Introduction to Statistical Methods for Business and Economics
I took her class because of her ratings and positive comments on here. That was a big mistake! I think she probably read all those comments about her being easy and ended up changing her teaching style. She lectured very well, but when it came to tests, she tested us on material that wasn't in the book and wasn't mentioned in lecture. To this day, I still don't know how to do some of the problems that she had on her exams. Her exams are the only exams I've ever taken where I had to skip one or two whole pages because I just didn't understand how to do it at all...and I studied really hard for her tests. I ended up with an A- because the curve was sooo LOW! Her class was very frustrating because her exams were so difficult. Also, she is a bit sarcastic and can come off as unfriendly.
Gould is very tough. He crams a lot of material into a 10 week period. I easily spent more time on his class than on my other classes combined. His lectures are good and he makes himself available outside of class. Unfortunately, his exams are brutal. The labs were annoying, as they didn't seem to be teaching us anything at all. If you take the class, be prepared to work hard and attend your section.
Lew was a very good professor with pretty aloof TAs. She was an amazing lecturer and extremely personable. She learned everyone's name in the class and made a strong effort to make sure everyone knew the material that cared to know it. The work in the class was quite easy and homework and labs are easy but you can get docked on points quite easily if you're careless and leave small mistakes. You may not think you need to go to discussions but you get free answers which is pretty awesome. The labs aren't too hard either, just have a lot of diagrams included. As for her exams, I never liked them. There were usually multiple errors and she was trying to change them during the exam which is just frusturating, and they questions are ten times harder than any homework problem. But, if you can figure them out, you'll do well in the class, because her curves are very good usually. Not hard at all to get a B in the class but an A is difficult. I recommend her strongly.
ECON103 Rojas is very clear and organized. His lectures are super organized, and he also color-codes the notes, which makes everything easy to read. Econometrics can get really confusing at times, so it's important that you ask him questions either during the lecture or office hours. He is highly knowledgeable in the fields of statistics as well as econometrics, and is always willing to help!
Professor Sanchez is extremely concerned about her students and her office hours are extremely flexible. Her class is not easy and there's plenty of work involved but the material is very straight forward and help is always there when you need it. The tests are not very difficult and she finds ways to help your grade (extra credit, etc). If you show up to all the lectures, labs, and discussions this class should be a cakewalk. Overall, extremely caring, energetic, and fair professor. Highly recommended!