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Robert Allen
(Accounting)


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Subject: How is Allen still here???  (Apr 14 2009, 11:42AM)
Student: Anonymous (Accounting)
Class:Fundamentals and IntermediateI (B+)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 I've had Allen twice now and I can easily say that he is one of the worst professors at Shippensburg. This guy assigns an ungodly amount of homework, Gives pop quizzes consisting of CPA questions and likes to give 16+ page tests (no exaggeration!). The man is unbelievably boring and CANNOT teach. Be prepared to do hours of homework per week and teach yourself the material. It's no surprise that Allen is the worst ranked professor at Shippensburg (after the #1 got fired) and survey forms reflect that. But, tenure will let you get away with murder.
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Subject: Worst Teacher EVER!  (Mar 19 2009, 01:46PM)
Student: Anonymous (Accounting)
Class:Intermediate Acct I (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Everyone warned me about taking this professor but this semester I had no other choice he was the only one who taught this class. But he doesn't teach you... I've taught myself all the problems. He goes over the homework but doesn't show you any examples before he assigns the homework and tells you that it is okay if you don't get the homework right. Well I wonder why. He told us that the test would be on the homework he assigned and he gave us a 20 point problem on a homework problem he never assigned or showed us how to do it in class. And on the quiz I got one ? wrong on the matching and he gave me no damn points for it and I got one calculation wrong and he gave me zero points for that too. So basically if you don't do everything perfect than you get no points from him and I even argued it with him.
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Subject: AAHH!!!!!!  (Oct 22 2008, 03:42PM)
Student: Concerned Business Student (Business Management)
Class:Fund. of Financial; Managerial (D)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 I hate this professor. He is horrible. Worst thing is that he isn't listed as the professor when you schedule the classes... it is listed as staff and then you get stuck with him. This guy is not effective at teaching in the least bit. He doesn't actually teach you the material. He just assigns you homework and expects you to know how to do everything involved with accounting. His exams are also impossible to get an A on let alone difficult to pass. If you are as unlucky as I and get stuck with him... do WHATEVER you can to get out of his class and into a class with a professor who actually teaches the material ASAP. DO NOT even waste your time by going to one of his classes.
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Subject: OMG  (May 13 2008, 02:11PM)
Student: Anonymous (Accounting)
Class:Intermediate 2 (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 This man is probably the reason why so many people switch from Accounting to Finance. Honestly he has got to be the worst professor/teacher I have ever had...ever. All he does is lecture...lecture...lecture...and he talks so soft and he is so damn boring. I sat in the 2nd row and I needed a hearing aide. Also his tests are impossible. The first exam had 30 multiple choice on it and half the class got 15 or less right. The second test he specifically said "This test will only consist of problems, there will be no multiple choice or anything like that, problems only.. And then we got to the test and he has 3 multiple choice matching problems...needless to say I failed that test...along with a majority of the class. He's horrible...absolutely horrible...run away and if you don't have to take him then DON'T!!!
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Subject: This guy is a joke  (Apr 01 2008, 11:33PM)
Student: Anonymous (management)
Class:Fundamentals of Accounting (A-)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 This guy did not teach me a damn thing and its coming back to haunt me in managerial accounting. I managed to get an A- because he told us every problem that was going to be on the tests and you simply had to memorize the answers.. Guess I should have taught myself something because for $700 Allen sure didn't. He's hard and ineffective and practically gives you the answers to cover his incompetence. Why is he still here???
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Subject: Prepare Yourself  (Mar 28 2008, 12:28PM)
Student: Anonymous ()
Class:Fund. Financial Acct (C-)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Prof Allen is a nice guy and definitely knows what hes talking about- problem is he cant get it across very well. His exams are super hard and you really have to study and do all the homework to get a relatively acceptable grade. Unless your quick to pick up acct'ing information, I wouldn't recommend taking him.
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Subject: Horrible  (Jan 16 2008, 01:46PM)
Student: Anonymous (Accounting)
Class:Auditing (A-)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 He is an absolute idiot. I may have passed his class, but I don't feel prepared to take the Audit section of the CPA exam. He makes the entire Accounting department look bad. Just don't take him!!! Start bitching to Myer's because that is the only way things will change.
