Steven Landsburg at University of Rochester

Steven Landsburg

  • 3.9Overall Quality
  • 3.5Helpfulness
  • 4.4Clarity
  • 2.5Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
4/16/14

ECO 108

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Landsburg's exams come directly from his lectures and only from his lectures so to do well in the class you must go to every lecture. That being said, if you go to every lecture the exams really aren't that difficult. Also the TAs can be very helpful and will go through the homework with you. An easy and interesting class.

3/27/14

ECO 207

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA

Great professor!! ECO 207 has been my favorite class so far. His tests are hard but fair. You must put a good amount of work into this class but well worth it. Highly recommend taking this class.

3/4/14

ECO 108

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very light work load, Difficult exams, Difficult Quizzes. Went to the TA's every week, because he is unapproachable. Has to time to be writing controversial blogs but not to meet with his students. His lectures do not prepare you for what you will be tested on neither the quizzes. He is smart, but his exams are VERY Difficult.

1/14/14

eco207

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I like his class. It's clear and very helpful.

8/24/13

ECO 207

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

One of the best professors I've had. His class his hard but not impossible. His lectures are extremely useful and the fact that he uses his own textbook helps. He is a very knowledgeable person and while he may seem unapproachable, if you have a legitimate question about economics he will be willing to help.

5/25/13

ECO108

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Landsburg is an excellent professor. His lectures are to the point and entertaining. Most of the test material comes directly from lectures, so there aren't that many curveballs. However, his final exam was difficult and kinda screwed me. All in all, though, great professor who is being ostracized by UR for being argumentative and intelligent.

4/3/13

ECO 108

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He should be doing honest work in a place where no one has to listen to him.

12/18/12

ECO207

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He wrote the book on economics, literally. He made us purchase his own text book. This man crystal clear and very boring. He definitely knows his stuff. He gives you practice tests so you know what will be on the exam. He doesn't give you solutions though so if you're not a smart cookie or if you don't have some good study buddies you're screwed

12/16/12

ECO108

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very light work load, Difficult exams. Went to the TA's every week, because he is unapproachable. His lectures do not prepare you for the exam, he is interesting, but his exams are VERY difficult.

3/26/12

ECO108

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very straightforward & logical. The material relies on a small set of formulas that are easy to understand. Work load is very small, except for exams. TAs are the most helpful resource in trying to understand material if confused. Tests are tricky, reading the book is not required but really helpful for those who are less economically inclined.

3/3/12

eco207

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

great lecturer, explains concept clearly and logically but REALLY HARD EXAMS. understanding only what he teaches in the class is not enough to help you get a good grade...

2/10/12

Eco208

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is probably the best professor in terms of teaching in this entire department. His class is like a personal conversation, varied of pace depending on students' reactions. His class makes students fall in love with economics, not technical at all, but extremely logic. Everything he talks is in a very logic way. This is the best professor ever met

2/2/12

ECO207

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very clear speaker but too tricky, yes, tricky but not that hard final. Take care if you are going take ECO207.

1/8/12

ECO207

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best class and professor in the 7 semesters I've been at UR. Super intelligent and really wants to help. If you go to class, do the homework, and study a lot, this class is great-otherwise, his questions are really hard. Wish I could take more classes from Landsburg!

7/11/11

Eco208

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best prof!!

11/9/10

ECO207

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Every person I know has found this professor's exams to be pretty easy, as long as you come to class and pay attention. At any rate, they're much easier than Rizzo's, who switches with him every semester, so if you have to take the class (108 or 207), take Landsburg's. His lectures are not "exciting", but extremely precise and useful.

11/2/10

eco207

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Material isn't too bad, though he is not the most interesting lecturer by any stretch. VERY tough grader. Know your stuff and then some to do well in the class. Disappointingly, he is not friendly at all one on one. Will not take any more Landsburg classes after this regardless of what is offered.

10/26/10

ECO207

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Landsburg is a great lecturer, but his test are overly hard and one error could completely screw you over. He is also not very easy to approach outside of class.

5/13/10

ECO108

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This man is unbelievable. He is a brilliant, extremely concise lecturer who is not afraid to wear his pajamas to class... every single day. He hates when students talk to him individually. He is ridiculously conceded. You must go to class to get notes. I wish I could tell you how to do well, but I took it pass/fail out of interest in the subject.

12/9/09

econ207

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Has a very distinct, pragmatic way of thinking. For those who appreciate Calculus or Logic in general, the class is very easy.

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