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Richard Stone
(Management)


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Positive Comments (7)

Subject: Not Bad at All  (Mar 02 2009, 01:06PM)
Student: Anonymous (Marketing)
Class:Intro to Marketing (A)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 It's weird to see so many negative comments about Dr. Stone. He's really nice and tries to be funny during class. He does go off on random topics, but I'd rather sit there for that than have a strict teacher. You only have a few tests in class and there was one extra credit assignment. The tests were kind of tricky, but if you pay attention to the tables it's easier. He tries to give a lot of examples and is willing to help anyone.
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Subject: Good Professor  (Mar 24 2005, 06:45PM)
Student: Anonymous (Marketing)
Class:Principles of Marketing (A-)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Take Dr. Stone because he is a very down to earth guy who has taught this particular class enough times to know what he's doing. I bought the book used from a person who obviously had the class and he teaches straight from the book. Everything he said in class was highlighted and every chart he put up on the overhead was marked as such in the book as well. He's a fun guy as long as you come to class (because he takes attendance everyday).
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Subject: Funny guy...  (Mar 31 2004, 04:33PM)
Student: Anonymous (Accounting)
Class:Principles of Marketing (B)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Stone is the funniest prof I've had here. He tells alot of stories in class and even makes fun of students (even when its you he's making fun of, you still have to laugh). The class was kinda pointless as I thought it was a lot of common sense. The three tests are all 30 questions each and are all real world example questions. Don't bother taking notes, just buy the book and highlight it in class. There would be no purpose to going at all but he does take attendence. WARNING: When you pick a seat the first day of class try to sit in the back if you can b/c Stone is a rather loud man (plus he's got some weird, half Boston accent). Read the book and you'll do fine in this class. Definitely take him for a fun time.
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Subject: Easy Class  (May 07 2003, 06:07PM)
Student: Anonymous (Economics)
Class:Marketing 305 (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 He teaches this class straight out of the book. Know the book well and you will get an A in his class. I don't know my grade yet but it is probably an A minus and I never even bothered to take notes!
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Subject: Good prof...even if he's from Boston  (Apr 02 2003, 10:34PM)
Student: Anonymous (Marketing)
Class:International Marketing (B+)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 If you have an opportunity to take him for a marketing class, do so! Sometimes he's a little long-winded, but what professor at Ship isn't? He's a very fair grader, and if you do your work and show a little effort, you'll do fine. Every now and then, he goes off on tangents, but he won't test you on anything he hasn't at least mentioned in class.
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Subject: Mahketing  (Nov 21 2002, 02:06PM)
Student: Anonymous (MIS)
Class:Marketing (B+)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 This professor is fantastic. His class is enjoyable and he's one of the few profs I've had with personality. He's got an opinion on everything, and sometime it can be amusing. He really values the students' questions and is very helpful. Overall, I highly recommend him.
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Subject: Easy class / Take if you can  (Jul 30 2002, 11:33AM)
Student: Anonymous (Marketing)
Class:Principles of Marketing (A)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 If you're a student who likes to learn straight out of a book and can memorize things easily - here is the class for you!
