Mikell Pinkney at University of Florida

Mikell Pinkney

  • 3.0Overall Quality
  • 3.0Helpfulness
  • 3.0Clarity
  • 3.2Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
1/5/14

THE3234

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA

Had some interesting material and the class structure is not too difficult. It consisted of a group project and a written midterm & final. Very nice and knowledgable guy despite the class being a little vague and unfocused.

4/15/13

THE3234

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was really did not seem to care about time, I often had to leave his class when it was suppose to end (he went over for every class, yes, EVERYONE) and that seemed to be when he conveniently remembered all of the really important info he couldn't have given in the previous 50 minute block.No real help. Was more vague than anything else.

10/21/10

TPP6237

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Typical theatre persona: Passionate and erratic. Feign interest in his interests and you'll do well. Challenge him, and he will wreck you. Will often assign things and forget, and spring things on you last minute. Hot tempered. Histrionic. However, he will often make his standards sound incredibly high, when in reality, they're quite low.

10/24/09

THE2020

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He teaches the class okay and is funny, but don't expect to form a bond with him (which is often important for theatre students). He's very much "give the material, you take the test" and he doesn't care too much for the individual student. He is nice, and funny, but very impersonal. I doubt he ever knew my name, even in a small class.

8/16/09

THE2020

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was an awesome teacher. Very entertaining and gave really great practical advice.

12/31/06

ThE2020

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is very easy. Teacher is really interesting. Never will you be bored in his class. Lectures are filled with information, but to get specific answers that you will use in the future, you better ask them straight out. Will get more out of this class if you ask questions.

12/28/06

the2020

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. pinkney's class is an easy A. He is very lively and his lectures are very interesting. We were suppose to have 6 exams and only took 3 of them; the other three he had us sign in and we got a free 50 pts.

6/28/06

THE2020

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very interesting lecturer, easy A as long as you takes notes. He is very honest and keeps it moving. The only history class i've liked in my life.

4/27/06

THE2020

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very funny, and relaxed teacher. VERY ANIMATED

12/30/05

THE 2020

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

It was an interesting class, I personally think that Dr. Pinkney was a great teacher and I learned a great deal from him.

10/27/05

Several

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mixed bag. He is intelligent, but he is way too emotional to be dealing with students. It is highly unprofessional to miss classes and to lose your temper in front of students. Also, don't ask him for grad school recommendations, he'll send them late and you'll be screwed.

10/21/05

Theater History

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wow....he just...made me think and it hurt so much! Multi-ethnic theater of the past..wow. He is a wealth of information.

10/13/05

acting

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you don't like him, maybe you should reconsider theater. It's worse out there folks.

10/7/05

various

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Pinkney is one of the most genuine and kind hearted people you'll ever meet. He's extremely enthusiastic about all areas of theatre, and if you take the time to talk to him, he'll go out of his way to help you out. I know he is the reason I got into grad school.

10/3/05

Intro to Theatr

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

9/11/05

Acting

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I agree with the other unfavorable reviews of Pinkney's teaching and personality. However, he sincerely WANTS to do well; if you allow yourself to tell him that you don't understand him (instead of grumbling and complaining in private) he will do what he can to help. He my not always succeed, but he recognizes that it's his responsibility to help you.

8/31/05

MFA Acting

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you ever wanted a reason to forsake theatre completely, just take classes with this man. His "professional working attitude" is something to be desired and his professor "teaching skills" are... hypocritical to say the least. AVOID h

6/18/05

theatre

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

4/4/05

A few

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you can avoid this man, do. He'll make you miserable and hate the subject. He is so self-centered; a melodramatic hypochondriac who always flips out. He never shows up to classes, never hands back assignments, and I am currently trying to get out of a class by him that's required for my degree

3/16/05

MFA classes

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Well-read? Sure. Experienced? Sure. Can he teach? No. Simple as that! There are some practitioners of theatre who should stick to practicing it and never attempt to teach it. The man gets violently angry, verbally abusive,and finally,prays to spirits in the middle of rehearsal when things are off.

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