Maureen Cropper

This professor has taught: AREC481, AREC898, AREC899, ECON422, ECON423, ECON481, ECON708, ECON781, ECON878
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Maureen Cropper
AREC481

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
11/23/2022
Prof. Cropper is a very knowledgeable professor and famous economist, which is rare for UMD undergraduate econ students. Her class contains a lot of information, but she will explain each question patiently and try her best to make homework and exams not worth it. If you have participated in her review session and reviewed the mock exam, getting an A will not be a thing. It's my pleasure to attend her class before I graduate, and believe me, you will not regret taking her classes.
Maureen Cropper
ECON422

Anonymous
05/17/2022
The nicest, most professional, and absolute SAINT of a professor. In my opinion, there is no other professor to take for ECON422. Projects were very useful for understanding the course material. The optional book helped a lot with comprehension. She allowed us to bring in notes for the quizzes and exams. I don't know what else to say except 1million out of 10.
Maureen Cropper
ECON422

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
03/15/2022
Absolutely the way to go for econometrics. Dr. Cropper works to make the class as easly and understandable as possible, and is really approachable. TAKE CROPPER!!!
Maureen Cropper
ECON422

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/30/2021
Maureen is an amazing professor who truly cares about her students and wants them to succeed. The lectures in class are PowerPoints which cover the textbook material, it makes the content easily digestible and understandable. Also she will add PDF's which break down 40 slides into 2-3 pages helping to emphasize the key concepts and how they work. For quizzes there's 3 in total and she gives you the questions beforehand and your allowed one note sheet there's no reason to not get a 90 on each of these. For the computer projects there's 3 and she will give you all of the code beforehand, and do a computer session in class you just need to answer the questions again there's no reason to get at least a 90 on these. For the midterms/final they're extremely similar to the practice ones she gives and will sometimes put extremely quiz questions on there also you're allowed 2 sheets of notes for these. In general this class is very manageable and setup to make you succeed just do the work and you can get an A.
Maureen Cropper
ECON423

Expecting an A
Anonymous
05/11/2016
She was a great teacher who is always willing to help her students. If you can take any class with her do it. Also for 423 her tests are almost identical to past semesters so the averages are all above an 85. TAKE CROPPER!
Maureen Cropper
ECON422

Expecting an A
bucky6191
09/19/2012
I liked Cropper. She was very clear in her explanations in class that could definitely be really tough. She tried to learn peoples names and was extremely respectful to us and was happy to answer questions. I felt like I learned alot in the class. Her quiz questions are taken from a list of problems she hands to us a week or so before hand. There really is no reason to not ace them. On the tests she mixes things up a little but still if you did well on the quizzes and generally understood what was going on they are not hard. We also had projects in Stata which were useful and also easy. In general I felt like I learned a lot and was a pretty easy A.
Maureen Cropper
ECON422

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/21/2011
She got injured halfway through the semester so I didn't see her from mid-October to the end of the semester but she seems like a nice lady. If you have to take 422, take it with her. She makes it as easy as it can possibly be and allows notes on each quiz and exam. It isn't an easy subject but I feel I would've gotten more out of it if she hadn't been injured.
Maureen Cropper
ECON422

UMDMWS11
01/27/2011
Dr. Cropper is an overall great professor! Econometrics is not easy material, and it wouldn't be hard for a professor to make the class miserable. Dr. Cropper is the opposite. She does her best to help students learn the material! She often provided handouts to students so that we could follow her explanations in class and not be consumed in her lecture. She was very thorough with her descriptions and explanations and very approachable outside of class if you need help, or in my case, need a grade to be fixed. The grading is pretty straight forward. There were five quizzes throughout the semester-she allows you to drop the lowest one. There are two exams-a midterm and a final. There are three computer projects, each worth like 5%. The computer projects are based on using regression tools, and if you attend the project sessions, a 100 should almost be a guarantee. If you attend class, pay attention, read the book, and ask questions, you should be fine. She hands out problem sets, which are great preparation for the exams (she basis exams/quizzes off of them). She will go over almost all the answer to the problem sets in class and allows a sheet of notes for the quizzes and exams. She also provided review sessions prior to the exams. Reading the book helps if you 're confused, but the best thing to do is to attend class and possibly find someone to work with you in a study group! It might take a little while to adjust to her style and grasp the material, but be patient and keep trying to learn-you'll catch on eventually. Good luck!
Maureen Cropper
ECON422

Expecting an A
terpfan1989
12/09/2009
Dr. Cropper is one of the best professors at Maryland. She is very approachable outside of class and will do anything she can to help you out. She is very straightforward and really makes econometrics interesting. Take her any chance you get.
Maureen Cropper
ECON422

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
03/08/2009
Dr. Cropper is a very smart woman and covers the material in depth. She uses real life examples to make the material more comprehensible. While she makes it very easy to get an A in her class (e.g. having quizzes identical to practice questions and allowing notes during exams), I would definitely recommend reading the book, preferably before class. Lectures can be pretty fast paced and it may take a bit of time to get comfortable with the concepts. She is very approachable and clearly wants students to succeed.