7 evaluations Recognizes Student Difficulties: 1.43 Presents Material Clearly: 1.14
Professor Cashier is a very nice person. He is very experienced in accounting. There are test every day, two midterms, group presentation, and a final. You must read the book and teach yourself the concepts. It isn't to bad of a class and I would recommend Professor Cashier.
This guy did not teach one bit. He likes to read the chapter objectives outloud to the class (hello! we already know how to read!!!). He never however does any teaching in ACCOUNTING!!!! He wastes your time by reading outloud about what we are supposed to learn about, but never teaches you the stuff. This guy is ridiculous. However he is a very nice person, but im not in school to meet nice people, im here to learn....so TEACH dammit!
You will have to teach yourself everything in this class. He is not a very good lecturer. You can get an easy A or B by just going to class and putting in a little effort. You will not learn a whole lot unless you teach yourself. If you want a good grade take him. If you want to learn take someone else.
I would definitely recommend taking Prof. Cashier. He is the nicest guy and so understanding. There are quizes everyday, which at first really scared me, because I hate it when teachers give quizes everyday. I prefer to take like 2 midterms and a final. But I was really surprised because by the end of the class I was actually grateful that he gave those daily quizes. Don't get me wrong, the quizes are hard-they are like midterm type questions. But it forced me to keep current w/ the material and not fall behind. So when it came to the 2 midterms and final, I already knew all the stuff. Oh yeah, and the second midterm is soely a group midterm. He is very generous when it comes to grading the midterms too. You can do a whole problem wrong and get docked like only 2 points. The only hard part of the class is that you have to read the chapters, then do the homework (homework isn't collected though), then study for the quiz. But if you take the time, it will definitely pay off. Also I missed two quizes, but he allowed me to make them up. He is a really nice guy; take him!
Although Cashier is a cute, genuine professor, I did not enjoy his class. He would assign homework's to prepare the class for the daily quizzes, but the homework questions would not be anything like the daily quizzes. It was almost like he just blindly chose questions to but on the quizzes and exams. It felt impossible to prepare for anything in his class. After every exam I walked out feeling like I got 100% and then would be returned 85%'s. I just didnt understand his class.
When it comes to the quizzes it doesn't matter whether you do or you don't pay attention in class. All his course materials are provided from a book manufacturer: the book, the powerpoints, and the quizzes, because he uses all the provided materials he doesn't seem to understand the way the questions are worded anymore than the class does. Whenever you ask him what a homework question or quiz question means or why that was the correct answer his response is either that he "should have taken that one out" or that he "doesn't like the way the question was worded", which doesn't help your understanding of the concepts or why you're receiving the grade that you are.
The class structure is assigned reading followed by a speed lecture in which Dan reads an abbreviated version of what we already read and we complete no practice computational problems, this is all capped off with an end of class quiz on what was just lectured on. The quiz consists of true/false and computational problems. Overall the class is difficult to follow and the teaching/learning is minimal.