Bob Sproule - University of Waterloo

Professor: Bob Sproule
Department: Accounting
College: University of Waterloo
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: AFM131
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is a very nice and approachable prof. However, he is done in by poor course structure. It is hard to define the main learning objective of this course given the various course topics. Furthermore, the insistent use of a computer business simulation program named "Mikes Bikes" does not help enhance the course concepts. Nice guy, bad course.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: AFM131
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Seems really nice, took the course online and barely listened to lectures (very boring). Knew the information inside out but midterms were still tough as it is all cases instead of knowledge. Studying helps but does not give good marks. Mike's Bikes is a weekly annoyance also. Multiple choice has similar options that are hard to discern often.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: AFM131
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
-great guy but his teaching style is not the most engaging -Bob is really friendly, helpful and funny, it's unfortunate that he chooses to incorporate Mike's Bikes in his classes. Not the greatest choice of learning tools. -this course definitely needs to be redesigned.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: AFM131
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
I took his AFM 131 class online, which saved me from his lectures (which I hear are dreadful). The group project was demanding, the material (including the book) are poorly written. Generally a terrible class and prof: confusing and cluttered. If you need help go in person- hes the most warm and useful person to person.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: AFM131
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Show up and pass - bird course
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: 081
  • Grade Received: INC
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
worst prof ever
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: AFM131
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
One of the hardest courses in first year. Information from lectures are unclear and unfocused. Vast amount of details from the textbook and many case problems on exams. The significant amount of grammar errors can distract the students and cause confusing during the exams. Not sure why we still have this prof teaching us.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ARBUS101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The amount of "stuff" in this course is too damn high.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: AFM131
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Worst prof ever. You learn a lot from the textbook if you've never taken international business in high school. The problem is that the midterms and final are not based on any of the lectures or textbook. The business strategy game is stressful. In-class iclicker quizzes do not produce marks unless you score very high in them.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: AFM131
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
What makes this course worse is that the midterms and finals are totally messed. They do not correspond to anything you have learned in the course. The whole point of this course is to get like a 90% before the final exam so you can drop 10% after. But if you get a hard TA and get only a 80% before final exam, then say goodbye to your 131 mark.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: AFM131
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Interesting course, learned a lot. Its refreshing to see everyone else's posts whom agree that the midterms and final exams literally have nothing to do with the course--- I studied.. I knew the material.. and it did not help me in the exams.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: AFM131
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Nice guy but terrible teaching style. Lectures don't help at all. Final assignment is very unclear and long. Midterms are weird. Boring class.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: AFM131
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Like other people are saying, he does know what he's talking about. He isn't very good at teaching though. The classes are really boring and not all that informative. The information from the book, the online modules, and is all different. The main reason for the poorer is because the exams are unclear and aren't related to the course materials.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: AFM131
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I don't see the issue with this guy. He clearly has passion for what he teaches and genuinely cares about the students. Opinions may be skewed because of a bad group in Mike's Bikes, or perhaps the planning of the course which could admittedly be improved. However without concrete suggestions he always responds to emails and is approachable
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: AFM131
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Reading the comments below, I'm not sure if some of these people should be in university. Good prof, stays on topic, expects textbook reading, covers areas that need explanation in class, challenges students on tests, clicker questions and test questions are from the readings (or direct applications), always willing to help, REALLY KNOWS HIS STUFF!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: AFM131
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Really nice guy, terrible prof. Class is really dull, unless you really really love accounting. Exam questions are worded poorly. All the material learned in class is applicable to the Mike's Bikes simulation game, but not so much real life scenarios. There's iClicker quizzes every class, other than that there is no reason to show up to the lecture
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: AFM131
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Bad Prof, midterms are totally weird
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: AFM131
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Worse prof ever. Doesn't really teach in class, expects students to discuss and come up with the answers ourselves. Articles and videos are extra boring, but you have to pay attention because it's on the in class clicker and on the exam. Mikes Bikes is one terrible business sim game, barely relates to real life. Discussion board is stupid too.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: AFM101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
IF YOU HAVE TO TAKE THIS COURSE, TAKE IT ONLINE! everything i have leaned i have taught myself from the textbook and apparently that is not good enough as im reading the comments below.. his questions are worded in the most confusing way! i regret taking this course... the professor tries very hard but it is not working...very boring and CONFUSING
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: AFM131
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
his multiple choice are too confusing, sometimes its a matter of luck not knowledge
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