Ratings for Michael, L D

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82

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51
Exams
69
Helpfulness
82
Enthusiasm
89

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Michael, L D (LINGUIS 150, Fall 2011)
Assignments
43
Exams
58
Helpfulness
97
Enthusiasm
97

Comment: Michael is an excellent professor – he grabs your attention in class and explains concepts very well, and he's always open to students dropping by during office hours. Did I mention he was great to look at, too? The only downside is that there's a lot of homework. There are weekly "micro-essays" (350 words) and blog comments, and a wikipedia project along the way. I found this fine because I'd rather do short essays than long papers. Michael's grading structures means you're always on the ball with readings, since they're the basis for blog posts/comments and his weekly 10-min quizzes. If you're interested in sociolinguistics, Michael will teach you everything you need to know, and you'll be fascinated with the class. If you're not into that area, then avoid this course.

Submitted Sept. 27th, 2011

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Michael, L D (LINGUIS 100, Fall 2010)
Assignments
55
Exams
67
Helpfulness
76
Enthusiasm
73

Comment: He's really funny and engaging in lecture. The weekly homework can be difficult so working in groups and finishing it before section is really helpful. The exams are not as difficult as the homework.

Submitted May 6th, 2011

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Michael, L D (LINGUIS 100, Fall 2010)
Assignments
41
Exams
41
Helpfulness
71
Enthusiasm
73

Comment: Very enthusiastic, but homework was long and complicated, exams were long as well. But great class.

Submitted April 27th, 2011

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Michael, L D (LINGUIS 100, Fall 2010)
Assignments
23
Exams
80
Helpfulness
90
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: The homework assignments were pretty tough, but don't be too discouraged by them. I didn't do so well on the homework, but I got good grades on both midterms. Michael is pretty enthusiastic about the material, so this was a good class.

Submitted Jan. 18th, 2011

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Michael, L D (LINGUIS 100, Fall 2010)
Assignments
69
Exams
50
Helpfulness
78
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: Lev is a very enthusiastic professor, and made what could have been a dull class interesting. It is evident he's quite knowledgeable and passionate about linguistics. A good introductory course.

Submitted Jan. 1st, 2011

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Michael, L D (LINGUIS 100, Fall 2010)
Assignments
50
Exams
83
Helpfulness
84
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: Homeworks are pretty tough. Give yourself ample time to understand the material, because 50% of the grade is dependent on them.

Submitted Dec. 29th, 2010

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Michael, L D (LINGUIS 100, Fall 2010)
Assignments
35
Exams
76
Helpfulness
88
Enthusiasm
57

Comment: The first few assignments were very hard, and went beyond the scope of the class, I believe. Later on, Michael (yes, that is his last name) adjusted the difficulty to the point of being almost too easy. Exams I found were just right. Michael tends to go on tangents during lectures, and if he's talking about subject matter you're interested in, this can be a treat. Otherwise, it tends to bog down the lecture.

Submitted Dec. 2nd, 2010

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Michael, L D (LINGUIS 100, Fall 2010)
Assignments
78
Exams
86
Helpfulness
75
Enthusiasm
94

Comment: Really interesting course, Lev is very engaging and always willing to answer questions.

Submitted Nov. 13th, 2010

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Michael, L D (LINGUIS 100, Fall 2010)
Assignments
69
Exams
89
Helpfulness
100
Enthusiasm
100

Comment: Super enthusiastic and is really clear in explaining concepts. Defiantly one of my favorite professors on campus. The homeworks were a bit hard at times, but going to his office hours helps tremendously. I have absolutely loved this class and professor.

Submitted Oct. 22nd, 2010

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Michael, L D (LINGUIS 100, Fall 2010)
Assignments
50
Exams
67
Helpfulness
70
Enthusiasm
100

Submitted Oct. 5th, 2010