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Mark Merkley
Professor in the Communication department
at Weber State University, Ogden, UT
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Overall Quality
3.7
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Hotness
Helpfulness
3.7
Clarity
3.7
Easiness
2.7
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04/20/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

04/18/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
COMM 2110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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!!

04/08/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
COMM 2110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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! :) :) :)

03/13/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Comm 2110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

01/30/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Comm Public Spe Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

avoid this guy

01/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
COMM 1020 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

12/14/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
COMM 2110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

12/03/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
COMM 2110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

11/12/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
2100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

10/28/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
2100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

08/13/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Comm 2110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

08/05/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Com 2100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

04/24/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
35029 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

04/08/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
COMM 1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Proff. Merkley is a great teacher.

04/08/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
COMM 1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

03/11/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
COM2110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

12/18/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
COM2110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

12/17/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Comm1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

12/13/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
comm2110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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

12/06/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
COMM1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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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