Vivian Lew
Department of Statistics
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June 27, 2015

Professor Lew, as others have said, seems a bit intimidating but is willing to help. She really tries to make stats 10 as easy as possible cause after all it is an intro course.
One flaw with the class were the amount of typos present in lecture, review materials, and on the exams. For our last midterm, there were something like 5 typos that were crucial to getting the correct answer.
A big plus is the attendance system she uses. Instead of using clickers, she uses a program called tophat that costs $20 for the quarter. At the beginning of class she posts a 4 numbered code that you can enter via phone, laptop, ipad, etc. in order to get credit for attendance therefore you don't really even need to go to class as long as you can get the code from a friend. Stats 10 is a class you can pretty much teach to yourself.
Another thing is the lab exams were veryyy difficult. She incorporates R studio which is a statistical software program that requires coding. I spent more time studying for the lab exams than the actual tests and did worse on them. Her midterms were very fair, not tricky at all. She lets you have a cheat sheet. But back to the lab exams, you have to be well prepared for them and get comfortable with coding because during the actual exam you'll only have 50 minutes and if you encounter a coding error, it'll take some time to troubleshoot. And if you can't get the code to run, you won't get an answer.
Overall, did well in the class in spite of R studio stuff.

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June 24, 2015

at first I really disliked her because I thought she was so mean. But after a few weeks I realized she is actually a really nice teacher haha.

she is a really good lecturer and her slides are extremely helpful (for the second midterm I didn't read the book at all I just went over the slides and got an A)
also, I would recommend going to her office hour before midterms because it is really helpful (always very crowded)

We use R studio for our labs, which I thought was kind of intimidating at first. I got full mark on the first lab exam but got a couple points off the second lab exam. These lab exams are really kind of hard so you really have to make sure you understand what you are doing when you are working on your homework.

I thought I was going to get an A- for the class but the curve was too good so I ended up with an A.

the curve:

Over 100% = A+
90-99.9 = A
89-89.99 = A-
66 - 88 = B
50 - 65 = C
0 - 49.99 = C-

(you get extra marks for submitting surveys, not sure if she will give out surveys every quarter though)

this is not the easiest GE I took (which would be PS5), but this is the class which I spent the least time studying for (for all the tests I didn't study until literally the last minute).

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June 22, 2015

At first I was quite intimidated by Professor Lew, she came off as being a bit strict and sometimes even cranky. However, as I got to know her more and more I began to realize that she is actually much more concerned about her students than what I had imagined.

As a teacher, her lectures were great. She was very well organized, to the point where we had time to cover all the necessary topics, and oftentimes we would be able to leave class early because of the fact. Her powerpoints make it so easy to follow along with the ideas being presented, that lectures are a breeze and a real pleasure to sit through.

Lessons are quite easy, if you pay attention and avoid careless mistakes you should be able to ace them all.

Labs are a little harder, I suggest you grab a person or two from the class and go over each question with each other before turning them in.

Lab exams are very difficult, but fair. You need to have a very good grasp on the concepts and on the usage of R studio. Be sure to prepare for these intensely.

Progress exams were a lot easier than the lab exams I felt, they were just okay. Not hard, but not too easy either.

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March 26, 2015

SELLING Stats 10 package

Good as new:
-hardcover textbook
-lab course reader
-clicker

Email me if interested! csamareta@g.ucla.edu

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March 22, 2015

SELLING ESSENTIAL STATISTICS GOULD FOR STATS 10 $60

Email me if interested, ryaneason94@gmail.com

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March 2, 2015

My experience with Professor Lew was unpleasant. On every single exam, I had to point out errors made on the test to her and the TAs. At first, she didn't even try to listen to what I was saying because she thought I was asking her to help me solve a problem. Then, after talking with the TAs, she realized she had made mistakes and then came to me saying, "Okay I'll listen to you now." She made many errors when creating her exams, which took away from my test-taking time. I was frustrated with her inaccurate exams and her stubbornness in not wanting to acknowledge her mistakes.

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June 7, 2014

Before we go to evaluation, let's run over the grading scheme.
Attendance: 10%
Lessons: 10%
Progress Exams: 10, 20, 20%
Labs: 10%
Lab Exams: 10 and 10%

*I haven't seen my final grades yet*

So here we go.

Dr. Lew is very big on savings. So I ended up taking the class while spending like $15. I did buy the textbook (not included in $15) but that's just because I like to keep a book just in case I need the materials again in the future.

Attendance: So far, she teaches 8AM lectures. So that's kind of painful to go to lectures if you are not a morning person.
Clickers are served to take attendance, but you can click in only once either at the beginning or end of class, so there are definitely a lot students who come for the last 10 minutes just to click in. There is no make up for missing days, unless you talk with her before hands (I guess?), so be careful. And it's 10% of your grades too, so be considerate.
Lectures are OK as she will read off the slides a lot of time, but sometimes she does include examples from computer simulations or elaborates a bit on the materials, so I always go because I find those helpful. I learn well by listening too.

