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Michael Wissot
Professor in the Communication department
at Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
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4.4
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4.5
Clarity
4.3
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07/10/2010
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
com180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Wissot is a good teacher if you have the patience to cope with his ego. Watch out for the tests because if you only listen to what he says and don't read then you will not do well.

04/23/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
COM180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This class made me nervous and killed me. Wissot's class is very hard compared to other COM180 classes but you will KNOW YOUR STUFF by the time you go through his class. I'm glad I stuck it out and took his class though! :)

04/21/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
COM590 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Hardest class you will take in COM but it is the most rewarding one if you are interested in politics and willing to put the work in. You do a lot of hands-on projects and assignments which are really pretty fun and useful for later on.

03/18/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
COM180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This class was incredibly difficult. Wissot's going to push you to do your absolute best even when you don't see your own potential. Excellent professor and course. He goes above and beyond to help his students, including years after. It won't be easy at all but if you're willing to try it'll be more than worth it. Best course I've taken.

02/17/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
COM180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very rewarding class if you are willing to put in the work. Professor Wissot will challenge you to do better than you think you can. He is readily available for help and I frequently received advice on my later speeches. We all know COM180 is just another GE but it can really help you with your future because good communication is a key to success

12/29/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
MSCO220 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Wissot is one of the best professors at Pepperdine. Unfortunately, he works corporate, so most of his classes are taught early morning. This class is demanding, so you're screwed if you're not a morning person. Like he says, if you put in the effort and don't discouraged, you should be able to get a decent grade. Don't expect an A though.

11/02/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
COM180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This class is way more intense than any other GE. If you want an A transfer. Other speech classes are a complete joke in comparison. He'll tear you down and build you up. If you're willing to push yourself there's no doubt he IS the best professor on the campus, and if you have the honor of taking him do it, just don't expect an easy ride.

08/30/2009
average
1 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
SPE101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Although I didn't receive the highest grade, I did learn a tremendous amount from this professor. He made me scared, he made me want to cry, but he ultimately taught me more than any other professor. You will enjoy this class with him if you intend on putting in the work needed, and if you are prepared to really be challenged.

08/29/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
COM180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Professor Wissot is an extremely demanding teacher. He definitely expects a lot out of his students, but if you put in the effort and show it, he will do the same for you. He spent hours outside of class helping me with my speeches and papers. This class doesn't even compare to the other COM 180 courses, but you will be so glad you took it!

07/31/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
com180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Wissot is a without a doubt the most dedicated and qualified professor I had during my freshman year. He cares about his students.This class will be a challenge, but don't drop it. You'll be so much better off taking this class. You owe yourself more than to be snoozing in someone elses classroom. Plus put the effort in now and he'll help you later

04/28/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
COM180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

probably the hardest and most stressful GE on this campus, yet it was the best course i've ever taken and completely worth it, just be prepared to work way harder than any other class

04/22/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
COM180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

class has an extreme amount of difficulty! other speech teachers are a joke compared to this class! if your looking to learn and gain alot from this class go for it ! but take with extreme caution your going to be very stressed over this class. he has extremely high expectations maybe even too high!

02/16/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Com180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This is by far one of the most demanding GE's I've every taken, but it the best class that I have take. He goes above and beyond to help his students, especially getting them internships and jobs. He is a must take.

01/08/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Com180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

if you want a challenge take this class I thought I knew everything about speech but he will take you break you and build you back up. I am worth more......LOL you will understand that after his class

01/06/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
COM180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Very helpful class and great professor. Expect tough grading but lots of useful help. Oh, and a lengthy term paper at the end.

01/06/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
COM101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

nice guy. funny at times. this class is WAY more serious than any other GE you'll ever take. he takes a lot of pride in being "a difficult teacher." at the end of the day though, he's not that difficult, it's just that he's way more difficult than anyone else who teaches a GE. if you're not a trembling idiot in front of others you'll be fine.

01/05/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
com180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Wissot is the most dedicated teacher you have the opportunity of meeting as a freshman and and that means he will push you harder than anyone else and he will help you more than any other teacher. Simply put, if you are concerned about the grade, transfer, if you truly want to communicate well, then you are very lucky to be in his class.

03/17/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Spe180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Professor Wissot is extremely difficult. His grading on speeches seems very subjective. This class was a lot of unnecessary stress for me. Its just a GE i probably wouldnt take this class again just because it was so hard and he critiques you to a T! He pushed his students a lot and it was a lot of work!!

01/12/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
SPE180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Wissot will really push you. The class is much more of a challenge than other sections. That being said, if you are willing to commit yourself, it is more than worth it. He has unbelievable credentials, goes out of his way to be a help and you will get so much out of the class-beyond being a better public speaker. He also truly cares.

01/08/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
SPE180 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Excellent class, excellent professor. Definitely one of the more difficult speech classes. If you are genuinely committed to achieving success and put in the necessary effort (i.e. a lot) then taking this class would be well worth your time. Everyone improved their public speaking ability and really bonded with classmates.

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