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Mark Abajian
Professor in the Economics department
at San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA
are you Mark Abajian?
Overall Quality
4.7
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.7
Clarity
4.6
Easiness
3.6
Helpfulness
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133 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
01/14/2015
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
econ 102 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Would take again" "Hilarious"

He's sooo funny! Despite the dry material, his comments always wake me up. Book is optional. I didn't need mine but i attended classes. Everything he wants is on the board so you better take good notes. I don't even pay attention in class but I always copy what he has on the board and I always do well on quizestests.

01/10/2015
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON 121 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A
"Amazing lectures" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Respected by students"

I had him for macro and micro and he was an awesome teacher. Very clear and always willing to clarify any issues. He gives you all the notes to succeed in his class.

01/07/2015
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Econ102 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B+
"Amazing lectures" "Respected by students" "Would take again"

Professor Abajian was very helpful and clear. The lectures were interesting, and I felt like the class was fairly easy. There are take home problem sets that act as homework and four exams. He takes notes on the whiteboard and posts them, so it is necessary to come to class to get the information.

10/20/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Econ 120 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Would take again" "Amazing lectures" "Skip class? You won't pass."

Abajian is probably the best teacher at Mesa. Now that I'm transferred and in my upper division Econ classes, I wish he was at my current university! Relates material to his family, makes him non robotic and actually enjoys teaching TAKE HIM FOR ALL LOWER DIV ECON!

08/11/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECON 120 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

His a great professor, you will do well if you read the book and do your homework. The quizzes are based on the book. I took Econ 121 with him as well. I highly recommend taking it with this professor.

08/07/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Econ 121 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Best professor ever, Very helpful.Be ready to take lots of notes and study regularly cause the exams are not easy and there are lots of calculations.His jokes and examples are the best and you will enjoy ur time in class.Homework is a decent part of ur grade so take it seriously.I strongly recommend him, had to work hard for an A.

07/02/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Econ 121 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Great energy. Make's the material interesting. But moves fast so don't miss class.

05/29/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON 121 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: C

Class is all reading, all math, and less of the concepts. Hw and exams are brutal. You have to spend serious time in this class in order to do well.

05/27/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 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's a pretty great professor. He sometimes rambles on about off topic stuff, but it's usually pretty entertaining. His tests are pretty straight forward if you understand the material. Study and you shouldn't have any issues.

05/15/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECON 121 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The structure of this class was nicely designed and easy to follow. The course load wasn't overbearing and help was definitely available when needed. I would highly recommend taking it with this prof!

04/22/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON121 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

The quizzes and tests are HARD. He gives a review prior to all quizzes and tests and tries gives you a basic idea of what to expect. BUT, be prepared to expect tricky questions. Abajian is a cool guy and an great professor but the material can be very difficult to grasp. Be prepared to put in some serious work to pull a B or an A.

04/19/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Macro120 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

he knows what he's talking about but his tests are pretty difficult.

02/05/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECON 120 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is absolutely one of the best professors I had in my life. Really clear on lectures,tests are not easy but all based on lecture notes. You must take his class! (if you can get in)

01/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON120 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Cool professor. You don't need the book because he writes everything on the board. Tells you what's going to be on the exam, but you still need to study hard.

01/13/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON 120 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Three tests (50%), Final Exam (20%), Six Quizzes (10%), Four Problem Sets (15%), & Stock Assignment (5%). Exams are usually 30-40 multiple choice with writing portion. Lowest quiz grade is dropped. Very nice guy. He tries to make the material as simple as possible but you MUST study the material because the exam questions get tricky. I recieved a B

12/19/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON 120 Taken for Credit: Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Took macroeconomics online with Professor Abajian and it was fairly easy! Do the assignments and you get a passing grade!

12/17/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
ECON 121 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Abajian is a great professor with funny jokes and stories! Textbook is not required. Gives challenging quizzes and problem sets but they are very helpful for the tests. He also tells you what to study for before the test. Know your stuff! Had to work hard for the A but it was well worth it. Definitely recommend him!

12/13/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON 121 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Definitely my favorite professor at Mesa. Writes all the notes on the board. 4 tests, 6 quizzes, 4 homework assignments. Tells you exactly what's going to be on each test. Super funny and friendly. I would say this class is an easy B, but I had to work my butt off to fight for the A. Tests can be tricky so know your stuff! Take him if you can!

11/21/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
macro econ Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Mark is a great teacher, he presents the subject material in a very fun way, but the concepts can be hard to grasp. I would recommend getting the text book, I would have a better grade had I got it because I didnt understand all of the material right away. Study for the quizzes and tests thoroughly.

07/05/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECON 120 Taken for Credit: N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great professor! About 4 sets of hw's: fairly easy. 1 STOCKS project: easy! Bi-weekly quizzes, he uses some questions from the quizzes & puts them on the exams which is a great advantage for the student. And he gives test reviews a couple of days before. I highly recommend this class/prof.

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