Ratings for Houser, M J

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85

Based on 13 ratings for this instructor.

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79
Exams
87
Helpfulness
83
Enthusiasm
87

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Houser, M J (LINGUIS R1B, Spring 2012)
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Enthusiasm
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Comment: Michael is definitely one of the best linguistics professors I have ever had at Berkeley. He is very nice, knows the material, and presents it in an extremely fun way. Unfortunately, he has left Berkeley, but if he ever comes back, anyone interested in linguistics should take a class with him!

Submitted Jan. 22nd, 2013

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Houser, M J (LINGUIS R1B, Spring 2012)
Assignments
72
Exams
62
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
71

Comment: This class was, to be honest, fairly easy. It did not require too much work. If you keep up with the readings and contribute occasionally in class you will do fine. He wasn't to tough of a grader with essays either.

Submitted Oct. 1st, 2012

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Houser, M J (LINGUIS R6, Fall 2011)
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87
Exams
91
Helpfulness
87
Enthusiasm
88

Submitted Sept. 17th, 2012

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Houser, M J (LINGUIS R1B, Spring 2012)
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70
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97
Helpfulness
99
Enthusiasm
68

Submitted May 9th, 2012

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Houser, M J (LINGUIS 55AC, Fall 2010)
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70
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79
Helpfulness
77
Enthusiasm
95

Submitted March 28th, 2012

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Houser, M J (LINGUIS R6, Fall 2011)
Assignments
100
Exams
96
Helpfulness
79
Enthusiasm
91

Comment: Easy class. More of an emphasis on sociolinguistics than the actual writing process, so it didn't really feel like an R&C class. Assignments consist of only a few papers, outlines, drafts, responses to readings, and attendance. I didn't have perfect attendance and didn't turn in one draft and one reading response. Still managed an A- despite how little we were graded on.

Submitted Feb. 6th, 2012

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Houser, M J (LINGUIS R6, Fall 2011)
Assignments
71
Exams
87
Helpfulness
81
Enthusiasm
87

Comment: Great professor who always comes to class prepared and is clearly very knowledgeable about the field of linguistics. Some of the assigned readings are a bit dull. Also, the focus of the course is more about linguistics than how to write research papers.

Submitted Dec. 19th, 2011

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Houser, M J (LINGUIS R6, Fall 2011)
Assignments
70
Exams
100
Helpfulness
71
Enthusiasm
68

Submitted Dec. 18th, 2011

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Houser, M J (LINGUIS R6, Fall 2011)
Assignments
76
Exams
76
Helpfulness
78
Enthusiasm
79

Submitted Oct. 21st, 2011

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Houser, M J (LINGUIS R6, Summer 2011)
Assignments
81
Exams
87
Helpfulness
100
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: Great course and great instructor. Slow in returning assignments, but understandable because it was summer and he was teaching two courses.

Submitted July 26th, 2011