I had a really generous teacher in that class and she would give you 100% on the essays if you were mostly right and did the application portion, but the class was still killer! The quizzes are easy because they are open book, so you will feel good about the class until the midterm and final. Holy crap those were hard! Seriously, I would never take another rio salado class again after that experience. The midterm and final are very difficult, I studied very hard and barely passed them, and I am mostly an A student. I would try to take it at phoenix college.