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ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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10 29 29 37 37

Comment: Not a fan of Delong. The highlight of the class was when we learned an in-law of his was the director of 21 Jump Street. Really didn't care for his teaching style. Had an awful GSI. I was planning on majoring in Econ when I started the class (I had AP credit from high school and didn't even need to take the course, but decided to anyways to test the waters) and by spring break I decided to complete change my direction and now I'm studying IB. Don't take the class with Delong unless you want to hate Econ

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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50 86 72 16 100

Comment: Honestly I learned nothing from Delong. I was blessed with a fabulous and helpful GSI that taught me everything and I managed an A-. Lectures were a waste because nothing talked about in lecture was relevant to the tests. Go to lecture if you want to hear him talk about how his cousin produced 21 Jump Street. Otherwise, go to section and study your problem sets.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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82 88 76 92 82

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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50 50 50 50 50

Comment: bad

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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13 40 71 22 64

Comment: The professor doesn't know how to teach yet. Tests were O.K.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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60 68 50 22 81

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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16 50 49 0 77

Comment: Let me just preface this by saying that when I took this class a student raised his hand in the middle of a lecture and said, rightfully, "I'm confused as to how we're supposed to know how to do the problems sets when you're not teaching it to us," to which Delong responded, "You're a Berkeley student. You should KNOW how to do this!" (or roughly something to this effect) In any case, what he was saying was that he is not obligated, despite his title as PROFESSOR (which is a misnomer considering he is a researcher and economist), to teach us what we need to know to do the problem sets. He offered no help to students even in office hours. I remember someone saying that when she went to ask a question of him that instead of answering her question about one of the problem set problems, he went on a tirade about how she should be spending her time studying instead of coming to office hours. This is pure, anecdotal proof that Delong is a horrendous choice to instruct an INTRODUCTION to Economics course. The tests were hard only because most are ill-prepared, but I can't say it's an impossible class. I managed a B+ without much help from my GSIs and absolutely none from Delong. Still, I'd steer clear of him. I gave him an okay score in "enthusiasm" because he loves Econ and cracks joked. Ha ha ha...

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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100 65 59 69 80

Comment: Very intelligent professor, but not a very good teacher. Often disorganized with midterms and final. Office hours were a mess. Still, learned alot and enjoyed his sense of humor. Would take another course with him.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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2 76 35 7 50

Comment: Terrible professor. Didn't learn anything from lecture... everything depends on your gsi

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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28 32 31 33 32

Comment: horrible class in general. do. not. take. it. with. delong.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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48 52 57 47 65

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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41 63 67 41 67

Comment: Did well in his class, but not really a great professor. Just talked about himself a lot, and gave unclear homework assignments at times...

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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65 56 37 46 63

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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68 62 37 72 83

Comment: He is a good professor who makes an effort to interact with his students. He's very passionate about economics. This is an intense course. I would recommend looking over problem sets, they help out a lot on exams. Overall, I enjoyed his course especially the readings.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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38 77 50 39 62

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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22 100 29 0 50

Comment: Assignments are easy, tests are easy. But DeLong is a really bad professor and you pretty much have to teach yourself everything

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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50 48 50 24 50

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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19 37 29 31 9

Comment: I hardly learned anything in this class given the lectures never relate to the problem sets. Lectures are not at all helpful and people usually go for the IClicker questions. The class made economics harder and less interesting than it really is..

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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29 60 33 50 72

Comment: Obviously a really intelligent guy, but doesn't know how to effectively relay the info. I felt I knew less about economics by semester's end than I did in the beginning. If you focus on reviewing problem sets and calculations you should be able to do relatively well in the exams.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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55 73 64 45 73

Comment: Lectures can be confusing, but use the practice midterms and practice finals to study, for they are a good indicator of what his exams are like.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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65 65 49 37 57

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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12 40 43 11 31

Comment: really bad prof. Avoid at any cost! will leave you lost and confused amidst the lecture..goes off on random tangents that are unrelated. Please do yourself a favor and DO NOT TAKE WITH HIM!

