Becky Pierce at University of Texas at Arlington

Becky Pierce

  • 3.3Overall Quality
  • 3.2Helpfulness
  • 3.5Clarity
  • 1.7Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
7/28/14

ACCT 5314

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Everyone says how hard her final is, but if you've kept up, I didn't think so. She's very organized and provides tons of info. However, I will say that occasionally, her lists and organization get in the way and muddle the message. Also, I know some students were made a little uncomfortable because she is very open about being super conservative.

5/12/14

3315

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Go to class and study the old exams! Her lectures are not mandatory, but they are mandatory for a good grade. She explains everything - and you self learning is time consuming. Study the old exams before the tests - and overview the conepts/definitions and you should be fine. Do well on the regular tests, caus the final is awful.

4/16/14

ACCT 3315

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

The pacing of the class revolves around her lecture notes. They're very thorough about covering every step in the homework, but they can be fairly hard to read sometimes since there is usually some info./shorthand abbreviations that clutters up and obfsucates the homework problem solving procedure. Exams are hard and are heavily based on homework.

1/21/14

ACCT 5314

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA

I've never had a professor go to the lengths Dr. Pierce does in providing resources to assist students in learning & succeeding in her class. She tells exactly what she expects you to learn & spends a great deal of time covering the material. The subject matter is difficult, so do not expect it to be easy. But Dr. Pierce goes the extra mile to help

12/13/13

ACCT 3315

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA

I loved her. The workload is tremendous, but she does everything she can to help. She quickly answered emails with questions throughout the semester. Do the old exams thoroughly. Every time. Cram examples of how to do everything on your fact sheets. The final is really tough and the whole class will still be there five minutes before it ends.

11/22/13

ACCT 3315

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedC

Very poor quality, she doesn't really teach you anything just goes over what she's written down verbatim. Her tests are mostly guesswork, she admits that nobody could memorize all of the content openly, you have to guess which minute detail to put on your fact sheet (with almost no help from her). You'll be hard pressed to find someone worse.

10/21/13

ACCT5314

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is a hard and thorough class but it is very fair. Dr. Pierce/Hall works incredibly hard to teach the class and make the information relevant. She is available to provide extra help as needed. Study the old tests and prepare to spend a great deal of tim on the subject.

5/6/13

3315

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

By far the easiest accounting class I took during undergrad. She provides you with more than enough study material. My advice to anyone taking her: first, your cheat sheet is the most important thing and second, although her first 3 exams are easy the final is rough so make sure you have a good cushion to maintain your desired grade.

12/12/12

Acct5314

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is challenging. But this is a graduate class and if you are planning to take the CPA, it's a fantastic class and you will learn a lot. Be prepared to work hard and study. She provides notes so you don't have to spend the class writing. Yes, her exams are hard, but they are very similar to the old ones she gives and she curves.

5/9/12

ACCT3315

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

First review I've written on here and the only reason I am is because this is the most ridiculous class I've taken. Tax is hard and I understand that but it doesnt have to be as hard as she makes it. Cool teacher and funny but test are incredibly hard. If you have the choice between her or another teacher take the other one no matter who.

2/26/12

Acct5314

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class was tough but she cares about her students. She put all the notes and homework solutions on the web, including hand worked solutions when the book solutions weren't clear or complete. The tests are very challenging.

6/9/11

acct3315

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is very knowledgeable,enthusiastic,and humorous teacher i ve had at UTA.Tax isn't easy so you have to put lot of efforts to get a good grade in her class.Final consists of 60 questions and will take you all 3 hours to get it done.Show up , take notes, do homework and old exams. You will be fine.

1/18/11

ACCT3315

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

take home exams are very detailed and tricky.exams are liked the previous exams given. Her comprehensive final is super hard.

10/28/09

Acct3312

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

It is a tough class that live up to the legends. They have the highest first time CPA passage rate in the state because they weed people out.

10/1/09

ACCT5342

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

As other raters said, tests are extrememly detailed & she does not go over a lot of homework in class, although solutions to all assigned problems are available online. It would be helpful if she would either let us use at least one page of notes on exams or the textbook -- not the Code/Reg. book as it is written in legal terms & not very helpful.

4/8/09

ACCT3315

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Her tests are extremely detailed and impossible to get right unless you've read every line of text from the textbook. For example, you miscalculate because you forgot that 2008 Taxpers get a 1000 credit if they paid mortgage interest (on top of having it included in Itemized deductions). Minor details will cost you points. Very difficult to get an

12/14/08

acct5314

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

She says her tests aren't tricky, this is untrue. Prides herself on the difficulty of her exams. Comprehensive final is unbelievably hard.

4/7/08

ACCT2301

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you are an accounting major then she might be for you, otherwise avoid at all costs. She makes it very hard and covers a lot in a short period of time. I studied my butt off for the tests and did horrible on them.

4/7/08

Acct2301

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is pretty hard, if you are an acct major this might be the class for you. If not then do not take her.

5/8/07

ACCT3315

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Tax Accounting is just a highly detailed subject anyway, and she is very thorough, so it is alot of material. She is excellent in class, friendly. Outside of class she is helpful, but matter of fact and seemingly unapproachable. If you want to learn the subject, take her, she is a good professor, but don't expect her to cut you any slack.

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