John O'Shaughnessy at San Francisco State University

John O'Shaughnessy

  • 3.6Overall Quality
  • 3.6Helpfulness
  • 3.6Clarity
  • 2.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/24/14

acct 302

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedD+

His final is supper hard. He fails many students. Those questions are as hard as the problems in the textbook. you have to study hard and practice many times as you can. Or, you will fail his class. He is a joke. He just reads the powerpoint to you, but the midterms and the final are very difficult. He just wants to drive you out of the Accounting.

1/10/14

ACCT 302

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

His final exam failed most of the class. Take this class at your own risk.

1/6/14

ACCT302

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I honestly did not enjoy his class. I felt that he didn't want to give us a clear picture of what to focus on. His tests had several overly obscure questions which although I generally understood, seemed unreasonable when exams consist of 10 MC Qs. Maybe he just depressed me and I'm nitpicking. He didn't make me excited about accounting or life.

12/31/13

ACCT 100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is consistent, organized and helpful. He gives out hints for midterms and final. Take him if you want a good grade and you'll learn a lot and wont be disappointed.

12/27/13

acct100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Only had him for the last couple weeks of class due to our teacher leaving. However, I learned more in the last couple of weeks than I did throughout the whole semester!

12/22/13

ACCT 100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Genuine teacher. Cares. Ask good questions. He is very cool i like him a lot but anyway 2 midterms online hw a final and reading every chapter helps but he gives you hints for the midterms and final if you cant pass this you've got bigger problems. Opportunity to learn a lot from him. I was just trying to pass, asked a lot of questions got an A yee

12/9/13

Acct 302

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best professor you can ever take. Super clear lectures, helpful, answer questions clearly. You must take him for Acct 302.

10/30/13

ACCT 100

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy knows his stuff and he explains it all very well! Textbook was a bit pricey, but definitely useful. GO TO CLASS AND TAKE NOTES so that you can understand whats going on, because the test and hw are a kind of tricky. Class is a bit dry, but it's an accounting class, so don't expect it to be too exciting. Overall great teacher!

7/1/13

ACCT303

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Tough course, great teacher. Explains material very clearly + will help you at office hours. Big+expensive textbook and the reading is mandatory unless you already are familiar w/ accounting standards. Homework not graded, but it helps on tests. Tests are difficult (because the subject is), but they are all multiple choice and he curves generously.

12/1/12

ACCT301

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I like his class. he explains the concept so well and clearly.3 exams (final is not comprehensive) and two writing papers. Weekly hw but grades easy on them. curves the exam,gives extra credit for exam. His hints to the exams are extremely useful.Make good use of it. hours of study n read the chapter prior the lecture, and study the book for final

5/22/12

acct551

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

2 exams, final, and presentation. he gave lots of extra credits. I wouldn't say very easy. Some questions are not from the book. If you pay attention in the class, you'll be fine.

1/9/12

ACCT551

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

this class is pretty hard, but he is nice person. he is so helpful. presentation is not hard, just read article and present what you learn form it. i recommend take his class. he is so nice!!

1/4/12

ACCT303

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great guy! Very smart and helpful on a tough subject. 2 tests and one final. Would recommend!!

12/19/11

ACT303

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

3 Tests, HW (optional) , one EC. He really knows his subject and has a good sense of humor. Professor O tries hard to make difficult concepts easier. However, Professor O's standards are high and accounting is tough, so be prepared to work really hard for your grade unless you remember everything from all your other accounting classes.

7/6/11

Acct301

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Extremely nice and helpful. His tests are hard but you should do fine as long as you read the book and understands the material. Go to his office hours, he will do his best to answer all of your questions

6/4/11

ACCT301

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a goog teacher but his midterm super hard

5/31/11

ACCT551

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is the 3rd accounting class I've taken with this professor. He's dry. It's not easy to stay awake in his class, but he is the nicest, more caring professor at SFSU. This was the hardest of his 3 classes that I took (100, 301, 551). The tests are pretty hard and the homework was sometimes tough, but I'd reccomend this class.

5/22/11

Acct551

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

His lectures are very informative but it's rather boring. He uses mainly powerpoint slides to lecture. The Exams are MC with some short essay questions. Overall, just do well on his first exam when he provides the most hints and you should do fine.

5/1/11

acct301

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

this class was tough to me but manageable. class consisted of weekly homework, 1 essay, 2 midterms, and 1 final. you have to put in a lot of studying for an A in this class. but the prof is nice and helpful if you come talk to him during his office hours.

4/21/11

acct301

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Oshaughnessy is very knowledgeable when it comes to accounting and it's obvious that he knows the subject very well. Acct 301 is just a hard class in general which requires A LOT of studying outside of class. More than half the students were gone by the end of the semester. Good luck to those who plan on taking this class.

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