Edward McDevitt

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ECON 2
Principles of Economics See Full Profile

Overall 3.5 Easiness 1.5 Workload 2.0 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 3.8

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OMIGOSH. how does he even remember all those lectures?!?!?! he is sooooo extremely organized and a great lecturer. plus, he writes BIG so everyone sees it. i don't think he cares much about the students though. either u want to learn, or u don't. DON'T READ THE BOOK. in fact, DON'T BUY THE BOOK. of all the econ books i've bought, McDevitt's LECTURE NOTES are the best! if u have his notes, why bother w/ the useless book? he's a very fair grader... midterms and final is a bit hard... u really need to know ur stuff. if u're looking for an easy class, don't take him. but if i were u, i would take him even if the lectures were at 8 o'clock every morning rather than some other professor...

(Nov. 15, 2001)
ECON 11
Microeconomic Theory See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 2.4 Workload 3.0 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness 4.4

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Fast pace, bunch of notes to take, and not enough time to comprehend them all while taking notes in lecture. Old lecture notes uploaded by the professor does not help me comprehend his lecture either. Spent half of my time in the quarter I took this class staring at my note trying to figure out what the professor was trying to say.

(Jan. 13, 2015)
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ECON 41
Statistics for Economists Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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ECON 41
Statistics for Economists See Full Profile

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ECON 101
Microeconomic Theory See Full Profile

Overall 4.3 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.5 Clarity 4.6 Helpfulness 4.3

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Professor Mcdevitt is definitely one of the most organized professors in the Econ dept. His lectures are clear and straightforward. A few things you may want to know:

1. Your grade is solely based on three exams: 20% midterm 1, 30% midterm 2, 50% final. Homework is posted but not required. It is strongly recommended to do homework on your own, because many homework questions will be more or less on the exam (same format, but numbers changed).

2. His exams are very straightforward. No tricky questions or brainteasers. Almost everything on the exam comes from examples in his lectures. You are tested on how well you understand the concept he delivers and use them in problem solving.

3. Go to his lectures and take notes! He will do many practice problems in lectures, and it is almost guaranteed that ALL OF THEM will be on the exams! You need to know exactly how to solve these problems in the same way he does.

4. Do NOT rely on online notes. Notes will definitely help you study for exams, but NOT everything he delivers in lecture will be posted online. He knows that people skip classes all the time, therefore on his exams he will put some questions he covered in lecture but could not be found on online notes. If you don't go to lecture then you will not know how to solve them.

5. It is important to understand concepts he delivers, including all the graphs he gives in lecture. You are expected know how to interpret and draw the graph.

6. The class average is very high. He does give a "generous curve", but it is not an "easy A". In my class, the curve looks like: 93% A+, 90% A, 87% A-, etc. It is important to be focused and pay attention to detail in exams! Each multiple choice question can worth up to 10 points, and long response questions can worth up to 65 points. If you forget one simple concept you may instantly lose 30+ points on exams, which is almost a letter grade!

Overall it is a rewarding class. You will need to put some work but I definitely would love to take his class again. Good luck.

(Fall Quarter 2016)
ECON 102
Macroeconomic Theory See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 1.8 Workload 1.8 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness 3.0

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For an economics teacher, sure. I'll give him that - his lectures are clear and concise. But when you're going into this class, don't bring your hopes up. UCLA Economics requires you to do a lot of self study and understand the material by yourself.

The "best" teacher I ever had is Ravetch. This guy does not belong in this league of teachers. When you mumble and recite from memory an insurmountable amount of information, I am not impressed. This guy is NOT as good as everyone else says he is.

Do not buy the lecture notes, take your own notes. You need all the help you can get internalizing the theory.

Short answer is not tough, but multiple choice questions (answer choices a-k) are pretty ridiculous sometimes.

Overall, it really doesn't matter what professor you take for any economics class, as it's going to be ridiculous and BS anyway.

(Dec. 17, 2010)
ECON 103
Introduction to Econometrics Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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ECON 103
Introduction to Econometrics See Full Profile

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ECON 103L
Econometrics Laboratory Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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ECON 103L
Econometrics Laboratory See Full Profile

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ECON 106F
Finance Full Profile > 3.3 Overall 1.7 Easiness 1.0 Workload 4.3 Clarity 3.5 Helpfulness
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ECON 106F
Finance See Full Profile

Overall 3.3 Easiness 1.7 Workload 1.0 Clarity 4.3 Helpfulness 3.5

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ECON 106P
Pricing and Strategy See Full Profile

Overall 3.7 Easiness 1.7 Workload 1.6 Clarity 3.7 Helpfulness 3.3

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Prof. McDevitt is the best econ professor I've had in my four years at UCLA. His lectures are very clear and organized. He tests you on the material he teaches you and provides very helpful study guides. He has a geeky sense of humor that only we econ majors can appreciate. If you go to lectures and use his study guides there is no reason you can't get an A in his class.

(April 14, 2005)
ECON 106PL
Pricing and Strategy Laboratory Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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ECON 106PL
Pricing and Strategy Laboratory See Full Profile

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