Duane Kennedy - University of Waterloo

Professor: Duane Kennedy
Department: Accounting
College: University of Waterloo
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: AFM291
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
He taught the material so well, you can really tell he knows what he's doing. I actually wasn't registered in his section but I sat in his lectures instead of the other prof's. Totally worth it.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: AFM291
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Great prof, explain difficult concepts with clarity. I also like the fact that he writes out the problems on the whiteboard so it's easy to follow. As someone has mentioned before, try to do the problems before coming to class, it will help you to achieve a better mark
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: AFM291
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Difficult course but excellent prof. READ BEFORE CLASS
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: AFM401
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
In the midterm and final exam, he is looking for very specific answers. Dumping answers will cost you marks. Participation matters in this course. He will not hesitate to give you a 020 in participation. Honestly, the course concepts are very applicable, but the way he tests is not reflective of your knowledge.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: AFM401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • 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 worse courses I've taken in my undergraduate. Professor does not care about students at all and rambles in class about the same thing. He says there isn't a right answer but his marking key for exams are very specific.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: AFM401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Fairly interesting course but midterms and exams are marked at a next level. In class he facilitates discussion and agrees with all opinions but exams are his opinion only (which you don't know) so it's up in the air.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: AFM401
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Great at explaining concepts, he goes at the most amazing pace in his lectures that you can basically write down verbatim what he says for your notes. But his exams are hard as he marks questions that seem to be subjective in nature so objectively.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: 401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Wow.. some really ugly things being said here.. There is definitely some disconnect between the assignmentsexams and the material discussed during class because it's a bit vague and it seems like he's looking for very specific thing, but Kennedy himself is a very nice prof who is more than willing to help if you have questions.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: AFM401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Participation is dumb, raise your hand and stay stupid things to earn points. Say one or two smart things and its as if you didn't participate at all.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: AFM401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Worst professor ever. Encourages discussion on questions and nods yes to basically half of the classes' answers. Come exam, write the same answer - given 0, because it doesn't match marking key.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: AFM401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Preaches all semester about how "accounting theory doesn't have an exact answer", but then gives you 0 on a question because "it didn't match the marking key". Good prof though, seems to know his stuff, but the exams (which are worth 80% of the course) seem to be up to random chance.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: AFM401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
DON'T KNOW WHY I ATTEND CLASS, LEARNED NOTHING THE WHOLE TERM. The prof is okay, but the course itself is a snoozer.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: AFM401
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Duane's a good guy, but not the most interesting prof - repetitive. same thing over and over again, reworded three times each - talks, so, slowwww - assignments are like... he teaches you 1+12, now go guess how many atoms are in this jar - "uh huuuuuuuuuh" - only response you get when you participate - Whole course: relevance vs reliability
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: AFM101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Amazing prof ! clear with ever concept, gotta attend lectures to make use of the slides . Fair exams overall
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: AFM101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Kennedy is awesome!! You have to attend the lecture because his slides are simple version and you have to or add more details on that.He explains the concepts clearly.Examples are important in this course.He show us the work, how to get the answers. He always encourage u to ask question and willing to answer any. He is very nice!
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: AFM101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He teaches things pretty clear but his exams are really hard.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: AFM101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This professor is amazing. He explains everything so clearly and is really helpful whenever you email him. I wish I realized earlier to switch to his section. Best prof that gives an amazing impression of Waterloo.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: AFM101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Professor Kennedy is the best professor I've ever had. He explains stuff thoroughly and I learned a lot from him. I want him to teach every single one of my classes.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: AFM101
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great Prof
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: AFM131
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Loved this class; it was super easy (assuming you have prior accounting knowledge, otherwise it might move a bit fast). Kennedy explained things very well, and if you didn't understand, he clearly explains it. Overall: highlight of my course load.
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