November 02, 2009

Hoch, Hannah
[PSYC BC1105] Psychology of Learning (w/ or w/o lab)

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

I wondered this semester why so many people were in Hoch's Psych of Learning class, and now I know why: the reviews on here are way too nice to her! She is truly an abysmal professor, though a very sweet and approachable woman. I want to like her so badly because she's cute and bubbly and tries hard, but she has absolutely no grasp of the content of the classes she teaches. I had her for Developmental Psych last fall and thought she was horrible, but she's even worse in Learning--who knew it was possible? She can't answer questions thoroughly, she constantly confuses herself when speaking, half of her slides have the wrong information on them, and she is incapable of coming up with examples on the spot--if it's not in her notes, given in a textbook or something, she can't explain it.

Her tests are fair and she's easy to talk to and really wants everyone to succeed, but lectures (which she now takes attendance at, by the way) are actually truly painful. I feel bad for her as she struggles through every single concept, but don't have a done of sympathy as she's a professor and should at least mildly understand the topics she's lecturing about. Probably not worth the decent grade you'll end up with, honestly.

Workload:

Fair. Two midterms and a final.