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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15 27 65 18 50

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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73 50 75 50 75

Comment: Despite his rather useless but interesting lectures, finals are almost exactly the same as the practice ones except with slightly changed numbers.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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50 72 65 50 50

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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5 10 27 10 24

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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22 27 64 24 61

Comment: Terrible lecturer, nobody paid attention, goes on tangents about things not related to Econ and wastes a lot of time (while constantly complaining how little time he has). Homework was a figure-it-out-yourself situation. The only good thing is that the tests are exactly like the homework, so make sure you do and understand it (or at least how to solve the problems if not the concept itself). You learn most of what you need from the GSI.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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71 71 89 71 89

Comment: so delong got alot of shit this semester from kids who thought he was unhelpful, aloof, a douche, etc. to be fair, these accusations have in them a grain of truth. yes, delong wasn't a stellar lecturer and it seems to me that he failed to connect with his students on that fundamental level that alights in their minds the wonder of economics, but realtalk: if you did the fucking reading (like seriously. if you just read the couple pages every day), you should and would have gotten an A+. but not everyone did, hence the low scores for this class and delong. so word to the wise? DO YOUR READING/PROFIT.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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23 51 23 25 75

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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10 8 32 17 48

Comment: The course was all over the place. We had math-based problem sets, separate readings (from the textbooks and 3 other books), and every GSI taught different things during their sections. Not to mention that his lectures were completely useless and unhelpful. We had no idea how to study for any of the exams. The two midterms weren't too bad, but the final was pretty challenging. Coming out of the class, I don't think I learned anything at all. If you absolutely need to take econ with him, do it, but you should probably avoid him.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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75 91 78 68 55

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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67 69 16 32 36

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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31 19 42 7 23

Comment: The textbook for the Macroeconomics half of the course was horrendously written. (Delong wrote it) It's poor grammar and run on sentences made it basically unreadable. Basically, it was written just how he lectures. He spent no time in class going over problem sets and students were left entirely to their own devices to try to figure them out. Problem set questions were very very poorly written and even GSIs were often unable to figure out what they were asking because of their ambiguity. The grading policy was pretty unfair with a only a fixed number of As available to be handed out by GSIs in each section. Often, GSIs would arbitrarily deduct points from assignments just because they couldn't have too many As in the section.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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46 50 71 42 67

Comment: The lectures were useless and didn't correlate with the homework but the exams weren't too bad.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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13 100 91 21 16

Comment: DeLong's class had 0 correlation to tests. But overall easy depending on GSI. Study practice exams and know definitions from book and your good.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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8 50 43 17 14

Comment: He's a smart guy, but I didn't learn a thing from his class. I used my AP knowledge and help from my GSI in order to pass. If you took AP Econ and did well, you can easily get a B in this class. But, I wish I had just passed out of Econ 1 because it was honestly the biggest waste of time. I also got pretty turned off to the subject overall.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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29 67 71 18 70

Comment: Delong really knows what he's talking about, but unfortunately that doesn't make him a great lecturer. He goes off topic a lot, focuses on unimportant details of problems. The lectures, problem sets, and readings seemed very disjointed. Textbook was useless. Skated through with AP Micro, didn't really learn any Macro.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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39 45 70 34 29

Comment: useless lectures, cannot learn much from his course, but exams are not so bad.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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53 60 50 50 50

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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28 65 63 32 50

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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70 26 70 80 51

Comment: HW is super hard. But midterms are not that bad.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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11 18 12 13 16

Comment: have to retake it because he was not helpful at all

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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50 50 50 50 50

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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0 82 81 19 40

Comment: Useless piece of shit.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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0 75 76 14 31

Comment: Lecture is completely useless. The class itself isn't difficult though if you stay on top of the readings and the problems sets. It really depends on getting a good GSI since Delong is not a good lecturer.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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56 64 32 35 84

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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63 41 36 50 91

Comment: Maybe a good economist, but not a good professer~

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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41 35 23 37 34

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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24 21 61 40 5

Comment: Very arrogant. Can't stand to listen to him lecture. He wastes so much time by dropping names and telling stories of how awesome and famous he is. Literally put his salary on a powerpoint in class one day... To top it off, half of the problem sets you have to learn on your own. He will go over in lecture like a week later the information necessary to do the work. The exams were not too rough though... about the only thing good I can say about the class.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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46 72 70 26 60

Comment: Professor is really smart, just rambles a lot. A lot of people dont like him. Still thought the material in the class was presented fairly well. Its a hit or miss class to be honest

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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37 80 52 6 76

Comment: While Delong seemed to know econ well, he shied away from the theory of the course and focused more on the application of the material. This may be interesting for some people who already know how to compute and analyze the technical stuff, but for those new to economics - its very difficult to learn anything. However, assignments are very fair and do-able. Using the chat room on bspace was definitely helpful!

