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LINGUIS 100 (Spring 2015)

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100 99 100 100 100

Comment: Really awesome course, and Line is an awesome professor! I'll carry the ability to read IPA for the rest of my life.

LINGUIS 100 (Spring 2015)

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88 40 51 75 100

LINGUIS 100 (Spring 2013)

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97 83 100 100 100

LINGUIS 100 (Spring 2013)

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92 85 82 100 100

Comment: Do all the homework. Very clear and direct in her explanations

LINGUIS 100 (Spring 2013)

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80 50 100 50 100

Comment: Prof. Mikkelsen was really nice and definitely wanted everyone to do well. However, some of the assignments were just brutal and the supplementary material confused more than it helped... Exams were totally fair though, and it's very possible to get an A in this class while at the same time still learning what you are supposed to.

LINGUIS 100 (Spring 2013)

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96 85 100 100 100

Comment: Very enthusiastic and engaging lecturer! She was also incredibly helpful in office hours. The assignments, although nitpicky, were sometimes really interesting when we got to apply the concepts we learned to real languages. The tests were incredibly straightforward, and the class was not difficult as long as you stuck closely to the reading. Her TAs Kelsey and Jevon deserve a lot of credit, though, with their prompt grading. The only problem is that there are sometimes tangents/mistakes made during her lectures.

LINGUIS 100 (Spring 2013)

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99 91 100 100 100

Comment: Mikkelsen is amazing. So much enthusiasm. It's like teaching linguistics isn't even a job for her -- it's more like it's what she does for fun. The class itself is both super interesting and incredibly easy. Highly recommended.

LINGUIS 100 (Spring 2013)

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93 70 80 50 100

Comment: This is a really interesting class for those interested in linguistics. The professor is enthusiastic and also likes to talk about semantics, which is her study. The graders/GSIs can be a bit nit-picky with the weekly homework, but the assignments are good practice for the exams. There's a phonetics quiz, a midterm, and a final. I couldn't finish the midterm in time and from what I've heard from previous semesters, other students couldn't too, but there's a curve for the exams. There's no lecture notes online, so you're expected to show up to class. They also don't allow laptops or iPads to take notes, so you have to bring your own notebook. The exams can be a bit tricky, so you just have to study, study, study.

LINGUIS 100 (Spring 2013)

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72 65 100 79 100

Comment: Mikkelsen is so enthusiastic about the linguistics! So enthusiastic however, that sometimes she wants to answer every question about the topic, even if we vere totally off. Perhaps it was just me who didn't like how disorganized it was despite going a bit further than required. Exams were pretty straight-forward (although I know the average for the midterm was 79%), and all staff were pretty accessible if one needed help. They graded the assignments pretty harshly though! Overall a good teacher, and I know many people who like linguistics because of her! I was just not one of them.

LINGUIS 100 (Spring 2012)

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95 83 82 100 100

LINGUIS 100 (Spring 2012)

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LINGUIS 100 (Spring 2012)

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70 71 33 80 70

LINGUIS 100 (Spring 2012)

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81 76 79 84 85

LINGUIS 100 (Spring 2012)

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100 88 73 100 100

Comment: Professor Mikkelsen is one of the best professors I have been taught by at Berkeley. I have never seen anyone so passionate about Lingugistics and so willing to help her students feel the same way about the subject. Her homeworks are not easy, I recommend working in a study group for the homeworks and studying for the exams, (But don't copy other's answers down for your homework! This happened to a few students through a google doc and they were rightly disciplined). Professor Mikkelsen was ALWAYS ready and available to help in any way possible. Though her exams were not particularly easy, they were always fair. If you have ANY interest in Linguistics, take Ling 100 with her! :)

LINGUIS 100 (Spring 2012)

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94 77 70 81 100

Comment: I have never seen anyone be so excited about linguistics! Professor Mikkelsen is definitely extremely knowledgeable and absolutely loves the subject. She welcomes questions during lectures and encourages critical thinking. Most of the homeworks were fairly simple and based on lectures/reading, whereas some others required more thinking. The final wasn't difficult, however the midterm is a different story. Not only was it too long for the allotted 50 minutes, the majority of the students weren't adequately prepared for it.

LINGUIS 100 (Spring 2012)

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98 93 97 98 97

Comment: Everything is good about this Line and this class except for a few harder homework. This class let me know that I want to do a Linguistics minor and I really learned a lot about linguistics this semester!

LINGUIS 100 (Spring 2012)

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91 72 56 90 100

LINGUIS 100 (Spring 2012)

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91 67 77 100 81

LINGUIS 100 (Spring 2012)

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Comment: 60% homework. No makeups, corrections, etc. Doesn't help in learning

LINGUIS 100 (Spring 2010)

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64 66 65 63 69

Comment: Boring lecture, but fair grading system. Lots of HWs help boost your grade, although homework isn't graded simply on completion.

LINGUIS 100 (Spring 2010)

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93 64 83 88 100

Comment: Really cute Danish professor who is very knowledgeable about the field and loves it. She is very helpful and really takes into consideration the students' questions and concerns. Homework can be challenging and she does expect you to do thorough linguistic analyses. I really enjoyed the class!

LINGUIS 120 (Spring 2014)

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94 90 82 77 100

Comment: One of the best professors in the Linguistics department. Super friendly and fun, always taking an interest in her students. The problem sets weren't too difficult and she provided us with practice midterm and final, which we went over in class. Definitely recommend taking 120 with Mikkelsen!

LINGUIS 120 (Spring 2014)

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83 84 80 87 86

Comment: Line is an excellent professor and a wonderful person. If you take her class, go to her office hours whether you need to or not - some of the most interesting conversations I had were with her and other students.

LINGUIS 120 (Spring 2011)

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100 75 63 100 100

Comment: Line Mikkelsen was an excellent professor. Her lectures are extremely well-organized and she was able to keep all of us engaged. I really, really enjoyed this class with Line. An amazing professor, always so helpful.

LINGUIS 120 (Spring 2011)

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79 65 73 80 86

Comment: She structures lecture according to a daily agenda which is really helpful when you come back to your notes to study for the exams. The homework is not too difficult, but again it's better to at least look at it and understand what is being asked of you before going to section.

LINGUIS 290A (Fall 2012)

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