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Overall Quality
4.3
Average Grade
B-
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Helpfulness
4.3
Clarity
4.4
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3.4
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128 Student Ratings
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12/13/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
2100 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Would take again" "Respected by students" "Hilarious"

Placco's amazing. He makes the lectures very fun, and he makes historical figures seem like the humans they were. The only disappointment I had with him is that we didn't get all the way through what we were supposed to cover. Read the text book, take good notes, and show up to class. He's a great guy; you won't regret taking the class, promise!

12/02/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
US History Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A
"Clear grading criteria" "Respected by students" "Would take again"

Mike is a great guy. I found myself coming to his class not just for the grade but because I was extremely interested in the topics he talks about. And he is easily the funniest guy i have ever met. Great dude.

11/25/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
2100 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Clear grading criteria" "Amazing lectures" "Hilarious"

placco was phenomenal. Funniest guy I have ever met and he found a great way to put humor into the class to make it fun. Very very little homework. Just show up and take notes. You will enjoy your time.

11/23/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
History 2100 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A
"Respected by students" "Lectures are long" "Skip class? You won't pass."

Mr. Placco was a great teacher, just don't expect him to go easy. There wasn't much homework, just some that take a long time to complete. Unlike some history professors I've had, he does know what hes talking about and adds his own unique flare to it. Never used he book. All you have to do is show up, take a fair amount of notes, and you'll pass.

11/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST 2100 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "There for you" "Tests? Not many"

Mike is an amazing teacher. He makes history interesting and not just a bunch of date memorization. He is willing to help you anytime you need it. Come to class unless you want to miss a ton of test material. The papers are not that difficult, just start early, and go see him so he can review it. I HIGHLY recommend taking him for your history

07/26/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST 2390 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Horrible difficult experience for an eight week online course. The requirements for this 8 course were extreme: One book report, 4 pages of chapters summaries every other week, 3 articles you had to read each week and analyze and comment on. One third of your grade is determined in the last week. His grading is all subjective; little to no feeback.

07/20/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
2100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Mike is a lover of history and a great lecturer. His extensive knowledge allows him to tell the story with lots of antidotes that really bring it to life. Don't read the book, just take notes the whole time he's talking...never miss class...start the two papers early, but run topics by him first. A great college experience from a teacher who cares!

06/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIS 2390 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Online course has too many writing assignments. I enjoy the material but I would appreciate having another way of sharing the information I have read. Voicethread, Powerpoints, or anything other than writing about everything we read.

05/20/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
History 2390 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

Professor Placco knows his history facts! In my opinion, he is one of the most understanding and dedicated professors in regards to the students success! He wants students to think outside of the box and not write answers verbatim from the textbook. A lot of work? yes, difficult? At times, then again this is college! A very rewarding experience!

01/11/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 2100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

12/14/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST 2100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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!

11/27/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Hist 2100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

11/12/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
hist 2100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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!

11/10/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
history 2100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

10/26/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HIST2100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

08/16/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
HIST 2100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A-

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.

08/08/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
HIST 2390 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

08/05/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Hist-2390 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

07/17/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HIST-2100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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!

05/29/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
HIST 2390 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

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