Ron Cipcic

School: Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Department: Economics
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
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Do not take this class unless you are good at teaching yourself hard subjects. Ron doesn't teach he expects you to read the material and watch the online videos and understand it yourself.
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He's a no-nonsense teacher. Some call him arrogant, others think he's a genius. Personally, I had no trouble with this class because I showed up, read the module, asked good questions, and actually learned something. If you want an easy A then reconsider why you're going to college in the first place. Ron will challenge you, but you'll learn.
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Cipcic was the worst teacher I have came across at KVCC. He is condescending and grades way too tough. I am a good student and try hard, but this class was too much, especially for a lower level econ class at a community college. I would recommend avoiding this teacher at all costs.
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After leaving his first lecture I was already ready to drop the class because he is SO full of himself (Not in a good way either). He "thinks" he is amazing and should be respected, but instead is the most disrespectful person I have EVER met. He gets off topic and doesn't teach you anything, you have to teach your self. DON'T TAKE HIS CLASS!
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Worse professor I have ever had. He is disrespectful and does not care about the student. The subject is already hard to understand, and he does not make it any easier. If you are brave enough to ask a question he will belittle you. Started the semester with a full class and by the final, there were only 5 of us left. TAKE ANY OTHER PROFESSOR!
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I do NOT recommend this professor. He gets extremely off task, and his ego is sky high. I did not like all of his "commercials breaks" during class, several times a class. His tests are incredibly specific and students felt dumb when asking questions because he would respond with "I wrote the book". I am an A student and I almost failed this class.
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I'm at MSU now and he is still by far the worst professor I've ever had. I took his class online and did terrible on the first test. I asked if I could come to his office and review the test and he said it wouldn't do any good and I should just do better on the next tests. If not for my mom who has an Econ degree helping me I would've failed.
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A lot of people take Ron the wrong way. But he is an amazing teacher. You're getting a University education at the community college price. People don't like him because he actually makes you work for a good grade. He is open to you emailing him or meeting him during office hours. He really wants to see his students succeed. STUDY STUDY STUDY!
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He deserves all the bad reviews. He related any and every topic in the class to himself, projects his ideals and political opinions on the students, and does not answer questions when students ask. All he does is refer them to the textbook, which he wrote, and somehow even the textbook has his same condescending tone. Really dislike this professor.
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Not sure why all the bad reviews. He just makes you work for your grade. Be prepared before class, do all readings/homeworks/practice tests and you make your own fate. He is pretty funny but i can see where people think its rude. If you waste peoples time or ask dumb questions, he'll let you know. All in all, do all the work, and its not that bad.
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Extremely disrespectful towards students. This class destroyed my love for economics. He assigned homework, but never checked it. Your grade is solely based on three tests. If you didn't do well on the first test he asks you not to come back due to your inability to do well in front of the rest of the class.
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In all honesty, I hated this class. He makes going to this class a nightmare. He enjoys making the class miserable and laughs when students struggle. On the first day of class he told us he was proud of the fact that he has such bad ratings. During class time he would tell us stories about how great he is instead of teaching the material.
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Very difficult class for an introduction to economics class. Not flexible with students. Would not let me make up a quiz because I had to train for a week with the Army. Clearly, does not care about students.
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Cipcic is by far the worst professor I've had. He is very condescending and thinks he's the smartest person alive. He also requires you to drop his class after the first three exams (which are your only grades) if you have less than a 60% in his class. He makes you feel stupid for asking questions.
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Had to take his class as a transfer credit. Rushes through everything and expects you to understand. He wrote the textbook himself and thinks he's a genius. Went and asked him for help or extra credit and pretty much told me I was dumb. Studied for hours for exams and still failed. Do not take his classes!
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I had Mr. Cipcic for both of his Econ classes. To begin I am not a genius, and I aced both of his classes. He will give you three ways to learn the material, his own book, some in class, and his lectures online, you need to do all of them when Asked. Do this, take the self assessments and practice tests and you can get whatever grade you want.
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If you slack off your grade WILL reflect it. The best way to pass his class is by watching the online videos, doing the reading assignments and topic quizzes. Once you get to the self exam just photo copy them and retake them over and over till you can get a perfect score. All his self quizzes/self exams are exactly what you'll be tested over.
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Great Teacher. I learned so much from his class, yes it was tough but I think more teachers should be like him. I've had a lot of really easy teachers at KVCC and I felt like I hardly learned a thing in those classes. In his class, I actually learned. It wasn't an easy class but it was worth it. I ended up getting a 3.0 in his class. I loved it.
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This teacher is by far the very worst KVCC has to offer. Yes, he knows his material because he's been doing it for 30 years. However, it's not the same as it was 30 years ago. He hates the younger generation and forces you to do things his way, he constantly contradicts himself and is the most arrogant SOB at KVCC. Even other teachers hate him.
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Very unclear. Does not teach, just gives you the material and expects you to teach yourself. Would not take a class with him again.

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