John Dobra at University of Nevada- Reno

John Dobra

  • 2.5Overall Quality
  • 2.4Helpfulness
  • 2.7Clarity
  • 3.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/14/14

ECON 103

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

His tests are open book and open note, but are not easy. His lectures are so dry, they are almost impossible to sit through, and his homework doesn't really line up with lectures and tests.

4/28/14

ECON 102

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dobra is a nice guy but his class can be pretty dry. Open notes for tests and he has an extremely generous curve on each one.

12/12/13

ECON 102

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dobra is one of the most precious men I've met. His teaching skills could use some help, but he is a cool guy and his class is easy. Attendence isn't needed and the curve can take you from a D to a B on most exams. A very good GPA boosting class!

12/7/13

ECON 102

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Dobra knows the subject well, but is so boring. His tests are extremely hard, even though they're open book. They have a curve. The homework is online through Aplia and is expensive, but is generally pretty easy. Aplia is expensive, but you don't have to buy a textbook so that evens it out. If I had to do it again, I'd take someone else.

12/5/13

ECON 102

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Homework and book is online through Aplia(very expensive) and homework can get a little tricky. Tests are very hard and based almost completely off of the book that isn’t required to read… but his tests are open book (if you print it out) and note, and has a huge curve. Knows what he is talking about, but very boring. Does random attendance checks.

12/1/13

ECON457

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is easy but I have had him for a couple different classes, and has to be one of the worst teachers I have ever had. His lectures are pointless because he just babbles about himself, and doesn't talk about anything that is going to be on the test. So your only chance on the test is reading the material. Even then I got an answer straight from the textbook and still got it wrong because he didn't agree with what was said in the textbook. Still an easy class, he's just a horrible prof

11/8/13

ECON 103

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dobra is the man. Period. Open book open note tests WITH A CURVE, so if you can't pass them then you probably shouldn't be in college. Very knowledgable, lectures have little to do with tests, but this is where you learn the truth about econ from someone who's been doing it for awhile. Inspiring no nonsense guy who really knows his stuff.

6/25/13

ECON 103

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dobra is a great professor for 102 and 103. He does not just teach the book word-for-word and have you regurgitate it back on the test like some other instructors. This seems to be the source of most complaints about the class. If you pay attention and learn the concepts you will do well on the exams.

6/20/13

Econ 102

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Open book test, online homework, takes attendance and counts towards grade! Easy class but you don't learn a lot!

5/9/13

econ 102

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

horrible class. lectures have nothing to do with the homework or the exam. open book which is helpful but not an easy A even with the big curve. if you arent good at econ to start with then DONT take him. great guy but horrible professor.

12/21/12

ECON102

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I failed all three tests in this class and managed to get a C. The class average for the tests were 50%... so everything had a great curve on it. I never read the book, but if you did, you'd probably get a better grade. Lectures have nothing to do with the homework or tests. BORING TEACHER. If you do not like Economics, take another professor.

11/14/12

ECON102

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you want to sit in a lecture and do other things like Facebook and homework, then take his class. Lectures are so boring and he gets off topic very easily. People may say it's an easy A, but everyone in my 200 people class are having trouble with this class. Avoid Dobra at all costs.

10/31/12

ECON102

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class was average. His lectures are boring, and his voice and speech patterns made me sleepy. The tests are curved, which is helpful. He takes attendance on days that he notices there aren't very many people there. If you can, I suggest you take another professor.

5/28/12

ECON102

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

As an accounting major, I didn't find this class very useful or interesting. It was quite boring and I don't think I got the info. I need to do well on the BEC part of the CPA exam. I suggest finding another professor if you want to learn and remember concepts for the CPA exam.

5/19/12

econ102

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I honestly didn't like this class very much. I was boring and very easy to fall asleep. His tests are open note and book which was great! Overall it is an easy class but the least exciting one.

5/2/12

ECON102

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Really easy teacher, goes on (occasionally interesting) tangents in lectures but tangents have a point to it all. Massive curves on tests (20/39 was a B on a test and was open book), if you do the homework (easy as well), then you'll score well above the curve. An easy A with minimal work.

4/30/12

ECON103

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Though dull to listen to sometimes, even his tangents are related to the material in some way. Very nice professor. Tests can be challenging, but utilize your resources to study for it.

4/18/12

Econ102

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is extremely easy as long as you pay attention. The professor usually knows what he's talking about but sometimes goes on tangents. It's okay though, he's some extreme eyecandy to look at.

8/23/11

ECON490

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great small class! Challenging material, and while the lectures aren't a 5, they're certainly not poor. I'm sure some larger classes (like 102) might not take to him, but his upper-division stuff is great! Work hard and you'll get a good grade =D

6/16/11

Econ102

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor. Very intelligent. Pay attention and you will learn.

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