Lawrence Officer at University of Illinois at Chicago

Lawrence Officer

  • 3.0Overall Quality
  • 3.3Helpfulness
  • 2.7Clarity
  • 3.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
5/6/14

Econ 121

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Terrible handwriting, hard to understand what he said either. Outline notes was the only document we could use for study. No study guide before exam. This course was quite difficult for me to understood, and I had a really bad time to keep my interest on it. After two months taking this course, half of the class was not coming.

4/28/14

ECON 120

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedA

Officer is a decent professor. His lectures are relevant to a point. You will most likely learn 30% of what is on the exam by going to lecture. Use his SYLLABUS (70%)! Every page, topic, and practice questions are in that syllabus. You will do extremely well if you study off of it. An A is definitely obtainable because other students don't study.

1/16/14

ECON 120

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Stopped going to lecture halfway through semester. He doesn't teach much just goes off on a tangent. Best thing to do is read book and go by the syllabus (YOUR BIBLE!). Could have had an A but I was taking his ECON121 at the time on top of ECON120. Go to review seshs for exam!! Free answer for exams! I always got above the average, not too hard.

8/25/13

econ 130

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

LHO is a G and a good teacher that cares about his students if you come to class. Its not mandatory to go and still get an A or B, but his notes and in class references and stories are really helpful on tests. Also he doesn't really correlate the book with tests. Hes a supper witty and funny man and hands down I recommend him.. hot dogs!

8/25/13

econ 130

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

nice guy really cares about his students. It was really hard to pay attention in class because his handwriting was awful and not interesting topic. If you come to class and listen it should be easy to get an A.

8/25/13

Econ

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedC

Nice guy and really cares about students but it was really hard sometimes to pay attention in class. His handwriting is really hard to read. not hard to pass if you listen in class. drops lowest hw and exam

7/29/13

ECON130

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Constantly went off on non-econ related tangents. Hard to understand what he said and his handwriting was horrible. Thankfully he curved his tests and dropped the lowest hw and test grade.

1/10/13

ECON218

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class was just two midterms and a final. His tests=His notes and lecture notes. If you don't like to go to lecture, take another prof. He gives hints about test questions during lecture. If you go to class everyday and pay attention and study a decent amount, you can easily get an A. He curves a LOT!

12/17/12

ECON120

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

There were very few,short homework assignments,all were extra credit and easy.Supposed to read and do optional homework,but I never did.He gave study guides for the exams and final.I did not take one of the exams and did not tell him,and failed another exam due to not studying.I studied for like 2 hours for final.Got a C in the class. Study sessio

12/5/12

ECON218

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Officer is one of the worst teachers I have ever had. He rambles on frequently talking about non-economic topics. Exams receive average grades well below the failing point so he curves like crazy. He went to an Ivy League University, and he makes you feel that since you're at UIC you are inferior. Officer is years past when he should have retired.

11/27/12

Micro101

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrbile hand writing. Blurred speech. I basically had to learn by reading the book by myself. The TAs are more helpful than the actual professor.

11/16/12

ECON120

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Simply put: Don't pay attention to these other comments. Officer is a great and easy instructor. His lectures are straightforward with plenty of examples. His handwriting might be illegible, but as long as you're listening, you know what they are. I have put only a few hours outside of class and have over 100 percent. Just pay attention in lecture.

11/15/12

Econ218

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do not take him! Worst hand Writing in the world!

11/14/12

econ218

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Really good professor, because of him I started liking economics!!!!! He is really smart and funny! Class was a little hard but his notes and TAs were really helpful. He curves the tests

7/23/12

ECON120

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I didn't really like his lectures because they are really boring, and anything he writes on the projector are poorly drawn graphs. But he does want to help as much as possible, he even gave out his home #. The only homework was extra credit. Exams weren't too bad. There was a slight curve.

7/18/12

ECON120

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

this is one of the best professor in the world. He teaches very well, funny, educated and extremely smart. sometimes i sneak into his lectures for fun.

7/18/12

ECON130

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Impossible to read his handwriting and he goes so fast while talking. Sometimes TA's give out free answers so go to discussion! He is useless to talk to because he doesn't see a problem in his teaching. The average test scores were failing grades. Curve at end, but the class still sucks!

4/9/12

ECON120

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Go to class and you have no idea what he's talking about. Easiest class though, not a lot of hw. only 3 homework throughout the semester and u can find them online. the tests are just hard.

11/30/11

ECON218

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class isn't over yet but he has been one of the better professors I have taken in my life. Three exams each year. He gives the most detailed notes/study guide I have ever encountered. Fantastic class..

4/13/11

ECON120

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

EASY gen ed class. I mean a EASY A. Huge curve, three assignments the whole year, but lectures do get boring.

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