Margaret Antonisse

This professor has taught: LING200, LING240, LING321, LING330, LING499C, LING698T, LING888
Information Review
Margaret Antonisse
LING240

Expecting a B-
Anonymous
05/20/2023
I'm going to give the most honest and comprehensive review I can give. First the good: Dr. Antonisse knows what she is teaching and is knowledgeable. A lot of topics are covered, so do keep track and don't miss a lesson or you'll definitely be behind. If you're passionate about the field of linguistics, she is definitely helpful. What I disliked: 1- Homeworks and assignments are weighted HEAVILY. A slight drop in your score and your grade will go whoosh and it is VERY DIFFICULT to raise it again. A+ cutoff was 99%, even though the GPA is the same for an A as an A+, I just found it strange. 2- This class is not an easy elective, especially if you have no prior knowledge of linguistics: DON'T take the course unless if you're really passionate about it and be prepared for it to be very abstract. 3- Her demeanor with students: this fluctuates. When it comes to something besides questions about the course or material, she is nice and understanding. But to me, and for many of my classmates, her reaction when you ask a question can sometimes feel degrading and make you feel stupid. This is my own experience, just my raw opinion without sugarcoating. I was honestly fooled by the 5-star reviews and I'm genuinely confused, maybe they got the professor name wrong, but this felt like a 400-level class and extremely stressful. But if you choose to take her, some might find her enjoyable and perhaps you might as well.
Margaret Antonisse
LING321

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/21/2022
I had Dr. Antonisse for LING200, 240, and 321. I find her teaching style effective, and she clearly cares about her students and wants them to do as well as possible in her class.
Margaret Antonisse
LING240

Anonymous
05/19/2022
This is NOT an easy A class! Dr. Antonisse is a very nice prof and the material is pretty easy to understand but her exams are ridiculously hard and the TAs all grade inconsistently so random points are always taken off. Everything is weighted really heavily so once your grade drops it's really hard to bring up.
Margaret Antonisse
LING240

Expecting a B+
Anonymous
05/16/2022
Worst class / teacher ive ever had. Course work harder than any 400 level course at UMD ive taken. Seems like this woman has no life and expects us to have no life too besides her class, to learn about irrelevant phonetics. Very bad at technology as well.
Margaret Antonisse
LING240

Anonymous
04/13/2022
Makes this courses harder than it should be. Treats it like we’ll all majors in linguistics. Would not recommend for any easy elective.
Margaret Antonisse
LING240

Expecting an A
Anonymous
05/19/2021
Dr. Antonisse is a great professor who cares about her students and wants you to do well. She carved out time before and after each class to answer questions and chat. Online classes were sometimes rough with technical difficulties and she usually went over time by at least a few minutes. Not a huge deal, but worth considering if you have a class directly after. Attendance was marked with clicker quizzes (marked for participation, not accuracy). Homework and other assignments didn't take too much time. Exams were fair and not too difficult. A great, interesting class with a good professor.
Margaret Antonisse
LING321

Anonymous
04/01/2021
She's a good professor but I don't really like her style in zoom. There's sometimes pointless breakout rooms that don't really help the learning process. Other than that she knows a lot and cares a lot about her students.
Margaret Antonisse
LING200

Expecting an A
tomorrow
01/12/2021
Dr. Antonisse was a responsive professor and gave thorough lectures and course materials even during the online fall 2020 semester. She was responsive to student concerns, especially from those that were having trouble in the course. If I wasn't graduating, I'd try take her again.
Margaret Antonisse

Expecting an A
Anonymous
11/09/2018
Very good professor. She's very organized and very professional but friendly at the same time. The material isn't too hard and the preps each week help you prepare for the exams. The homework can be tedious, however.
Margaret Antonisse
LING240

Expecting an A-
Anonymous
11/19/2017
I’ve had Dr. Antonisse for several classes now. She’s fantastic. Very friendly, very good at explaining things overall, though occasionally she can be a little unclear. The only other issue is that she occasionally has trouble getting a slightly confused class back on track. But overall Dr. Antonisse is one of the best profs I’ve had at UMD.
Margaret Antonisse
LING200

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/04/2014
Dr. Antonisse is a pretty good teacher. She covers a LOT of information throughout the semester, so attending class is necessary if you want to do well. There are a decent number of assignments, but it's really difficult to work ahead. She doesn't really post stuff on ELMS when she says she will, and even if she does, a revised assignment will be posted the next day. This class is frustrating if you have a heavy courseload from your other classes
Margaret Antonisse
LING200

Expecting a C
terp15
05/21/2014
Dr. Antonisse is a thorough professor. She knows her stuff and mostly expands on what is in the book. She is a bit of a stickler though, so make sure to not miss any assignments. The weekly prep work is sort of annoying. And for the most part you can get full points for them, but only if you have a TA who grades it that way. I had one who took points off for things. A very informative class, just make sure to keep on track with things and meet with the TA if you get lost.
Margaret Antonisse
LING240

Expecting an A
Anonymous
08/08/2012
Dr. Antonisse is a decent lecturer, but sometimes explains straightforward concepts in a more complicated way than necessary (she's reasonably accessible for out-of-class clarification). Regardless, the content of 240 is awesome- the concepts are interesting, useful, and helpful in understanding modern human communication. Prof could be better, TAs were average, but the class is great.
Margaret Antonisse
LING321

Expecting an A+
OtG
03/21/2012
The other reviews on here are pretty accurate; I'm mostly posting because I had Dr. Antonisse for a different class. My only real complaint is that the criteria for the final presentation were a bit unclear. If you take LING321, make sure you speak up in class, because a lot of the time the questions she asks tend to go dead otherwise.
Margaret Antonisse
LING200

Expecting a B+
Anonymous
12/10/2011
The class wasn't bad but Dr. Antonisse isn't a great professor. She accuses students of not doing the homework if they ask a question in class and tends to belittle students with her answers. Though she is helpful when you ask her one on one, she tends assume the entire class is trying to pull something on her and makes resources unavailable except through the TAs office hours.
Margaret Antonisse
LING200

Expecting a B
punkmaniac05
11/23/2010
Dr. Antonisse is a fantastic professor and great at relaying the information to students. She does take the course a little too seriously though. There are two simple quizzes, a midterm, and a final. Each week there is a discussion preparation that is basically a 100 if you do it. There are 6 homeworks, 2 of which are basically papers and a bit ridiculous. The other homeworks are just linguistics problems and are very easy. If you do work in this class and pay attention, you will do well. It's a very interesting class, and I am glad I took it.
Margaret Antonisse
LING200

Expecting an A
eshupe
01/26/2010
Dr. Antonisse is a great professor. She is very straightforward and makes the material very easy to understand. Always personable and helpful. Really interesting class if you are interested in learning more about language.
Margaret Antonisse
LING200

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
12/20/2009
Great professor! She's very helpful and approachable. I plan on taking more linguistics courses with her. Everything in the class in extremely doable, so it's no problem getting an A. LING200 is really good to get a SB core out of the way.
Margaret Antonisse
LING200

Expecting a B
Anonymous
12/19/2008
Not a bad course, but I'm not sure I would have taken it if it weren't a requirement. It's not too hard, and TAs are always open for office hours, and I recommend using them. Dr. Antonisse is nice enough, but is not really going to cut you any breaks. Could definitely be worse, though.
Margaret Antonisse
LING200

Expecting an A
aallen
10/31/2007
She is an excellent professor with great examples and is willing to help one-on-one, even with a lecture of 200 people! She is incredibly helpful, and breaks everything down into easy to understand units. This class is easy but truly stimulating. A good non lab science and, as long as you do the work, an easy A.