to do well in the class: Statistics is a
problem-solving subject. Practice in problem solving, and completing and
understanding the assigned reading and homeworks are essential to success on
the exams. Suggestions for success in the class:
all lectures. I will not "read from the book" and you will not necessarily
find the examples from lecture in the textbook.
Attend all discussion sections where quizzes
Take all quizzes and exams.
the reading before attending lecture.
the homework. Do your own work. You may discuss problems with classmates, but
don't copy from them. They won't be able to help you when you are writing your
exam! Compare homework answers with solutions posted on the web sites.
and practice solving problems before taking quizzes and exams.
Spend 10-15 hours each week.
Where to get help
Disabled Students: If you are a
student requiring special accommodations, please bring a letter of verification
from the Disabled Students Program (DSP) to the instructor at the beginning of
Rules for the classroom:
ARRIVING LATE FOR CLASS:
You are expected to make every effort to come to class and arrive before the
start of the lecture. If you do arrive at the classroom after the lecture has
begun, please enter the room through the back door as quietly as possible and
sit in one of the closest available seats.
LEAVING EARLY FROM CLASS: If situations arise where you need to
leave class early, please sit at one of the seats near the back door at the
beginning of lecture. When you leave, please do so as quietly as possible.
CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS: You are welcome to talk with friends before
and after lecture, but not
during the lecture. Personal conversations during class creates a disruptive
learning environment for your fellow classmates who all paying a great deal in
time and money to learn the material presented in this class. Courtesy is
required. Students who disregard this rule will be asked to leave the
CELL PHONES AND PAGERS: Cell phones and pagers are not appropriate in
the classroom. Please turn off all ringing cell phones and pagers before the
beginning of lecture. If you have a "vibrator" option on your cell phone or
pager, it is OK to leave it on, but plan on answering any call after class is
Procedures if you suspect your work has been
graded incorrectly: Every effort will be made to mark
your work accurately. You should be credited with all the points you've worked
hard to earn! However, sometimes grading mistakes happen. If you believe that
an error has been made on your exam, return the exam to the TA immediately,
stating your claim in writing. Your TA will then pass the script to me and I
will re-grade the entire paper. Please note that grades can go down as well as
up or remain the same. Under no circumstances will a midterm paper
that has been taken away from class be re-marked.