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Kenneth Ng
Professor in the Economics department
at California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
are you Kenneth Ng?
Overall Quality
2.2
Average Grade
B-
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.1
Clarity
2.3
Easiness
2.1
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190 Student Ratings
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12/18/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON 160 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Get ready to read" "Tests are tough" "Skip class? You won't pass."

This is a very hard course and this teacher makes it even harder to pass. His lectures are long and he always goes off on a tangent and talks about irrelevant things. He grades the essay and tests by just putting your score on top of the paper; he does not tell you why you received that score, it makes you wonder how or if he even really grades it.

12/18/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON 160 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Tough Grader" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Pop quiz master"

If you do not go to class, you have a 99.99% chance that you will not pass! His lectures are long and boring. He often times goes off topic. He gives irrelevant essay assignments that have nothing to do what he is trying to teach us. The way he structures his test are confusing. Try and stay away from this professor.

12/16/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON160 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A
"Amazing lectures" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Would take again"

This class was an unexpected treat for me. I finally felt like I was at a world-class university, not just jumping through hoops. People who complain here probably needed to come to class more prepared. Do the reading. Do the homework. Leave your PC-detector at the door.

12/14/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Econ 161 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: C
"Tough Grader" "Tests are tough" "Get ready to read"

Waste of my tuition!! Worst teacher ever in my 15 yrs in school, pointless term paperS Doesn't explain anything, he thinks people already know Econ so he doesnt lecture on it Talks about irrelevant things Hate him , don't waste your time with this useless person

12/11/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON 160 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: A+

The only reason I recomend this class is because of the curve. When doing online and there are questions where it asks for multiple answers in one questions MARK EVERY SINGLE BOX! you will get full credit for that question! You will learn absolutely nothing in this class. Just beat the curve and you will do fine. I got an A and didn't read anything

12/09/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON160 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: B
"Papers? More like novels" "Pop quiz master" "Tough Grader"

This is an extremely hard course. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. Probably 60% of the class ended with a non-passing grade. You have to do many online quizes online, and MOST OF THE TIME IT IS NOT RELATED TO THE LECTURES.... Quizzes would take up to 6 hours for 55 questions with at least 2 people and yet you will score if you're lucky a B grade on them.

12/09/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
160 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Get ready to read" "Tough Grader"

Took him online. DO NOT TAKE. He expects too much reading. Didn't learn from online and he never replies to emails.

12/03/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Econ 160 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Get ready to read" "Pop quiz master" "Papers? More like novels"

This teacher is terrible. The lectures are unclear, the work has no direction. The homework is all objective but yet there is still right and wrong answers... There is no help from him. The worst is when there are wrong questions on the tests and homework, that is pointed out by the students EVERY time. Do not take this class!!!

12/02/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON 160 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: C
"Lectures are long" "Tough Grader" "Skip class? You won't pass."

Do not take this class! He is a horrible professor! His lectures do not relate to his homework and he always goes off topic. Steer away from this professor if possible.

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.

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