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Cintia Easterwood
Professor (2000 – 2015)
Virginia Tech (VT)
Accounting & Information Systems
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2.5613**+
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Rated by 408 students
2.49
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across 8 classes
Fall 2015 Schedule
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ACIS 1504
ACIS 2004
ACIS 2115
ACIS 2116
ACIS 2504
ACIS 3115
ACIS 3504
ACIS 5124

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5*****
ACIS 3115 - Intermediate Financial Acct
Pros: Great teacher, explains things correctly, fair and curves exams and homework
Cons: Hard class, homework takes a while but isn't hard, you'll have to study alot for exams as in read the book and powerpoints and do the work yourself, but all the pussies that whine about it being too hard just didn't do the work properly and cried like little bitches when they didn't do well. Switch to marketing or something if you want to piss away your time and do well with no effort
Professor rated by: Business Information Technology Student on 12/23/12
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1*
ACIS 2504 - Personal Computers in Business
Pros: None
Cons: She is, simply put, the single most boring teacher I have ever had in my 18 years of schooling. She is the textbook definition of monotone. She talks about excel functions instead of showing. She will literally stand there and talk about VLOOKUP instead of opening an excel file and showing how to use it. She is the real life representation of the fictional teacher from Ferris Bueller's day off.
Professor rated by: Business Information Technology Student on 9/1/16
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+40 Helpful

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ACIS 2504
Personal Computers in Business
1*
Pros: None
Cons: She is, simply put, the single most boring teacher I have ever had in my 18 years of schooling. She is the textbook definition of monotone. She talks about excel functions instead of showing. She will literally stand there and talk about VLOOKUP instead of opening an excel file and showing how to use it. She is the real life representation of the fictional teacher from Ferris Bueller's day off.
Professor rated by: Business Information Technology Student on September 1, 2016
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ACIS 2504
Personal Computers in Business
1*
Pros: None
Cons: This class is a waste of time. It's like being required to memorize where the

"+" sign is on the calculator without looking at it. If you type a function into excel, it will explicitly tell you what arguments it needs and what they mean. Still, this class makes you memorize dozens of such functions and their inputs for seemingly no reason.



On the topic of Easterwood, she's by a million miles the most difficult teacher I've ever had to listen to. Boring, unengaging, uninteresting.
Professor rated by: Finance, Insurance, and Business Student on September 29, 2016
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ACIS 2504
Personal Computers in Business
1*
Pros: None.
Cons: -Does not review all chapters on the exam during Exam Review Day

-Monotone voice, extremely boring

-Does not know how to engage class with the topic

-People are forced to class because of the iclicker questions

-Homework for this class take a minimum of 1.5 hour for each assignment but is worth less than 10% of final grade - 75% of your grade are the exams
Professor rated by: Accounting & Information Systems Student on November 3, 2016
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ACIS 2504
Personal Computers in Business
1*
Pros: None
Cons: - The class is boring

- You are not able to learn something from her lectures: just read through ppt.

- Put additional assignments before the final.: be careful, you might be get unexpected assignments.

- Not friendly: she didn't like students ask questions

- Exams are ridiculous: some functions you didn't learn before, but it will be on your exams.

