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University of Alabama, Huntsville
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Michael McGinnis

Professor in the English department

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He is a very tough grader. He expects students to read a lot of unnecessary articles, that have nothing to do with the actual class. The class discussions are mainly pointless, he is only interested in what he likes. I recommend not to take his class if you want to pass with a decent grade.
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Professor McGinnis isn't terrible and he is helpful if you ask questions, but you have to work EXTREMELY HARD to get A's. His reasons for his grading don't always make sense. In his mind, the only thing we college students have in our lives is his class... If you don't put in a lot of time and …more effort, you will fail. less
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Mr. McGinnis is the toughest grader I have ever come in contact with. DO NOT TAKE THIS PROFESSOR... unless you like to spend hours and hours on end writing papers that he still won't even like!!!!!
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Very early on, McGinnis claimed to be, "rigorous, not hard." That is a very accurate statement. Focus is going to be on one broad topic; assignments have strict guidelines to follow. However, McGinnis is very willing to help a student in need. Make sure the terms of assignments are clear, and …more you'll succeed. less
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Gave clear rubrics for his papers and good feedback. Discussions were interesting. He was careful to be respectful of all views and not force his views on us. Takes attendance at the start of class. 3 tardy1 absent,3 absent-1 letter grade. Papers were hard, but ok. Seemed that he thought EH was …more our entire lives. I think I'm a better writer now. less
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Crazy hard grader with irrational expectations of students with their essays. Expects graduate level thesis writing with extreme thought for a basic english class. Would strongly recommend not getting this professor if possible. Once I received a 100 on a rough draft and then an F on my final draft …more with minimal differences to the actual essay. less
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Irrationally grades papers with extreme expectations, far above what a basic English Class should have. Highly recommend to NOT take this professor if you can.
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Amazing teacher. He had clear grading criteria, gave fantastic feedback, and was always willing to discuss projects and give advice outside of class. While he doesn't hide his political views, he does not impose his beliefs on the students. Instead, he acts as a neutral moderator for the class …more discussion. He desires to educate, not indoctrinate. less
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I do not agree with many of the other comments and ratings. He was not a hard grader, only a FAIR grader. I honestly really enjoyed this class despite the theme. He is very willing to help if you need it and gives amazing constructive criticism. Our views were different, but he did not grade my …more essay that way and allowed me to have my own opinion. less
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This class really stressed me out mainly because I hate writing papers. Dr. McGinnis was a fair grader to those who put a lot of effort into their papers. We had to write 4 papers the longest being 7-8 pages. He also gave a lot of extra credit which was very helpful. Also, participation and …more attendance is mandatory and will heavily affect grades. less
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This university professor has received 12 reviews from former and current students, as well as some other guests. The majority of the submitted reviews are positive. 6 people note the high quality of professor’s classes. 6 comments find the skills of Michael McGinnis lacking in a certain area of academic abilities of teacher-student relations.

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