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Roy Ruffin
Professor in the Economics department
at University of Houston, Houston, TX
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Overall Quality
2.6
Average Grade
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Hotness
Helpfulness
2.7
Clarity
2.4
Easiness
2.0
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18 Student Ratings
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06/17/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON 3332 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

05/11/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECON4370 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/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.

04/25/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Econ3344 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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

03/28/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Econ3332 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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!

01/05/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Econ3332 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

11/16/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Econ3332 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

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

11/16/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
Econ3332 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

11/15/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON3332 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

05/18/2009
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON2332 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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-.

12/14/2006
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
econ4370 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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-

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