- Grading unfairly: She gave me wrong grades for many times.
Professor rated by: Accounting & Information Systems Student on December 15, 2016
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ACIS 2116
Principles of Accounting
2**
Pros: you can get a 100% on ever hw, and you should-- even though it only counts as 10% of your final grade. She posts EVERYTHING online.
Cons: Exams are near IMPOSSIBLE to do well on... they are simply too long and no matter how hard you study, there are always trick questions with MANY answer choices. There are only 3 exams including the final. These exams count as 90% of your grade.
STUDY- READ THE BOOK.
Professor rated by: Business Information Technology Student on May 5, 2010
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ACIS 2115
Principles of Accounting
1*
During exams you start to think suicide is the best option
Professor rated by: University Core Course Series Student on October 18, 2012
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ACIS 3115
Intermediate Financial Acct
5*****
Pros: Great teacher, explains things correctly, fair and curves exams and homework
Cons: Hard class, homework takes a while but isn't hard, you'll have to study alot for exams as in read the book and powerpoints and do the work yourself, but all the pussies that whine about it being too hard just didn't do the work properly and cried like little bitches when they didn't do well. Switch to marketing or something if you want to piss away your time and do well with no effort
Professor rated by: Business Information Technology Student on December 23, 2012
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ACIS 2116
Principles of Accounting
1*
With out a doubt one of the worst experiences of my life. Exams: unrealistic exam expectations. The concepts of accounting is not hard. Trying to understand her question is extremely difficult and time consuming.
Professor rated by: Economics Student on February 8, 2007
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ACIS 2115
Principles of Accounting
5*****
Pros: You learn financial accounting
Cons: One of the toughest courses on campus
It is possible to get an A in this class contrary to what some people think. First you need to realize this is a hard class and it is going to require more work than other courses. Probably shouldn't be that way since it is essentially an introductory accounting class, but that's how it is. Secondly, you do not have Easterwood as your teacher it is taught exclusively by TA's. So make sure you take notes in class, but as you've probably heard TA's do NOT see the tests before the test date so they know about as much as you do as far as what's going to be on it. Third, read the book. It will help tremendously in explaining concepts applying to the tests. Lastly, do not waste your time with using homework to study for the test. Use the book's website they have practice exams on there for each chapter that are very similar to what will be on the test. The tests themselves are hard. You're going to get about 7 or 8 choices for each question. But the test takes word problems like you got on the homework and applies the concepts from the book. Basically it's not just calculating numbers, you do have to do that but you need to know why you got what you got. You'll understand when you start taking the course, but essentially you need to know the "why". And if you read the book and do those practice exams you shouldn't get less than a B. Also the grades are curved after every exam sometimes pretty generously so just remember that. Ultimately if you have the option I would probably take both sections at a community college because for an introductory accounting course, and if you're not an accounting major, it is far too difficult.
Professor rated by: Management Student on May 15, 2010
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ACIS 2116
Principles of Accounting
4****
Class is a bit boring, but if you pay attention to her slides, and read the book's chapters you should be fine. Do practice/hw problems in the book for each chapter and you will most likely do well on the test. Homework, is not too difficult, but is often. Quizzes are relatively easy, if you have studied or payed attention in class.



Professor rated by: Business Information Technology Student on May 10, 2007
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ACIS 3115
Intermediate Financial Acct
4****
Pros: -She is a very good teacher. She knows how to teach the material in an easy and understandable way. She seems unapproachable, but she is actually a very nice lady. I go to her office hours every other week and she helps me with any questions, from confusion on her powerpoint slides to HW.

-I highly recommend her over the other teacher. I don't understand why people dislike easterwood, she is a good teacher. The exams are hard, but it's Intermediate, so it will be hard no matter who you take. You might hear her exams are lettered A-G, it's not. Most of them are A-D.
Cons: -Exams are difficult and very time-consuming. You have 2 hours to complete 45-50 questions and usually 2 workout problems.

-Time consuming class, MUST put in at least 15+hours of studying for each test.
Take her, she is a great teacher and actually knows how to teach the material. The book is very very detailed and complicated, so it helps with a teacher who can take that convoluted text and make it easy to learn.

The people who complain about her are those that are slacking off and looking for the "easy way out." There is no easy way out of Intermdiate Accounting, you have to put in ALOT of time and effort to learn the material.