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Negative Comments (6)

Subject: Dick Stone... The Name fits  (May 11 2006, 06:54PM)
Student: 3.7 Student ()
Class:Principles Of Marketing (C)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Ok... This class isn't hard. But his tests are. This guy literally should not be allowed to teach. He does nothing. Joe Six Pack (name used courtesy of Dr. Mathis) could teach this class just as well as Stone does. Class is compiled of slides which are not much help at all. But like I said, his tests are literally impossible. Coming into this semester I was carrying a 3.7 and had never gotten a C in college. I still may be able to avoid a C if I ace the final tommorow...but see this is what sucks: His class is composed of 100 points, thats it. So I bombed the first test because according to the way his class seemed, it should be easy...WRONG. I got a 20 out of 30...no big deal, just bring my grade up on the next test right? WRONG AGAIN. By missing 10 points on the first exam, I had to get every test question the rest of the year correct or no A. So here's the deal... Stone's going on sabatical next semester...with any luck, he'll stay there, if not and youre thinking about taking him, go for it...but know this... Be ready for his first exam, his asshole don't give a f* attitude, and the most boring class ever that will make you HATE THE FACT THAT PROFESSOR'S ARE TENURED...oh and one more thing...when we did his evaluation this year, as he left room he said, quote, "go ahead, i'm tenured anyway". Good luck
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Subject: very tricky tests  (Apr 05 2006, 09:53AM)
Student: curvecraver (finance)
Class:Marketing 305 (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Stone is an old school prof: he uses overhead slides and retells you what is in the book. He adds very little that is useful. I figured a class like this would incorporate more current events, but doesn't (some of his slides are of advertisements and statistics that are many years old. The grading is 30% each for 3 tests (around 30 multiple choice questions each), and 10% attendence/class participation. He does take roll daily. The big problem is the tests are VERY tricky. They are from the test bank he gets from the book and are mainly about knowing vocabulary. If you have trouble with memorization and distinguishing between very similarly worded options, then you will do poorly. The text is poor. I predict that you will learn virtually nothing from this textbook and professor combination, except for the common nouns that the textbook redefines in a way specific to this context. If you were to start spouting that sort of "knowledge" in a job interview, you'd probably soon wish you hadn't. There is no group work or extra credit or anything "extra" like that. Dr. Richard Stone does the bare minimum (he's preparing to retire, and is just coasting), and describes what you will get out of the class. For example, tests are always on Wednesday, and attendance is optional on Mondays and Fridays: What am I paying tuition for?! I feel this class was a rip-off and a waste of my time and money.
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Subject: douche  (Oct 12 2005, 07:00PM)
Student: Anonymous (marketing/management)
Class:Principles of Marketing (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 This guy is a complete douche. You have to go and listen to this ass babble about attendance and his stupid housekeeper. He uses overheads like your history teacher in 8th grade and the overheads come right from the book. Don't take him unless you need a reason to gauge out your eyes and tear you own ears off.
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Subject: Take him at your own risk  (Dec 22 2004, 11:04AM)
Student: Anonymous (accounting)
Class:Principles of Marketing (B-)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 I just got my grades. I expected an A or A- but was given a B-. In my section he rushed through all the material because he wasted so much time during the semester with stupid stories then on the final he tested us on things that he hadn't covered. Sure you can read the book but if I wanted that from a course I would take it online. He even told the 8 am class to not show up a couple times because they were so far ahead of my section. Most of the class time is a waste of time unless you like to hear about things not related to marketing. His classes are like Seinfeld, a class about nothing. This could be a great class but take it from ANYONE else for a better learning experience.
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Subject: Buy the book  (Nov 01 2004, 11:23PM)
Student: Anonymous (Info Tech)
Class:Principles of Marketing (C+)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 He just teaches out of the book. The tests come from the book and so do his lectures. Seriously, you follow along page for page. Try and get him off subject because if he gets side tracked class goes fast.
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Subject: ASS!  (Dec 04 2002, 12:14PM)
Student: Anonymous (MIS)
Class:Marketing (C+)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 This guy is a total ass! His classes were so boring and he taught right out of the book. In order to do good in this class you have to note card the whole book. If you like to memorize take this class, if not do not waste your time.
