Donald Mitchener at University of North Texas

Donald Mitchener

  • 3.2Overall Quality
  • 2.9Helpfulness
  • 3.4Clarity
  • 2.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
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7/6/14

HIST 2620

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedA+

Great professor! His class is all lectures and attendance is mandatory. The grade is based on three exams only. The great thing about him is that he gives you a review a few weeks before the exam that tells you basically everything that's on it. He expects a lot of detail on test essay questions, so make sure you've prepared well for them.

5/1/14

HIST 2610

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA+

His tests are super easy! He gives you a review a week before each test and as long as you take good notes, practice your short answers and essay beforehand and attend at least one SI session per test, you will do fine. I made a one hundred on each of his 4 tests. He even gives you a 15 point extra credit question on the final. Don't buy the text

3/26/14

HIST 2610

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedC

This is a tough class compared to all the other basic core classes offered at UNT. He gives a review 2 weeks in advanced but expects you to know every little thing. if you study just the short answeres and fill in the blank you can pass the class if your not the best essay writer.

2/19/14

hist2610

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is super hard.. lucky we had ROBERT as an SI leader.. if you can take a section where he is the SI leader--- students recommend the class based on that and he pretty much helps you pass all the test.

11/5/13

HIST 2620

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor gives informative lectures, they are not fun, but they get a little interesting if you want it to. The grade is only from the 3 or 4 test during the semester,but he gives the best reviews 2 weeks prior. The T.A's offer many study sessions that help also.This is not your class if you don't want to study though,if you will, take it.

8/12/13

HIST 2620

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hard course because there are many details to remember. Take good notes. Must attend all classes to grasp the necessary notes/information. Test reviews are excellent. Offers helpful study sessions with TA. Tests have some essay questions. Plan to write organized answers. Use flash cards for vocabulary.

7/29/13

HIST 2620

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don't expect to be entertained by this professor, or even learn much. His lectures are straight from the textbook. The only positive about his class is that he gives you a study guide that includes all the questions that will be on the test. This class is all about memorization and regurgitation of the memorized information.

4/18/13

HIST 4260

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very interesting professor and lecturer. I had no interest in the subject beforehand but he makes it very enjoyable. His tests are straightforward from the lectures, so if you take good notes you can just reproduce them. Didn't use the textbooks much, but weren't expensive to buy. Really great professor!

4/4/13

HIST2620

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

His tests are super hard with no word bank for 20 fill in the blanks, and then expects you to write a detailed essay. Unless you're an ace in history, don't take this class!

10/25/12

Hist1610

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

EASY EASY EASY!!! He Gives you a review for each exam...and All the Exam questions come basically from the same review..Just memorize it and ur good.. Easy A. ur overall grade comes from 4 exams

9/4/12

HIST2610

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Mitchener class was very hard for me. I never missed a day of class, took descent notes and attended multiple SI meetings and I still pulled a "D" in his class. The tests were all verbatim memorization with NO term word bank, two short answer, and one essay question. Dr. Mitchener was a good instructor but just be prepared for his tests.

8/7/12

HIST2620

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had to retake this class with a different professor because I got a C. I read the book, went to every lecture, and studied-- I tried everything but I just can't pass his class. History was a piece of cake in high school but this class is frustratingly difficult. Nothing from the book is on the test but what you hear/see on the powerpoint slides.

5/15/12

HIST2620

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I actually liked this class. If you attend class and take good notes on what he says you will ace the tests easily. Im not even that great of a student and aced every one. Plus sometimes youll get extra credit if you attend like the class before spring break and stuff. You only have tests, no homework or reading or anything :)

5/3/12

HIST4260

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Difficult class as always, relying heavily on a slew of textbooks. Tests are graduate-level and include essays entirely on reading materials, with a difficult, but doable paper. Lectures can meander a bit, but always provide sorely needed context to 15th, 16th, and 17th century maritime affairs. Excellent class if you are up for a challenge.

4/20/12

HIST2620

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He likes to hear himself talk. But he tells what you he expects on every test.

1/9/12

HIST4630

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Forewarned is forearmed, he is a TOUGH grader. Teaches courses as though they were at a college, rather than high-school-plus, hence the slew of whining HIST 2610/2620 students. Is always available for consultation or even idle chit-chat. Test material always covered by reviews, textbooks likely mandatory to receive a good grade.

11/10/11

hist2620

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Boring lecture, but if you attend and take notes, and use the books to study extremely the review it is an easy A. The review is the test, don't mess it up.

11/3/11

Histo2620

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a horrible teacher, my first exam I bacisally got all but two questions correct, but because I forgot to put the years on the documents he took a a point a piece, and then on my short answer he took off 5 pts (out of 15) because I didnt use the word "local". He tells us not to go by the book but to use what he says. LMAO!

10/26/11

HIST4630

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

His tests are on the hard side but he gives pretty specific review sheets. Attendance is not mandatory but he doesn't make notes or powerpoints available online so lectures are important. You'll do fine if you show up, take notes, and do the review sheets.

8/23/11

HIST2620

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I don't get why people don't like him. Took every one of his history courses and aced them all. He doesn't really require attendance, but essays are based on notes. As for the tests, he gives you everything you need to know on the review. All you need to be able to do is actually remember names. Anyone that complains about tests simply didn't study

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