I am a senior at Barnard, and Professor Hoch is the worst professor I have ever had. I don't know why she is still teaching at such a prestigious school. She reads verbatim from the slides, and then, when students have questions, she simply cannot answer them. Her catchphrase is "Oh, I'm not sure. I'll let you know." Well, she never does let us know.

No one attends lecture because - let's be real - we all know how to read, and we can read from the slides that she posts online ourselves. Her class is miserably boring. She tries to show videos to make the concepts clearer for us, but they are usually ridiculous and unhelpful. She is also terribly disorganized. She takes weeks to grade assignments that she assigns to us the day before - not right. The work load is not light, and the exams are not easy, considering what a terrible professor she is. She should be fired, end of story.


A typical psychology class. You need to study and memorize a lot. The problem is that you basically have to teach yourself the information because Professor Hoch does not know how to teach. If you have the time to teach yourself the material and memorize it, then you will probably be fine.