Most Sac State students have high opinions of their professors but still feel like something's missing in their classes. It's a weird dynamic to have passionate, intelligent instructors but many lackluster classes. This is more common in lower-division general-education classes where students aren't always worked too hard. Frequently, professors go easy on them when they could be making them read more and turn in harder assignments. A good strategy to succeed is to just show up to class and do a passable job. Some classes might be hard, but honestly, if you're smart, there's nothing Sac State can throw at you that you can't handle if you just give it a shot. But beware—not all classes are easy, so if you're used to slacking off, you could be in for a rude awakening when the right professor comes along. In upper-division classes, the papers you write get longer and the reading more voluminous.
At Sac State, near the end of the semester, many professors hand out teacher-evaluation surveys, which are multiple-choice and essay-question forms in which students can express their opinions on the class. They're not mandatory and are totally separate from the class curriculum. The good thing about them is that students can write about what they liked, disliked, and what can be improved. The bad thing about them is that students can disparage professors for petty things like not making the class easy and giving low grades (even if the low grades are deserved).