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HISTORY 4A (Fall 2011)

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38 50 50 35 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.

HISTORY 4A (Fall 2011)

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69 79 88 50 64

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

HISTORY 4A (Fall 2011)

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71 69 81 50 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!

HISTORY 4A (Fall 2011)

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HISTORY 4A (Fall 2011)

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22 69 84 29 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.

HISTORY 4A (Fall 2011)

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45 42 47 56 71

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

HISTORY 4A (Fall 2011)

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100 93 95 100 93

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

HISTORY 4A (Fall 2010)

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42 50 50 50 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.

HISTORY 4A (Fall 2010)

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83 74 80 81 77

HISTORY 4A (Fall 2010)

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68 75 53 63 50

HISTORY 105B (Spring 2012)

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88 40 80 79 100