I thought Rachel was a very good teacher in what is a universally reviled class. I liked UW much more than almost all of my friends who had other teachers, so I feel like she must have done something right. I found the subject matter of the progressions to be extremely interesting, even if I didn't want to write 7 page papers on them. She is dedicated, and genuinely worked hard on making you a better writer, and would respond to students' emails extremely quickly. It's impossible for a teacher to make this a truly enjoyable class, but Rachel will not make it worse, which is the most you can ask for.