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Mitch Summerlin
Professor in the English department
at Calhoun Community College, Decatur, AL
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Overall Quality
2.7
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.3
Clarity
3.0
Easiness
1.7
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
53 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
10/03/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Eng 251 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: Not sure yet
"Tests are tough" "Pop quiz master" "Skip class? You won't pass."

You work for your grade. He is funny and interesting in lectures, but my American Lit class felt more like history. He wants birthdeath dates of authors and dates of events. He focuses more on events than on the actual literature. Take notes on everything on the board. He also has 1 pop quiz between every test. Attendance is necessary.

01/30/2014
average
1 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Eng93 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is very hard. You must go to class, but if you try you will pass.

11/19/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENG 251 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Horrible teacher, he turns the LITERATURE class into a history class where you have to know birth and death dates of authors and specific dates for specific events. Does not talk about the works but only about the events occurring while the work was written. If you want to fail a literature class he is the teacher for you, otherwise STAY AWAY!!!

07/17/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENG102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

If you want to learn how write correctly, then this class is for you. If you only care about getting a passing grade and moving on, pass this guy up. You will have to earn your grade.

05/02/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
251 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Interesting Lectures but hard test. Need to attend class or you will mis pop quizzes. Know all the birth and death dates of the Arthurs!!!!!

12/29/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENG093 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is extremely picky on grading essays. Only interested in the mechanics, not the story. Didn't use the textbook in class. Comma splices or run on sentences will cost 10-30 points each. Take notes, follow directions, and you'll escape with a B or more.

11/15/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG092 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Summerlin is a tough teacher but he just wants you to work for your grade.

10/30/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Lit251 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very tough teacher!! Be prepared to take notes and study study study! Dr. Summerlin is a nice and funny teacher, but his tests are difficult.

10/27/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENG251 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

His class is really hard! If you hate studying don't take his class! If you're stuck with him know everything he writes on the board and also birth and death years of ALL authors! He is funny and nice just really hard!

10/19/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG252 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

No other grades are assigned but tests and quizzes. Know the birth and death dates of the authors even if you know nothing else! He always asks for them on the tests and occasionally on the pop quizzes. Attendance is a must. Goofed off on one test which made my overall grade suffer. Key terms and vocabulary written on the board, even the smallest of details are on the exams! Take with cation. Just be prepared to attend, listen and memorize! Very knowledgeable and did enjoy learning from him.

07/24/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
Eng1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher! Be respectful and you'll get along fine.

07/18/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Eng251 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Totally worthless teacher. Teaches like everyone in his class is an English major who actually cares about the content when in reality most of them are just doing this pre-req at a community college for an easy grade. Additionally he plays favorites and is the definition of :unfunny:. I like to compare him to Arcturus Mengsk.

04/04/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ENG101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Wonderful teacher. He tells humorous stories and jokes around a lot. Don't believe those crazy stories everyone else tells you. **Stay away from "Florida Gator Orange"**

10/16/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENG251 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is so horrible! DO NOT TAKE HIS CLASS!!!

08/09/2010
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Eng101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher, humorous and knowledgeable. Tests are extremely fair, though essays will bite you in the rear. Show up and don't speak unless spoken to and you should be fine. Also, he follows the syllabus, so that helps a ton. Pop quizzes, study your notes!

07/12/2010
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
eng101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Was efficient, and sometimes funny. Summer course, no homework. Gave 10min break between the 2 hours of the course. Lots of essays, mostly in class. One big research paper, wasn't too hard. Guy seems very conceited and will throw you out quick for arguing or wasting his time. Teaches fast and expects you to keep up. Pay attention, take notes.

01/13/2010
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
ENG101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

DO NOT take this class unless you are a hot girl, he will look at you all ****ed flirt with you can give you an A. If your a dude like me then you don't have a chance. My C was the best of anyone I knew in my class.

01/06/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ENG101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He wasn't bad at all.. I heard many horror stories about him - although none seemed to be true. Be prepared for pop quizzes just about every class period.. As long as you like cats and hate Florida football, he will like you.

10/22/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ENG251 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I loved Literature before this class. Mr. Summerlin is a nice man but his teaching stylings make me want to never take another english course. He rambles for over an hour and nothing he says is on the test. I would not recommend this class to my worst enemy. I am going to have to withdraw from his class. DO NOT TAKE HIM

10/13/2009
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
eng101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

i was dreading starting this class, because of so many bad reviews.. but i absolutely loved him! he has a funny sarcastic attitude which i find entertaining. just go to class and work hard, laugh at his jokes, and act like your very interested..

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