Joseph Petry at University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Joseph Petry

  • 3.9Overall Quality
  • 3.9Helpfulness
  • 4.0Clarity
  • 2.7Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
1/8/14

Econ 203

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor, cares about students.

1/3/14

Econ 203

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hate this class. Homework was hard and no related to the tests whatsoever. Going to class or to TA discussions was awful as well. Petry is a good teacher but the class itself is hard. I heard if you take it in the spring the class is easier so I would recommend that. Thank God he curves the class a lot.

12/25/13

ECON 203

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He kind of just reads the slides during lecture. The Aplia homework is very different than the types of questions on the tests. to prepare for the tests your going to have to teach yourself a lot of the material. The practice tests are really helpful. The material is pretty simple but the class is much harder than it should be.

12/20/13

ECON 203

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Least favorite class at UIUC. Petry does not care about students. If it weren't for the TA's, he wouldn't even know what was going on in his own class outside of the lectures. He used Aplia this semester and it was much more difficult than Lon Capa, yet he did not care at all. I usually would say to suck it up, but avoid him if you can.

12/16/13

ECON 203

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is really friendly to anyone. But overall, the materials in class was very logical arranged. So, it will be very easy if you follow his course pack step by step.

12/13/13

A

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

the greatest professor ever

11/18/13

ECON 203

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nothing on the homework is used on the test. Petry reads out of a course pack which is extremely useless except for the practice exams. There are no examples to see. Just an equation and answer. Bad materials. Bad structure. Bad teacher. Bad class all together. None of the material will be used again unless you're a stat major.

11/13/13

Econ 203

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Difficult class but good instructer

11/10/13

ECON 203

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Easy class, good professor. I learned a medium amount, he could have been a little better at explaining but in total still explained things pretty well. The tests are pretty simple and he has a positive attitude and is willing to help.

10/3/13

Econ 203

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

All he does is read out of the course packet. He doesn't write out the problems as he does them, but pretty much just speaks them to you. If you're a visual learner, you're better off just teaching it to yourself.

7/7/13

ECON 103

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very organized. Practice exams super helpful. Interesting material.

6/22/13

ECON103

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Petry made class as interesting as possible, and was an incredibly funny guy. The tests were difficult, though there was a healthy curve on the second one. I got an A- without touching the textbook and studying for a couple hours the night before exams. I would definitely recommend him for macro.

5/20/13

Econ103

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Had him for 103, he is a very dry lecturer but class is basically mandatory due to i clickers. He uses a lot of questions from old exams so study those, however, the essay questions are 20% of each test and is where most of the test points are lost.

5/6/13

Econ 203

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great teacher. Econ 203 is a terrible class to begin with and the homework, tests, and class material have nothing to do with each other. He is nice though and is always willing to help.

12/18/12

ECON203

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Enthusiastic professor, but the class is poorly structured. The intense homework load trains you to become an Excel/StatPlus pro, but none of the functions learned are useful come exam time.

8/21/12

ECON303

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Had Petry for 103 and 303 which is basically 103 on steroids. He teaches it like history and exams have less math than other professors who teach it. Attendance not mandatory but you need to go to do well. Petry is passionate about econ and was the person who sparked my interest in the subject. All in all, great professor. Highly recommend.

8/18/12

ECON103

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Petry keeps the class interesting and does a great job of explaining. Go to class to get credit for iClickr and really understand the course. I listened most of the lecture and only reviewed the material before exams.I ended up with an A thanks to generous curving. Also, I wouldn't buy the textbook, only the course packet. Great class.

8/15/12

ECON103

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Petry is very clear in his explanation of things. However, the problems that are given in the notes packet are much less complex than the problems that appear on the test.

4/17/12

ECON303

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a nice person and explain stuff well. But exams are so tricky. Seems he is only trying to trick you, which is not good.

4/11/12

ECON103

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Petry really loves Economics. And he wants you to be as enthusiastic as he is about it, sometimes that makes class very enjoyable, sometimes it makes you almost exhausted. The class is fairly straightforward, everything is done from his Powerpoints/ class packet which includes previous midterms that are helpful for studying.

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