I would really like to say that i enjoyed professor prescott's class. certainly, i enjoyed the lectures themselves. in the end, however, i found her to be that most insidious variety of professor. throughout the term she is very loose with lectures, due dates, and paper topics, teaches virtually nothing, then at the end of the year she slams you with a paper and exam that expect you to know VAST amounts about stuff she barely even mentioned EXISTED. i found that she offered no direction whatsoever when tackling extremely long and dense texts. Note to Prof: nobody knows what to do with the ENTIRETY of the Faerie Queene when you just drop it in their laps. all in all, do not study with her unless you already have a fair grounding in her area (british renaissance, and by that i mean Spenser--she even glosses over the Bard somewhat), or plan on doing all reading, attending all lectures, and filling in all background by yourself.