Roy Ruffin at University of Houston

Roy Ruffin

  • 2.6Overall Quality
  • 2.7Helpfulness
  • 2.4Clarity
  • 2.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
6/17/13

ECON 3332

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This teacher is useless concerning this class. I took him hoping to have insight since people mentioned he was extremely smart. But he was totally useless. Take a different professor if you want to learn anything new or useful.

5/11/12

ECON4370

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Ruffin made International Trade a truly enjoyable experience. He was relatively concise and clear about the models and formulae we used. Exams were straight forward multiple choice as were the pop quizzes. His teaching style and personality was pretty unique, but still very enjoyable.

4/25/12

Econ3344

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

A lot of reading is required, and is not always covered in class. Tests were essay, not overly difficult unless u didn't read then u had no chance. He curves, and if u improve your test grades he tends to weight the final grade towards the later tests. Not a gimme class. Read and go to class, which are interesting u will do well

3/28/12

Econ3332

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Roy Ruffin seems to know what he's talking about but he doesn't know how to properly convey that information to his students. The generation gap between the students and him is too great. He treats students like they are idiots. I've never failed a class, especially an economics course, but I had to drop his class so it wouldn't affect my GPA!

1/5/12

Econ3332

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's very difficult, but if you attend his class, read the book and go to tutoring then you should have no problem making a B or above.

11/16/11

Econ3332

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Tough class. Nice teacher. He knows what he is talking about.

11/16/11

Econ3332

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ruffin knows what he is talking about. However, he thinks that we are graduate students, and the class I took with him is just a undergraduate class. Nice guy. Tough class.

11/15/11

ECON3332

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Initially the class seemed easy. He does give pop quizzes. You will know when he comes in with a stack of papers. He totally dislikes talking while he is lecturing. When you are asking for help, he appears to be disinterested in assisting his students. He knows the topic but he fails at explaining things during class.

5/18/09

ECON2332

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ruffin knows his stuff probably too well; it seems he thinks everyone knows what he's talking about. Tests are difficult, but he is available to clarify during office hours, which i made good use of. the main thing is to know the concepts, graphs and formulas. Hard class but you can do well. I got an A-.

12/14/06

econ4370

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

i took him for econ 3332, and 4370 as lone as you have the test he give from last semester you really can't fail his class i never went to class or read the book i still had an A-

7/7/06

int tra

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

very nice interesting guy but his tests are very hard if you are not some econ wiz...his lectures are interesting and easy to understand but has nothing to do with the exam.

7/11/05

ECON 4370

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Ruffin has a habit of going off on tangents and usually ends up ranting about something (the media, government, etc). his rants were the only reason i stayed awake in his class, they were awesome and hilarious

4/28/05

econ 3332

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Nice guy, very intelligent to much so to be teaching. His lectures are confusing and tests are very difficult

7/13/04

int trade

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you succeeded with 2304 and 2305, then this class will be a breeze, If you struggled with micro/macro, do NOT take this class.

4/24/04

econ

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

9/9/03

Trade

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Enthusiastic and really smart - he doesn't "dummy down" the material so if you aren't really interested in economics you will do badly. He presents the material very well considering the difficulty level.

4/24/03

ECO

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the most intellegent professors you will ever have. But be aware of this...since he is so smart you have to be well prepared when you ask him a question. If you think about your question(s) ahead of time he is wonderful and extremely helpful.

12/13/01

 

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

nice guy, but bad teacher lectures very confusing grapics on boards horrible

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