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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71 63 80 14 80

Comment: Very unresponsive via emails even though he urged us to contact him when we need help. It doesn't seem like he takes our feedback that seriously anyways... He is an intelligent guy, but he needs to reach out to the students more if he want to improve this course. Get a good GSI b/c our GSI made the course 10x easier! Updated: To be honest, he is really a nice guy... a lower div course might just not be his style. However, he tries to make his exam extremely easy compared to past exams. That could be a good/bad thing, but if you try hard, you'll get an A. Your exam scores might not be all A's, but if you participate + get all those iClickers, you can still manage an A-/A.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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51 56 54 33 43

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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28 70 37 33 50

Comment: He is too smart to be teaching econ 1. The lectures and problem sets rarely correlated and instead of teaching the fundamentals of economics so we can come away with something, he ranted about random stuff in lecture and was incredibly hard to approach, my GSI even said so and complained about him. If you have an easier GSI and easier people to be graded against it won't be too bad but Delong himself was really hard and is exams had many curveballs

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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50 50 0 0 50

Comment: the easiness of this class depends on your GSI. either way, the class is pointless for your education except for fulfilling units and prerequisites. a semester crammed with micro and macro does not advance the students' education, it just prevents them from absorbing the material.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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2 38 50 8 35

Comment: So full of himself. Lectures do not match exams or homework. Textbook is HUGE and gets things factually wrong - it even mentioned pineapples growing on trees. He thinks he is above everyone who might think differently from him. Told everyone how they should and should not vote. Said that farmers had "no cognitive ability". Assumes everyone learned calculus in by the time they were in 8th grade. It's too bad he's the only econ 1 teacher available - he's a calamity.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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33 70 60 25 69

Comment: I dont know how i got A+ from you, but you're just worth C+ to me. we're not meant for each other.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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100 50 74 100 83

Comment: Not a lot of people appreciated the class structure: DeLong lectured on current/historical events and general knowledge, sections focused on graphs and equations. I thought it was an interesting mix, but if your focus is just to do well on exams, study given problem sets

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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25 30 34 26 25

Comment: not very good at explaining the material, assigns problem sets that he doesnt teach the material for and puts material on the midterm that he doesnt teach. you learn more from reading the book than by going to lecture.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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50 50 50 50 50

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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41 50 70 18 42

Comment: Boring, boring, boring. I Facebook for lecture. I had an okay GSI. Exams were based off problem sets. Thinks he's God incarnate. I did learn Econ, just not from him, on my own.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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68 68 65 69 61

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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51 91 86 50 50

Comment: The professor is nice in general, but he thinks too high of himself...

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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39 40 72 22 31

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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21 29 23 26 21

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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29 50 32 35 57

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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11 21 9 10 65

Comment: Not helpful at all. I can't even go to lecture because he hardly even talks about the subject

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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23 50 50 32 50

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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10 26 41 6 64

Comment: terrible econ 1 professor. he's very intelligent, but completely incapable of conveying any of the basic concepts to econ amateurs like myself.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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2 4 0 4 83

Comment: His teaching method is not working. The worksheets, readings, discussions, and midterm are challenging but ineffective.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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48 64 71 25 57

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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50 50 50 50 50

Comment: ugghhhh

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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50 21 25 0 50

Comment: Worst professor I have ever had (and I've had some pretty bad professors...) 1. this is the first professor I've had who simply REFUSES to actually teach during lecture. Instead, he goes on long tangents about whatever happens to be on his mind at the moment. 2. uses the excuse "you are Berkeley students" to make up for his own lack of teaching ability 3. the lectures, problem sets, textbook, auxiliary readings, and sections are COMPLETELY unrelated to each other. This class lacks COHERENCY. 4. he told us what to expect on the midterm, and later took off points for answers that he said were what he expected. 5. COMPLETELY UNAPPROACHABLE: he ignores your emails and when I approached him in person, he told me he didn't think it was worth his time to deal with me so yeah...never ever take Delong...WORST PROFESSOR EVER.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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59 51 63 50 60

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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23 50 50 18 72

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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50 50 50 50 50

Comment: Fairly boring

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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17 63 39 14 56

Comment: Horrible lecturer.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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42 50 50 50 50

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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18 23 27 21 60

Comment: Um.... Ya.......

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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50 50 50 50 50

Comment: good

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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42 68 50 34 67

Comment: Delong is not the best lecturer because he often goes off on tangents and not everything he says relates back to economics. However, if you take his class and understand the problem sets, the exams are not too difficult. He is not very helpful as a professor so utilize your GSI to get the best grade overall.

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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1 1 1 2 1

Comment: I have no word to describe how terrible this class is, taking all my time!!!ARGH!!

