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Don Devoretz
Professor in the Economics department
at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
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Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
N/A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.0
Clarity
3.1
Easiness
2.9
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35 Student Ratings
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05/03/2010
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Econ355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Nice Prof but NOT ENOUGH TIME for the exam. (or too long exam in a short period)

09/14/2009
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
5 Easiness
Econ355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Just becareful not to get too cocky with this class. It's totally possible to to get 100% leading up to the final exam however due to the nature of downward scaling and the easiness of the class, you'll probably end up with a C to a B if you walked in with a perfect mark. I personally didn't enjoy myself too much here.

09/02/2009
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
ECON355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Nice prof. He likes to ask students to sit right in front him especially when they come in late. Easy to get high grade.

12/04/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Econ351 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Ask him about cows and the Swiss and you get a good laugh. Great prof, the material is covered in lectures and he uses the text sparingly. Would highly recommend attending each lecture, though he does record them and have slides available. He gets students involved and interested, a great sign for any Prof.

11/09/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Econ355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I'm in my final year and he is easily the best teacher I've had.

08/19/2007
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
econ355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

he deserves a :)

08/19/2007
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
econ355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

one of the best, most interesting, humorous econ prof.

04/29/2007
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is a really good teacher. His teaching style is more holistic than most SFU course. You learn a great deal that is directly applicable to the real world economy. Lectures were always interesting, we even have class debates. Final was long and you can't memorize for the final, you got to understand the economy condition (past/current).

03/19/2007
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Econ355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

His lectures are pretty interesting because he uses a lot of examples. However..he tends to go off topic. But overall, his exams are pretty easy...just as long as you follow the hints that he gives out during lectures.

08/23/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Econ355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

A professor with an excellent sense of humour and a pleasant demeanor. He enjoys speaking with his students and goes to great lengths to explain the material.

12/20/2005
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
econ 355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

No Comments

04/07/2005
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
ECON 355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

to be fair, the prof. is pretty good, but hard exam~ also, bad TA - Bryan Yu

03/16/2005
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
Econ 355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

interesting and funny but don't caught eating or sleeping

02/22/2005
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
econ 355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

to be fair, his exam is not that hard, but i have to say that the multiple chioce part is tooooo tricky, and the time for exam is not enough. though the class is fun, however, not very useful.

12/19/2004
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
ECON 355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

No Comments

11/16/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Econ 355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

One of the best profs in econ. Great story teller, and is extremely knowledgable. Very funny guy who swears quite a bit.

11/08/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

fun class

04/10/2004
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

how can you entertain, my classmate. Cant believe this is an Econ course. Super boring and useless lecture

03/31/2004
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Econ 355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Very good class, highly knowledgable prof, entertaining, easy exams, what more could you ask for? Listen when he mumbles.. that is what is on the exams. Easy A

03/10/2004
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Econ 355 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

Absolutely the worse professor at SFU. Beware, he takes pictures of his students during lecture...

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