Anne Rush

This professor has taught: HIST233, HIST289O, HIST428M
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Anne Rush
HIST289O

Expecting a B+
Anonymous
12/01/2022
The class is pretty interesting and she is a very good lecturer. The papers are very specific and can be a little bit challenging if you haven't wrote a college level history paper before. Her tests aren't too hard if you do atleast a little bit of studying.
Anne Rush
HIST289O

Expecting a B+
Anonymous
01/19/2022
Dr. Rush is a really nice lady and understanding when you need extensions on papers. She is also very knowledgeable about British history. However, her lectures were boring to me and seemed like they had no structure. It seemed as though she would just go on and on about one thing, and then all of a sudden talk about a new topic with no transition. The TA I had for this class graded very harshly, as well as Dr. Rush who is very nitpicky with your wording on assignments and will take off points for the smallest mistake. This class was not what I expected it to be, and I regret taking it.
Anne Rush
HIST289O

Expecting a B
Anonymous
01/16/2022
Dr. Rush is a good teacher, very lenient if you ask for an extension, and knows her history. She is also very engaged in what she talks about throughout the whole semester. There is very little review of the book that you are assigned to buy because a lot of the material is posted on ELMS under modules, so the book is a waste of money.
Anne Rush
HIST289O

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/07/2021
Dr. Rush is by far my favorite teacher! She keeps the entire class engaged for the entire time. It's truly the only class I don't find myself watching the time in. Additionally, she is the only teacher I've had who learned everybody's names. There's a good mix between lecture and interactive work. I was originally worried because I heard she was a hard grader, but I now disagree. As long as you hit all the questions she asks for in written work you will receive an A. She really wants her students to achieve and takes time to get to know the class. I would love to take another course with her. I highly recommend it!!
Anne Rush
HIST289O

Expecting an A-
Anonymous
11/25/2021
Dr. Rush is an incredible teacher! She is very organized, knowledgable, and understanding. For the lawlessness class I took, her syllabus thoroughly outlined everything we'd be doing: no surprises. She also gives very specific lists of what is going to be asked on our midterms/finals and posts video versions of her lectures. At least a quarter of her lectures end up being the students asking questions because everyone is so interested in the subject! That being said, this class is not easy. The essays are a little hellish, and the readings are fairly time consuming (especially for a gen-ed). But I felt it was worth it! At least 2 senior/juniors have told me lawlessness is one of their favorite classes they've taken at UMD. Plus, you get to tell your friends you're taking a class about pirates. And you get to learn about pirates. So like...
Anne Rush
HIST233

Expecting a B
Anonymous
05/03/2021
She is very interested in the subject and is overall a great professor. That said the course is set up not in your favor... there are 2 books (oh and you better know all the intricate details of the characters) that she expects you to read along with the textbook, the other readings, notes on all of those, and all the other classes that you most likely take. With that, you also have to write about really unimportant things for the essays... you'll see when you take them. The exams aren't hard but you'll have to write an essay in an hour (actually less since you have to write a bunch of other long form answer questions before the essay), when she normally assigns them she tells you to start it a week before its due...
Anne Rush
HIST289O

msliko
08/22/2013
She was very excited about the class, which was about lawlessness. She was very approachable and always wanted to hear our opinions and not just hers. She was passionate, knowledgeable, and effective at lecturing. The exams weren't too hard, as she gave out possible short answers and essay questions. Received a 4 because her power points sometimes were cluttered and didn't have much of a structure
Anne Rush
HIST233

Expecting a B
ecozzone
04/29/2009
She is a good teacher and is obviously interested in her subject. She grades the papers fairly easy, I got an A, but the tests suck. She expects knowledge of specifics and we had to write essentially 6 pages in less than an hour.