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Gregory Clare
Professor in the Economics department
at Rutgers - State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
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Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.6
Clarity
3.3
Easiness
2.5
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10/15/2014
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
101 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Lectures are long" "Tests? Not many"

Clare doesn't permit laptops, tablets, or recorders. He's old-fashioned: pen and paper. He doesn't bother with handouts or presentations. Get ready for a lot of note-taking and confusing supply and demand graphs.

05/09/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Hard teacher but very intelligent. He only uses an old-school projector and his handwriting is horrific so you won't get a lot of his notes, and he is hesitant to re-explain or reread them. There's no attendance but I don't see how you can pass if you don't attend. Three exams and a final quiz, no final exam.

05/09/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Econ103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He seems tough in the beginning but the class was not too difficult. Make sure you go to class and an A is very possible.

04/17/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ECON 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class was an easy A. I put in minimal effort and studied night before exams. No curve but to be honest you don't need it if you study. Not hard material to grasp at all. Just key concepts. Either buy the book or go to every lecture. I preferred the lectures. Never read a drop of text.

04/17/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ECON 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's a great professor, just go to every class and take notes. I didn't crack the book open so don't bother getting it. Passed all my exams above average studying a few hours before. Pay attention/listen to his examples because they're better than reading. Easy class. A is attainable with minimal work. Didn't even do study guides and passed.

04/11/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Awful. just awful. He's an old man who just stands in the front of the class and talks. No powerpoints, doesn't write much on the board, and perhaps worst of all NO CURVE at all. Also you have to buy a $200 custom textbook. He is a very smart guy, but couldn't care less whether or not you pass. Plenty of better macro professors!

02/17/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
IntMacro 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Clare is amazing! he is incredibly fair and explains everything. Also, he knows economics better that anyone living on the Earth! This guys is genius! I would want to take all of my classes with him, not only economics. Take him, he is the best lecturer ever and his lectures are very interesting and funny.

01/23/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is not helpful at all. He doesn't care if a students fails or passes or everybody drops. Exams are pretty hard, it has nothing to do with the book. If you have him as a professor good luck, need extra hard work. I understood everything but his motto is to trick you on questions which I don't understand why..

01/22/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
econ 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

The worst professor I've had at rutgers. Hes an old man that just sits at the front of the class and rambles on for the entire period. The tests are hard and he is the only economics professor that doesnt have a curve. I definitely would not recommend him to anyone

01/11/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MACROECON Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Before taking intro to macro, I've never taken an economics course so it was very difficult for me. Professor Clare was a really bad match for me because he's way more of a lecturer. He comes off very harsh with his teaching style, but he's actually a nice guy. I ended up with a D in the class. Lectures were not helpful at all and I taught myself

01/09/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECO-300-30 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He's a good teacher.He bases his exams on his notes so go to class and jot down the notes. You HAVE to read what he tells u to read also. He's straightforward. If you go to his office hours, he's very helpful. An A is very achievable, just don't be lazy

12/24/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Econ300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He isn't that bad. Just go to class and write down everything he's said even if you don't understand and then read the textbook it will help you understand what your notes are. His curves are also quite generous.

12/18/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON 300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

You don't wanna skip classes, cz whatever he says will be on the exams. I agree someone said previously, that you're screwed if you rely on textbook(s). A doable A, but you will learn only if you know how to teach yourself. Be aware!!! he's not gonna help you, not because he doesn't want to, but he doesn't know how to. I will not choose him again.

12/17/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Intro Macro 103 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

You have to put genuine effort into this class if you want to get an A/B (there's no curve). His lectures are very dry but he says what needs to be taught and uses real-life examples to help you relate the material. GO TO HIS LECTURES, re-write your notes & you'll notice the things he emphasizes in class are exactly what're on his exams.

12/12/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Probably one of the rudest professors. You ask him a question in class and he'll go on for the rest of the class about why you're wrong. His teaching style is ok, he just lecture and expects you to write fast (does not allow laptops)

11/16/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr Clare is a genius. However, there is a tradeoff. Exams are hard (no practice exams and unpredictably difficult questions). The avg for the 1st was a 74 w/ a 10 pt curve. The 2nd was a 75 w/ a 12pt curve. No course curve. If you want to do well you need to devote 9-12 hrs/week. If you can't afford that time, you will not do so well.

11/13/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Intro Macro Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Clare is a good professor. The material is pretty dry if you're not passionate about economics and his handwriting is extremely difficult to read, but if you make the commitment to go to class and pay attention you'll be just fine. Reading the textbook and skipping class isn't enough. You'll learn a lot from him if you make the effort.

11/11/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
econ 300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

i did not like my class with him, he is very lazy he just go to class and speak, is difficult to take notes because he speask fast, his handwrinting is awaful. exams are very straightfoward. people just do not go to lecture. u have to teach the materal yourslef. do not recommned

10/23/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Macro 102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Although attendance is not mandatory I would recommend going to all lectures because he explains everything in real detail. There are three tests and one quiz, no final. Not a terribly hard class.

10/10/2013
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

AVOID this professor !!! material is very difficult and he does not make it easy at all! unless you have had prior knowledge of it, you will sink fast! He gives no curve, no extra credit, he expects you to know it and that's it! And if you asked a questions he gets so offended if he feels it does not make sense!He is useless! Take another professor

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