Mark Toma at University of Kentucky

Mark Toma

  • 3.1Overall Quality
  • 3.4Helpfulness
  • 2.8Clarity
  • 2.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
11/30/12

ECO499

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Toma is an awesome professor. Lectures are very straightforward and there is a lot of reading. If you go to class and do all the assigned readings, an A is definitely achievable. Two tests, an essay, and a debate are all that is graded.

4/21/11

ECO412

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Toma is one of the best professors UK has to offer. People complained about how hard he was, but I thought the class was fairly straightforward. He also seems to be into Austrian economics, so I'd definitely recommend him if that's your thing.

2/19/10

ECO412

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Toma is a great guy. He presents a lot of Austrian economics, which I agree with tremendously. However, his tests are tricky. Textbook is free, online, and not really necessary. Not too much work besides the three tests. Not an extremely easy class to get an A, but a B is more than doable and little work is required. He's very enthusiastic as well.

2/18/10

ECO412

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Monetary economics. He makes it very interesting and he is a good teacher.

12/18/09

ECO412

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Average professor. The material isn't too difficult and some is interesting. 3 exams, each question is worth 1% of your total grade. Exams can be difficult, some questions can be tricky. He's very into the material and some scenarios are down right loony. Class was okay, but I would have chosen a different professors if I could do it over again.

12/17/09

eco412

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

No book, gives extra credit about every other week with WSJ articles. Not a hard class if you go, and Toma defiantly knows what hees talking about. but he does try to trick you on the tests so study well. he gives you practice queations before the test so study those, but dont expect them to be on the test. Easy low B to C. Hard A

11/12/09

ECO412

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really enjoy the class.Dr. Toma is a great professor. There are 3 exams which are crazy hard!Definitely have to attend class since there is no textbook.He does give extra credit weekly by reading the WSJ.The class will help you expand your mind and thought process (he teaches you the concepts, but for the tests, you have to reason & use logic)

9/30/09

eco421

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really enjoyed his Monetary Econ class, probably my favorite class at UK. He was really excited about what he was teaching and kept class interesting by not being so "normal"

4/20/09

ECO412

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very passionate about the material. He likes to talk a lot about theoretical scenarios. He's pretty into Hayek and Rothbard which some people will think is a bit extreme. Tests are hard with some confusing questions. Ask questions and read everything he assigns.

12/19/08

ECO412

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He gets really excited, which keeps you interested. He talks about the subject in a way which makes it easy to understand. Honestly, his tests are pretty hard (a bit tricky too) but an A is certainly obtainable if you study the material and attend every class.

12/13/07

ECO412

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Absolutely avoid this weirdo. If you have to take this class, find a different teacher even if it means taking it at 8:00am. Listening to this loser stutter about radical economic theories and then getting mislead by intentionally tricky test questions makes this one of the worst classes I have taken in my entire life.

12/12/07

ECON412

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Absolutely horrible. It's one thing to earn a C in a class that's just plain hard, but the reason I'm getting a C is because the tests are intentionally tricky and there's no real concrete textbook to study from. The class feels disorganized, and I feel helpless in trying to figure out what to know from the scattered study materials provided.

9/11/07

ECO412

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very Nice Guy. Mostly just listen to him talk. A little out there sometimes but not bad. Is willing to help you.

1/5/07

ECO202

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Loved this class. He was extremely funny and helpful. The man is so charismatic about the topic that its is hard not to get wrapped up in it w/him. Toma defiantly keep me awake in a class that otherwise I would have slept right through! I will def take him again.

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12/17/06

ECO202

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I didn't go to class, but if you read the text book it is very helpful. Each question on his test is worth 1% of your final grade.

8/15/06

FIN 412

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

toma is a ****! he brought us cookies every friday and talked about sports and betting most of the time. his cookies ranged from chip ahoys to chunky chips deluxe...my only complaint was that the cookies made me thirsty and he didnt bring milk. if you enjoy cookies take this guy.

4/27/06

ECO 412

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Man, Toma is the worst. He speaks too loud and will sometimes shout in his lectures. Really hyper. Sets up the most ridiculous scenarios of you living on Mars (WTF). Makes you sign up for the Wall Street Journal and creates the most trivial exam questions from articles. Most unconventional. Unfair grading system. If possible, avoid him!

4/26/06

ECO 412

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very difficult class. You only have two tests and a final. Each question on each test is worth 1% of your grade. Those are some pretty high stakes. I got the second highest grade in the class on the first test, and the highest grade on the second test...and may STILL get a B! How does that work???

4/11/06

ECO412

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Concepts from book aren't difficult, but others are. The difficulty is the ambiguity of his language in lecture, handouts and exams. I agree with the title "The Riddler." Prep for exams is the most difficult; grade consists of 3 exams with 30 questions ea multiple choice. Final is weighted heaviest.

4/14/04

eco 412

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is way out there. He's got all kinds of wacky theories. Take him if you want to find out how the business cycle doesn't exist so therefore the government should never intervene in the economy. Bizarre. But I guess it is econ so what do you expect

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