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Sara Dant
Professor in the History department
at Weber State University, Ogden, UT
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60 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
01/12/2015
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
1700 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Hilarious" "Respected by students" "Tests? Not many"

Tests are almost your whole grade. We used the text book once. She will let you record her and is nice to her students. If you don't understand everything, just ask and she will try to help. 10 quizzes and one is dropped off your grade to total 9 quizzes. Know your maps and look for key words in the reading articles.

01/07/2015
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Hist 4110 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Get ready to read" "Papers? More like novels" "Tough Grader"

The class was very difficult and required a lot of reading. There were four large essay papers and about ten In class reading quizzes. Dr. Dant is a tough grader on content, grammar, and sentence structure in the essays. Use the writing lab! She expects a lot and can be pretty blunt when you don't meet the class expectations.

12/07/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist 1700 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Amazing lectures" "Would take again"

She divides the course material into 5 different Exams. She give 10 Quizzes from different material. Everything is short and Multiple choice. If you do everything she drops the lowest quiz score. Make friends and if you miss a day ask them for notes. The textbook is a must for supplemental reading incase you don't understand the material.

12/07/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 1700 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Hilarious" "Amazing lectures"

Prof. Dant is entertaining and really helps history come alive. Her tests come straight from the lectures and are very fair. Showing up for class is highly recommended. I would definitely take another class from her.

12/05/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
hist 1700 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: C+
"Tests? Not many" "Amazing lectures" "Respected by students"

She is one of the best Professors I have ever had. She is very passionate about History and explains it in the most detailed ways that it is impossible to misunderstand if you show up to class. Does not give out Finals! Hooray! I would recommend her to anyone. The class is really hard. You have to work very hard but its worth it to take it from her

11/28/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 1700 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Hilarious" "Amazing lectures" "Would take again"

First time I actually pieced together history because her emphasis on points and events leading to another told the "story" of history. Organized topics makes note taking clear. Only gives need-to-know information, not filler. She's super inelegant and well learned to tell history like a good book with entertaining reenactments. No papers. Study

11/19/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 1700 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B
"Hilarious" "Amazing lectures" "Skip class? You won't pass."

This class is amazing, no essays at all, there are only a 5 tests and a few quizzes. No other assignments. As long as you go to class, you will be able to pass. However, it becomes extremely difficult to take the test if you have to miss even one day. The lectures are hilarious and fun, they really make history interesting. Definitely take!!!

11/19/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 1700 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "There for you" "Gives good feedback"

Dr. Dant is such an amazing teacher. If you just go to class, take notes and read the big sections of each chapter (so if there's more than one paragraph on it, its important and may be on the test) then you will do great! If you are struggling she is SO willing to help. She makes class entertaining and loves what she does. She changed my life

11/01/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
1700 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Clear grading criteria" "Hilarious" "Amazing lectures"

Professor Dant made history fun and interesting. I would take more classes from her. You need to attend class and take good notes.

04/25/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist 1700 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher! She only had us read the book once. She teaches her lectures like reading a book. You definitely need to go to class to pass, not because she takes attendance but to get the material for the test

04/24/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST 1700 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B

She is the best teacher EVER!!!!! seriously loved her I was excited to go to this class and who can ever say that about a history class. She was helpful kind and funny!!! THe only thing I am disappointed in is that she only teaches history I want to take all my classes from her. love her!!!

04/18/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST 1700 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

BEST TEACHER EVER. I have never been a history fan but by the end of this class I wanted to read every book about history I could find. She makes every lecture very interesting and if you show up and take good notes you'll be fine!

04/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST 1700 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Dant is awesome, she's so passionate about what she's teaching and it makes it so much easier for her students to grasp concepts and remember. the only thing i didn't like was that if you miss any days you can kiss your grades goodbye for your tests. other than that i loved it!

12/13/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST1700 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She is very energetic and makes history a little less boring than I already had thought of it. You have a weekly quiz that is either a map quiz or a reading quiz, each are pretty easy if you do the reading. You have 5 exams that definitely will take a little bit of studying to get a good grade. Attendance is mandatory.

12/09/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 1700 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She was great and made history fun. You have to go to class she will not post notes from lectures. I only skimmed the textbook. 85% of her tests come from lectures. She gives a quiz every week but the quizzes are super easy. If you show up and study easy class to take.

11/25/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST 1700 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Did not like the class AT ALL. I read the textbook, came to class every day, took loads of notes, studied for hours and still bombed every exam. If history is not your thing, this class is definitely not for you.

11/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST 1700 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

By far my favorite teacher this semester, if i get a chance i will for sure take another class from her. She put emotion in her lectures, made them interesting and as long as you were in class taking good notes you could not even open the book for the test and still pull off a B if not higher. She was also pretty funny. GREAT TEACHER!!

11/05/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST 1700 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Not a very helpful teacher

05/27/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST 1700 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

THIS CLASS WAS AWFUL. Teacher would not work with me, covered so much info, and she had no study guides. This was supposed to be a GENERAL class, but she taught like history was my major or something. I would not recommend taking this teacher.

08/18/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST3270 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Talented teacher, chooses relevant reading material, very respectful of differing beliefs. I loved every minute of her lectures and regret not being able to take more of her classes.

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