Kenneth Ng at California State University, Northridge

Kenneth Ng

  • 2.2Overall Quality
  • 2.1Helpfulness
  • 2.3Clarity
  • 2.1Easiness

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Class
Rating
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8/28/14

econ160

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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!

8/22/14

MICROECON

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

6/15/14

ECON160

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedC

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.

6/9/14

Econ 160

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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!

6/4/14

Econ160

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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!

5/19/14

Econ 160

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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%!

5/7/14

econ 160

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedB-

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

5/7/14

ECON160

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/6/14

Econ 160

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/30/14

ECON 160

Accredited

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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.

4/30/14

ECON160

Accredited

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

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1/21/14

ECON 160

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedA

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.

12/17/13

Econ160

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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

12/5/13

ECON 160

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/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.

12/5/13

ECON 160 OL

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

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

11/14/13

ECON160

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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.

11/7/13

ECON 161

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedB

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.

5/22/13

Econ 160OL

Accredited

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/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.

5/7/13

ECON 160

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/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

4/24/13

Econ 308

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/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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