ECON1020

ECON1020

Author
  • Assignment Difficulty
  • Tutorial Importance
  • Lecture Importance
  • Difficulty of Marker
  • Test Volatility Meter

By: Tom Wilson
Grade Achieved: 6
Overall Rating of Course Difficulty: 2/5 – Fairly Easy
Most Relevant Content Came From: Lectures, Tutorials, Pass contact sessions
In This Course:
– Staff will give good assignment/exam hints.
– The textbook is not actually necessary.
– Assignments/exams are marked fairly.

Overall Comment:
This is actually quite and enjoyable course, especially if you have James Laurencen as your lecturer. He sometimes takes half the course and is a legend – teaches with enthusiasm and passion, very knowledgeable and actually applies theory to real world macro economics. The tutorials really are not that necessary unless you are struggling with that weeks work. If you just keep up and ask questions about anything you’re struggling with you should be fine. Exams can be quite volatile, and often test a wide range of concepts from the course (especially in the mid-sem exam) which can really sweep you off your feet if you haven’t studied some random small theory – this makes things a bit more complicated. Realistically though you could probably still get a 5-7 if you didn’t turn up to anything, as long as you understand everything and study a fair bit. Studying for three solid days in exam block would get you anywhere over a pass for sure.
Finally – this course had no assignments when I did it with both KK Tang and James Laurencen as lecturers, but you were ‘supposed’ to do weekly tutorial problems which really only took about 30 minutes to do