Professor Atkinson genuinely cares about your success in her class, that is if you do the readings. DO NOT SPARKNOTE. I tried to spark note the first test and got a 27, I then had to work extremely hard to play catch up the rest of the semester. Do the readings, think out of the box on test essays. You will be fine. She either likes your essays or you need major work on it. Honestly, I'd recommend not taking her class. She's the hardest English teacher in UTC, in my opinion. If you want to be challenged, take her. But if you want an easy A, don't take her. You will not have an easy A.