The person below me couldn't have said it any better. She is a witch and she needs to be removed. I am starting a petition. She has noooo compassion and doesn't give the students credit for what they truly are: honest, full of integrity, and intelligent. Getting an A is nearly impossible unless you are a native speaker and even then it's hard. If you are ever sick, don't tell her...she doesn't care.
Winter 2020 - Honestly I don't think Dr. Powell deserves the harsh reviews she has gotten previously. There were 3 essays total in the class, all of which were graded harshly, but she takes the time to read through the whole essay and give feedback. All in all, she probably spent over an hour reading each essay. There was no midterm or final, just the essays and a few quizzes. Overall, she was an AMAZING professor and you could tell that she cares about her students.
Spring 2020 - Dra. Powell reminded me so much of my high Spanish teachers, and that is why her class was my favorite. It was online because of covid, but it was still very engaging. She was so understanding of everything going on in the real world and that is what I liked about her. I highly recommend taking this class with her, because I am infidelity going to try to take more classes with her.
Fall 2020 - I would definitely recommend taking Span 119 with Dr. Powell. We have readings each week and discuss them in class. Some of them can be a bit long, but they are manageable. Other than that, we all signed up for one day to do a presentation on a reading to the class, we had a takehome midterm, and an 8-10 page final essay on any of the readings we covered during the class. This class was very manageable and Dr. Powell was extremely helpful during/after class if you had any questions on course material. She really understands that taking a class during a pandemic is tough and makes accommodations for us.