Do not take a class with her. Ever. She has such a big ego...on the first day of class she said that FIRST YEAR WRITING should be THE hardest class we take in all of college and that she doesn't give anyone an A, and barely gives out A-s. Then, even after meeting with her twice for every paper, her only comments on my final draft were things she had told me to change and then went back on.
I did not get better at writing; if anything my writing stayed the same but my confidence plummeted. Highly highly discouraging that a woman with such a huge ego and NOT EVEN a PhD can affect so many people in such a negative way.