Mark Jennings at University of Minnesota Duluth

Mark Jennings

  • 3.6Overall Quality
  • 3.4Helpfulness
  • 3.7Clarity
  • 2.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
4/20/14

Pol 1800

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Trade was originally a lawyer, so I thought Mock Trial would have been interesting. Expects you to think like a lawyer right away with no prior knowledge and is very harsh to students who are struggling. Horrible curves makes my GPA drop like crazy and not very helpful to raise a grade. He even told me to drop due to missing one class from illness

2/11/14

BLAW10001

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA

By trade, he is a lawyer, not academic. Therefore, his class is heavily based upon learning the relevant laws (where most profs stop) and APPLYING them. One tip: class participation (no matter how stupid your comment) can boost your grade by nearly 10%.

12/21/13

3015

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great class learned a lot however, terrible professor. Sets you up for failure. If you miss one class lecture, you will automatically not get an A. No test questions come from text, just case studies book and lecture. Class is based on a curve, however an 80% is a C+ in his book. I now know why he was kicked out of the Business School.

12/20/13

POL1011

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Attendance isn't necessarily mandatory, but if you don't attend class, you're going to have a really hard time getting above a C. Go to class, and take lots of notes because nearly all the questions on the test are from his lecture. Very knowledgeable about the subject but his tests are difficult because some of the questions are opinion based.

12/14/13

POL1011

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedC

He can be pretty rude at times and shows no mercy involving extra credit options. I passed this class solely by reading the book & taking in-depth notes because his lectures were all over the place & too hard to follow.

12/8/13

POLL 1011

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a left wing professor who judges you on your political beliefs. His tests are difficult and there's usually more than one right answer for each question. If you take this class highly suggest reading the chapters before class, not during the time he's talking about them. I wouldn't recommend this professor to anyone. Just my opinion.

4/17/13

BLAW 2201

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good professor!

4/2/13

BLAW 2001

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a really nice guy. Although attendance is not mandatory, he does use class participation as a grade component. He will call on you weekly and if your not there he takes note of it. The subject was kind of hard. I would still recommend him.

4/1/13

Government

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He contradicted himself seriously like 5 times when I went during his office hours. He's a nice guy and knows his stuff but I dont think he's meant to be a prof. Didn't even know what peer reviewing was! Ughhh He made me so frustrated.

2/12/13

BLAW2001

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good Professor, test material comes directly from the textbook and lectures. You need to attend class to do well. Challenging exams but he is very clear and wants you to do well.

8/21/12

BLaw1

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

You will be challenged, but overall he is very clear with his expectations. Deviations will result in lower grades. Tests come almost directly from lecture, so attendance is important.

4/12/12

POL3015

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The way Jennings taught State and Local Government/Politics made it a more difficult 3xxx level class. Many things on the tests come from the lectures so take thorough notes, even on something that seems obscure! The tests (curved) are long and somewhat difficult.The term paper is quite easy as long as you stay on task and follow his paper "rules"

3/27/12

Blaw1001

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Tests are sorta difficult. Also had to write a paper (he is a picky when it comes to grammar) His lectures are pretty interesting and he encourages questions.

11/15/11

BLAW2001

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Take BLAW2001 from a different professor, he is ridiculous. You get an extra credit point for every irrelevant question you ask, even if it has absolutely NOTHING to do with the material, wasting a ton of time. I disagree with some people in saying that the tests are super easy if you go to class...I didn't touch the book.

5/12/11

POL3170

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fantastic Teacher! This was by far the most interesting class I took this year. Tests were take home essay (stickler for good writing skills) and the paper/presentation was so much fun! Attendance isn't mandatory but he makes class so entertaining you cant help but want to go! Must do the readings. Would definitely recommend to everyone!!!!!!

4/23/11

POL3170

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very interesting class. Grade consists of papers that are take home. Very picky when it comes to grammatical errors. Lectures based off class discussion, so dont expect to go and get notes off a power point. Overall, I would suggest this class and professor to anyone

4/19/11

BLAW2001

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome teacher, you learn a lot. If you go to class and take notes you will do super good on the tests because the tests are literally his lectures. His examples are very helpful, make sure to write them all down because most of them show up on the tests. Awesome teacher and very interesting class. Enjoyed it a lot.

3/23/11

Pol1011

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is ok. He is sorta monotoned which gets annoying and he thinks he's funny. You NEED to participate and ask questions. Not a difficult class.

12/20/10

BLAW2001

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

You must go to each class and listen to the lectures to do well on the tests, but if you really listen his lectures are awesome and very helpful. He really knows what he's talking about and has great examples. You will learn alot!

9/30/10

BLAW2001

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mark is super funny! His exams are a bit difficult but he loves when you come to class and actively participate in the discussions-if you do this he will honestly give you a lot of extra credit. There was no homework except for one paper that was pretty pointless. His lecture can be boring but if you participate you will start to enjoy it!

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