Mary-Kay Gamel at University of California Santa Cruz

Mary-Kay Gamel

  • 3.2Overall Quality
  • 3.3Helpfulness
  • 3.1Clarity
  • 2.7Easiness

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Class
Rating
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6/6/13

Lit61M

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Way too challenging, most of the class is failing, and she doesn't curve. Way too disorganized. However she is interesting and a good professor.

3/2/12

LTIN102

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

An exceptional teacher who goes out of her way to make sure students understand what she's teaching and make herself available whenever someone needs her. However, even with all the help the classes are fairly difficult and will require a lot of effort for a good grade.

1/12/12

Lit61

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Gamel is an amazing professor, always excited about what she teaches, is prompt in replying to emails, offers extra credit, lectures are organized/informative, studyuides are detailed/clear, if you are careful to read all the primary texts (there are many)/attend all lectures, you'll do well, tests are hard but very fair/do-able if you study.

12/13/11

LIT61M

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The tests were difficult to study for and there is a lot of unneeded reading. A lot of the test questions involved the student understanding the professor's opinion.

11/9/11

LIT61M

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good teacher overall, however she can sometimes stray from the topic or let her personal views interfere with content.

11/6/11

LIT61M

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Gamel is... well, the worst professor I've had in college yet. She is completely unprofessional, technologically incompetent, unwilling to acknowledge her own faults, and lectures the class much like a scolding mother. Her tests are nonsensical and she boasts her opinions as though they were facts. I don't understand all the positive comments here.

8/9/11

Latin101

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mary-Kay is an excellent professor and will do everything to help her students succeed. She hosts study groups every day, and is always willing to help you individually in office hours or via email.

12/18/09

Lit61D

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I LOVE Mary Kay! She's extremely engaged and excited about her own lectures, which gets me excited as well. Most of her film choices for this class were interesting, the comic ones were the borefests to be honest. Midterm and Final weren't hard at all, as long as you studied. Papers were graded too hard by the TA's for a Lower Div course.

11/15/09

LIT61D

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is interesting/sometimes entertaining/always speaks quickly but as if is excited about own lectures. Always explains how the films watched are connected to plays read. Offers extra credit opportunity. Midterm/final are not too difficult if one reviews names/characters/plots/symbols of films/plays and main terms (don't need all) from readings.

11/14/08

LTIN104

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

A challenging but do-able Latin course. Mary-Kay is one of the most intelligent professors I've had, a fair grader, fun, and really accessible via email. Plus, she threw us a party after the final. She loves theater and incorporates films and other fun things into the course.

11/28/06

LTpR123

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Was an all right class. The title "Comedy and Sex in Theater" is pretty misleading. The only grade in the class is the final, so don't forget to study.

8/11/06

LTPR123 etc.

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I love Mary Kay. She is a fun lecturer, but is absolutely behind the times. She shamelessly plugs her own work, which I find funny. She is really interested in the stuff she teaches which made me more interested in it. Her lectures are hard to follow and the tests are ridiculous, but no papers is nice for a change.

6/24/06

LTPR 123

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Amazing class and fantastic professor! The hardest class I've ever taken but absolutely fair. I'd recommend not taking any other reading-intensive classes with it. Professor Gamel is incredibly responsive and helpful. Only take her class if you're willing to put in the time, though. And DEFINITELY meet with your TA at least once.

6/17/06

Com/Sex Lit 123

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible class. Ruined film, comedy and sex. TA's were horrible, lectures were all over the place. Sucked.

3/3/06

Film Violence

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mary Kay is one of the best professors at UCSC. Her classes are not easy, but she knows her****. Anyone who hates her is probably just an idiot. I took Approaches to Myth and American film violence and I learned more from those classes than from any others I've taken. If you want an easy A don't take a class with her, if you like Lit, go for it.

3/2/06

Class myth

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

TERRIBLE! Gamel is a terrible terrible professor. She talks too fast, goes on too many tangents, and pretty much you want to get the most of your college education, do not take any classes with her. Her study guides are just a list of pages and pages of terms,that you would have to look deep into the readings to find, and arent relevant. TERRIBLE!

1/30/06

Classic Myth

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Avoid at all cost! Scantrons are too difficult with a****ty study guide offering little support. I'm an A-B student in all of my classes and I got a D here. Impossible! Spent days and days studying. Didn't do any good. Wait for a different professor to take this class, because it's a good class, just a****ty teacher.

1/8/06

Classical Myth

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Even though the subject was interesting and the lectures was interesting, you really need to read the books and take the class a little more seriously than you normally would've. Her tests are kinda hard =/

11/3/05

Myth

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is a tough cookie, but it makes for a good class. She packs in a ton of info, which means a lot of reading. Surprisingly challenging scantron tests.

10/3/05

Classical Myth

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you are thinking taking a class with this woman, i suggest getting a demo of her teaching style by going downtown santa cruz and asking a bum on meth his/her opinion on mythology, as the twitching glassy eyed transient barks inchoherent convoluted words at you and staggers about preaching his opinions you will see what to expect from Ms. Gammel

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