professor
Linda Richter

This professor has earned a CULPA gold nugget

May 2004

I guess I'm suprised to read all the rave reviews of Professor Richter. Her Intro Psych class was very very dry and boring. While her lectures are concise and to the point, she makes very little attempt to reach beyond the cold, hard text book. I was also a bit disappointed that her lectures were so formatted and left little room for outside sources or more in depth understanding. Richter did leave room for questions, which was nice. She is also a very nice lady and highly approachable (but don't expect her to remember your name).

May 2004

Amazing professor! Don't take Intro with any other professor. Though it's pretty hard to get into her class, the first day was really crowded...I guess everyone checks Culpa but its worth trying to get in because you won't regret it! Professor Richter teachs the material that makes it really easy for people like me who has no scientific background or any prior interest to psych. The textbook is pretty dense but she explains it so well in class (so don't miss class!) She provides outlines via online which are really helpful when taking notes during lecture and to study from on tests (because all of it are taken from notes) Sigh, if only she taught more than just Intro.

Apr 2004

I wish she taught another class because she is an amazing lecturer. First of all, she's extremely witty and intersperses humorous anecdotes with the class material. The class is extremely organized and she has outline for every chapter, which means you don't have to read anything in the textbook that's not on the outline. her tests are extremely easy (50 multiple choice) and unlike many other professors she usually only puts things that we've covered in class.

Jan 2004

Let's put it this way...I'm in my third year, and I JUST changed to psychology as a major after taking Prof. Richter's Intro class. She is amazing! She always relates the enormous amount of dry information expected in an Intro class to funny, and helpful anecdotes that make all the information easy to remember. She is the reason I changed my major to psychology....

Dec 2003

Prof. Richter is a great professor. Her lectures are very interesting and straightfwd. She is indeed an approachable person-both inside and outside of class. She is a fair grader.

Dec 2003

if you are even remotely interested in the subject or are just looking to fill your program, i highly recommend prof richter's intro to psych class. She makes her lectures incredibly interesting, bringing in many first hand examples from her practice to bring the concepts to life. She also really seems down to earth and able to relate with her students without any deterring "holier than thou" attitude found with many profs. She seems really concerned about keeping her class entertained while they learn, as her lectures tend to be amusing as well as interesting. take this class!!!!!!!

Dec 2003

Prof. Richter is a great professor to have for an intro to psych course. She is very clear and to the point, she gives outlines from which she never strays from. If you miss a class, just look for the stuff on the outline in your textbook. If you don't read, take good notes in class and you will do well. With a good sense of humor, Prof Richter keeps us awake...if you are going to take intro to psych, take it with her.

Dec 2003

Professor Richard is fantastic. She is nice and funny, and can keep class interesting even when discussing the boring biological basis of psychology. She gives the students an outline for every chapter which focuses on what is important to know (unlike other teachers, who just express a vague idea of what they will put on the tests, etc.) and doesn't test on anything beyond the outlines. She's great. Definitely take her class.

Dec 2003

Professor Richter is great. Her lectures are always clear and informative, and she keeps things interesting with humorous anecdotes and stories. Tests are fair, as is grading. She rarely puts things on the test that were not covered in lecture, and she is usually readily available for outside help. Additionally, Professor Richter sends out email attachments with outlines for every reading from the textbook, which is extremely helpful in understanding the text and predicting what will be on exams. I definitely recommend her to anyone interested in taking Psych.

Dec 2003

Engaging, enthusiastic, and entertaining. Although I did start off interested in the subject, she made me want to learn more. She clearly spent time preparing for class lectures and creating very reliable outlines to guide studying. Lectures were funny and entertaining, while also very informative and definitely worthwhile. She incorporates discussion as well, asking good questions. She really listens to all students' questions and makes a point to answer them sufficiently. Her tests, all multiple choice with an occasional extra credit essay, are very fair and well written. If you study hard, you will do well. If you don't, you probably won't. She really does give you the grade you deserve. And although it was a class of 45 stuffed into a tiny room, it was well worth it and made me interested in continuing psychology -- and definitely taking other Richter-taught classes.

Mar 2003

Professor Richter is a fantastic professor. Her dry humor makes every lecture interesting, and she makes sure to know every person's name in the class immediately. She tends to go by the book, unless a certain topic does not interest her, which can be a great advantage to the students that don't want to spend time learning trivial information not important to the class.

Jan 2003

Prof. Richter was my best teacher last semester. She is extremely nice and funny. Although her lectures are pretty straight forward (but with sometime for discussion), she adds in some humor and keeps you interested. She keeps all grades updated online and is great about returning emails. You just want to go to her class everyday and you will miss her once the class is over.