David MacKenzie at Ryerson University

David MacKenzie

  • 4.4Overall Quality
  • 4.4Helpfulness
  • 4.5Clarity
  • 3.1Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
1/28/14

HST 307

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor's funny, somewhat engaging (History can get kind of dry) and he cares. However, don't fall behind in the readings. They'll help. All in all, this guy's a keeper!

12/25/11

HST711

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor MacKenzie is one of the best professor I ever had at Ryerson. I leaned a lot from him

12/5/11

HST807

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Amazing prof. Never thought I will enjoy the class. Make History very interesting. Has a TA who marks supper hard but can always be worked out with him.

5/10/11

HST210

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Love Mackenzie!! He's adorable in that geeky way! He's not afraid to crack a joke or go on tangants to make a point. Very fair marker, charismatic, I learned so much. Wide range of essay topics which is always nice. Very approachable, always willing to help out. He's an amazing prof, take a class with him, you won't regret it, I promise!

3/8/11

HST307

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Mackenzie is the best professor I have had at Ryerson! He makes history very interesting. He makes some lame jokes, but you find yourself laughing anyways! Attendance is a MUST because the textbook does not cover nearly as much as he does in class. A very fair marker! I recommand taking at least one history class with him whenever you can

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1/10/11

HST807

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best professors at Ryerson, highly recommended!I never knew Canadian History could be so interesting! He uses no slides and doesn't write on the board so attendance is mandatory.

12/14/07

HST564

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Here is the breakdown: Class test (which is short - 1 hour) worth 10%; Essay (6-8 page research paper) worth 30%; Final exam (longer, but very straightforward) 40%; and tutorials (4 per semester, only need to do readings for these 4 tutorials) worth 20%. MacKenzie is a great prof. Show up + do tutorial readings = good mark!!

9/19/07

HST847

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Canadian revolution course is great! Makes material amazing. Dont buy the book, just go to every class and write down every word. Not a hard marker at all. If you can write a good essay you'll get an A, if you still lack a bit you can get a B. Extreamly fair marker. Tests and assignments on exactly what he says.

12/27/06

hst911

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Any prof who can make history interesting is worthwhile in my books. Kind of geeky, but will make you laugh. Lectures are very well structured, and almost like stories - you can't help but listen to see what happens next. Pretty fair marker. Take his courses if you get the chance.

12/26/06

hst510

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

David is such a strange and funny professor. He's really into what he teaches and references popular movies a lot. He should do a movie and history course. He covers a lot of material and his exams seem to be a bit random but he's a fairly easy marker, I think.

3/29/06

HST807

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best professor/lecturer I've had in three years at Ryerson, hands-down. A fantastic, fantastic prof who can make any topic interesting. Moreover, I've taken two of his classes, and the amount of information I've retained has been incredible -- and unprecedented. Go out of your way to take a class with him, you'll be glad you did.

2/17/06

HST510

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

the best teacher i have ever had! makes me almost want to change majors because he can teach so well! a 3 hour lecture with him flys by because he can make history so intersting

12/28/05

hst510

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pro Mackenzie is a great prof. He makes history from a boring topic to a pretty interesting one. Midterms and Exam are fair.

12/27/05

HST510

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great prof! Makes greeky jokes that keep you laughing. Very good lectures, just take good notes. Fairly easy midterm/exam. His essay marker is hard though. But he is nice and pleasant. Participate a lot in the tutorials to get a good mark.

12/26/05

hst 510

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good course (american hist.), good prof. Take lots of notes, you'll be fine. He's kind of nerdy in a good way.

10/19/05

HST 510

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Absolutely amazing prof. He's really interesting to listen to. He knows enough about history that he's a great storyteller and he doesn't need to use notes. This is honestly the first history class I've ever taken that's been really engaging and fascinating.

5/12/05

hst407

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

this course was easy if u write good lecture notes. he gives out clues on the final and midterm so u have to be alert on them. Tutorials readings are interested and he marks based on your responses so participate. Midterm and final exam are very straight forward. Marks fairly. Overall, great prof

1/19/05

HST 307 and 407

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

AMAZING!!! I hated the subject till i got to his class, honestly i skipped most of my classes, but I made the effort to attend every single one of his classes. He's easy to follow and makes history FUN!!! I enjoyed it so much I switched into a class of his the next semester!

1/15/05

HST 020

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Whoever complains that Mac's lectures aren't logical are OBVIOUSLY the people who "didn't have time to go." You guys sincerely missed out. Laughed my guts out. Write down his hilarious comments and e-mail them to your class, they'll thank you later! And after 8 months, I still enjoy history!

11/13/04

HST 510

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He has no structure to his lectures, and they lack necessary facts and explanations; he's very vague. He isn't very helpful and stand-offish outside of class. Seems to make history more boring than it should be. He's certainly funny but in all honesty doesn't give the material what it deserves.

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