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Robert Simonson
Professor in the Economics department
at Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
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Overall Quality
3.9
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.7
Clarity
4.0
Easiness
2.7
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
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149 Student Ratings
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05/21/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ECON 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Bob-O is the man!! By far my favorite professor since I have started going to MSU. He knows exactly what he's talking about and is very logical in his thinking. He is a wise man and I learned a lot from this class. There are 3 test that make up the grade. Show up, write down what he says, and you'll be just fine. Awesome guy!

05/10/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

If you apply yourself and actually TRY in his classes, you shouldn't have a problem. His notes are exactly what ends up on the test. I'd recommend sitting in the front, it forces you to concentrate. He's very strict when it comes to leaving early or cell phone use. Just sit there and take notes and you'll be fine. By far my favorite teacher.

02/24/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON403 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

A very hard professor, who tried his best to make the exams as difficult as possible although the study guide appears to be very straightforward. Interesting guy with stories to share. Hence the lecture isn't boring but the information he gives out doesn't relate to class material and does little to help out on exams. Avoid him, if possible.

11/19/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Econ 403 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Notice how all of the negative comments are from principle-level courses from underclassmen taking their first real class. If you want to learn economics, Bob is the man!

10/28/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Econ 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: B

Class isn't bad but the tests are SUPER hard.

10/03/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Labor Econ Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Here is the deal, if you are an Econ major you should be able to handle this class. Yes it is hard, but after getting a B in this class, all of my other classes are cake in Econ. It was very nice having a professor with an American accent that you could understand.....

05/16/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Not a good professor. Only graded on 3 exams. Doesn't teach, just stands there and rambles on about the government. Surprised he still has a job, would not recommend this course with him.

05/07/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

A class filled with profanity laden anecdotal stories is fun at first, but eventually becomes tiresome. Spends much of the class period pushing impressionable students towards a libertarian perspective. He is often too busy raving about the "govment" to realize that class time is dwindling so he hurriedly finishes notes with little elucidation.

04/15/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Pretty difficult class, but by far the best professor I've had at MNSU. He definitely knows his stuff. I suggest showing up for class. You'll be extremely lost if you don't, and you get attendance points. He is very down to earth, quite humorous, and awesome. He's like a rocker from the 70s. Best professor I've ever had.

03/11/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Econ 201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I had to take this class twice since his test are pretty hard. Take very good notes and attend class, dont miss! You need to really study for the tests, in order to get a decent grade. he also doesnt use D2L so make sure you write down your scores for everything. Also dont use your cell phones or talk in class, you'll get kicked out. :)

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