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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25 29 33 29 56

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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59 46 50 40 90

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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8 56 29 9 36

Comment: His lectures are useless

ECON 1 (Spring 2012)

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50 50 50 50 50

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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5 20 10 13 10

Comment: TOO INTO HIMSELF. NOT INTO TEACHING HIS STUDENTS. UGH.

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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83 100 68 19 59

Comment: It's overall easy class if you keep up with your problem sets, but you will not get anything out of the class.

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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24 38 50 34 27

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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50 50 50 50 50

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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12 70 12 1 14

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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37 69 37 71 75

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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66 65 43 56 65

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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42 93 68 24 37

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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50 75 76 50 65

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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68 91 89 75 100

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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90 75 70 21 18

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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23 18 44 26 22

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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49 76 62 10 89

Comment: May be a good professor. But a not very good teacher. I don't even remember what i learned in this class although i ended up with a decent grade.

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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35 46 50 43 58

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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70 77 89 64 67

Comment: Easy exams, pretty doable assignments, his practice exams and his actual exams were pretty much one and the same.

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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42 62 59 50 50

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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26 38 50 27 50

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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38 50 43 37 50

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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69 70 70 57 76

Comment: Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subject. Tendency to go off-tangent. Practice midterms similar to actual midterm. Problem sets were mostly straightforward.

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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17 51 50 0 100

Comment: The lecture is completely useless.... Use do all the problem sets and understand the material then you will be ok.

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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65 69 57 13 57

Comment: Delong is an incredible smart guy. He has a lot to teach if you're willing to listen. I just think he should stick to teaching upper division courses. His lectures, problem sets, and readings never corresponded to each other (though his problem sets were almost identical to his midterms/final). I would stick to taking Econ 1 with Olney in the spring; you'll learn much more.

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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82 63 83 61 74

Comment: Great professor, you can tell that he is super smart and extremely passionate about what he is doing. His problem sets can get tricky sometimes, but his exams are very straight forward, 99.9% similar to practice exams. I learned a lot in this class!

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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50 84 68 28 50

Comment: Delong is without a doubt very knowledgeable. He's just not a good professor. Goes off-tangent in lectures a lot over several random things (Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, etc). Practice Midterm was almost identical with real midterm. Don't judge the final based on the practice final though. Few people finished the final before the time ended.

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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41 38 39 39 62

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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87 95 80 72 72

Comment: The practice midterms are very similar to the actual midterms. Be sure to focus on them when you study. The final was much harder than the midterms. And getting an iClicker for this class was definitely worth it. Delong can be a bit dry, but I understood the concepts very well and the problem sets were very reasonable.

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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77 71 74 50 50

Comment: Honestly, he's an okay professor. He means well, he just isn't too great at teaching. The exams are not bad, just study the problem sets. The class is curved, so you have to make sure you do better than your classmates to get a good grade.

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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50 10 13 34 16

Comment: totally terrible

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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50 50 50 50 50

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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27 28 50 49 73

Comment: This professor doesn't really teach. He, like all other professors, commands a mastery of the material, but the problem sets and exams have very little to do with lectures. Expect to do a lot of self-studying and who you get as your GSI is VERY important.

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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50 50 50 50 50

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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50 68 31 90 76

Comment: thats a good professor, but the exams are hard. need a lot of working.

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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50 70 74 36 73

Comment: GSI plays a major role in the class.

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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46 61 74 30 42

Comment: I really like him, he seems to know stuff, but he's assignments are really random and he does not help to clarify the class.

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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58 79 50 67 68

Comment: His quizzes on the summer homework were really difficult. His problem sets are difficult and long, but he is willing to listen to us and to edit future problem sets. He also has participation points during lecture so it will help with our grades. However, his lectures are sometimes very complex for people who haven't taken Econ before.

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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34 63 34 30 28

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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37 69 56 32 60

Comment: We are responsible for a lot of information in this class. He covers the minimal amount.

ECON 1 (Fall 2010)

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0 0 0 50 1

ECON 24 (Fall 2011)

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50 50 50 50 50

ECON 24 (Fall 2011)

Overall Assignments Exams Helpfulness Enthusiasm
68 15 17 16 15

Comment: I would say that this class with Delong has about 4 units worth of reading a week. That being said the only thing expected of you is participation in class regarding the readings. Thus, grades are almost impossible to gauge. There is one-two essays at the end which are short but incorporate a lot of material. Delong knows his stuff but is not the best at facilitating discussion which is the point of this class. Take if you are very passionate about econ and want to learn and maybe get to know a professor a little. Do not take if you want an easy freshman seminar with a prof you will become best buddies with.