Mark Merkley at Weber State University

Mark Merkley

  • 3.7Overall Quality
  • 3.7Helpfulness
  • 3.7Clarity
  • 2.7Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
4/20/14

1020

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Merkley's class will push you to think and challenge the ideas you were born into thinking are true. It's great. You have to be really stupid to get anything less than an A-B+ in his class. Tests are easy, gives you a format for the outlines, and grades on CONTENT not only the presentation.

4/18/14

COMM 2110

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mark Merkley is a great teacher!! He has his opinions and is sticking to them, but he definitely puts your brain to work! He is a very fair grader, but doesn't offer a lot of out of class help. Just study & put forth effort & you'll be fine! Awesome guy!!

4/8/14

COMM 2110

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is THE BEST class I have taken at WSU. I took it my first semester as a Junior and had so much fun! You WILL think in his class, you WILL be the center of attention, and you WILL be subject to controversial topics, but he is AMAZING! Merk, I know you read these and desire a chili....so enjoy! :) :) :)

3/13/14

Comm 2110

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Merkley is the kind of professor that either you like or you don't. I personally thought he had many cool insights, and liked him. I wish that is he was a little less opinionated though. WARNING: IF YOU DON"T LIKE CONTROVERSY TOPICS, YOU WILL HATE THIS CLASS.

1/30/14

Comm Public Spe

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

avoid this guy

1/15/14

COMM 1020

Accredited

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took this course online and was concerned about having to travel to the university for presentations. Merkley may be a lot to handle and overwhelming for the conservative of heart, but he was a great professor. He was VERY flexible with working around my schedule for speeches. I never heard him say he wouldn't give his online course A's.

12/14/13

COMM 2110

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Enter class w/ open mind. Realize words mean nothing, until you put a meaning behind it. Some get offended and drop the class and other will realize that he is trying to get you to use you brain! Very helpful and eye opening class based on leadership. He makes class exciting and humorous.

12/3/13

COMM 2110

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Devil's advocate is part of a teacher's job HOWEVER consistently tearing down your students with a "holier than thou" attitude is ineffective. When your Prof exudes a sense of entitlement, patronizing greed for knowledge, and an overall dislike of his students, it doesn't make me want to go to class.

11/12/13

2100

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Oh he is definitely different. Don't take his class if you are easily offended. He isn't really clear on assignments. He rants a lot and just goes on and on and on. Shuts other peoples opinions down. You have to really work for the grade you want.

10/28/13

2100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Merkley is an outstanding instructor. Don't listen to the other comment about Merkley playing favorites with comm. majors--NOT true! He favors the ones who work hard and think for themselves. He is not for the faint hearted. He's tough, but you'll learn so much and thank him later for opening your mind.

8/13/13

Comm 2110

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Merkley is a great teacher! He is very blunt and straightforward but also very funny and makes class interesting. This was my favorite class so far. The tests are easy, you use the book but its cheap, papers are easy, and a group project. Go in with an open mind and speak up in class, you will get a lot out of the class if you do that.

8/5/13

Com 2100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a critic but also very interesting. Believe in God? he pretty much makes fun of him. Merkley goes on a lot of rants If you're going into communications... then you're going to be his favorite.

4/24/13

35029

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He made this class fun and entertaining! He always seemed to make jokes out of everything he said keeping my attention! He may grade tough but as he says in the beginning it is only because he loves us and wants us to go further in life. He really understands what he is teaching and as long as you pay attention you can pull a good grade.

4/8/13

COMM 1020

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Proff. Merkley is a great teacher.

4/8/13

COMM 1010

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took a class from The Merk back in 2000 when I was in hs doing concurrent enrollment. I thoroughly enjoyed his personality and sense of humor. Always in a cheerful mood. I knew if I had a chance to take another class from him I would. "Offense is only taken, never given." -Mark Merkley I will remember this quote the rest of my life.

3/11/13

COM2110

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Annoying liberal! If you believe in God or like to shoot guns this man will drive you INSANE. He thinks conservatives are cowards. Easy class but he will give you a B no matter what.

12/18/12

COM2110

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Merkely is a great teacher. He truly wants students to take something away from his class that may or may not be the information on the test material. Tests are easy but he grades written assignments and projects very hard. You can't go into his class being easily offended either.

12/17/12

Comm1020

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do not take this class. I took this class online because I work full time and have two kids. On the first meeting to give our presentations he said that he grades online students harder because he feels like they do work online because they think it will be easier. Also flat out told our class that he will not give anybody an A in this class.

12/13/12

comm2110

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

best teacher I had all semster, really great He's a tough grader so if u want an easy A dont take him. hes offsevine, a harsh crtic but he knows his stuff. can go off on rants a little but overall an amazing professor

12/6/12

COMM1020

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Merkley isn't an easy teacher and you shouldn't take his class if you're easily offended. I received a B, which I worked for, but if I would have put in exemplary effort I'm sure it would have been higher - so as long as you really try you'll do well. His tests are a breeze if you read the study guides, and you REALLY learn. Great teacher!

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