Sarah Phillips at Boston University

Sarah Phillips

Sarah Phillips
  • 4.0Overall Quality
  • 3.8Helpfulness
  • 4.1Clarity
  • 3.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/16/14

HI152

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedB

I hate history, but Prof. Phillips' enthusiasm in her lectures made the class actually very interesting. She also used a lot of multimedia, which kept me awake (even though she always let us out 30 min early).

3/20/14

HI 337

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Her lectures are very interesting and helpful. She does not just repeat what is in the book but builds on it with different information. The essays are hard but the exams/quizzes are easy as long as you study. Go to class or you wont do well. This class was by favorite history class by far!

1/15/14

HI 337

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedB+

Professor Phillips really knows her stuff. Lectures were interesting but long, and if you zoned out for a few minutes it could be hard to get back on track with the lecture (on average I'd usually have 3-5 pages of notes per lecture). Midterm, final, and essays (although tedious) weren't too painful and didn't require a MASSIVE amount of studying

5/2/13

HI152

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Interesting lectures. Midterm and final were both very fair. The 3 required papers were pretty terrible, but the easy exams mostly make up for it.

1/2/13

HI338

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Phillips is amazing! Her lectures were so interesting and engaging that even though attendance wasn't mandatory, I wanted to attend every lecture. There are many extra credit opportunities, the exams are easy and straightforward, and the writing/reading assignments (though lengthy) were really interesting. Wish I could retake this class!

1/2/13

HI338

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I LOVED this class. Professor Phillips's lectures were interesting and engaging. She gives lots of extra credit and if you do the reading, and take good notes you'll be fine. There's a lot of reading but the texts and writing assignments were interesting and the exams were straight-forward. The TF, Ben, ran great discussions. 10/10 for this class!

5/1/12

HI337

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took her for US 1900-1945. She's very smart and fair. The lectures are boring but easy to takes notes on. There were 2 tests and 3 papers. All the work is straightforward if you look thru the readings as need be. You don't need to do ALL the readings. I'm a slacker and will prolly get a B+ but if you actually try, you can certainly get an A.

12/27/11

hi852

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Phillips is awesome. The readings are interesting and the way she leads discussion fosters thought and conversation and she loves everyones ideas. Definitely recommended

5/10/05

hi 364/365

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

phillips is interesting, but does read straight from her notes. show up to every class because sometimes she gives a bonus question for her midterm and final that you'll only know if you go to class. she is a nice woman and the tfs are not that bad. some are pretty opinionated though

11/4/04

HI 152

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

She was a really nice person, but she always, always seemed to read from her lecture notes! It made for some extremely boring lectures. She uses different types of media, but sometimes doesn't incorporate the sound clips/video clips very well.

8/5/04

HI 152

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Enjoyed lectures very much. TF's grade papers harshly but consistently. If you are willing to work you can ace the papers and mini tests were simple. Good class

5/6/04

HI152

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

really sweet lady. loved that if you went to class and discussion, you could do well on the mini tests. papers were pretty easy to write but graded pretty harshly by the tf's. no final though. all in all a great 100 level class.

4/30/04

HI152

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

An easier class...many grades (3 papers, 3 tests, discussion, no final!) Very clear about concepts, tests are easy, papers not too bad though a TF grades them so go to office hours before it's due! Phillips plays songs/movies in lecture which was cool

4/28/04

HI 365

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

So liberal it can be annoying when you'd rather make up on your own mind. But the lectures are very good and very, very interesting. Unfortunately the grades are all papers, and the size of the class means that everyone gets Bs anyway.

4/27/04

HI152

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

She's an ok lecturer. The main thing is your TF: your TF grades your papers and determines your discussion grade. As long as you have a good TF, the class is fine. Easy tests, although the papers are set to graduate-level standards

4/27/04

HI 152

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

I liked Professor Phillips. She did not make class harder than it had to be. Tests were simple; papers weren't much harder. She is always willing to help out students. TF's were also very helpful.

4/20/04

hi365

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

She spends the ENTIRE lecture reading off of her notes, i can read myself i don't need her to do it for me. Hard to follow in lecture, spends far too much time on unimportant matters than what should be taught and would be interesting.

4/20/04

HI 365

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

WATER BOTTLE!!! she punctuates almost every sentence in lecture with a long swig from her ever-present water bottle. Believe me, you hear a murmur of annoyed sighs whenever it happens. it'll get on your nerves! Good TFs=Good grades.

4/19/04

HI 152

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Extremely easy class. Exams consist of matching. As long as you attend the lectures and the readings you should get an a. TF's are really friendly too. Lecture is boring - so prepare to do something else.

4/19/04

HI365

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Seems a little -- strike that, very -- nervous about speaking, but her lectures are informative. She sounds a little like she's reading a research paper, but since research papers are about 60% of the final grade, it's a reason to take good notes.

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