Patrick Dennis Convery
Department of Economics
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3.4
Overall Rating
Based on 9 Users
Easiness 2.8 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.2 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.8 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: B+
Dec. 19, 2021

I wouldn't recommend this class.

The midterm (30% of the grade) was reasonable and the final was unreasonably difficult. Given that the latter constitutes half of the grade for this course, I can't recommend taking it. The problem sets (20% of the grade) were also difficult as they were mostly content that the professor hadn't covered in lecture.

The difficulty of the testing aside, Dr. Convery doesn't know how to lecture. He goes over a scanned pdf notes and talks over them every single lecture and then expects us to understand. Once in a while he might look over an example problem from the textbook and just talk over it and very briefly explain the steps.

He doesn't do a good job of explaining any lecture content and you have to teach yourself through the problem sets and materials given for the practice midterms and finals. There were a plethora of equations required to solve problems that he never gave us that I was only able to find in the practice materials.

Overall, his lack of teaching ability doesn't allow him to test us as rigorously as he does (many test questions required knowledge of minutia that he mentioned one time and never brought up again), which is why I would not take this class with Dr. Convery again.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A+
Dec. 19, 2021

Professor Convery is a decent lecturer and explains concepts pretty well. However, sometimes he spent too much time on unnecessary real-world examples that digress from econometrics. The class notes are handwritten and not well made, and I would really appreciate it if he could make slides for this class.

Professor Convery's lectures focus primarily on concepts rather than derivations of statistical formulas. However, his exams base heavily on statistics knowledge and the utilization of formulas. The final is kind of unreasonably hard.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: B
March 19, 2020

I mean, the final was optional bc of c*ronavirus but honestly, that saved my ass. Was able to go drink instead of studying for finals. 10/10 would recommend.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: C-
June 4, 2020

TERRIBLE CLASS. The professor seems like he does not want to be there and often does not seem like he knows what he is talking about. No slides and nothing is posted, class notes are disorganized and scribbled on pieces of paper. Not approachable. I would take any other econ professor other than him

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: C
Jan. 12, 2022

This was one of the worst econ classes I've taken at UCLA, not only does the professor just really not explain anything but he doesnt provide accurate study materials or really support you much throughout. The midterm was reasonable (30%) but the final was obscenely hard and the curve that he applied was not transparent at all, I know of several people who found their grade boosted a significant amount from the curve and others who had no change from their raw score. I don't really understand why the course was set up the way it was but there was really no clear learning trajectory, the professor really just read off pre-written notes (some of which were from previous quarters so he doesn't really update materials) and just generally it was not great. Highly recommend NOT taking 103 with this professor if you can!

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
March 14, 2020

Great professor. He is so nice. His lecture is straightforward, and his exams are reasonable. He allows to take a one page notes to exam so that you don't need to memorize all the complicated formulas. He also concern about students, will always listen to students and take their suggestions. Take him and won't be regret

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
March 13, 2020

excellent teacher. best econ professor i've had at UCLA. can be a bit dry, but he's very straightforward

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: B+
Dec. 19, 2021

I wouldn't recommend this class.

The midterm (30% of the grade) was reasonable and the final was unreasonably difficult. Given that the latter constitutes half of the grade for this course, I can't recommend taking it. The problem sets (20% of the grade) were also difficult as they were mostly content that the professor hadn't covered in lecture.

The difficulty of the testing aside, Dr. Convery doesn't know how to lecture. He goes over a scanned pdf notes and talks over them every single lecture and then expects us to understand. Once in a while he might look over an example problem from the textbook and just talk over it and very briefly explain the steps.

He doesn't do a good job of explaining any lecture content and you have to teach yourself through the problem sets and materials given for the practice midterms and finals. There were a plethora of equations required to solve problems that he never gave us that I was only able to find in the practice materials.

Overall, his lack of teaching ability doesn't allow him to test us as rigorously as he does (many test questions required knowledge of minutia that he mentioned one time and never brought up again), which is why I would not take this class with Dr. Convery again.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A+
Dec. 19, 2021

Professor Convery is a decent lecturer and explains concepts pretty well. However, sometimes he spent too much time on unnecessary real-world examples that digress from econometrics. The class notes are handwritten and not well made, and I would really appreciate it if he could make slides for this class.

Professor Convery's lectures focus primarily on concepts rather than derivations of statistical formulas. However, his exams base heavily on statistics knowledge and the utilization of formulas. The final is kind of unreasonably hard.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: B
March 19, 2020

I mean, the final was optional bc of c*ronavirus but honestly, that saved my ass. Was able to go drink instead of studying for finals. 10/10 would recommend.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: C-
June 4, 2020

TERRIBLE CLASS. The professor seems like he does not want to be there and often does not seem like he knows what he is talking about. No slides and nothing is posted, class notes are disorganized and scribbled on pieces of paper. Not approachable. I would take any other econ professor other than him

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: C
Jan. 12, 2022

This was one of the worst econ classes I've taken at UCLA, not only does the professor just really not explain anything but he doesnt provide accurate study materials or really support you much throughout. The midterm was reasonable (30%) but the final was obscenely hard and the curve that he applied was not transparent at all, I know of several people who found their grade boosted a significant amount from the curve and others who had no change from their raw score. I don't really understand why the course was set up the way it was but there was really no clear learning trajectory, the professor really just read off pre-written notes (some of which were from previous quarters so he doesn't really update materials) and just generally it was not great. Highly recommend NOT taking 103 with this professor if you can!

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
March 14, 2020

Great professor. He is so nice. His lecture is straightforward, and his exams are reasonable. He allows to take a one page notes to exam so that you don't need to memorize all the complicated formulas. He also concern about students, will always listen to students and take their suggestions. Take him and won't be regret

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
March 13, 2020

excellent teacher. best econ professor i've had at UCLA. can be a bit dry, but he's very straightforward

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3.4
Overall Rating
Based on 9 Users
Easiness 2.8 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.2 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.8 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.0 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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