Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I recommend that any student who enjoys or excels in math classes enroll in Statistical Methods with Brittany Juraszek. Algebra is the predominant mathematical base for this class in addition to a minor calculus presence. Professor Juraszek truly makes this class worth taking. She cares about her students, prepares interesting and engaging lectures that are well organized and easy to follow, and provides many tools and opportunities for student success. I thoroughly enjoyed taking Professor Juraszek's Statistical Methods class. Anyone interested in or required to take this class should strongly consider taking her class.
Course highlights:
My professor was, without question, the most notable highlight of this statistics course. Most general education classes are guaranteed to be relatively uniform in the material covered. In such instances, the only significant variable determining a course's quality is the professor. Professor Juraszek made sure that the course was interesting and comprehensible. She maintained a professional atmosphere, conducive to all styles of learning, while also preserving a friendly demeanor. No matter who the professor, any and all Statistical Methods classes are guaranteed to present nearly identical material. Therefore, the quality of the presentation is the differentiating factor between statistics classes. In turn, given that the professor officiates the presentation, class quality directly correlates with professor quality. Ultimately, my recommendation is due entirely to Professor Juraszek.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Attendance is a must, along with printing off the note outlines that Professor Juraszek posts each class. Also, there are two different key aspects of this subject. The first is memorization. There are quite a few formulas and equations that you must remember for the exams. The second is the ability to process the given information logically to deduce the answer. An 8x11 "cheat sheet" is allowed for each exam. Decide which attribute proves more challenging, and use the "cheat sheet" to review it.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
you need to be able to read the material and come to class prepared to ask/answer questions. if you just try to show up and learn the material in class, you will fail and subsequently not do well in other stats classes.
Course highlights:
practice. as with any type of mathematics class. you need to practice in order to do well. work out all the problems in each chapter including the challenging questions at the end, to be sure you push yourself to your limits.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
read information about the profession on "rate my profession" prior to choosing your professor. i have found the website extremely helpful and accurate when rating professors.