Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Professor Watson is an expert in the field and seems to have a broad understanding of the concepts he introduces. He is also straightforward and quite clear. His slides will teach you almost everything you need to know in order to pass the class. That being said, he is quite boring and droll. Given that attendance is not required this creates an atmosphere where many are incentivized to simply miss class. Because almost all the info is in the slides, there is almost no deterrent. As such students with personal integrity tend to lose more than they benefit from coming to class.
I would say Professor Watson's humor was definitely a highlight. He can be incredibly funny and socially aware. I also enjoyed receiving the A at the end of the class. I learned a significant amout about basic Macroeconomic principles and feel that I am well prepared for my Intermediate Macro next year. Now that I have a rudimentary understanding of Macro, I have a new, fascinating lense to see the world through.
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Advice for students:
The best advice would be to do well on the homework. Make sure every answer is correct as there are no retries and each homework is worth a significant amount with respect to the final grade. The significant weight is a blessing if every answer has evidence to back it up as it means that actual exams are less important. That being said you cannot just study for exams and get a good grade as the curse of highly weighted homework is that even if you get 100's on both exams if you have a low homework average that A will be unattainable.