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3.9
Average Grade
B+
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3.7
Clarity
4.0
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3.2
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11/17/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
macroeconomics Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Respected by students" "Gives good feedback" "Skip class? You won't pass."

excellent teacher. good real-life references. go to class and study the study guide and youll be alright

11/10/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECO231 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Goes fast doing charts on the board, hard to learn and copy as fast as he writes but he goes over the same material for days on end. Bores me to death but does make lots of real world references to keep you interested. Study those graphs, they are the majority of your test grades! Don't need book, all from notes.

07/26/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECO231 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is moderately interesting and not too difficult if you come to class and write down everything he does. He was very helpful outside of class, and was never rude to students in class. I was bored with the subject, but if I had it to do over I would still take him. Oh, he keeps is classroom SUPER cold!

04/23/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECO232 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

LOVED SOMPII! Bring a jacket to class, write what he writes, and the tests will never consist of any more material than that. He gives a practice test that is much like his regular tests. Attendance isn't mandatory, but i highly recommend it! You will not get a good grade in this class if you do not attend. Take him for EC231 EC232 and Stats!

11/15/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
eco232 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Love him. Micro is easier than Macro. It's easier to understand. Don't need book. Great teacher. Took for Micro, Macro, and Stats. Made everything so interesting. Easy class

11/15/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Eco231 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

GREAT teacher. LOVE LOVE LOVE him. He is so funny! Macro is harder than Micro. He is very clear and gives study guides before the tests. Will definitively help you anytime.

08/02/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Eco231 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He always makes sure everyone in class understands what he's teaching. Bring a jacket b/c if you get cold and complain about it, he will get mad. DO NOT EVEN LOOK SIDEWAYS AT YOUR CELL PHONE! If he sees it, there will be a pop quiz on the spot! He's a bit of a smart alec, but after you get past that, he's a decent teacher.

06/20/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
microecon Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I have taken Somppi for Micro/Macro/Stats, he was the reason I became a Econ Major at AU. EXTREMELY RECOMMENDED!! He teaches with clarity and encourages discussion. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR, TAKE HIS CLASSES! Funny and sarcastic, everything that keeps attention easy. Take notes, ask questions, come for extra help if needed and enjoy your A, I know I did

12/06/2010
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
eco231 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Nice guy...you do really need to attend class. As long as you pay attention and study the practice tests you will do fine

11/21/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
econ231 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I was dreading econ, but I passed micro with a B, then macro with an A. order the WSJ on the 1st day. the practice test is almost identical to the real test. it would behoove you to sit in class. TAKE SOMPPI. he does not leave lingering questions, and will help you in any way he can.

06/19/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
econ271 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Loved his class!

04/30/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
BUS271 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I took Mr. Somppi for BUS. Statistics & highly recommend him! I had no interest in this class at first, but he loves teaching on this topic, you can tell, and that really made a difference in what I learned in class! He is very easy to talk to one on one, goes over homework in class, & is more than happy to help with Q's during his office hours.

04/05/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
BUS271 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I've taken Mr. Sompii for Microeconics, Macroeconomics, and Statistics. He is a great teacher, and is very willing to expain things until you understand. I just wish he would teach MORE classes!!!

04/05/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
macro101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Mr. Somppi is a great teacher he is very clear about the material. however his test questions can seem a little tricky but do not overthink the questions. he gives you a study guide for every test and goes over ALL of the material. an A might be difficult to get but a B is easily achievable

02/15/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECO232 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Excellent teacher and is very clear on expectations. Each subject for tests is clearly explained, several times. He is very fair in his grading and is open to questions at every class. Save money and buy the international version of the book, it is exactly the same!!!

01/07/2010
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECO232 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

tests are way too hard and tricky. ended up not liking him in the end simply because he made a comment the last day of class saying he could care less about what you make in the class because he was tenured and you couldn't do anything about it. I went to every single class, took notes, studied and made a C. how lame is that?

12/14/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECO232 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

he is an interesting teacher however his test questions are pretty confusing especially his multiple choice questions you have to know read them very carefully and study ALOT to do good overall he is a good teacher but he could make his tests a little less confusing and ask a straight up question instead of beating around the bush about it

10/27/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
ECON232 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Covers all material in lecture, repetitively. Tests are based on lecture and on practice given. Overall a decent informative class.

07/31/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECO232 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

good teacher. anything he writes on the board, you need to know. tests are a little hard & seem tricky, but if you read the questions carefully you'll be ok. it's really not that bad of a class.

05/14/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Econ101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Awesome teacher!

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