Sara Lipton at Stony Brook University (SUNY)

Sara Lipton

  • 4.3Overall Quality
  • 4.2Helpfulness
  • 4.4Clarity
  • 3.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
6/12/12

HIS303

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy going, old school history lecturer. If your into fancy power point slides that get posted on blackboard don't take this class. If your willing to attend every class and actually do the work expected of you, you will have no problems. Definitely one of SBU's best history professors! Not the easiest DEC, but highly recommend for HIS majors.

4/18/12

HIS101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

A very good and clear lecturer; she knows her stuff. A very easy A as long as you attend class and take detailed notes. I went through the course barely opening my textbook, but the primary text is mandatory. Lecture attendance is not mandatory, but recitation is.

4/10/12

HIS101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great Professor. Will take her again.

11/12/11

his101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is a stupid class in general but history majors need two 100's. Class is easy if you are a history major. One recitation a week were attendance is mandatory and you just read primary documents. 5 1 page essays. 1 in class midterm, all short essay and answer, but gives you questions before hand. Not the easiest a but not hard if you try.

6/17/11

HIS000

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I truly don't understand the poor descriptions of Professor Lipton, I *LOVED* her. I took 4 of her classes, all having to do with Medieval history, and she was one of my favorite professors. I would go talk to her during office hours about ANYthing. Yes, her classes may be challenging, but they're also rewarding. I highly recommend taking her.

3/30/10

HIS303

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I don't know which Sara Lipton the negative reviewers are talking about. The real Prof. Lipton's lectures are clear, easy to take notes on. Her tests are difficult if you don't come to class, but if you study you'll get an A no problem. Second only to Barnhart in the History dept. at SBU.

2/16/10

HIST236

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Not a very approachable professor. Not one of the best. While she is knowledgable she is very egotistical and thinks she is the greatest. I believe she cares more about her research than teaching. She is a real bore and loves to hear herself speak. Do not take her at all costs!

11/9/09

His236

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do not take this class if you are not a history major. Sooo boring...she loves to hear herself talk. Not a good DEC choice!

10/18/09

his237

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

not a bad lecturer at all but when its time for exams you realize she makes class far more difficult than any other history teacher would. waits until the last class before an exam to give out the review sheet (which has three times as many terms and questions to study than any other professor would use). Avoid if you dont like unnecessary work

12/21/08

HIS101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awsome teacher. Speaks clearly and keeps lectures interesting. Gives one page essays throughout the semester but if u try youll get a good grade. Midterm and Final are easy if you study the review sheets. Fun class overall and a good DEC class

11/13/08

HIS101

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The best professor I've had yet at Stony Brook. She is an AWESOME lecturer, and even if history's not your thing, she still makes it interesting. there are a few one-page papers to write, and the exams are in essay format. so compared to other classes i'm taking it really isn't that much work. she doesn't post notes- just lectures.

5/31/08

HIS390

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Medieval France was hard, but so worth it, as I leanred a lot. Lipton teaches so well and made the topic so interesting. She's so nice, a fair grader, and pretty cute too.

2/21/08

HIS390

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I was going to be a math major, but she is persuading me to become a history major again without even knowing it. she is funny, and gives the class interesting and humorous facts without deviating from the lesson. By far my favorite professor so far at SBU

12/18/07

HIS390

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This Professor is very nice. I agree that the class could be boring at times - Midterm and Final and a Paper. Do the readings, take notes, and go to class is my advice!

12/10/07

HUI390

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This course is pretty boring, but the professor is such a sweet woman. One of those that, if you miss their class, you feel kind of guilty. She just straightforward teaches, and can even make a rather mundane topic like 7 crusades seem slightly exciting. Not sure how her grading will work, but on the midterm she seemed to grade pretty lightly.

5/21/06

HIS 390

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome. Simply awesome.

5/2/06

His/Jds 226

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

this professor is a little intimidating. She doesn't use blackboard which all teachers should. She does outline her lectures and provide relevant vocab. Exams are essay format. She sometimes waits until the class before an exam to give out a review sheet. She sometimes takes too long to grade students.

4/21/06

HST 390

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent lectures. She really knows her stuff.No doubt you'll work, but she keeps it interesting and seems to be a fair grader.

12/25/05

HIS 102

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The class is very easy but she grades so hard. She makes you memorize exact dates for the exams and takes off way too many points when grading. Lectures are interesting.

12/20/05

HIS 101

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Amazing Professor. Brilliant, clear, and actually cares about students. Essays can be hard, but put any effort in the class and you will get an A easily.

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