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William Amponsah
Professor in the Economics department
at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
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69 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/14/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON 2105 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Big time extra credit" "Tests are tough" "Assignments galore"

It's not impossible to get an a in this class, but you will have to work for it. I went to every class and it did not help much at all. The tests are also fairly hard so make sure you study. I liked him in the beginning, but towards the end i started to notice that he was kinda rude. He also goes on rants about not going on rants alot.

12/13/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Macroeconomics Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Assignments galore" "Tough Grader" "Tests are tough"

I'm an All A student and I barely made a B in this class even though I had a 98% on Hw and Quizzes. He rants about nonsense every single class, his teaching makes very little sense. He dropped his attendance policy but that's really the only good thing. I f you want to listen to his constant rants and mocking of students and take terrible tests go.

12/08/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON 2105 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Hilarious" "Inspirational" "Would take again"

He definitely inspires his students to be more hardworking and jokes a lot about politics and economics. His lecture slides are very resourceful,you don't even need the textbook. Homeworks and quizzes are due every weekend. I would suggest you try to do them in smaller quantities as soon as he teaches it because they are usually 20-35 questions.

11/27/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
5 Easiness
Econ 2105 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Easy class, but be prepared to teach yourself everything.

11/20/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Econ Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Lectures are long"

def not as hard as everyone says they are. the same amount of work as a basic econ class. do the online assignments on time & it will help your grade. the tests aren't that hard if you study well. worst thing i'd say about him is that he makes you terrified to ask questions in class cos he'll make you look stupid & make you feel bad.

10/16/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON 2105 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Participation matters" "Inspirational" "Would take again"

I was fearful of Econ. I always thought it would NEVER be my thing, but this guy's great and I've actually learned something in his class! He's kind of a "fatherly figure" to the class -- all he wants to do is see you succeed and he WILL help you if you need it. Not very difficult of a class at all if you show up, I'd defiantly recommend!

10/10/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
2105 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A
"Would take again" "Participation matters" "There for you"

Hes a helpful professor and is willing to make time to work with you on anything you are struggling with. Offers extra credit just for showing up to class. Nice and easy going. Lectures are actually a good part of my day. Gives good examples for every calculation. Adjusts class schedule to assure that the students have time to learn before exams.

05/11/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON 2105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He thinks he's the most important person in the whole ECON department and comes off very arrogant. Always blames others for stuff never himself. The tests are pretty tough and you use the Aplia assignments and the book to learn not him. Take someone else, but if you do take him do all the Aplia work they are then only things that will save you

05/03/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

worst professor i have had. he blabs on about nothing and goes "off tangent" about how people claim he goes "off tangent." test, quizzes and homework are really hard. I went to the campus tutor for help and he had no idea how to do some of the things. DO NOT TAKE HIM

04/28/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON 2105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Some of the criticism is true, however Amponsah gives his students every opportunity to succeed. If you find the lectures sprinkled with irrelevant info, go to the study sessions, as they are clear and more direct, containing less tangents and more testable material. Do assignments on time and attend study sessions. You get out what you put in.

04/14/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECON 2101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Yes he goes on tangents. Yes he has a accent, no he is not hard to understand. He is a helpful teacher and you will get an A if you read and do your work. He is also a very nice and smart man. I would recommend taking him.

03/31/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECON 2105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Very Easy class as long as you read the book and do online assignments, work on them during class time considering his lectures are absolutely worthless. Drops the lowest test grade and grades them very easily.

03/05/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON-2105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He knows economics,but not how to each it. All he did in my class was rant about my generation and how lazy we are. He then closed an assignment early, without telling the class, then reopened it, without telling the class. DO NOT TAKE HIM. And he really does go on tangents a lot. He often goes on tangents about how he doesn't go on tangents.

12/14/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Econ2105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Majority of the ratings are true! I tried giving him the benefit of the dobut and reget it! He gets off topic A LOT and his accent is difficult to understand. He will work with you but you have to stay in his office. When you go to his office he likes to call you out in class! If you can teach yourself take him. Do well on your Aplia assignments!

12/14/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECON 2105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This guy is great. He is very organized. You will know exactly what to do in this class. His attendance is strict. He likes to rant about Americans, but it is kinda funny at times. Make sure you do all the online stuff, which is weekly, very easy, and you should have no problem getting an A. He also gives a lot of bonus on his test. TAKE HIM!

12/12/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON 2105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

He's hard! If you get a 85+ in the class, that's an A. He's very hard to understand, he uses the PPT but never explains it (so you need to always read), Google the Aplia quizzes and homework, there always online. GO TO HIS OFFICE HOURS & STUDY SESSIONS, you may not gain clarity but he will understand that you're trying. That's how I got an A.

12/09/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECPN 2205 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I didn't really feel like I learned anything during lectures. Likes to tell a lot of stories instead of addressing content, and it's frustrating at times. He is willing to meet and work with you though. If you aren't looking to set aside a good amount of time to study, I don't suggest taking this class.

12/07/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON 2105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Not clear at all. Worst teacher I have taken in my time here. Accent is hard to understand and goes off tanget many times. Tests are over things in the book and little over what he talked about in class. Do not take him.

11/18/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON3132 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Worst teacher on Georgia Southern's campus. Complains that students do nothing but complain and are not willing to work, and we are all lazy. Very confusing and if you ask a question he RARELY answers it, instead he rants about you not paying attention or having "the principles of economics" SAVE YOUR GRADE, DO NOT TAKE!

11/14/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Econ 2105 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I could write a whole paragraph about this guy but just know that he is horrible. What everyone else put on here is true. DON'T TAKE HIM! Save your GPA!

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