Winter 2022 - I adore Prof. Woo. I have told everyone I know that needs to take this course to wait to take it with Woo because she makes learning about accounting so fun somehow. She is super clear and concise and truly cares about what she's teaching. Cannot wait to take another course with her in the future
Winter 2021 - The best class in the accounting minor I've ever taken. By far. She uploads all her lecture videos at the start of class, so you can watch everything at your own pace. Pretty helpful. She goes through the notes with you in "fill-in-the blank" style, so lectures are clear and helpful. No complaints at all about the lecture style or clarity. Homework is only recommended, but those that did it tended to do better. You probably don't need to do ALL the recommended questions (she recommends more than necessary); just do at least one from each topic. If you choose to completely skip the homework, it might be hard to get an A. There are 3 quizzes, each worth 33%. If you pay attention to her lectures, take good notes, and do at least some of the recommended homework, you should be more than fine to get an A. Sometimes the book/homework contradicts what she teaches in lecture (since the book sometimes uses weird accounts), but always remember to use what she taught us as a rule-of-thumb in these cases. Quizzes were also multiple choice and non-cumulative, which helped. She also gave us an Extra Credit Opportunity worth 3% of our grade, which is a pretty substantial chunk and certainly helped push some students over the edge for an A. It seems as if most of my peers were successful and enjoyed this class. I certainly did. Highly recommend Woo for 120A.
Winter 2020 - Exams are challenging in this class because they’re open note/open book exams. Professor Woo lectures are clear and concise, but sometimes boring. She just has this really calm and almost monotone voice but obviously this isn’t a big deal. While the lectures notes and the class examples are mostly straight forward and appear simple, DON’T let this fool you. The exams are way more challenging and closer related to the textbook problems, which can become tedious if you wait until the last week to do them. It will drive you crazy because they can get repetitive! But this is honestly the best way to study. I found the midterm in particular to be very time crushed so try not to refer so often to your notes and just do them from memory and double check if you have time in the end. The final was online and I guess because this was very last minute, she made it extremely easy. It was almost pointless to have spent hours on hours studying for an exam that could have easily been aced without having done any hw. Of course, next quarter it will also be online, but by then she probably will change the difficulty since she has time to format a much harder test! I would recommend taking her if you can 8/10