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Subject: Nap time anyone  (Jan 16 2008, 11:13AM)
Student: Anonymous ()
Class:financial accounting (C)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 This class was extremely boring and it drove me nuts. Not one day of his class could I clearly see the overhead, which is by the way the only thing he uses to teach. His tests were pretty hard, but the final was no problem as he said everything that was going to be on it. Not much hw, that you actually had to do. If you're stuck with him, read everything and teach the fundamentals of accounting to yourself, and you may walk away with a c+.
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Subject: BADDDD  (Dec 10 2007, 08:50PM)
Student: Anonymous (MIS)
Class:Fund. Accouting (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Wtf is wrong with this guy. Almost all of the averages on the exams were around 70%. He has no idea how to teach. Allen is one of the worst prof's here.. but I've still seen worse.
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Subject: Horrible  (Nov 27 2007, 09:51PM)
Student: Anonymous (MIS)
Class:Fund. Accouting (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Allen is a beyond horrible. I honestly don't know how he is still teaching. Anyone can read the overheads and print off slides!!. One of the worst teachers I have encountered throughout my life. Don't expect a grade above a C unless you put tons of work into it.
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Subject: one word....BORING  (Nov 16 2007, 02:50PM)
Student: Anonymous (Business)
Class:Fund. Accounting (C-)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 Seriously people, Robert Allen is one of the most boring human beings I have ever met in my entire life. He literally stands in the front of the class, teaches from an overhead that looks like it came straight from the 70's, speaks in the most boring monotone voice, and he makes it really hard to comprehend the material being taught. I went into the class in the beginning of the year thinking it was going to be a breeze. OOPS, my bad...I was so wrong. Also, his tests are extremely difficult and he doesnt curve.... Well at least he didn't curve in my class. So, if you take him, may God be with you.
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Subject: HORRIBLE  (Nov 14 2007, 11:32AM)
Student: Anonymous ()
Class:Fin. Accounting (--)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 This prof is by far the worst professor I have ever had. He stands in the front of the class with his little pointer waiting for someone to answer his question. If nobody answers it, he just stands there waiting. He does not teach the material. He does not explain the material. He expects you to learn the material on your own. If you have him, SWITCH OR DROP IT. You will want to shoot yourself by the end of EVERY class. Oh by the way, did I say he is horrible at teaching and his tests are extremely hard. One more thing, he LOVES to stare at his students and not teach the material.
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Subject: Do Not Take Him  (Nov 01 2007, 02:59PM)
Student: Anonymous (undeclared)
Class:Financial Accountin (C-)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 This guy is horrible! He basically puts overheads up, reads it, and doesn't do anything else. In accounting, especially in the first class of accounting you have to take, you need to explain stuff and he does not. You can ask him to and he will just repeat himself and not help at all. His tests are hard... he just sucks... bottom line don't take him at all costs.
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Subject: Boring Prof  (Jan 06 2009, 08:00PM)
Student: Anonymous (Management)
Class:Fund. of Fin. Accounting (A-)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 This class was definitely one of the hardest I have ever taken. Allen just reads off the powerpoints, and if he does write out examples, you cannot read them b/c his handwriting is so poor. Exams are somewhat difficult, multiple choice and then several problems. He assigns homework every day and then goes over most of it in the following class. Occasionally he collects it for a grade. If you have to miss an exam, he will give you a makeup, but not until like a week after the exam.
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Subject: Ehhh  (Dec 19 2007, 08:11AM)
Student: Anonymous (Marketing)
Class:Financial Accounting (C+)
 12 of 37 students found this review helpful.

 This class was rough because it was so boring and he didn't teach the material very well. He handed out big packets that were summarized notes of the chapters except they were huge and were just examples of problems with not many explanations on what to do. He may collect homework or throw a small quiz at you, so make sure you are in class because it is 20% of your grade. The only positive thing I can really say is that he tells you pretty much everything for the final so the final is cake.
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