All Ratings and Reviews for Li Zhang
You swear that the class is not that hard but since everyone does well in it, its really hard to get an A. She made the midterm pretty long and more difficult than expected but the final was fair. The material is not hard but the class does so well you have to scramble for partcipation points or ace everything.
Zhang was a really nice prof who seemed to care about her teaching and our learning. She is very organized, with well-done printouts of lecture notes that you fill in and do problems on during class. Class is long, but you go over several examples and thoroughly cover the material. I learned a lot in her class and did well on the tests. She is definitely not easy, though. The midterm isn't bad, because a lot of it is repetition and elaboration of lower division stuff. The final was much tougher. Several people I know fared much below their expectations, but if you do the problems more than once and can understand the concepts well, you should be able to get an A.
Course had a few nuggets of info in it. All accounting stuff. The professor often got confused or gave an "I don't know" when asked about more than what was in the book. Take it to reinforce core accounting, but that's about it.
she's a very average professor. If you want to here lot's of bad jokes and stories about her sickly children then take her and go to her class.
The last review from Mgmt 220 was not fair at all. Her materials were well chosen to avoid overlap with core 403. What was covered in 403 is hardly mentioned in 220. I believe the accounting faculty have good coordination in MBA teaching. Besides, she is indeed knowledgeable. I think she is not willing to waste the class's time to answer stupid questions - that's why she sais I don't know.
I passed CFA exams but never really understood pension accounting, deferred taxes, etc. However, I learned this stuff in 220. So if you think knowing that is helpful in anyway, take this course.
she was horrible...she made us feel stupid after the dclass if you go see her in her office....she made it so hard this year and screwed me and my freinds...didnt learn anything either...is not organized at all...DONT TAKE HER EVER
This class really jacked up a lot of people's grades. She USED to be great, easy, and caring about her students. But somehow, people started complaining about her easiness and she took it out on our class. Her midterm was very long and impossible to finish. Her lectures will not prepare you at all for her tests. You basically have to know the book inside and out because she'll test you on things that were not in lecture. Because of her class, I am no longer doing the accounting minor! She made the subject so hard, and turned many eager minds into hopeless ones. For those people who naturally get accounting, you'll probably be okay, but there were so many of us who gave this class our all and did horrible...
there are two types of students who succeed in college, the ones who are born smart and don't have to work hard, and those who aren't born smart but work their asses off to do well. As someone who fits into the latter group, all I can recommend is reading the chapters and doing the homework before class, and then coming in with whatever questions you have for the prof, understand the lecture notes inside-out, and review the HW probs before each exam. Zhang is amicable and concerned about student learning, but I didn't find her lecture style to be any better or worse than say Litt or Gardner's. Accounting's just one of those things you have to practice over and over again to do well in.
Prof. Zhang is a very fair and straightforward teacher-disregard the other comments made by previous students. The midterm for 120A was mostly review of 1A and 1B and was fairly easy material. The final was more difficult due to the newer material. Prof. Zhang gives accurate review sheets that let the students know what to study. She is also helpful outside of class and does care about student learning. Make sure to participate and do well on the case studies.
If you can learn on your own, going to lecture is waste of time. Her lecture is really really dry. Instead of talking about the stories happened in the business world, she kept bragging about how godd she was as a student bluh bluh bluh. Why? That's because compare with professor Litt, professor Klein and other faculty members from Anderson, professor Zhang does not have any experience from the field.
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