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Karen Hepworth
Professor in the Religion department
at Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
are you Karen Hepworth?
Overall Quality
3.5
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.2
Clarity
3.8
Easiness
2.4
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24 Student Ratings
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06/20/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
REL-C 324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

I love Sister Hepworth! I learned so much from taking this class. It definitely wasn't a blow off course at all. There is a lot of reading involved, tests and quizzes are very detail oriented, and attendance is huge. Don't skip any classes and you should be fine!

04/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
REL C 324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Hepworth is a good professor and person. Many people have whined about her, but she is very straightforward, and genuine. Pay attention in class and when you read, and her class will be simple. She does focus a lot on history and facts--it is a church HISTORY course--but she also equally focuses on applying doctrine. Be prepared for energy!

01/06/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
REL C 324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: C

Tests and quizes based all off of lecture notes. don't have to read assigned texts. Reflection Papers and 1 big essay are treated like Historical papers, so site your sources and research. More points taken off of not formatting papers and reflection papers correctly then any other Class I've had. The TA's are worse than Hepworth, Especially Robin

01/06/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Rel C 324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

Sis. Hepworth is very energetic and passionate. States clearly what is expected of students and focuses on accurate doctrine from legit sources. Quizzes every other week were all harder than the midterm and final, not a fan of them! If you attend class and follow EVERYTHING she says, she is generous and you will get an A. Loved the class!

08/13/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Rel321 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Quizzes and tests were ridiculous. I read sections over and over and still didn't do well on the quizzes. The class is a huge emphasis on the people and places and not the doctrine. I wouldn't recommend Sister Hepworth to anyone.

07/30/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
REL C 324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

DO NOT TAKE HER CLASS! She was ridiculously difficult, and it was impossible to do well. Her quizzes had nothing to do with gaining a testimony. They were all about memorizing useless facts that don't matter in the eternal scheme of things. She rambled on about random stories and her lessons had nothing to do with her tests.

05/23/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
REL C 324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

She is very energetic and spunky, so lectures are entertaining. There are very few total points in the class, so each quiz and test matters a lot. They are somewhat difficult, so you need to take them seriously.

04/28/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
REL C 324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

DO NOT TAKE HER CLASS!!! That is, unless you enjoy religion classes in which it is virtually impossible to get an A. Her entire class is based on 6 quizzes, two tests, and a final paper. Quiz and test questions are so hard, they are ridiculous. She knows her stuff well, but she expects her students to remember every detail from their reading.

04/20/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
REL 324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Loved the class, but it was very hard to get used to her teaching style and attitude. Her quizzes are ridiculous. You can study your butt off and still fail the quizzes, and there's no make up or extra credit. I love that she posts the lectures online but if you miss class, you're screwed. If you work hard, she's more willing to help you succeed.

04/16/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Rel 324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class was way more difficult than it should be. I LOVED Hepworth's class by the fact that she is a church historian fanatic, but look for someone else if you're looking for a grade. For this semester, you can only earn 130 Points (aka you can only miss 8 questions to get an A...) Bottom line: AWESOME professor, but a little over the top.

04/13/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
REL C 324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I would go for a different D&C teacher. Sister Hepworth has a great knowledge of the Doctrine and Covenants and Church history, but her quizzes are ridiculous, she interrupts students when they try to comment in class, there are tons of outside readings, and she lectures so fast it's hard to keep up. Overall, way more stressful than necessary.

04/07/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Rel C 324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Sis. Hepworth is ridiculous. She's prideful and very unhelpful. She refuses to be wrong and is very unapproachable for help. I left class every day with a great example of what kind of person I don't want to be. Her grading scale is terrible and her tests and quizzes are way unfair. She teaches well but other than that the class was a nightmare.

03/30/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
RelC 324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I learned a lot in this class and she is very passionate about the subject. However, she is boastful and very unapproachable. Her style of quizzing/testing is tricky and makes it difficult to get a good grade. Lots of reading and she doesn't include it in the schedule, making it hard to keep track of. There are definitely better options.

03/28/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
DC 324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I like how she teaches. She is really nice. I learned a lot of the history of the church from her. My testimony has grown because of her. The comments that was made previously is not really true in my own opinion. She is very kind and a sweetheart.

03/28/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
RelC324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The tests are very reasonable but will require a little amount of study. She is very fair and very doctrinally based. The history is interesting (especially to her) but she rarely tests on that. If you dont study you wont do well but if you know the doctrine you'll be fine. I would recommend her!

03/21/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
REL C 324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I HATED this class. I'd leave angry just about every class. Don't bother coming to class because what she lectures on, Isn't on the quizzes. SHES NOT HELPFUL AT ALL. I did the readings, all of them, and came to class and took notes and did everything I supposed to and was still not successful. Just read the D&C over and over and over.

03/06/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
DandC Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Take D&C from someone else! Sis Hepworth is very educated in the history of the D&C, but this is a religion class not a history class. Her tests and quizzes are ridiculous and her way of teaching discourages unplanned questions or comments. I didn't feel the spirit once in this class because her pride gets in the way.

02/05/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
RELC324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Hepworth is passionate about the subject. But it's SO HARD to take anything she says seriously! She exaggerates and misquotes (even when reading a quote) nearly everything to make it sound like a bigger deal. If you can't stand hearing "Coincidence? No way!" repeatedly, avoid her. Very nice person, but a borderline zealot who just has to be right.

12/14/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
REL324 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher. She definitely knows her stuff. You have to attend class and take notes. Although I learned a lot in the class and was very interested in the way she taught, I was not pleased with my grade which is based off of 3 quizes, a midterm, a final, and one paper. For grades I received A, A-, A, A-, A, and B+ and I got a B+ in the class...

12/03/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
DandCwtf Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Very hot. Like smoking hot. Also she's very well-prepared and cares so much about the subject. She is respectful to questions and comments (even the dumb ones) and she has a tender spirit about her that everyone notices. However, she can sometimes say things that are intolerant of the viewpoints and behaviors of others with whom she does not agree.

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