Adam, Sandra  

Agribusiness

2.53/4.00

15 evaluations


AGB 214


Junior
B
Required (Major)
Jun 2011
She uses an online textbook and homework assignments. There is a hard copy of the text available to purchase or at the library. If you do all the homework and all the labs, you will do fine in the class. The tests can be difficult and somewhat confusing, and I would say make sure you really understand the statement of cash flows at the end.


Sophomore
B
Required (Major)
Feb 2013
She was organized and taught the material really clearly. I would take her again I highly recommend.


Sophomore
B
Required (Major)
May 2013
Professor Adam is a good teacher, but her lectures are dry, especially early in the morning. For 214 her class is formatted as 2 lectures and 1 lab. The lectures are usually an introduction to the course material with the lab being a practical application of it through Excel. Her tests are fair to the material as she presents it and she allows a handwritten notecard for tests (highly valuable with the amount of formulas in financial accounting)Homework and textbook readings are all online based through Aplia which requires you to rent the online course materials. While I would recommend Professor Adam over the other teachers that teach 214, she is not helpful when it comes to answering questions which can make the course difficult for those who fall behind.


Sophomore
N/A
Required (Major)
Oct 2016
Professor Adam never really presented anything in the lecture in a way that would even justify taking any notes whatsoever, additionally the subject material is really difficult and complex, and Prof. Adam continually just assumes that everyone will just know all of the accounting terminology, which is completely new to most of the students. The lab is also a very important part of this class, however other teachers teaching this same course do NOT force their students to use excel, which seems logical since having to learn excel at the same time as the actual course material has been very challenging for me and the other students around me. She additionally doesn't offer too much help in labs preferring her students just "figure it out" for the most part. Long story short, if you take this course plan on reading the textbook (which is also poor as it is 100% online) extensively and learning most of what you will out of it, and very little from the teacher.


Junior
C
Required (Support)
Dec 2016
Professor Adam does not know how to teach. She is a very educated lady, but she cannot communicate how to do things. Her lectures are her saying "here's what we will be doing" and never explaining what we actually are doing. Her lab's are Excel work that she doesn't even understand how to do (thank goodness for the TA). She is also quite bitter. If you talk to her she comes off very short blunt and rude, but if you go to her office hours she will soften up. Although her office hours do you no good. Not a particularly hard class but she is not pleasant. Overall, if possible take a different teacher.

AGB 323


Junior
B
Required (Major)
Sep 2012
If you can take professor Adams for any AGB class I would highly recommend you do so. She presents the material clearly and treats you like an adult instead of a child like most Cal Poly professors. Her test are very straightforward and she explains topics very thoroughly.


Sophomore
A
Required (Major)
Nov 2012
Highly recommend. Very knowledgeable and presents the material clearly. Online assignments and in class tests are straightforward.Very nice lady to have a conversation with in office hours or to clarify questions. Also had her for 214.


Sophomore
B
Required (Major)
Dec 2013
I had professor Adam for both AGB 214 and again for AGB 323. She is a very straight forward and fair teacher. She is very helpful during office hours and lab, although sometimes her labs get a little bit confusing. Her grading is very balanced: about 60% tests and 20% lab and the other 20% Homework, quizzes, and tests. You will get a lot of practice with the material from lab to homework so the tests will seem pretty easy. She is awesome. TAKE HER!


Senior
B
Required (Major)
Nov 2014
Prof Adam for 323 is pretty chill. There is a printed combined handbook for the class you use for labs and lectures that is pretty much what the class is based on. The text book or e book isn't really that helpful you end up just needing the notes from class. Its pretty straight forward one of the few teachers I never needed office hours for because she outlines everything she expects you to know in homework, in class and lab. On exams she lets you use a 3x5 cheat sheet.


Sophomore
C
Required (Major)
Jan 2015
Sandi is very nice. The only reason I disliked her class is her inability to present material clearly. She is really good at what she does, she just doesn't have the ability to communicate that information to her students. However, you can tell that she really does care about her students and wants all of them to succeed. This class ended up being one of my easier classes Fall quarter, when at the beginning I thought it would be my hardest. Because it's managerial accounting, the material in itself is inherently hard, but she tries to make it easier for everybody to do well. We get a 4x6 notecard on all the exams (NOT a 3x5 as the review below me states) which is extremely helpful. I was able to put everything I needed on it to get a Cs on the exams and a B on the final. You'll do fine with Sandi.


Sophomore
B
Required (Major)
Mar 2015
Sandy is a really nice lady. As far as material covered her tests are really fair and straight forward. That being said, the labs are hard and pointless. Overall it is a pretty easy class if you put in the work and Sandy does a pretty good job of presenting the material. Theirs like 11 quizzes and three tests so be prepared to know the material and study regularly.


Sophomore
B
Required (Major)
Jun 2015
Professor Adam is the most useless instructor I have ever had. She gives you lecture notes and then writes the answers on the board without explanations. If you do ask her for an explanation, sure she'll give it to you, but if you don't understand her explanation then she's just going to keep explaining it the same way and then get upset with you and say "well this is really basic stuff, how don't you understand this?" Just find some friends, everyone has her exams, and you get points in lab just for showing up (impossible to fail lab).

AGB 331


Senior
A
Elective
Dec 2013
Professor Adam is a nice lady - I will give her that. However, her lectures are dull, without direction, and diluted by her need to ramble about irrelevant topics. She is definitely a rambler; she has a tendency to forget what she is talking about. The first 2/3 of her class are a review of AGB 214 and 323 which is a breeze. The last 1/3 you're on your own. This is where you must solely learn from Professor Adam. *Dun dunn dunnnn* Good luck. Her tests are multiple choice scantron and a heavily-weighted written problem. Her homework is busy work and similar to a high school agenda. Overall the class is easy, but you will learn very, very little. People only give her good grades because she is nice, not because she is a talented teacher.


Junior
N/A
Required (Major)
Dec 2013
Professor Adam is no doubt a very nice lady who knows what she is talking about. However, once we hit more difficult subject matters such as NPV you are pretty much on your own. Getting through the first two midterms was a breeze, mostly since most of the material was review, but once nobody knew what the heck was going on, things started to fall apart. Professor Adam is really good at reteaching and enforcing material, but this makes it so that when she taught something new, she started in the middle and worked her way up. I did learn a lot from the class though, especially the tax returns portion. Would definitely recommend the class to anyone looking to pursue an Ag Management career, just be prepared to put in extra work in the last bit of the quarter.

SPAN 710


Junior
C
Required (Major)
Nov 2016
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