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Sara Lipton
Professor in the History department
at Stony Brook University (SUNY), Stony Brook, NY
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Overall Quality
4.3
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N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.2
Clarity
4.4
Easiness
3.0
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06/12/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIS303 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

04/18/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

04/10/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great Professor. Will take her again.

11/12/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
his101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

06/17/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIS000 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

03/30/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIS303 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

02/16/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST236 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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!

11/09/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
His236 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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!

10/18/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
his237 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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

12/21/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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

11/13/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

05/31/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIS390 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

02/21/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIS390 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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

12/18/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIS390 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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!

12/10/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HUI390 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

05/21/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIS 390 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Awesome. Simply awesome.

05/02/2006
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
His/Jds 226 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

04/21/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HST 390 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

12/25/2005
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIS 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

12/20/2005
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIS 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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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