professor
Antonia Blue-Hitchens

Dec 2020

Prof. Blue-Hitchens is a very kind person, and this is in no way supposed to be insulting to her. However, I would not recommend taking her UW section. Canvas was ridiculously disorganized, and you could never find readings/assignments because she posted them always in different places. We never did any of the writing exercises or assignments other classes did; we just wrote a first draft and final draft of each progression. Prof. Blue-Hitchens also did not lecture or teach, really, so the whole class was confused about the essays and had to figure out everything on our own. We just kind of read articles that she gave us and did our own thing during class. Her feedback on our essays was really confusing and we had no idea why we got the grades we got. She didn't respond to emails on time and didn't really seem to want to talk to us; she didn't have set office hours or anything so you had to try and catch her before she ended the Zoom call for class to talk to her about anything. She did bring in some cool guest speakers from the New York Times and the New Yorker, but unless you're REALLY interested in that, don't take this class. It's not worth it and I didn't improve as a writer.

Dec 2020

Prof. Blue-Hitchens is really kind and very smart. She has written for the New Yorker and brought in some amazing guest speakers from NYT, Harper’s, etc. However, I don’t think she really likes teaching very much. Her canvas site was super disorganized and she uploaded assignments late or not at all. She never really taught us about how to write any of the progressions; she just gave us example essays to go off of. She didn’t seem prepared for our classes. We were all really confused for most of the time. She is a lovely person and I in no way want to insult her. I just was not a fan of her teaching style.