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Mark Tatge
Professor in the Journalism department
at Ohio University, Athens, OH
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Overall Quality
3.9
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4.0
Clarity
3.8
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11/07/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
JOUR439 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Sorry to see Tatge go. His biz journalism class was awesome. Nothing else like it here and that's too bad.

10/28/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Jour233 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Best prof. I ever had. Best class at Scripps. Sorry to see him leave. Student who posted about J231 must be smoking Crack (probably one of our PR students - they are as dumb as rocks). Tatge didn't teach the j231. I wish he had. He is awesome

09/06/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
JOUR416 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I had Prof. Tatge for Economics Reporting and tried to sign up for his business reporting class this coming year only to learn that he had left Scripps. He will be sorely missed. He was one of the best teachers I had at OU - I am very disappointed that they didn't fight to keep him here at Scripps.

05/27/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
JJ Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

If you are serious about becoming a journalist, then you should take Tatge's classes. If you are just trying to get by and get your degree, than don't bother. He is the real deal.You learn a lot and he does not cut breaks. Let's be honest, you don't really get breaks in the journalism world so take it seriously.

02/24/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
JOUR233 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

You know, I think it might be more helpful to have Tatge for a higher level class, because he really has no sympathy for Journalism beginners. My info-gathering class started off with 60 and now it's down to around 40. He's a very tough grader and is difficult to approach. Seems to make up silly rules for students he doesn't care for.

02/01/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Jour233 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Tatge has tons of experience and knows his stuff, but he was a pain in the butt to deal with. He said you could stop by office hours for help but when I did he was very vague. He also forgot to add one of my projects into my grade and claimed it was my fault, lowering my grade from a B to a C+.

11/19/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
JOUR411 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Tatge is a really nice guy, but this a very hard course. I worked my butt off for a B. You must go to class and read the book! The tests are hard even if you study. The only downside is he really rushes through the material, probably because there's so much. This class will be better when OU's on semesters.

11/13/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Jour233 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great class. Great professor. I felt like a real reporter. Assignments challenging, but I was never bored.

11/03/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
JOUR233 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Tatge's class is relatively easy if you do the assignments and is helpful if you approach him in person, but he is a prick. He is very biased and thinks he's hot sh*t because he worked at Forbes. He uses worse grammar than my stoner advertising teacher.

07/06/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Jour430 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Tatge knows his stuff. But some students expected things to be handed to them which didn't make any sense and caused a lot of awkward moments in class.

07/06/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Jour430 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Assignments were challenging, but fun. It was great to go and learn how other magazines work. Tatge is very smart. He knows what he is talking about.

06/25/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Jour430 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Tatge is the best professor at Scripps. He makes you work hard, but I feel I learned more in his class than anything I have taken so far. Under that gruff exterior is a nice guy who really knows his stuff.

03/18/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Jour441J Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

A lot of people will give bad reviews to Professor Tatge because this class was very difficult and he tells it like it is. People who say otherwise are used to being spoon fed their grade and coasting through courses. I won't get as high a grade, but I never learned this much before.

02/07/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Jour441 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This professor is ridiculously hard. He doesn't give As and thinks a C is a good grade. He is funny but it doesn't make up for how hard he grades. He will crush your dreams about magazine writing. Enjoy.

10/26/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
jour233 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This is a hard class the assignments take a while to do. He is a fair grader and very approachable. Attendence is madatory but class is fairly interesting.

10/25/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
JOUR233 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class made me feel like a reporter, going to the court house and searching for documents online. Meet him after class - he will remember you and it may come in handy later on. I respect him as a teacher and as an individual. Take this class! You'll learn a lot. He has great stories too.

09/07/2009
average
1 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
JOUR233 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Really easy class. Assignments are tedious, but easy. But Tatge is a real jerk. I missed class twice, once with a valid excuse passed by him, the other was the last day and I overslept. He wouldn't let me turn in the last two assignments because he said I was rarely in class and rarely contributed. I ended up with a C+ when it shouldve been A-

02/13/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Jour411 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Even though the material could be boring, he made it more enjoyable with humor and videos. So glad I took this class with Tatge.

11/25/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Jour411 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Tatge has a good sense of humor and lots of practical experience dealing with media law. His funny stories made an otherwise dull class very enjoyable.I would highly recommend him to other students.

09/08/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
JOUR411 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Thought I would hate this class, but I loved it. Tatge is a great - tough, but fair. I know he's a visiting prof, but I hope Scripps keeps him around. We need more teachers like this.

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