This was her first semester teaching CC, and she was wrapping up the process of getting her PhD in philosophy. Most of class is discussion and there is very little lecture, and she doesn't provide much guidance to the discussion or feedback to people's opinions so sometimes it would run on tangents or dry up. She is a really sweet and funny person, but I think more structure to the discussions and other comments besides "anyone else?" would have helped a lot. I did well on my essay but some people did not at all, and I got a C on my midterm, even with reading all the books and having a firm grasp of them. The midterm and final both have vocabulary sections, so memorizing the words she writes on the board helps a lot.