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Kenneth Ng
Professor in the Economics department
at California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
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Overall Quality
2.2
Average Grade
B-
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.1
Clarity
2.3
Easiness
2.1
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08/28/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
econ160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

EASIEST CLASS EVER! This class is not hard, just atten the lecture. Homeworks are easy. you do not really need to read. I did not read throughout his course any book he assigned, just skimmed them when term papers were due and I received the third highest A. My advice, GO TO CLASS and you will pass!

08/22/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
MICROECON Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

DO NOT TAKE THIS PROF!!! Look elsewhere. Took the online class, got SO confused. Monotone, doesn't explain whats on the tests, just references old tests that he posts on moodle but even still the old tests doesn't give you answers, you have to do the work and hopefully you get it right. Does not respond to questions, just refers you to his FAQ.

06/15/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON160 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: C

Terrible professor. His lectures seem to not be related to the course. If he handed out a sheet of notes on the topic with examples, you would have a better chance of understanding. Class is curved, but doesn't change the fact that he is unclear and makes many mistakes in typing, grading, etc.

06/09/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Econ 160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This is the worst professor I have ever taken. Do whatever it takes to not take him. I went to every lecture, studied, got help and tried my hardest and that wasn't enough. He has a pathetic curve that doesn't really help you out. His lectures, homework, and quizzes don't go with one another. You are forced to figure it out yourself. DONT TAKE HIM!

06/04/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Econ160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I believe you need to go to the lectures to have the slightest idea about Econ. The lectures do not help completely when it comes to the test; you have to also read and do some side research. The term papers are annoying, however, you do learn a lot from doing them. I would not take this professor if you are easily stressed. Try your best!

05/19/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Econ 160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Not an easy class but study hard for it, and sit next to someone smart!! There is a logical way to think about Econ and an Economic way that goes into ECON Deeper. Do the hw, read the books for the term papers (helps alot), and try your best for the group quizzes for extra credit with a group of other people. You will do fine if you putin 110%!

05/07/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
econ 160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B-

Two term papers, multiple pop quizes. Lecture are unclear and feel as if they dont pertain to the course/book chapters

05/07/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON160 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Compared to other econ classes, it's not that bad because he curves and there many assignments to boost your grade. You will pass if you put in some effort because of his curve. However, he is not helpful at all. You will study yourself entirely. Go to tutoring and do well on his papers. Even though you won't really learn anything, you'll pass.

05/06/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Econ 160 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Worst instructor I've ever experienced. Does not provide clear instructions for his assignments. Quizzes have incorrect solutions and is reluctant to change them. He does not help you with assignments. Doesn't teach you economics; he shoves free market capitalism down your throat. He is monotone and boring. He is very condescending.

04/30/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON 160 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

the class is hard... i dont recommend taking it online cuz theres so much to keep track of. he does curve but if you dont do the homework and the 2 term papers your grade will drop easily... i wish he gave feedback on midterms because its confusing to know what you got wrong/right.

04/30/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON160 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I thought that this class was great. He gives a good economic perspective and is very clear with his class lectures. Be warned, there is a lot of reading. If you don't like to read or are looking for an easy, no effort class, take someone else. But with a little effort, an A is very achievable.

01/21/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECON 160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

He was a good professor. Kind of monotone, but interestong nonetheless. He has a very VERY generous grading curve, it helps A LOT! He is pretty easy going and give chances to recieve extra credits on future tests through pop quizes.

12/17/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Econ160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

One of the worst professors I've ever had in my academic life! He rambles about himself and stuff that have nothing to do with MicroEconomics and sometimes he even comes in with powerpoints made about non-related stuff the course! For example motorcycles! and what bikes he used to ride when he was a kid.. don't even bother taking the class with him

12/05/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON 160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

DONT DO IT IF YOU VALUE YOUR SANITY. His main goal is to ramble about himself then trick you. He turns the simplest concepts into mind games and the answer is always "it depends". I learned more about the mans childhood than Econ. Don't do it.

12/05/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON 160 OL Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Confusing as can be. Not Helpful at all. Tests are impossible

11/14/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

DO NOT TAKE THIS PROF, The worst professor I have taken ever. He goes off on tangents and requires a term paper, His tests are difficult and tries to trick you. He seriously should be fired. I never write reviews but I really do not like this professor, IDK what any other student may say dont take him.

11/07/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON 161 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B

He is the only professor I dislike.He likes rambling on about other things and then makes a poor attempts to relate it back the subject. He believes CSUN students are incapable of surviving in a more "prestigious" university, that is why he curves. Test are mainly from powerpoints and book. I got a B but it was not because of his great teaching.

05/22/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Econ 160OL Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

If you just want to pass Econ 160, I recommend his online class. As long as you attempt the online homework and do the term papers with effort, you should be able to get at least a B with his curve because so many people in online classes don't do/forget assignments. His midterm and final are hard, but even after doing horribly on both, I got a B.

05/07/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON 160 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

So, yeah, this class is incredibly difficult. Most of it is done online so you don't really have to attend, but if you do, it's 3 hours of pain from how hard the material is and pain from how irrelevant his discussions are and how he constantly goes off topic. Other than that, just study for the midterm and final and do the term papers. You'll pass

04/24/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Econ 308 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Let me just warn you: Even with his crazy curves this class is crazy hard!!! I am regretting every single moment of it.Take it next semester with a better professor if he is your last resort! Makes subject difficult and I don't understand on top of that why he finds it amusing to trick us. If class average is below 50, something is obviously wrong!

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