Ratings for Mackil, E M

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62
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68
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58
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Mackil, E M (HISTORY 105B, Spring 2012)
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40
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80
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79
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100

Submitted Sept. 28th, 2012

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Mackil, E M (HISTORY 4A, Fall 2011)
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50
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50
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35
Enthusiasm
34

Comment: Extremely tedious lectures. Professor Mackil knows her stuff but is very bad at teaching it to the class. Has an annoying tendency to say "um" every other word.

Submitted Aug. 28th, 2012

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Mackil, E M (HISTORY 4A, Fall 2011)
Assignments
79
Exams
88
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
64

Comment: Goes through lecture slides too fast. Not the most exciting professor.

Submitted Aug. 27th, 2012

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Mackil, E M (HISTORY 4A, Fall 2011)
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69
Exams
81
Helpfulness
50
Enthusiasm
86

Comment: I really enjoyed this class! The material was very interesting and the reading was as well (really, hardly any of it was dull). Take this class!

Submitted Feb. 23rd, 2012

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Mackil, E M (HISTORY 4A, Fall 2011)
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50
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50
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50
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50

Submitted Feb. 5th, 2012

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Mackil, E M (HISTORY 4A, Fall 2011)
Assignments
69
Exams
84
Helpfulness
29
Enthusiasm
21

Comment: Don't take Prof. Mackil's class if you don't have to. Rather, don't go to lecture if you don't have to. I succeeded in this class by attending discussion sections and reading from the textbook. My GSI did a good job of illustrating important concepts, but Mackil's lectures were just painful, and were usually about half to two-thirds empty. It's not that Mackil doesn't care about history; she clearly does. But she fails at communicating anything meaningful about the extraordinary subject matter to her class. It's a shame, because the text is really quite interesting. You can get an A by studying the IDs for the tests in detail and consulting with your GSI for help on the papers. Not the most stimulating class out there.

Submitted Dec. 30th, 2011

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Mackil, E M (HISTORY 4A, Fall 2011)
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42
Exams
47
Helpfulness
56
Enthusiasm
71

Comment: She's not very good at lecturing. A lot of "ums" and usually quite boring.

Submitted Dec. 11th, 2011

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Mackil, E M (HISTORY 4A, Fall 2011)
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93
Exams
95
Helpfulness
100
Enthusiasm
93

Comment: great professor, really knows and loves her subject, very organized lectures, and very approachable; i loved this class!

Submitted Oct. 27th, 2011

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Mackil, E M (HISTORY 4A, Fall 2010)
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50
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50
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50
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23

Comment: Her lecture slides are directly from the textbook, and she is a really really boring lecturer. She is great at her subject, and an expert in her field, but not the greatest teacher.

Submitted Sept. 15th, 2011

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Mackil, E M (HISTORY 4A, Fall 2010)
Assignments
74
Exams
80
Helpfulness
81
Enthusiasm
77

Submitted Feb. 1st, 2011