107

Expecting an A
Anonymous
02/10/2021
Very chill professor, has a great sense of humor and understands that not everyone is a good speaker. Sometimes grades strictly if you make mistakes but gives you useful feedback on how to improve. Definitely a good choice if you need to take this class.
Jade Olson
COMM107

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
11/04/2020
Great professor. Very understanding and actually makes the class useful
Jade Olson
COMM107

Expecting an A
Anonymous
06/08/2012
Jade Olson is awesome and makes comm107 great. def take this class with her if you have the chance.
Jade Olson
COMM200

bananapop
05/18/2012
Overall this was a very good class. As long as you did the readings and attended class you should do fine. There are two speeches and one debate but they aren't that hard. It maybe takes a couple of hours each. There is one paper but it's not that bad. No midterm but there is a final. As long as you understand what is going on in class then it's not that bad. Jade is great! She is down to earth and chill. She really knows a lot about this and really gets that this isn't your first priority. She is more than willing to help or explain things in any way she can. Overall a good class to take if you need to take it but I wouldn't go out of my way to take it.