This class was tough.
I would recommend this class, for sure. Dr. Vallen is a very good teacher. He can explain things in confusing ways sometimes, but if you ask for clarification in class or during office hours, he is always more than willing to go back over the concepts with you, so you understand clearly. He is a great man and just wants the best for his students. The course itself is semi difficult, but not too hard. There are many resources to go to if you're struggling. Of course, this is a course that is mandatory for someone who is an HRM major, but I still recommend it for anyone who is interested in learning more about hotels and how they operate. The class is very informative, and it will definitely help me in the future through my career.
The highlights would be watching groups present their projects and having Vallen teach us the different math equations we had to do. I would say the presentations were great ways to learn more information about the class in terms that are more clear for students and teenagers to understand. I enjoyed the math equations, honestly, because I enjoy math. It calms me down to work with numbers, which may sound dumb or weird, but oh well. I was really good at the math problems and understood them pretty quickly.
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Advice for students:
I would most definitely advise anyone who is taking this course to study, study, study. It is very, very helpful for quizzes, the midterm, and the final, to keep up on studying and making sure you know the concepts very well. Also, do not be afraid to ask Vallen for help on anything because he is very open to helping explain in a more clear way. It isn't very mandatory to use the book throughout the semester, unless you are someone who cannot get by without reading the book. Vallen and I'm assuming a relative of his are the authors of the book for the course, so he really does know what he's talking about. Also, the book of readings are mandatory to have. It isn't necessary to keep up with the actual readings for each chapter throughout the semester, but the book of readings includes the different mandatory assignments for the course, the information about the group project, as well as the study guides for the midterm and final.