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Gregory Clare
Professor in the Economics department
at Rutgers - State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
are you Gregory Clare?
Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
B-
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.6
Clarity
3.3
Easiness
2.5
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
305 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/16/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
InterEcon Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A
"Tests are tough" "Clear grading criteria" "Skip class? You won't pass."

Just lectures while occasionally writing on the chalkboard. If you do the reading before the lectures, tis great, but if you don't its pretty tough. Definitely go to class and take notes, he goes fast so be prepared. Overall I learned a lot, it was tough but worth it

12/16/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
MacroEconomics Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: C
"Clear grading criteria" "Tough Grader"

He is just an old guy who does not care about anything. Incredibly boring and he tells everyone off in a condescending speech on the first day of class and again right before the final. Ig'nant Rutgers quality at its finest.

12/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Intl Econ 300 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He's so great at explaining concepts and has perfect clarity. Readings are all related to lectures, but he only takes 10 min to have you perfectly understand something that takes hours to read. Exam all based on notes. Attendance not mandatory but absence at your own peril. Overwhelming at first but it's actually easy to get A if you keep up.

11/18/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
intro to macro Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough" "Clear grading criteria"

he's okay. not very helpful at all. comes off as rude. but is a nice guy on the inside

11/10/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
343 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: B+
"Lectures are long" "Participation matters" "Pop quiz master"

GHJ BG

11/04/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
intl econ 300 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This class is the definition of awful. No ppts or slides, just him standing infront of the room lecturing the whole time. Talks fast, extremely hard to take notes. Exams are hard, they are curved but they are HARD. Dont waste your time, way easier lower level econ electives. (warminghams classes) STAY AWAY!

11/03/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
MicroEcon Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B+
"Skip class? You won't pass."

He is a pretty good guy and he definitely knows his stuff. Going to class is a must or you will not pass the class. His exams are basically what he lectures on and the textbook is there to reinforce what he taught. Good notes are a must in his class and he rarely writes on the board. His exams are pretty easy, no final. You need to work hard.

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
"Tests? Not many" "Lectures are long"

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.

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