Lessons: These are like "easy" points. The TAs will go over the lessons with you on Tuesday discussions, and lessons (they are done electronically) next week. So you will pretty much know how to get a perfect before hand. But you might slip off here and there for a few points if you don't pay attention. Lowest lesson score is dropped though.

Progress Exams: They are very very fair, sometimes rather straight forward. Down side: they are only 25 points, so you have to be very very careful. There are three: 2 midterms, 1 final. However, I would say that the practice exams that she gave us were somehow easier than the actual ones.

Labs: They take a bit of time to finish. You will probably need a full hour during the Thursday lab, and probably a couple more minutes to finish up. But they are pretty straightforward. I will say go to lab because you will need those skills to do the lab exams, and the software we use is only available on computers in that lab, CLICC computers and probably computers in Study Room of Hedrick Hall.

Lab Exams: Now, they are a bit tricky. They are both fair, but you really get to know your program and stuff.

Overall: The class is good. I learn a lot from Dr. Lew and thinks that she is a good professor. However, my class of Spring 2014 is a very competitive class, so if you want an A, you better aim for an A raw score, like without curve.

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June 22, 2013

Professor Lew is absolutely AMAZING. She cares so much about her students and will do anything to work with them one on one and help if necessary. Her powerpoints have a lot of mistakes and she gets sidetracked and fumbles sometimes, but it won't throw you COMPLETELY off. Go to her office hours and be ready with questions, everything always makes so much more sense when you go to office hours.

I also recommend joining a study group. I joined one during week 5 and it helped me tremendously for the final and lab exam 2. If I had joined a study group sooner, I probably could have gotten an 'A' but I ended up with a 'B' which I was satisfied with. If I hadn't joined a study group, I probably would have gotten a 'C'..

If you're gonna take Stats 10, TAKE IT WITH LEW!
Taking Stats with her is also a money saver because she doesn't assign online assignments so you don't have to buy the $20-$30 card for the key word and such.

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June 19, 2013

First of all Professor Lew is a GREAT person, go to office and she will help you with anything you dont understand. I got a -C and it was 1 week before my final. I went to her office hours for the whole week. She HELPED me caught up with Every single concepts, therefore I aced my second lab exam, and i did better than the average on the final . I got a solid B in the end!!! in one week and i did what i thought was impossible at UCLA.
Take her if you could, the course is a lot of work but its not that hard.

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March 28, 2013

Selling book for stats 10. It is the introductory statistics one.

For more info text at 559-577-7505

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June 27, 2015

Professor Lew, as others have said, seems a bit intimidating but is willing to help. She really tries to make stats 10 as easy as possible cause after all it is an intro course.
One flaw with the class were the amount of typos present in lecture, review materials, and on the exams. For our last midterm, there were something like 5 typos that were crucial to getting the correct answer.
A big plus is the attendance system she uses. Instead of using clickers, she uses a program called tophat that costs $20 for the quarter. At the beginning of class she posts a 4 numbered code that you can enter via phone, laptop, ipad, etc. in order to get credit for attendance therefore you don't really even need to go to class as long as you can get the code from a friend. Stats 10 is a class you can pretty much teach to yourself.
Another thing is the lab exams were veryyy difficult. She incorporates R studio which is a statistical software program that requires coding. I spent more time studying for the lab exams than the actual tests and did worse on them. Her midterms were very fair, not tricky at all. She lets you have a cheat sheet. But back to the lab exams, you have to be well prepared for them and get comfortable with coding because during the actual exam you'll only have 50 minutes and if you encounter a coding error, it'll take some time to troubleshoot. And if you can't get the code to run, you won't get an answer.
Overall, did well in the class in spite of R studio stuff.

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June 24, 2015

at first I really disliked her because I thought she was so mean. But after a few weeks I realized she is actually a really nice teacher haha.

she is a really good lecturer and her slides are extremely helpful (for the second midterm I didn't read the book at all I just went over the slides and got an A)
also, I would recommend going to her office hour before midterms because it is really helpful (always very crowded)

We use R studio for our labs, which I thought was kind of intimidating at first. I got full mark on the first lab exam but got a couple points off the second lab exam. These lab exams are really kind of hard so you really have to make sure you understand what you are doing when you are working on your homework.

I thought I was going to get an A- for the class but the curve was too good so I ended up with an A.

the curve:

Over 100% = A+
90-99.9 = A
89-89.99 = A-
66 - 88 = B
50 - 65 = C
0 - 49.99 = C-

(you get extra marks for submitting surveys, not sure if she will give out surveys every quarter though)

this is not the easiest GE I took (which would be PS5), but this is the class which I spent the least time studying for (for all the tests I didn't study until literally the last minute).

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June 22, 2015

At first I was quite intimidated by Professor Lew, she came off as being a bit strict and sometimes even cranky. However, as I got to know her more and more I began to realize that she is actually much more concerned about her students than what I had imagined.

