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Ross Vanwassenhove
Professor in the Economics department
at University of Houston, Houston, TX
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Overall Quality
2.7
Average Grade
C+
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.4
Clarity
2.9
Easiness
2.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
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55 Student Ratings
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05/28/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECON-2301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B+

This class was not that hard. If you read the textbook, do so before attending each class. It'll help tremendously and you'll understand everything pretty clearly. Attendance is not mandatory. Started with nowhere to sit and by the 3rd week, there were probably 6 of us still showing up. tests seem rough but the curve was crazy low. <26 to Fail!

05/17/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON 2305 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Ross is very knowledgeable but the expects you to read the chapter and expects you to know the content otherwise you will be lost in the class. Read religiously and you will be fine. He gives only two tests and then the final plus Aplia. Good luck if you plan on taking him

05/03/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON 2305 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I made the mistake of thinking, "he can't be that bad". He makes this class so hard, I was stressed out the whole semester, there's a curve, but even with it, I don't know if I'll get my C. Don't expect to get help either. He never answers emails and he's one of those professors who will say "I don't know, is that the right answer? Maybe it is..."

04/13/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON 2301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Insulted class first day of semester, will spend 5-10 minutes on one slide then say it's classes fault he didn't finish all the slides for that chapter. Used Pearson homework, quizzes, and book, the homework and quizzes were confusing and not very helpful, but the book is pretty good. Tests weren't that difficult as long as you read the book.

02/08/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON 3350 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Tough professor overall. Be prepared to read a lot and study well for his exams. Big curve at the end, though.

12/22/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON 2305 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: C

Class is very hard. He teaches at a graduate level to his students and moves very fast. He gives large curve, but it is still very hard. If you do not understand something, you need to see him ASAP, do not wait because he won't help you

12/17/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
Econ 2301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A+

He's an ok professor. I didn't get a whole lot out of his lectures (they are based entirely off of the book) but did pretty good since I just read the book. He is very funny but sometimes goes on tangents. There are two tests in CASA and two assignments for each chapter, and he grades on a curve.

12/17/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
Econ 2301 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A+

He's an ok professor. I didn't get a whole lot out of his lectures (they are based entirely off of the book) but did pretty good since I just read the book. He is very funny but sometimes goes on tangents. There are two tests in CASA and two assignments for each chapter, and he grades on a curve.

12/15/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
econ 2304 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Not helpful and assigns way too much work

12/05/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Econ 2305 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Ff you do not show up to class you're going to fail. He dumped us with many assignments for practice, which take a lot of time and patience. Read the text book or you're screwed with his tests. He does explain very well in class but that's not enough. He also is very helpful individually. He expects the class to engage during lecture be prepared.

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