Do you tend to give ppl the "benefit of the doubt" & give highest ratings as long as you can tell they're trying their best to teach, mean well, etc.? OR Do you tend to be brutally honest? In the past, I've always leaned toward the former, 'cuz I know how obnoxious it is to receive 3 out of 5 on evals for no good reason. Also, considering how important (yet totally subjective) evals can be, I try not to make ppl's lives more difficult than necessary. Basically, I think it's wrong for a person who is really making an effort to be helpful to get a lower rating than a person who might be technically better at explaining things but is a total douche. Your thoughts?