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Sheldon Smith
Professor in the Accounting department
at Utah Valley University, Orem, UT
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Overall Quality
4.1
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.2
Clarity
4.0
Easiness
1.5
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
0
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43 Student Ratings
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07/20/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ACC 3020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B

Professor Smith talks a lot. It is very hard to follow. He assumes common knowledge and it is sometimes difficult to read all the material before going to class. I would have rather studied on my own instead of wasting my time attending class. If you want to succeed in this class, disregard professor Smith's methods and go to the lab to study hard.

04/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
Financial acct Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Prof SS is the real deal. If you study hard and do your homework, you will do well in class and also later in your career. (making 250k +/yr here...)

01/05/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ACC 3020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A-

Monotonous, no real world experience, detail obsessed, inflexible, boring, cannot be wrong,

01/05/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ACC 3020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

First off class time is completely useless to anyone who does not learn audibly. There is close to no interaction, he gives you next to no time to work out in class examples on your own, and solicits little if any interaction from students. He will find the most minute flaws in student's work to avoid giving a 100 on anything. He is half robot.

12/29/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ACC 4020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Hard class but his notes are very helpful and make the class easier. Stay on top of the material and ask questions when you need help.

12/20/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ACC 3020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is willing to give detailed help if you go to his office or email him. Go to class, read, take notes, etc, and this class is doable. DO NOT get intimidated. I was so intimidated by this class but hard work was all I needed for a good grade.

05/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ACC 3020 4020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Having just received my MAcc from the University of Utah, I can honesty say Sheldon prepares you better for graduate school incredibly well. UVU students were constantly ahead of other students because of the preparation Sheldon provided He is tough, but know it is well worth it.

04/27/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Acc4029 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Tests are long & hard. His lectures are monotonous and never gives real world examples. You can boost your test scores w/ perfect attendance and participation, but to get full participation points you need to interrupt EVERY lecture to share an example from your life/experience otherwise you get 75-80% by default. So be a chatterbox and kiss butt.

04/22/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ACC 3020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Extremely difficult and goes over material extremely fast. Has office hours where you can meet. Attendance is mandatory. You can get a 100% on homework, attendance, projects, etc. but do poorly on the tests and it will kill your grade since they are worth so much. I really wish UVU would get another teacher to teach this subject. Book is terrible

01/12/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
ACC4020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Professor Smith is a very knowledgeable and quite a good lecturer. He lets you know what is expected. The class is extremely difficult, but that is more because of the subject matter. This course is required if you are going to graduate school. I worked extremely hard for my not-so-good grade, but learned a ton.

12/02/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
acc3020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Professor smith is an awesome teacher. He is so helpful, and very knowledgable on the subject. I was worried about this class because of how difficult kevin smith is but sheldon is a tiny bit easier and that is only because personally I think he is a better teacher. Smith is a great asset to the accounting major at UVU.

10/28/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
acc3020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Sheldon is a great teacher! I enjoy going to class because he doesn't waste your time. The class is very challenging but his enthusiasm about the subject makes class likable. The tests are HARD! Study and stay up to date on all the stuff and you should do ok. I wish we had more professors like him at uvu.

01/21/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
ACC4020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Sheldon Smith has well strcutured lessons, provides appropriate help materials, respons well to all students questions and keeps his material current in the Accounting world.

12/11/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
acct3020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The best accounting professor at uvu. Pay attention always. He doesn't waste time like most do.

10/14/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
1 Easiness
ACCT3020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I think he is my favorite professor, i'm not just saying that. He is an accountant that knows how to teach. I don't think any other prof could teach the material that he teaches as well as he does. There is one draw back, I don't know if it's the material or his voice but sometimes people fall asleep in class.

05/10/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
ACCT4200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Awesome teacher that goes the extra mile to help the students. Very tough material though.

04/09/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
acc3020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Tests are no surprise the are on what he teaches. You have to come to class and you have to study. Gives examples in class that really do help. He is willing to help meaning he cares, while not a teddy bear he will met with you and help you succeed.

04/09/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
acc3020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

While not easy he will help you out to the best that he can. The examples are very helpful and his tests are no surprise but you need to study for them.

08/11/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ACCT3020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great instructor; always punctual and focus. Always responded email and phone calls timely. Explained class and repeated concepts when they were not clear. His exams were very fair according to his teachings. He is a great teacher if you are a great student.

05/06/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
ACC3020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Always prepared. Organized. Fair. It is a constant lecture each class, needs to allow for more class discussion but there is a lot of material to cover in one semester. Use his handouts to prepare for exams, very helpful. Willing to meet with students and wants you to succeed, but expects you to work hard.

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