Connan Andrew Snider
Department of Economics
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Easiness 2.8 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 1.2 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.4 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.8 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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June 26, 2012

One thing surprised me is the average for final, in the previous two midterms the average is 50 and 55 but amazingly in the final the average jumps to 77, I found the final is of same difficulty as the midterms but don't know how the average becomes so high.

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June 26, 2012

Finally the final grade came out, I was a little surprised I got an A+. He seems to be a nice guy but cannot explain the concepts deeper. Also, all the examples in the his lectures are too easy to be helpful. After the second midterm, I just stop taking notes during lectures because the notes online are more detailed. If you want to do well, make sure do those practice questions, past year midterms and go to TA'S REVIEW SESSION before the exam.I cannot say his class is harder than Mcdevit but he is much less effective than Mcdevit.Overall I did not find this class difficult.

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June 21, 2012

Snider is a really smart guy and he knows what he is talking about. I don't have a problem with that. It's actually better than having those professors who have no idea what they're supposed to be teaching.

Real problem is that he assumes all his students to be the same math/econ geek that he is. So even though the topics covered in the class are really interesting, he doesn't really bother explaining the fundamental concepts and intuition behind all the math-intense stuff (unlike Professor McDevitt, who makes sure that you understand the intuition behind everything), and this is what makes his class difficult.

The curve is really generous though. If you can do half of the problems on the exam, a B is guaranteed.

As long as you go to his lectures (his ppt slides don't really help), know how to take derivatives, and don't mind doing some complicated algebra, getting an A in the class is definitely possible.

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June 11, 2012

Allah, Jesus, Chinese Buddha, Saddam Hussein and whatever you believe in, please save whoever is taking Econ 101 with him right now.

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June 10, 2012

Let me preface by saying that I love micro and I love economics. I'm looking into enrolling in a PhD program after college. So whatever I say comes from a place of genuine concern for economics students and UCLA and the field of economics. I feel as though Snider permanently damaged my economic intuition by making the topic of Micro Theory so frickin convoluted and overly complicated. Instead of helping you reason through the concepts he sets out to teach, he gets mired down in algebra and ends up teaching you absolutely nothing. Subjects like Game Theory and Imperfect competition are so important to the field of economics – and they can actually be interesting! But not with Snider. Not only is he unable to communicate these concepts, he doesn't even seem to have a grasp of them himself! This is me venting a couple days before my final, because he hasn't taught me anything I need to do the practice problems that he puts online!! Jesus, Allah and the Buddha help you if you have to take his class.

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April 30, 2012

Ignore every comment below, sorry guys, I am just trying to update this man. On Spring 2012, finally, he changes his exam. (On Winter 2011 and Spring 2010, he used the same test! Ridiculous! Huh?) And he makes it like 1000000 times tougher than previous exam!!!!! Doing his homework is not helping, practice midterm has no answer provided (and it is relatively close to actual exam). And on the exam, you have no idea what the answer he is looking for at all!!!!!!!! Can anybody tell me, what is he thinking about?

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June 7, 2011

he is really not that hard, sure he cant always express everything the right way but most of the time the students are just stupid. This course is hard if you are one of those econ majors who cant do math (which seems to be a surprising number) but you can take a derivative and do algebra you will be fine. the average on the second midterm was a 49 so he added 20 points to every test. I ended up getting 100 with the 20 points but then again im a math major so this class was super easy.

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April 11, 2011

He can't explain anything, true. But his students are even dumber. I'm writing this as I am listening to his lecture

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June 27, 2010

It was his first time teaching a course the quarter that I had him. The topic itself is very interesting, but I'm in love with micro. My main complaints would be that his powerpoints are hard to follow at times, because he would skip a step while showing derivations and it would confuse the class. His practice exams and problem sets were usually harder than what we saw on our midterms and final. While I can see how his teaching wasn't exactly effective for everyone in the class, he did compensate by having generous curves.

