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Mark Abajian
Professor in the Economics department
at San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA
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Overall Quality
4.7
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.7
Clarity
4.6
Easiness
3.6
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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
"Skip class? You won't pass." "Amazing lectures" "Would take again"

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.

07/05/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 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

Prof. Abajian was a great a professor! Although the course is not an easy one, he made it as clear and easy as possible. There are bi-weekly quizzes, which he takes some questions from them to use towards the exams! I suggest you take this class with him!

12/19/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
ECON120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

took it online. everything is self explanatory. Professor is avail most of the time. Econ is hard concept so in class may have been better but the way he structured the class (2 HW assignments 1 weekly quiz and occasional DP with only 3 exams) was very easy to manage. Would take him again just for the structure of the class.

07/07/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECO120 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Great professor. He gives quiz and test reviews that are very thorough. No book needed. Teaches to the tests!

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