The material is not hard, it is just a lot to memorize and apply.
Professor rated by: Accounting & Information Systems Student on December 16, 2011
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ACIS 2116
Principles of Accounting
1*
Pros: I had Mark Sheldon as my TA and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM. Mark is a teacher who cares very much about his students. He is very funny and his stories about the industry are insightful and helpful. Do not hesitate to ask him for a recommendation or extra help in the class. Mark made study guides for the exams.
Cons: Easterwood is the course director and therefor makes a standardized exam. The way the homework is set up, it is hard to imagine what the exams will be like. All business majors have to take this class, and she makes the exams as if we are all junior level ACIS students. The homework takes too long every week.
If you are not an ACIS major, you will not do well in this class. Do not make the mistake I did on the first exam, studying only vocabulary. Much of accounting is being able to apply theories or ideas into financial accounting examples. Study the B problems from the book for the exams and homework. You can send in homework answers in infinitely. DO ALL OF THE HOMEWORK. The 100% will really help your grade at the end.
Professor rated by: Hospitality and Tourism Management Student on January 12, 2015
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ACIS 2115
Principles of Accounting
4****
Dr. Easterwood is only the coordinator of the course. TA's are the actual teachers, thus the star ratings are for my specific TA. The worst part of this setup is the testing. The TA's aren't allowed to view the tests which makes preparing very difficult. The quizzes are sometimes tricky, but usually straightforward. HW is an easy grade booster (though only a small amount). Overall, this class takes a lot of hard work!
Professor rated by: Accounting & Information Systems Student on December 18, 2008
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ACIS 2115
Principles of Accounting
3***
Please note that I had a TA for this class, but Dr. Easterwood did come to guest teach our class. I'd rather have a TA than Dr. Easterwood because she is slow, monotoned, and boring. Her class is very structured. The quizzes are easier than the exams. Exams are multiple choice (with 3-9 choices), so you need to know the information. You are given more time on the exams than needed. There is a lot of information to remember. Don't just assume you know the info by reading and studying the slides; you should test yourself with the practice problems and handouts given. Your grade is determined by the amount of time and effort you put in to the class.
Professor rated by: Accounting & Information Systems Student on December 12, 2008
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ACIS 2115
Principles of Accounting
4****
This class really depends on which TA you have teaching your section, because you never actually interact with easterwood. I had katie, but the TA's change from year to year and you can't request by TA. Overall, the class itself isnt the most challenging one ever, it definitely requires a lot of time, effort, and studying, but its not impossible. As long as you go to class, actively listen and annotate the slides that are given to you, and actually do the homework instead of guessing til you get it right, you will be understand things.
Professor rated by: Marketing Student on December 16, 2008
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ACIS 2116
Principles of Accounting
2**
i have had her for both acis 2115 and 2116.. you would think that you would be tested on how to make financial statements, how to read them, and the like but no, all you have is nitpicky multiple choice questions that don't help students or show one's accounting knowledge .. meanwhile, you have some graduate student reading slides to you 3 times a week i have no clue how good of a teacher dr. easterwood is, but i do know that the way she organizes this class doesn't work enough said
Professor rated by: Engineering Student on April 28, 2009
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ACIS 2115
Principles of Accounting
5*****
My reveiw ( the stars-thing) isn't for easterwood, herself, who seems to be a nice enough teacher-person-thing. Its for my TA, who actually taught the class. Its true what they say, that your TA will make or break you in this class. I had Owen Brown, who was a really really good and dedicated TA. Without him I'm certain i wouldnt have been able to pass. The exams are rough but if you do the homework and study you shouldnt have a problem getting through the class.
Professor rated by: Management Student on December 15, 2009
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ACIS 2115
Principles of Accounting
2**
I have never even seen this woman, yet she still finds a way to make my life miserable. Her TA's teach the class and her test are hard. She is the only professor so you cant avoid her. Take in summer school at your local community college, I wish I would have.
Professor rated by: Finance, Insurance, and Business Student on December 12, 2008
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ACIS 2504
Personal Computers in Business
1*
Pros: If you want to get a D in a class you should get an A in.
Cons: I have a 95 average on the homework yet my grades for the test are both low D's and F's. So not sure how thats even possible.
Professor rated by: Finance, Insurance, and Business Student on May 4, 2017
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ACIS 3115
Intermediate Financial Acct
3***
Go over the slideshows..do your homework even though its not graded, and keep up with the class. There is a lot of material in the textbook and you need to know all of it.
Professor rated by: Accounting & Information Systems Student on December 18, 2007
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