Deidre Taylor - Ryerson University

Professor: Deidre Taylor
Department: Accounting
College: Ryerson University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: AFA300
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
nice lady if it's not related to school, but as soon as it's accounting talk she's satan. Course was already very hard for students and she makes it worse by saying how simple it should be. Be prepared for every class and review after class, many hours of studying required.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: AFA300
  • Grade Received: C-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Probably one of the worst profs I've had at Ryerson. She is extremely rude and is always talking down on us. Her averages are extremely low and blames us for not being competent enough. Her lessons are hard to follow with her messy writing and she is not a fan of office hours. Thank god she is retiring after this semester. She hates teaching.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: AFA300
  • Grade Received: INC
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
terrible professor, barely explains anything of worth in class and just goes over irrelevant stuff and goes so much in depth for no reason, brings up working hard every 2 minutes and side tracks so much, grades cases super tough and connect assignments are nothing like what she teaches in class, we are all super lucky she retires after this year
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: AFA716
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Taylor brings immense amount of fear to her students. If you are able to withstand that, it can be motivational; If not, you will not make it. The course material is very hard to understand, you must read the text before class to prepare, or you will fall behind. Overall, she is an inspirational prof, but her expectations are equally high
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: AFA716
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The course is very challenging but exciting. Be ready to do your homework on time every week as the topics build on each other. Be ready to understand the substance of the material and do the cases. The professor is very knowlegeable, sophisticated and fair. Be sure you listen to every word she says, you will find it helpful for exam preparation.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: ACC703
  • Grade Received: D-
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Midterm and final are unreasonably difficult and it is hard to even get a D with this prof. Cases are not fairly graded either. The concepts in themselves aren't too hard but this prof twists midterm/final questions to the point that they become incomprehensible. Most students have to repeat this course just to graduate.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: ACC703
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Deidre is one of the best professors I've ever had. She is passionate, intelligent, and sincerely wants her students to do well. She strikes the fear of God into students - which is necessary be motivated and do well in this course. Go to class and follow Deidre's instructions to a tee. The gold standard for professors!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: ACC703
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
For the quiz, do the previous quiz she posts, tricks are found there- I got a 65%. Midterm almost everyone will fail but if you do the problems hours on end you will do fine. Final was easier, and she's an amazing prof if u see her during office hours she's helpful and actually very nice.. cant really study for cases just do the review a million x
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: 703
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Most difficult accounting course you will ever take. That being said, she does a fantastic job of explaining all these difficult concepts. Take note of all the tips she gives you in class (how to write a case etc), solve the technical just like her examples in class. Very satisfying course once you've succeeded in the endThank you professor Taylor!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: ACC703
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I learned so much from her because she is very detail oriented an thorough in her explanations. She likes to repeat in every single class that this course has a very high failure rate; I wish she would stop saying that because it's very demoralizing. Though her office door is open and welcoming, I personally found her to be abrasive and rude.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: ACC703
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The key to success in 703 is being able to spend at the minimum 15 hours each week studying. Advice for mid-term: Do the practice questions on blackboard + Chpt 6 and make sure you give yourself 1 hour for the case as it is overmarked. For the final, study 6 & up to succeed. Prof. Taylor is quite passive aggressive, but she will help you succeed.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: ACC703
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Taylor has tremendous industry knowledge, and learning financial accounting from her is an invaluable experience. I learned so much from her and I believe with hard work and determination anybody will find this course a rewarding experience as well. So if your going to pay for it, make use of it and learn as much as you can!!!
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: ACC703
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Thorough lectures that cover most of the material. Great at taking up cases in class and you benefit the most if you attempt the cases beforehand. Focused on teaching technical aspects and class time is devoted to solving assigned problems, which was very important to understanding the chapter. Knowledgeable with the most recent changes to IFRS.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: ACC703
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is one of the BEST PROFS at Ryerson. The term I was taking ACC703, there was no book for that course and she was able to teach us concepts very well. To this day I have lot of respect for her, because of her cases, I was able to do really well on my CMA case exam. If you want to pass, study hard and always visit her if you have concerns.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ACC703
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Do all the problems and master them. She's tough but a great teacher. You will learn a lot if you try.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: ACC703
  • 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:
Have to read relevant IFRS , and the text book. practice the questions some how final was easy . good if you attend all those classes becoz she gives so many exam clues
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: ACC703
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Taylor really builds your knowledge and understanding from the beginning of the course. This course requires lots of time, be prepared to stay on top of readings, hw problems and putting in a lot of effort. To do well attend all the classes, pay attention on what she covers in class. Also understand and apply IFRS references for case.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: ACC703
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Prof Taylor really builds you up from the beginning. She is the best professor I have had. This course requires a lot of time, be prepared to give at least 10 hr/wk. To do well attend all the classes, pay attention on what she covers in class. You need to read the chapters & do the questions to grasp the material and reading IFRS is crucial.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ACC703
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Found her quite condescending, and annoying how she says retained "Yearnings". Take it with Brony Fong if you can. He builds you up, where she will tear you down.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: ACC703
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
To continue my post, do what I listed (read, problems, problems, problems) and it will guarantee you do very very well on the technical part of the exam. The case is the hardest part of the exam so practice writing cases. Listen and take notes in class. Taylor is an amazing professor who wants to help you and really wants students to succeed.
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