Ronald Yaros

8 reviews
Average rating: 3.88




Information Review
JOUR289I

Expecting a B
Anonymous 12/11/2016
This could have been a very interesting class. While Yaros does attempt to accommodate students, his lectures tend to be very biased when it pertains to his area of research (a very my-way-or-the-highway type). I agree with the person below, he sounds very condescending during class. His rubrics are often unclear and he is very nitpicky with grades, while offering very little feedback. I put in a good amount of effort, even visiting his office multiple times, but I'm walking away with a B. I wish they would offer this class with a different professor, it would be much more interesting and fun (what an I-series is meant to be).
JOUR289I

Expecting a B
Anonymous 10/10/2016
Pro: The class is well-structured with weekly, consistent assignments. Yaros is very understanding of student workloads and tries to work with them. Con: Yaros is inconsistent with his grading criteria and is extremely picky about assignment submissions. When he shows examples of good journalism in class, the articles shown clearly contradict the principles he talks about earlier in the class. He's understanding of students but can come across as condescending at times when it comes to the course material. I expect most people to get a 'B' in this class.
JOUR150

Expecting an A-
Anonymous 05/05/2015
AWESOME CLASS. I know nothing about Journalism and am horrible with technology so it was a very challenging class in my opinion. This being said, Professor Yaros is always willing to help. He wants you to do well and he is very quick at responding to e-mails. He is an incredible professor. Highly recommended
JOUR150

Expecting an A
Anonymous 04/24/2013
Best class I've taken at Maryland. You get graded on blogging, using Twitter, and shooting video on an iPod which is provided for the course (or you can use your iPhone). No tests, just writing, so if you like to write this class is great. You learn a lot about modern journalism. Take this class and get an easy A.
JOUR150

Expecting an A-
Anonymous 01/30/2013
I loved class with Yaros, the whole class is general is very much based on technology so be prepared for that! I loved using twitter, blogspot, my phone and laptop specifically for the class. Final project seems like it will be a pain but he grades fairly as long as you do whatever it asks. He lets students borrow macbooks and itouchs to do assignments. Fun time!
JOUR289I

Expecting an A
Anonymous 06/20/2012
Yaros is a nice guy, and wants to see his students succeed. Taking this class as a senior was enlightening; the freshmen and sophomores who did not take the class seriously set the bar for an "A" quite low. I did the homework (and put in the effort) and paid attention during the class time. He (pretty much) requires you to have your laptop in class to participate. His assignments are quite fun; you blog and tweet things. Interesting class, easy grading (if you actually care) and you get to use an iPad for half the semester. Glad I took the class.
JOUR289I

Expecting an A-
JGRIFUMD 05/23/2012
Professor Yaros is a great guy and knows how to keep class rolling. He is into technology which is great because he uses twitter and blackboard IM very efficiently. He also lays out all of your tasks in blackboard which is very helpful. If this class is offered I totally recommend it, you might get an iPad to use for half the semester like we did. Also, just do the work for this course it is not difficult and you will kick yourself for not doing well in the class
JOUR150

Expecting an A
Anonymous 12/01/2011
Professor Yaros is amazing. He is very knowledgeable in this subject. He really has a passion for what he teaches. He seems to care much more about his students actually learning things opposed to "grades." He grades leniently and fairly. I definitely recommend this class.