Tests may be harder, but she is the best teacher I had at Chadwick because she really teaches in a way that makes sure you retain the information she gives you
Dr. Piercy is very knowledgeable on all of history, not just what she teaches. There are lots of lectures and note-taking in her class, but they're very clear. Once you understand what she wants, it's a very fair class. She is very funny, makes lots of history jokes and puns, and makes fun of her students (but not in a mean way). You learn a lot in her class that applies to present day, like ideologies. If you swear or say any variation of crap, she'll freak out on you. Also, no food in class.
Teaches a very well structured class that provides all common/important knowledge you need about world history. She can seem intimidating as a freshman, but it's probably because she wants every student to take the class seriously and get the most out of it.
People either love or hate Dr. Piercy. I for one love her. She is awesome! She's an excellent and extremely knowledgeable teacher, and she's hilarious, too. Her class is very hard, but she, herself, rocks.
I wouldn't recommend taking this course from this teacher. It is very time consuming and doesn't allow you to focus on any other classes.
Class extremely rigid and structured, but she drilled a ton of common knowledge into us in a short amount of time.I can still remember doing her "ID"s and how she drilled nationalism and liberalism in
her class drills into her students a system that every class afterwards works to rid them of. strictly memorizing is not only time consuming, it teaches you nearly nothing.