Not an overall terrible professor. Honestly, she tries. Unfortunately this subject was just so boring, especially if you're a south campus major like I am. I wound up in this class because I needed extra units. However, it makes the class easier for me. Every now and then she'll have her ditz moments that make you want to stand up in the middle of class and say "Seriously..." She tries to make her lectures more interesting with very poor jokes which really only she laughs at. Lecture is, as far as the information is concerned, useless because power points are online and her lecture is podcasted. But she does have 4 random pop quizes in lectures. To give you an idea of how boring and tedious this class is, I am writing this review while in her class.
I loved this class! Professor Paulson is a very intelligent lady and you will learn a lot from her. She's very considerate, approachable and helpful. She makes really good power point slides and the best thing is she will print out all the slides for you so you don't have to waste time and money to do it. The subject itself and very interesting and I really enjoyed learning about it. The test material is a little lengthy and definitely doable. One might complain about what we tested it on was not relevant the the course material, I think this is not true because you need to use what you have learned to tackle the problem. This is a very good practice because I personally think memorizing concepts is useless, you will always have to apply the concepts you have learned. This is why the Professor Paulson give such questions and I liked them. Oh, when she says " I don't know, what do you think", she's not try to be vague or she really doesn't know the answer, she's trying to get you think, try to come up with your answer instead telling you the answer. Overall, Prof. Paulson is a very good professor, I learned a great deal in this class. I will definitely take her class again!