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Lawrence Officer
Professor in the Economics department
at University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
are you Lawrence Officer?
Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
B+
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.3
Clarity
2.7
Easiness
3.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
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12/21/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
121 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Many questions were based off of in-class notes and he hints whats going to be on the exam in class, so if you go, you're good. 3 small HW assignments, 2 midterms, 1 final. GO TO REVIEW SESSIONS - you get a free question that'll be on the exams. Overall, a decent class but he talks politics more than I'd like.

11/16/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON 121 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Inspirational" "Clear grading criteria"

He's an okay professor. If you attend lectures it's pretty much an easy C no matter what. Turn in your homework and just show up for the test you will probably get a C or better. Lectures are key. Not mandatory for attendance. I have not been to class for 5 weeks and my grade is still fine.

08/24/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECON 121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He is a very interesting professor and creates his own syllabus. You only use the book for homework assignments and the syllabus outlines all the material in the class. The exams are curved and if you attend class they should not be too hard for you.

05/06/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Econ 121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

04/28/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECON 120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

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.

01/16/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON 120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

08/25/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
econ 130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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!

08/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
econ 130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

08/25/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
Econ Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: C

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

07/29/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/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.

01/10/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECON218 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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!

12/17/2012
average
4 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECON120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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

12/05/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON218 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/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.

11/27/2012
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
Micro101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

11/16/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ECON120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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.

11/15/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Econ218 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

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

11/14/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
econ218 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/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

07/23/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

07/18/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECON120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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.

07/18/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON130 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/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!

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