Michael Placco at Macomb Community College (all campuses)

Michael Placco

  • 4.4Overall Quality
  • 4.3Helpfulness
  • 4.4Clarity
  • 3.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
1/11/14

HIST 2100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I liked this history class because it was different from any history class I had taken before. It was more of a history story class than a book history class. Mr. Placco was very helpful and has a great sense of humor. He is not a push over teacher, though. Take lots of notes, pay attention, ask questions and you will be set.

12/14/13

HIST 2100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This man lives education and is 100% hardcore American historian, you cannot fake what Mike does in class...he has a good style of teaching, and will break it down in various ways so you never forget the material. In my personal opinion Mike is the greatest professor in MCC, if you are serious about school and don't play games this is your man!

11/27/13

Hist 2100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher with great lectures, also took 2200 with him and he also was great. Would not suggest taking an online class with him however. If you show up and know how to take notes, pay attention in class, and study your notes for the mid term and final you will pass for sure.

11/12/13

hist 2100

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best professor iv ever had!!! he is not politically bias, he does not make you remember dates, he makes history fun!!! If you are bad at history take him he makes everything so clear and his lectures actually make sense!!! wonderful teacher! and a very funny nice man!

11/10/13

history 2100

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

one of the worst classes i have ever taken. He made his lectures very simple to understand, however the tests did not add up to what he was saying in class. Always gets very off topic with lecture but still expects you to know material not covered. would not take him again.

10/26/13

HIST2100

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome Class! He tells history as a story and doesn't worry about specific dates. He keeps his lectures interesting. Gets off topic with interesting stories which make class a little fun. Test questions are written like he is asking you in person, which makes them so easy. and straight to the point.Not a blowoff but very easy going class.

8/16/13

HIST 2100

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedA-

I have mixed feelings with this professor on one hand he made his subject of history very interesting. However, when it comes to his grading he is very strict. Im an all A student easy and scraped by with an A- in his class,I have never had so much agrevation and un-certainty in regards to receiving an A. Take this class with much caution.

8/8/13

HIST 2390

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hands down the WORST professor I've ever had for an online course. It's a community college and a summer class which he failed to realize. He grades obnoxiously hard and expects way to much work out of those who take the course. If you have a full time job I highly suggest you DO NOT TAKE THIS COURSE. The professor is on his high horse.

8/5/13

Hist-2390

Accredited

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class makes it awesome to learn about the history of Michigan but I could not pass this class even if my life was on the line. It is sooo detailed in work you can never figure out what you are doing wrong. The class average couldn't even pass the tests above 50%. I DO NOT recommend taking this class unless you want a C or below grade.

7/17/13

HIST-2100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

excellent teacher, relates history to modern day examples to make things clear, also breaks up all the seriousness with funny stories and involves the whole class in common discussions. highly recommended!

5/29/13

HIST 2390

Accredited

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Placco is a great professor. He really is determined to teach his students alot amount history. You have to read he book though. It is crucial to getting a good grade especially on the tests. He is strict, but if you don't goof off, and you are serious, he is a great prof and you will learn a lot if you devote your time and effort.

5/15/13

HIST-2100

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher, would recommend him to all students that need to take a history class. Lots of stories, and makes such a boring subject come alive.

5/14/13

Hist 2100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I have never had a professor whose good completely outweighed their flaws to the point where they're not even there. I hated history before taking this class, but Mike made me love it. He doesn't just regurgitate names and dates on a test, he makes historical figures come to life. He grades and tests you as if you were a college student, not a baby

4/16/13

HIST 2390 V0850

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This instructor is the worst. If I would have known I would have such a hard time with this guy I would have never taken his class. He grades you hard and because you don't answer questions like he wants you to. He does not respond to emails. He sends back sarcastic emails when you he does respond because you asked him to respond twice. He sucks

12/27/12

HIST2100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best professor ever! He had 2 papers and a few homework assignments but a very easy workload. I greatly enjoyed coming to his class and I am sad that it's over. He was hilarious and definitely involved the whole class in discussions. Always go to class and don't leave early! I would definitely take another class of his again.

12/26/12

HIST2100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I have a love for US History and Mike hisotry even better. Yea you had to study but most of the material is very memorable if you take notes. Also he did make you stay the whole class period but I didnt care because it was so interesting. Almost like watching your favorite TV show, you couldnt wait to see what will happen next week.

12/16/12

HIST2100

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The good thing about this class is you really don't need the textbook. The guy is funny and makes his lectures interesting. He doesn't care about the students at all and is pretty rude sometimes. Don't expect any sympathy from him. I don't like him as a person, but his class was interesting.

11/14/12

HIST2200

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I would highly recommend Placco! His lectures are very entertaining and clearly delivered. His class made history "come alive" to me. He is very knowledgeable and helpful. Class consisted of two essays and two tests. I loved his class so much i enrolled in another. Very specialized in American History. Love him!

11/2/12

HIST2100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I am currently taking Michael Placco's HIST 2100 class, and I can't get enough of it! I never had much interest in history and never really got it, but now thanks to him I have a whole new understanding. He's hilarious and interacts well with students, and makes you want to actually learn the material. There's 2 essays 5 hw assignments and 2 exams.

8/20/12

HIST2100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very easy. Had 3 hw assignments and 2 essays. he has only 2 exams. pay attention during lecture and take notes if you want to pass. he class is all oral and gives veryy interesting lecture. i would definatley take him again. DONT BUY THE TEXT BOOK. you wont need it.

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