Ali Akarca at University of Illinois at Chicago

Ali Akarca

  • 3.0Overall Quality
  • 3.2Helpfulness
  • 2.7Clarity
  • 2.7Easiness

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Class
Rating
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12/25/13

ECON 120

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Economy seems to be all common sense, but it is not as easy as one might think. Overall, the professor did his best to explain the material - gave useful examples and was always concerned about the class understanding the subject. I did not have a problem with his accent. He has a great sense of humor! Good professor.

12/6/13

120

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Spare yourselves, this guy is a joke. He tries but his accent is ridiculous once he gets on a tangent. He does nothing to really engage you either. He knows his stuff but good luck learning anything. Ive been struggling all semester and Im failing. Save your money.

10/26/13

Math 218

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Take this class with him, if only for the jokes. This guy has a career in comedy, if the whole economics thing doesn't work out.

2/27/13

ECON 120

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He does have an accent but it is still easy to understand him. He's really nice and has good examples to help you understand the concepts. If you go to class and do the homework, it's very easy to get a good grade.

12/21/12

ECON218

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's really not that bad. Don't go to class, just study the book and the study guide book. Sample exams are NOTHING like actual exams. Hard to pay attention for 2 hours so you'll end up not going but make sure you study the book.

12/13/12

econ218

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very difficult course. Only two exams, and required hmwk problems worth very low points. Attendance not mandatory but he counts it towards your grade at the end of the semester. Moderately hard material, but study guides were no where near the actual exams given in class. Okay guy, but tough teacher.

7/23/12

ECON120

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I never went to class because it was 6pm-8:30pm so it's hard to rate him fairly. But he was almost impossible to understand. His Belgian accent is ridiculous. You need the book for homework. There was a midterm and a final. He's a nice guy, but I would say try looking around before settling with him.

6/12/12

Econ218

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

His accent isn't really that bad, and he's actually pretty funny. He makes an effort to make himself available, but sometimes gets a tad frustrated when students ask question about simpler concepts. You definitely have to go to class and pay attention, but there's an ENORMOUS curve so if you get lower than a B you probably didn't do any work

5/17/12

econ218

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a nice guy, but it is very hard to pay attention in his class especially with his accent. His way of grabbing students' attention is poor and the TA does not help. You have to go to class and read the book. His sample exams are not too bad compared to the test. If you really like econ take it with him, otherwise switch!!! (ECON 218)

5/9/12

Econ218

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Take notes on the book and read the book. Only way your getting an A

4/2/12

ECON218

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

The man knows his stuff but he doesn't use Blackboard, power points, or any form of tech for the class. He relays a lot of information in a short amount of time by drawing graphs. He doesn't give you a bottom line for topics and often didn't make clearly conclusive statements. Advice: read the book, pay attention, and write down EVERYTHING he says.

10/22/11

ECON121

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Please save yourself the trouble and enroll with another professor. It is not for lack of interest; I love economics. I've gotten A's in all of my other econ courses. But this guy gave me the first and only C I've ever received at UIC.

5/12/11

Econ130

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fairly decent class. His accent isnt as bad as people think it is, hes extremely generous on his curves, and its VERY possible to get an A. Stay on top of your homework, and make sure you always get it in on time, show up to lecture with some redbull and kick back and soak in information and ull be good

4/27/11

ECON120

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I don't know what everyone is talking about but his accent is not that thick at all. His english is very good actually. He is an awesome teacher, very nice, and really funny! If you want an A it is totally possible.

4/10/11

ECON130

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Materials are not easy but he grades with a huge curve. Go to his office and he will help you alot better than in lecture. The text book is a must,exams are mostly based on the book.2 quizes, 2 exams (1 midtern, 1 final), and 4-5 special HW's.If your TA is a good one, the TA will help you with your HW's so be friendly to your TA.lol

1/16/11

ECON101

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class is very dry and boring. I went to class and I could not understand anything because of his accent. I felt like all he did was draw the same supply and demand graph over and over again the whole semester. The tests were extremely hard even though they were multiple choice. I suggest not taking this class.

1/12/11

ECON130

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Teaches straight out of the book, easy class. Bad accent but if you sit up front he's entirely understandable. Friendly to approach but the class material is dry.

1/1/11

ECON130

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class was extremely useless. Lectures did not help, as I attended all besides one. Mr. Akarca would only teach supply and demand curves in a strong thick accent. Sturdy the book the book avoid lectures as discussion section was just as useless as Akarcas lectures.

12/10/10

Econ121

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I absolutely regret taking this class. I thought the tests were impossible & this is coming from a person that had prior knowledge of econ. There's 2 tests that constitute your entire grade & a couple homeworks that really have no impact on your grade. Please do not take this teacher. He made this subject so difficult because of his inflexibility.

10/11/10

ECON130

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I've never had such a hard time learning a subject. His voice is monotone, his accent is thick, and he teaches straight out of the book. Reading the book can only take you so far.. On the plus side, his head TA is fantastic, and he's pretty funny.

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