Rachel Batch - Widener University

Professor: Rachel Batch
Department: History
College: Widener University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: HIST122
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
She has given so much work and is unwilling to help her students. When they have questions she never answers them directly and then gets angry when they do not understand something. She hates when students disagree with her and will make your grade suffer because of it. I have not learned a thing in this class and I am a massive history buff.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: HIST122
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class content wise is left wing and more than a 100 level class. The other sides of history were rarely presented and often incompletely presented in order to push an agenda. Be prepared to read hundreds of pages for specific assignments. My overall interest of history has actually gone down due to her. You will need to write and read a lot.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: HIST122
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I was in the hospital for the first 2 weeks of the semester with kidney failure. With that being said, I still did all of my readings and all of the papers. Which totaled 7 papers at least 3 pages long. I handed it to her my first day back, and she told me Im better off throwing them away because they were past due.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: 300LVLHISTORY
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Like others said, if you do the reading and contribute in class, you'll do fine. I disagreed with her plenty and still got good grades - you just have to back up your argument and she'll respect it, even if she doesn't agree. And if you work hard, she'll go above and beyond to help you - she got me involved in attending conferences and everything.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: AMCIV122
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class is the definition of testing a fish by the way it climbs a tree. Everything is based off of the reading that you do, which are roughly 100pgs due in two day. For the exams she want 2 2pg papers written in class in the matter of 1hr. Nice lady, but honestly one of the worst teachers Ive ever had.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: HIST385
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I honestly think it is ridiculous how much this class requires you to read. I take a full load of classes and she acts like hers is the only one that matters. Rule of thumb you should spend two hours a day on the class. I sometimes spend 5 hours a night reading the assigned works and she likes to clump big readings together.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: AMCIV122
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Literally one of the greatest teachers I've ever had. If you pay attention in class and do the work, plus the readings, it's very easy and actually super interesting. She is incredibly intelligent and really has a passion for what she is teaching. Make sure you understand Chicago style for essays and you should be set. Also, take notes!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: HIST122
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Terrible teacher! I dont believe that some institution was low enough to give her a doctorate...
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: HIST358
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Do not take this class it is awful!!! I didn't learn a single thing, she does not teach or lecture but tests us as if we do. There is only a midterm and final that are both essays. the final is 3 questions that she wants 3 pages for each question... she thinks this is the only class you have. Worse class ever you won't learn anything!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: HIST358
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
if you don't take a very liberal standpoint don't take her class you will lose points for disagreeing with her
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: HIST122
  • Grade Received: P
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Batch is a very intelligent woman & only wants the best for her students. She is a very knowledgeable lady and is willing to help if you give her the time. Not going to lie, if you don't do the work you could fail. Always be on top of your readings & you'll be fine. She is an enjoyable teacher, it's a bit of work but you learn a lot from her.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: HIST356
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is an ineffective faculty. Not only does she fail to create an educational interest in her students about what she is teaching, pupils are confused about what is going on in general. If you approach her for help she gets irritable and yells at you, she has favorites and will only give them good grades. Prefers students who butter her up.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: 300LVLHISTORY
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Batch is a very intelligent teacher. She knows her stuff and expects good work from all her students. If you are lazy, do not take her class. She assigns a good amount of reading and usually several small papers. Follow her guidelines and you will be fine. She is a tough grader, and not always clear, but ask for her help and she will help.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: HISTORY401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Difficult and time consuming but Dr. Batch will do everything in her power to help you if you take her class seriously and genuinely put the effort in
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: HIST371
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great class that I was not expecting to be great because it was about women and work, 2 subjects I thought were boring before I took this class. Very interesting professor who is clearly dedicated to history and her students.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: HIST401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Batch is awesome. With her courses, you get the grade you worked for, and you will work. Don't be afraid to ask questions, do the readings, participate and you'll do fine. That, and she's cute.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: HIST401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Batch is not a fair grader, does not respond to e-mails, ever, then you ask if she recieved it, and you get, "did I respond?" back.... not helpful, and do not disagree with her, ever...
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: HIST122
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Batch is a great professor! She's interesting and taught me a lot of new information. People may say she's hard, but, she's really not. Her class consisted of two papers and two essay tests. However, you HAVE to attend class and you HAVE to participate!
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: HIST122
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
My god! A wonderful teacher and she is smokin' hot. can't wait to take another class with her.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: HIST400
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Dr. Batch was one of the best Widener has to offer. She was the most informative, well-prepared kind, caring,and compassionate professor I had in college! Her intelligence, passion, methodology, and pedagogy can take a student to unforseen places within the subject of history. She is truely an inspirational instructor if just given the chance.
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