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Marianne James
Professor in the Accounting department
at California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
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Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.2
Clarity
2.9
Easiness
2.4
Helpfulness
0
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09/19/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
acct320A B Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Tests are tough" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Get ready to read"

nice, knowledgeable willing to help during office hrs. test are EXTREMELY hard but curves and sometimes gives extra credit. strictly lectures so no powerpoint and she rarely writes notes on board, if you're a visual learner avoid her class. 1 midterm 1 cumulative final, online homework due every week. read chapters assigned at least 2x

01/05/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ACCT 420 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Marianne James is a nice person. Nevertheless, she does not know how to teach. She assumes you know everything. She writes on the chalk board and just keeps speaking. How is that of any help to the student? Drink al ot of coffee and prepare for every lecture because she is extremely boring. I do not care about how you passed your CPA exam. Teach.

05/18/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Acct-320A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I'm taking her this quarter for 320b and for 320A I felt she was a great teacher. You really do need to read the materials and understand them prior to lecture though. This is NOT a class you can get through if you do not read and comprehend accounting before each class.

04/03/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
acct 320 A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

she is nice but the subject is hard .out side of class u need to spend at least 3 hours for each hour you study in class. she is not explaining the details. midterm is easy but final is hard.

03/22/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
acct320A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

the class is hard. she doesnt teach well. she looks unorganized. she expect you to know all details. the wording of the test is so hard. it is sad we have her in accounting department because only 3 professorial are teaching and non of them are rated good. avoid her class. horrible.

09/29/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ACCT320B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I just took her in summer very scared with all commets here but I had no other choice but let me tell you I was very relief that she is not bad like everybody seem to portray here... very understandable, you can ask qs, she give u extra point qs in midt & final... also a survey for 10pts, she curve very well. I struggle with all chapters & got a B

03/31/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
acct320a Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

It's alright. It is a manageable class to get an A. Just read the chapter twice you'll be ok

03/29/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
ACCT320A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

She is nice and tries to help but her midterm and final are very tricky and challenging. I don't know why she wants the student to be suffer from her trickiness. She also let u use 1 page cheat sheet but that would not help a lot cuz her exams are extremely TRICKY. Two midterm, one group project and a final. Good luck!

03/28/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
acct320A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

just finish her class this quarter and got A. Her class is not easy,u need read book before class and ask question. HW are online, and need to spend time.she is very nice, give extra credit last week.overall, she is ok.

06/06/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
ACCT320A Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class is challenging and her exams are made up of multiple choice and problems. The multiple choice is very difficult because of the wording. I understand the material and could never get a good grade on the multiple choice. HW is mandatory. She does not explain the material and the book is useless!

03/30/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Acct320a Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Prof James is approachable and a nice person, but not fit to be a teacher. She is not organized and does not lecture. All she does is ask questions as if the students were experts. If you don't know what's going on in the class, then you are basically screwed on the project. Hwk confusing & book doesn't help.

03/23/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
ACCT525 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

nice prof, unfortunately she just doesnt know how to teach, ridiculous group project, need to do the research for hours and hours, dont take her if you do not have a very sound acct background, you will get totally lost kuz her class is not useful.

01/06/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
Acct420 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Don't take her! If you're planning to take advanced accounting, Japson is much better.

12/27/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
acct320b Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

She is horrible. Take someone else if you can. If you do take her, the tests are based on her lectures, take great notes.

11/20/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ACCT320B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

BAD ENOUGH THAT YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND THAT ACCENT; BUT SHE PUTS ALMOST ALL HER POINTS INTO THE EXAMS...DON'T PASS THOSE & FIND THAT YOU WON'T PASS EITHER. SHE 'DOUBLE-STANDARDS' HER EXAM QUESTIONS SO TO HAVE YOU MISS IT. PICK ANOTHER IF YOU WANT TO PASS

06/24/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ACCT320B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

She brags about all her past accounting experience in the field, and how she got only "A's" in college, and how she's so upset when she got one "B". She takes things too seriously for students who are just learning the material, bombarding you with projects. She treats everyone as if they are accountants already, and should be at her level.

06/24/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
ACCT320B Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This professor is horrible at teaching. I worked really hard in this class ACCT320B, did all the work, the project, studied all night, only to end up with a "D" in the class. 5 other people that I know who took ACCT320A with her also did not pass. This professor will ruin your motivation, causing you to second guess yourself about majoring in acct.

03/24/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
acct211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

She is a very nice teacher, explains well and she encourages to ask questions. do so, she will always make things clear. read the book before you go to class, it makes the lecture easier. above all, she is a sweet teacher. Do your homeowrk and come to class. Ask questions if ever unclear, she takes the time to always answer them...

02/23/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ACCT210 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. James is SO sweet! I thought she was a great teacher and a BIG help to me

02/05/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
acct211 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Takes up time going over homework...but doesnt really explain how to do it...she expects you to know what she is talking about and how to arrive at a certain answer. above all...shes really nice...

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