As a teacher, her lectures were great. She was very well organized, to the point where we had time to cover all the necessary topics, and oftentimes we would be able to leave class early because of the fact. Her powerpoints make it so easy to follow along with the ideas being presented, that lectures are a breeze and a real pleasure to sit through.

Lessons are quite easy, if you pay attention and avoid careless mistakes you should be able to ace them all.

Labs are a little harder, I suggest you grab a person or two from the class and go over each question with each other before turning them in.

Lab exams are very difficult, but fair. You need to have a very good grasp on the concepts and on the usage of R studio. Be sure to prepare for these intensely.

Progress exams were a lot easier than the lab exams I felt, they were just okay. Not hard, but not too easy either.

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March 26, 2015

SELLING Stats 10 package

Good as new:
-hardcover textbook
-lab course reader
-clicker

Email me if interested! csamareta@g.ucla.edu

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March 22, 2015

SELLING ESSENTIAL STATISTICS GOULD FOR STATS 10 $60

Email me if interested, ryaneason94@gmail.com

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March 2, 2015

My experience with Professor Lew was unpleasant. On every single exam, I had to point out errors made on the test to her and the TAs. At first, she didn't even try to listen to what I was saying because she thought I was asking her to help me solve a problem. Then, after talking with the TAs, she realized she had made mistakes and then came to me saying, "Okay I'll listen to you now." She made many errors when creating her exams, which took away from my test-taking time. I was frustrated with her inaccurate exams and her stubbornness in not wanting to acknowledge her mistakes.

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June 7, 2014

Before we go to evaluation, let's run over the grading scheme.
Attendance: 10%
Lessons: 10%
Progress Exams: 10, 20, 20%
Labs: 10%
Lab Exams: 10 and 10%

*I haven't seen my final grades yet*

So here we go.

Dr. Lew is very big on savings. So I ended up taking the class while spending like $15. I did buy the textbook (not included in $15) but that's just because I like to keep a book just in case I need the materials again in the future.

Attendance: So far, she teaches 8AM lectures. So that's kind of painful to go to lectures if you are not a morning person.
Clickers are served to take attendance, but you can click in only once either at the beginning or end of class, so there are definitely a lot students who come for the last 10 minutes just to click in. There is no make up for missing days, unless you talk with her before hands (I guess?), so be careful. And it's 10% of your grades too, so be considerate.
Lectures are OK as she will read off the slides a lot of time, but sometimes she does include examples from computer simulations or elaborates a bit on the materials, so I always go because I find those helpful. I learn well by listening too.

Lessons: These are like "easy" points. The TAs will go over the lessons with you on Tuesday discussions, and lessons (they are done electronically) next week. So you will pretty much know how to get a perfect before hand. But you might slip off here and there for a few points if you don't pay attention. Lowest lesson score is dropped though.

Progress Exams: They are very very fair, sometimes rather straight forward. Down side: they are only 25 points, so you have to be very very careful. There are three: 2 midterms, 1 final. However, I would say that the practice exams that she gave us were somehow easier than the actual ones.

Labs: They take a bit of time to finish. You will probably need a full hour during the Thursday lab, and probably a couple more minutes to finish up. But they are pretty straightforward. I will say go to lab because you will need those skills to do the lab exams, and the software we use is only available on computers in that lab, CLICC computers and probably computers in Study Room of Hedrick Hall.

Lab Exams: Now, they are a bit tricky. They are both fair, but you really get to know your program and stuff.

Overall: The class is good. I learn a lot from Dr. Lew and thinks that she is a good professor. However, my class of Spring 2014 is a very competitive class, so if you want an A, you better aim for an A raw score, like without curve.

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June 22, 2013

Professor Lew is absolutely AMAZING. She cares so much about her students and will do anything to work with them one on one and help if necessary. Her powerpoints have a lot of mistakes and she gets sidetracked and fumbles sometimes, but it won't throw you COMPLETELY off. Go to her office hours and be ready with questions, everything always makes so much more sense when you go to office hours.

I also recommend joining a study group. I joined one during week 5 and it helped me tremendously for the final and lab exam 2. If I had joined a study group sooner, I probably could have gotten an 'A' but I ended up with a 'B' which I was satisfied with. If I hadn't joined a study group, I probably would have gotten a 'C'..

If you're gonna take Stats 10, TAKE IT WITH LEW!
Taking Stats with her is also a money saver because she doesn't assign online assignments so you don't have to buy the $20-$30 card for the key word and such.

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June 19, 2013

First of all Professor Lew is a GREAT person, go to office and she will help you with anything you dont understand. I got a -C and it was 1 week before my final. I went to her office hours for the whole week. She HELPED me caught up with Every single concepts, therefore I aced my second lab exam, and i did better than the average on the final . I got a solid B in the end!!! in one week and i did what i thought was impossible at UCLA.
Take her if you could, the course is a lot of work but its not that hard.

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March 28, 2013

Selling book for stats 10. It is the introductory statistics one.

For more info text at 559-577-7505

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Overall Rating
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Easiness 2.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.8 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 2.8 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.5 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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