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Ray Ballard
Professor in the Economics department
at Texas A&M University at Commerce, Commerce, TX
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Overall Quality
2.5
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.7
Clarity
2.3
Easiness
2.4
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38 Student Ratings
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05/20/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Eco 562 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: A

Well, online lectures were torture, all they consisted of was working problems yet tests were all multiple choice concept questions. Seems like a nice man but would never take again

05/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECO 562 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Economics is not easy; Dr. Ballard made it manageable. He moves slowly through the online sessions to ensure deeper understanding. He encourages questions and gives students his cell number to call and ask questions. The course is only three exams and extra credit. He does give a review prior to each exam.

05/08/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECO562 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Just bad. The course content is not too difficult, but the presentation is seriously lacking. Exam questions are vague and unclear. Lectures are long and slow. Professor is inaccessible through email. I would not recommend.

03/19/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECO 562 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Hated the class. couldn't understand a single word he said. stay away.

11/26/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECO 562 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He's a nice and helpful, and the class wasn't too hard. But it's hard to take a professor seriously when the class is disorganized with an outdated syllabus. I had an issue with an exam question I thought was marked wrong, and he never responded to my email about it. A huge turn off. What's worse is he and his GA have such poor grammar.

05/06/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECO-562 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Not an easy course if you do not have a minimum of math and statistic background. Dr. Ballard was very helpful however it is difficult to understand what he says. Read the book thoroughly and do the extra credits if you want to get an A.

12/17/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECO562 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Ballard makes economics tolerable. He is laid back, will always take your phone call for questions but does appreciate lecture attendance. He provides enough extra credit to bump up 1 letter grade. Economics is not the easiest class for me, I made an A and would definitely take him again.

11/01/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECO562 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He is very nice, although he's probably one of the worst teachers I've ever had. He doesn't explain things very well. The online class meets twice a week and I just feel like I don't get anything out of it. I would not recommend him to anyone.

08/06/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON562 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Took the 4 week online summer session. Dr. Ballard is very kind and does take an interest in his students. However, the course seemed so disorganized that it was more difficult than it should have been. He is very available, but seemed to overcomplicate the format of the class. I would not take him online again.

05/13/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECO562 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He does not give you the curve if you do not do the "extra credit " work. Do the extra credit work "or else". Attendance is not mandatory, but he holds absence against you when you miss. So I am told if you are dual track (5-year MBA) his demeanor toward you is MUCH better.

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