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Subject: must read if taking stone  (Jan 11 2011, 07:25AM)
Student: Anonymous (supply chain)
Class:logistics management (B)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 THE RICHARD STONE LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT GUIDE TO SUCCESS:
1. come to class with an open mind
2. come to class ready to listen very carefully
3. come to class ready to take detailed notes
4. don't expect technological aids(powerpoint, d2l, anything on a computer pretty much)
5. write down every single word written or spoken in class
6. write down everything written/spoken and do so with the greatest attention to detail
7. if you miss something, just ask him to repeat it and be prepared for a ridiculous response (but none the less, write down everything he says anyway)
8. read the designated readings from the syllabus (although boring, they will help make sense of his notes)
9. try not to ask too many questions, unless you actually have a good one to ask (he will get off topic very easily)
10. never expect class to start on time
11. his tests are absurd and consist of 15-20 mc tricky questions using exact details from the notes and 2 short answers that are usually alright as long as you memorize the notes and text readings.(for real, memorize every note you took regardless of how mundane it seems)
12. come to every class and participate as much as possible (it'll pay off when he adds his attendance points up)
13. his point scale is usually out of 100 which means every thing counts for a huge portion of your final grade (so don't slack off on anything)
14. the day before the test while in class ask as many questions about what will be on the test (he will seem irritated, but if done right you can get a few helpful hints of what to expect on his otherwise unpredictable question)
15. The tests will make or break your final grade so take them very very seriously and study as much as you can. (each question is worth like 1 full percentage point of your final grade in the class)

If you follow these simple guidelines, take extremely detailed notes, show up to class everyday and participate, come to class with an open mind, and don't mind being bored to death, you'll get by with a solid B. After the first test, learn from your mistakes and your strong points and don't get frustrated (that'll just make his class 10x worse) Just try and get a feel of how he incorporates his lectures into test questions and study harder for the next one. He also has a field trip with a paper due and two assignments which most likely will be 5% of your total grade. Take extreme caution and pay close attention to detail on all three assignments. He will take off points for the most random mistakes regardless if they illustrate your true material knowledge. On the hw assignments, they are simple and short, but double and triple check your numbers and ALWAYS label everything. As for the paper, be very detailed and do not write anything unless it is 100% completely factual and pertains to what you are learning. Overall Dr. Stone is a good guy deep down. He comes off a little odd, old school, loud, unorthodox, what have you. But in the end if you just stick with it and play his game, you'll do fine. He will go off on tangents about random logistics topics, just use these times to catch your breath and get ready for the next batch of notes to come. Good Luck
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Subject: Alright  (May 20 2005, 10:25AM)
Student: Megan (Accounting)
Class:Principles of Marketing (C)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Dr. Stone's classes can be a little boring but he does follow the book so you have some idea of what he's talking about. Make sure you study the chapters very closely for each exam because there are only 3 exams and that's your grade.
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Subject: ridiculous  (Jan 06 2005, 01:13PM)
Student: Anonymous (Finance)
Class:Intro to Marketing (B)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Overall Dr. Stone is a fairly nice guy, and his classes pass by pretty quickly. He goes off on tangents a lot, which isn't bad, but taking notes in class is about as useful as a sh*t flavored lollipop. The tests are 30 multiple choice, and aren't difficult if you study the book. His grading system is the main problem. On the first test I was only 2 points away from the highest grade in the class, and on the second test I was only one point away from the highest in the class. I only missed 3 classes, and somehow I got a B. Ridiculous. If you're looking for an A, I don't think he gives them. If you're looking for a B, this is the class for you.
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Subject: Nomar Garciaparra  (Dec 21 2003, 01:23PM)
Student: Anonymous (Finance)
Class:Principles of Marketing (A)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Such a cool Boston accent! Dr. Stone was a decent professor. His class was a joke because it takes him like 10 minutes to take roll, and then it's so easy for him to get off track and waste another 10 minutes. Read the text book! His exams are based so much off the text. Know the key words, the ones that are boldfaced. Final exam was not comprehensive. He takes roll, like I said... if you don't miss a lot of classes, he'll give you an extra point or two if you need it.
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Subject: Easy, but dont expect to learn much  (Sep 03 2002, 11:25PM)
Student: Anonymous ()
Class:Marketing (B+)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Easy. Takes about 10-15 minutes of the class taking role and talking. Lectures are straight from the book. Multiple Choice tests- Application of ideas. You can argue for points the class after test.
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