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Professor Cha is so sweet! She really made statistics, a subject I used to hate, interesting and easy to digest. She's a great lecturer and is always willing to answer questions if you need something repeated. Although you had to go to Tuesday lectures for participation, if you had timezone issues she was very flexible and would give out alternate assignments. The Thursday asynchronous lectures were all relatively interactive and well laid out so they really helped digest the material. The labs were relatively easy as you could often just finish them during discussion sessions or watch the recordings afterward. The weekly quizzes were also relatively easy and good at keeping the material fresh in your head as even though you only could submit once, you had all weekend to do it. The exams were during Week 5 and 10 and were not cumulative and relatively easy with each only being worth 15%. The final project is designed for one person but you can work on it with a group of up to 5 people which made it take no time at all. Even after that, she offers 1% extra credit for completing two surveys about her class. She really appreciates and takes into consideration the needs of the students and I would highly recommend Professor Cha to anyone wanting to take Stats 10!
As someone who didn't take AP Stats in high school and had very basic knowledge of stats coming in, this class was fairly easy. Lectures were recorded, there are two check-up assignments per week, and labs were free points as long as you follow the TA's instructions. Professor Cha goes through examples in class, which are helpful for the quizzes and exams. She also gives out a practice midterm and final, which are a good reflection of the actual exams. Overall, Professor Cha is great lecturer and explains topics very clearly. If you don't understand anything, I highly recommend going to office hours because she is more than happy to explain topics that you don't understand! Side note: always read the problems carefully and understand what is being asked of you.
This class is an extremely easy GE as long as you keep up with the deadlines and don't fall behind. Lab reports and exams were a free 100% as long as you followed the instructions for the lab reports that the TA's gave and for the quizzes they were open note so make sure to double check your answers and then you should be able to get 100% for all of them. In terms of the exams, you got more than enough time to finish both. I finished both exams in about half the time, and was able to get near 100% accuracy in both of them. I would advice to make the cheatsheet which she allows to have up to 15 pages front and back of notes, which is really helpful to use when you need to remember any of the formulas. If you have an interest in statistics and have even a little prior knowledge, then this class will be a chill class that you don't have to put much time into outside of class, and receive an A+ for your GE credit. So I would suggest anyone who wants an easy GE to balance out a tougher schedule to take this class, even if you don't have an interest in mathematics or statistics, this class caters to a beginner/basic level knowledge of statistics, and a substantial portion of the class was able to end up with an A.
Professor Cha is so nice and cares so much about the students in her class. Don't be afraid to ask her questions before or after class or in office hours. Her slides had so much information on them, making it super easy to study for the exams. The only criticism I have is that there was a lot of busy work in the class, especially the worksheets in discussion section.
I took AP Stats in high school but took this class for GE and found it to be very easy. The grading is:
4% participation- with iClicker; as long as you answer at least one question during each lecture (doesn't even have to be correct) then you're good, and you can miss up to one class. If you get Reef, you don't even have to go to lecture.
20% online quizzes- on CCLE, a few easy multiple choice questions assigned every Friday, due on Sunday. Drop lowest two scores as well
16% labs- There's 5 labs (about one due every two weeks), lowest grade is dropped. You'll have to get a $6 course reader from the campus bookstore. You can either go to your TA's lab session every week, or you can do it on your own time if you download the Fathom software (it costs $5 to rent for a year). As long as you read the instructions in the course reader/lab manual, you can fully complete the labs by yourself; they're very straightforward.
60% exams, 30% each- There's midterms weeks 5 and 10, and the material is not cumulative. They're 25-30 multiple choice and I aced both of them. She lets you bring a one-sided formula sheet as long as it's handwritten. Also, you can use any calculator you want. That means if you have a TI-84 and know how to use the DISTR and STAT menus, you barely have to do any work at all; you can have the calculator do the z- and t-tests or normal/binomial distribution stuff for you. If you got a 5 on AP Stats these should be a breeze.
Overall, during lecture she was pretty clear and she posted her lecture slides in advance every week. She 'recommends' you get the textbook "Essential Statistics: Exploring the World Through Data, Second Edition" by Gould, Ryan and Wong but it's not necessary at all; her slides cover everything and have plenty of examples.
First off you can easily get an A in the class if you go over all her lecture slides and listen to her midterm/final review. Professor Cha is my favorite professor in the Stats department, due to the fact that her slides are extremely organized and she puts a lot of effort in giving you the material you need to succeed in the class whether it is r code examples, slides, and textbook resources. I messed up on two of the homework assignments due to my own mistakes, yet the homework assignments tended to be fair. She is also extremely approachable, and although the group project was a decent amount of work she grades it fairly leniently. Overall, I recommend Maria Cha over any professor for 101a, 101b, and hopefully one day she'll teach 101c.
Professor Cha was possibly the sweetest professor I have ever met. She deeply cares about everyone's well being both mentally and academically. I have never taken a stats class before and I thought that this class was extremely easy! The first midterm is extremely easy, I messed up on it because I didn't read some of the questions carefully, but still thought that a 100% is extremely attainable. the quizzes are online and you can use your notes, I didn't because I wanted to know what I needed to learn more of, and the final was also easy there were just a couple tricky questions. A few people said that they though her accent was hard to understand, but i had no issue understanding everything clearly. I would take this class again just because I literally love her!!!!
my grade breakdown went like this, just for reference:
Midterm 1: 80%
Overall Quiz: 92%
Overall Grad: B+
If you have taken stats before, this class is really pretty easy. If you haven't, it may be a little tougher, but not too bad. The lectures are fine although kinda boring, but Professor Cha posts the slides online so you can always review examples, etc. For the lab assignments, the TA basically walks you through every step, and you should rarely have to do more than a few minutes of work outside of class on it. There are online quizzes as well, but if you went to lecture and took good notes they shouldn't be hard. There is also a section separate from lab that is helpful for working through example problems.
Stats 10 is very easy and straightforward if you pay attention and put in some effort. Both the final and the midterm are multiple choice and you must submit about 5 labs throughout the quarter. The labs can usually be finished during discussion and the TA usually helped us. Although attendance isn't mandatory, it is part of your grade. Prof Cha uses clicker questions throughout her lectures in order to mark attendance. Prof Cha is not the best at explaining, but you can basically learn everything you need from the slides. If you're going to take stats 10, I would recommend taking it with her.