Average 3.94 based on 44 professor ratings
Alaka Ganguli is an Economics professor at Dawson College located in Montreal, Quebec. When comparing Alaka Ganguli's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Alaka Ganguli's ratings are below the average of 4.3 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Dawson College is 4.1 stars.
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I really don't understand how she has such high ratings ? Sure, she's a nice lady and she's knowledgeable on the subject, but her classes are so boring and she inaudibly mumbles and writes on the board the whole time. She doesn't post anything on lea, reads but never answers questions sent by mio and is very disconnected from the students. It's quite clear that she doesn't like her job...she seems to be living on a different planet half the time when she teaches. This class was a waste of time.

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Mrs. Ganguli is very knowledgeable when it comes to economics, but I feel like the textbook taught me more than she did. She is soo sweet when talking to her after class/office hours and she willingly will go over material with you, but that doesn't excuse the fact that she's depending on the textbook too much. I wouldn't really recommend her, but she isn't the worst either.

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Her accent and writing make it very hard to follow her class, although it isn't very hard to begin with. Face-to-face, she is an amazing person and teacher who cares about the class, even ready to expel students who disturb the rest of the class.

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I was really pleased with her! Sure, she has an accent but I don't think that makes her a bad teacher. If you need help understanding the material, she always has office hours where you can go see her. The exams are also pretty easy, and assignments and quizzes in class are open book and you can work with a partner. I was gone for two weeks and she was very understanding and helpful when I came back. I recommend her!

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Her accent is really really hard to understand, so you basically have to teach yourself through the book. She is really knowledgable, so you may have to stay after class to ask her questions. Her exams aren't too hard!

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Her accent is really something... I'm not good at English and this teacher just confuses me when she talks. Since the beginning of the semester, all we do is to write down what she writes on the board. Her handwriting isn't the best either, she ALWAYS writes in CAPITAL LETTERS which could be confusing too. She knows what she's teaching but her way to teach us is not the best. Her accent and her handwriting should hold you back from taking her.

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There is a lot of note taking involved, so if you miss a class, you're going to be lost. Her class is a little dull, but it's not her job to keep you entertained. If you don't understand something, go to her office hours and they will help a lot (or you can read the textbook). Quizzes are open book and can be done in pairs. Study hard for the tests because they can be challenging

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she has a very strong accent. i guess shes a good teacher but im terrible at economics so this class was pretty difficult for me and i still managed to do pretty well. although it was extremely boring,she does take attendance every class (but you can easily learn it straight from the book)

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Loved this teacher. Super nice, very helpful and caring. Go see her during her office and she'll explain everything you need to know in detail. Her exams weren't easy, but do the best you can and study. Take her!!!! I recommend

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i had this teacher for economics and she wasnt the best teacher but she wasnt the worst either. Her exams werent the easiest but they werent impossible but she does help to boost your mark by giving you in-class assignments in which you can work in groups. I thought her class was kind of boring and it was hard to pay attention at all times but i still got fairly good marks by taking down the notes and trying to understand them on my own time.

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I love her as a teacher- she is very kind and is always available to help you. She is so kind, and her explanations are crystal clear. Her exams are easy; and she helps the class get their grade up by doing little assignments. She is an amazing teacher and you would be lucky to have her for economics. She is one of the best teachers I have ever had. I will most definitely take her again!

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AMAZING teacher, extremely clear notes, always available to help you out. definitely recommend

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AMAZING teacher, extremely clear notes, always available to help you out. definitely recommend

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i had her for economics and i got 85. its really hard if u dont study but she really explains and go to her office she will explain more things to you for u to get it. shes niceee and very helpful. as

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Had her for intro to economics, she was awesome!!! Got over 85 in everything and I barely paid attention in class! The book is super helpful and if you go to her office hours, she explains everything

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VERY heavy accent. She is very boring. you dont even need to go to class to pass. Just read the chapters and understand them and you will pass the course

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nice lady...kinda dull. but if you study your book you should do fine. pretty easy class but her teaching is boring and hard to pay attention to her explinations. honestly avoid.

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bad teacher i don't recommend at all!

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hard to understand what she's saying. you cannot afford to miss too much class time because you won't really understand what's going on. apart from that she knows what she is doing.

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OMG! so unclear! her notes are rly helpful though! too many arrows on the board but she knows what she's talking about! really easy to get good marks with the notes and the overview of the books

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Very boring class, hard to understand sometimes, but easy to get good marks.

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Sometimes it's difficult to understand her and economics is generally a bit boring but she still manages to be a good teacher. But I'm warning you, don't leave during her class or slam the door...

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Although she is hard to understand with her accent,she is a good teacher.The only problem with her is that she is very boring in class and it is hard to stay awake in class, esp in the morning. She gives a fair amount of chances, open book quizs,worth very little tho. 3 main tests: half mulitple choice and 3 essay questions, given b4 hand. Do the work and you will pass with flying colours.

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not an excellent teacher, she yells sometimes and has little control over class.. overall easy pass, read book take some notes no need to show up too often..

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She doesn't know what she is talking about and is kind of mean but it's an easy pass with group test done with open books. Takes attendance.

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good teacher, gives good notes, only have to go to class and u'll understand everything, read the chapters and ur guarranteed really good grades, if u talk, she'll try to make u look bad, and if u argue good, she wont make any more sense, haha! i beat u!

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her tests and assignments are really easy. its pretty hard to do badly in her class. shes such a nice person and wants everyone to do well. i recommend her 100%.

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Pretty helpful, heavy accent.

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Shes a good teacher, gives unbelievable notes. Easy marker and easy going

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very smart and wants you to pass, she is extreamly helpful and knows her stuff, although abit hard to understand, shes worth taking

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hard to understand especially on a subject like economics....

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Very helpful. Micro is hard. Long and detailed tests. Not an easy teacher.

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she very nice and willing to help. however it is soo hard to understand what she is saying. she has a very heavy accent.

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pretty good teacher, sometimes unclear...easy tests/work...cheating...you can get away with it, she just wants you to do well, very understanding

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Amazing teacher to cheat in class with cheat sheats. I hate economics.

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I don't know why people are so mean...she's from a foreign country and has an accent but she's extremely intelligent, understanding, and helpful, take her

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really helpful and understanding, not a very difficult marker, nice person

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boring but easy

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extremely nice, lotsa patience, wants to help us understand, caring,

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So very very boring.... she assumes everyone is in love with economics...

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She's so sweet and if you try she's helpful

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She knows really her stuff and is incredibly helpful and understanding.

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Anoying and boring voice

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