Connel Fullenkamp at Duke University

Connel Fullenkamp

  • 3.6Overall Quality
  • 3.4Helpfulness
  • 3.8Clarity
  • 2.0Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/14/09

ECON51

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

The class is undoubtedly difficult, as it is what it is: a weedout for the econ major. Fullenkamp delights in the course's difficulty. However, he is an excellent teacher who is very knowledgeable and helpful if you're willing to seek him out. Don't buy the book, and lectures have little to do with exam content. It's all about practice problems.

12/14/09

Econ51D

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Pretty funny and smart professor. Hard as hell if you've never taken econ before. Amount you study the material has nothing to do with your grade. Don't need to go to class.

12/11/09

Econ51D

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

It's designed to literally scare most of the prospective econ majors into a new major. Test averages are around a 35%-40%, but the class is curved well. Fullenkamp is phenomenally clear and entertaining. Dont be intimidated! It requires work but is doable. Btw: dont waste time commuting to class, as the lectures are recorded and put on blackboard.

11/19/09

ECON51

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is a weed out class. If you think it's even moderately difficult, it's because you suck at econ. If you have any idea what you're doing, you'll have at LEAST a B+

11/18/09

ECON51

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Class is impossible. Bottom line: his tests are impossible, he's a total wackjob, but really funny. Don't go to class just do problem sets

5/21/09

Econ51

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Fullenkamp is the best professor I've ever had, regardless of subject/difficulty level. Econ 51 will be difficult, any way you look at it. Fullenkamp's tests, however, at least does a good job of weeding out the truly incompetent from the class.

5/4/09

Econ51

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you have the right study strategy you'll learn a TON from him and do well even if you're not smart. Go to ALL the office hours you can and be sure to master all the problems he gives you. He teaches mostly through the problem sets--lectures/textbook are useless. I spent 6-8 hrs/wk outside class poring over problem sets with TAs and passed.

5/3/09

ECON51

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

has lots of office hours to answer your questions. his tests are impossible, however. he makes a test that results in a average 72/200. why make a test that your students can't take?

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4/2/09

econ51

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Funny in class, entertaining and easy to understand

5/4/08

ECON51D

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

A difficult class but Fullenkamp is an AMAZING professor. He is very clear and explains concepts very well. He writes up detailed solutions to all problem sets and exams, which were really helpful to learn from. You will learn a TON.

4/4/08

ECON51D

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fullenkamp gave very straightforward lectures. However, his problem sets and tests were very difficult. He always posts the answers to the problem sets online and studying the problem sets was a great way to study for the tests, which had similar problems. He posted all his lectures and notes online, which was very helpful.

4/3/08

Econ51

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

My only complaint is how he did the curve. He split the class into two groups and then curved the group that didn't do as well up to the one that did. Thus, if you did poorly in the class that always did better (mine), you always got screwed on the curve. He himself is a really nice guy, though. The class is hell, but it is a weed-out after all

3/4/08

ECON55

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Why are all of you complaining? Granted I'm biased because I got an A, but it's not all that hard! Fullenkamp is really funny and I love his sadistic sense of humor. It's like watching an episode of House, except with economics. The tests are fine if you bother to look over his notes - granted they're cuved so it helps to be moderately smart.

2/11/08

Econ51

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fullenkamp is great at teaching the material but unfortunately his tests are completely impossible. In order to make a curve he makes ridiculously long tests. Assuming that you make it through the free response(which most everybody does) your grade on the test is completely determined by how well you guess on the multiple choice.

1/23/08

Econ51D

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is HARD. Impossible problem sets and unfair tests. At least he's funny, but you'll learn to hate him.

1/18/08

ECON51

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fullencamp is a great guy but his class is horrible...if you want an A DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS. it is definitely a weed out class!!!!!!!!! when i took it about 60/70 people dropped!!

1/4/08

ECON51

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I hated this class. I quickly discovered that econ was not my strong suit. However, this is a class to weed out econ majors. I had to work very hard to get an average grade. The tests were dreadful, and the averages were never above a 50%. Fullenkamp is a good guy underneath it all; however, he's not as funny as he thinks he is.

12/29/07

Econ51

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Although his lectures were overall pretty clear and entertaining, he had somewhat of a callous personality seemed to delight in our failure. He wasn't very helpful outside of class.

12/22/07

Econ51

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Engaging professor, really funny. For one class on PPF threw out packs of cigarettes and beef jerky. Rarely attended lecture, didn't touch my text, bsed my problem sets, didn't exactly work hard, still got a B+. Tests are hard, but grades fairly and curves a lot. DO the problem sets because they're a free grade (graded for completeness).

12/19/07

Econ51

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Fullenkamp is a very entertaining lecturer. He's very approachable and holds "Nachos" where he invites students to eat lunch with him. His tests are hard. You have to know how to apply the concepts to real-world situations. Re-doing the problem sets help a lot on the tests. But in the end, he curves a lot so that almost everyone benefits.

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