I need help creating a thesis and an outline on Online Rating of Professors. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. Online rating of professors has grown popularity with the site RateMyProfessor.com. In the website, students are able to rate their professors in terms of the overall quality by which they are able to deliver their lessons, from the categories easiness, helpfulness, clarity, and prior interest in the subject. Professors are also given a chili-pepper icon when the reviewer thinks that the professor is “hot” in terms of physical looks. Some controversy has risen from the website as students and even professors devour the results as if it were an official ranking method. Some students even go to the extent of basing the schools and classes that they will take on the reviews made at the website.
To make the ranking process “fair” to the professors, these members of the academe are allowed to respond to the feedbacks given to them through the “Professors Strike Back” portion of the website. Understandably, heated exchanges can occur as both students and professors defend themselves and their views. Some professors tend to be sensitive about the issues hurled against them while others choose to dismiss the ranking site entirely.
All these aside, this paper wants to investigate if there are underlying factors affecting the overall quality rating of professors at Rate My Professor.