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June 26, 2012

One thing surprised me is the average for final, in the previous two midterms the average is 50 and 55 but amazingly in the final the average jumps to 77, I found the final is of same difficulty as the midterms but don't know how the average becomes so high.

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June 26, 2012

Finally the final grade came out, I was a little surprised I got an A+. He seems to be a nice guy but cannot explain the concepts deeper. Also, all the examples in the his lectures are too easy to be helpful. After the second midterm, I just stop taking notes during lectures because the notes online are more detailed. If you want to do well, make sure do those practice questions, past year midterms and go to TA'S REVIEW SESSION before the exam.I cannot say his class is harder than Mcdevit but he is much less effective than Mcdevit.Overall I did not find this class difficult.

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June 21, 2012

Snider is a really smart guy and he knows what he is talking about. I don't have a problem with that. It's actually better than having those professors who have no idea what they're supposed to be teaching.

Real problem is that he assumes all his students to be the same math/econ geek that he is. So even though the topics covered in the class are really interesting, he doesn't really bother explaining the fundamental concepts and intuition behind all the math-intense stuff (unlike Professor McDevitt, who makes sure that you understand the intuition behind everything), and this is what makes his class difficult.

The curve is really generous though. If you can do half of the problems on the exam, a B is guaranteed.

As long as you go to his lectures (his ppt slides don't really help), know how to take derivatives, and don't mind doing some complicated algebra, getting an A in the class is definitely possible.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
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June 11, 2012

Allah, Jesus, Chinese Buddha, Saddam Hussein and whatever you believe in, please save whoever is taking Econ 101 with him right now.

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0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
June 10, 2012

Let me preface by saying that I love micro and I love economics. I'm looking into enrolling in a PhD program after college. So whatever I say comes from a place of genuine concern for economics students and UCLA and the field of economics. I feel as though Snider permanently damaged my economic intuition by making the topic of Micro Theory so frickin convoluted and overly complicated. Instead of helping you reason through the concepts he sets out to teach, he gets mired down in algebra and ends up teaching you absolutely nothing. Subjects like Game Theory and Imperfect competition are so important to the field of economics – and they can actually be interesting! But not with Snider. Not only is he unable to communicate these concepts, he doesn't even seem to have a grasp of them himself! This is me venting a couple days before my final, because he hasn't taught me anything I need to do the practice problems that he puts online!! Jesus, Allah and the Buddha help you if you have to take his class.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
April 30, 2012

Ignore every comment below, sorry guys, I am just trying to update this man. On Spring 2012, finally, he changes his exam. (On Winter 2011 and Spring 2010, he used the same test! Ridiculous! Huh?) And he makes it like 1000000 times tougher than previous exam!!!!! Doing his homework is not helping, practice midterm has no answer provided (and it is relatively close to actual exam). And on the exam, you have no idea what the answer he is looking for at all!!!!!!!! Can anybody tell me, what is he thinking about?

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
June 7, 2011

he is really not that hard, sure he cant always express everything the right way but most of the time the students are just stupid. This course is hard if you are one of those econ majors who cant do math (which seems to be a surprising number) but you can take a derivative and do algebra you will be fine. the average on the second midterm was a 49 so he added 20 points to every test. I ended up getting 100 with the 20 points but then again im a math major so this class was super easy.

Helpful?

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April 11, 2011

He can't explain anything, true. But his students are even dumber. I'm writing this as I am listening to his lecture

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June 27, 2010

It was his first time teaching a course the quarter that I had him. The topic itself is very interesting, but I'm in love with micro. My main complaints would be that his powerpoints are hard to follow at times, because he would skip a step while showing derivations and it would confuse the class. His practice exams and problem sets were usually harder than what we saw on our midterms and final. While I can see how his teaching wasn't exactly effective for everyone in the class, he did compensate by having generous curves.

Helpful?

0 0 Please log in to provide feedback.
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Overall Rating
Based on 14 Users
Easiness 2.8 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 1.2 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.4 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.8 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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