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QR 140 Intro Quantitative Reasoning

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    Dec 14, 2015
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    At first I was disappointed in myself for not passing the Quantitative Reasoning exam, which is a prerequisite for all other math and science-related courses at WC. However, I knew that I had some weaknesses when it came to some of the basic QR skills, and the class has made me a lot more confident in my critical thinking and reasoning abilities. Plus, it was fun!

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    I learned how to think critically about information that is presented to us everyday in the form of statistics and data. It turns out, there are many articles with charts and graphs published that are flat-out incorrect in their conclusions. I was also reminded of basic uses of mathematics, like converting units, comparing percentages, calculating interest, and using spreadsheets to perform computations.

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    3-5 hours

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    Chances are, if you are considering it, you will need it to fulfill a distribution requirement for graduation, as well as to be qualified for other courses at Wellesley. Take it! You will not regret it in the slightest. The homework load is really light, and as long as you keep up in class, the exams will be a breeze.

    • Fall 2015
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