Akram M Almohalwas
Department of Statistics
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3.3
Overall Rating
Based on 19 Users
Easiness 2.9 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.1 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.1 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.9 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Participation Matters
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Issues PTEs

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: N/A
Jan. 3, 2017

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Quarter: Summer 2016
Grade: A
Aug. 7, 2016

Not sure if the class is a lot easier than the actual school year, but for the summer it was VERY easy. I think it also has to do with the professor. Professor Almohalwas is exceptional and a great lecturer. He's very engaging and can get really up close (especially to students sitting in the front) because he wants students to learn and pay attention. His slides can get very long, but they're are helpful. He assigned six online quizzes that are fair, but drops the lowest score. There's also two extra credit opportunities: one lab and one quiz. The labs are long and you'll probably end up buying the software because there's not enough time in your section to finish it. If you have any questions on it, go to the professor because he'll pretty much spoon feed you the answers. His exams were beyond easy because he practically used the questions from his slides, previous quizzes, and old exams (very important that you attend his lectures and do well on the quizzes). At office hours, he's also helpful and it can get pretty crowded. However, he will do his best to answer your questions. I would definitely recommend this professor to a friend and would take him again for another class.

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Quarter: Spring 2014
Grade: C
Feb. 2, 2016

This class is meh. The labs are painfully boring though easy. The professor, while occasionally funny, is prone to launching into tangents. I also did not feel that the class truly prepared me for the midterm and final and I had to do weekly tutoring sessions to pass. If you go to his office hours though he is super helpful and will work through problems with you. I also have to say that I missed the 1st midterm and he averaged the score of my second midterm and final exam and gave that to me as my first midterm score, which I really appreciated. Overall you will definitely get the most benefit from this class if you make time to go to office hours and make sure to finish all your labs in lab section instead of putting them off til the last minute.

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Dec. 4, 2014

I'm going to be really honest, I didn't pay attention in his class at all. And as someone who sat in the back of the lecture hall, I can say that about 70% of the class didn't either. He makes little sense in lecture, and as someone who took AP Stats in high school, I know for a fact there's an easier way to teach Stats than the way he does. He makes simple things seem so complicated!
That being said, he is a very nice man. He seems very genuine, and while I'm sure he knows his stuff, he just doesn't seem to be good at teaching it.

The great thing though is that the material is easy as pie. The textbook was great; right before the midterms I would just sit for an hour and read the assigned chapters, do his "suggested" homework problems and additional practice ?'s, and I got A's on both midterms.
Granted this may be because I already knew the material from high school, but two of my friends who had no knowledge of Stats did as I did, and also walked out with an A in the class.

Also to the people below me complaining about the "workload", it wasn't much at all. Just a short lab report a week that you could literally finish in about an hour, and one online quiz a week that takes about 15 minutes.

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June 25, 2012

the class was too tedious for its own good. you become jaded and bored as the class progresses so slowly throughout the entire quarter. meanwhile, amid performing repetitive busy work (homework, lab quiz on repeat, not to mention 2 lab exams, 2 midterms, and a ridiculously long final). Professor almohalwas seems to believe that the more problems we cover and the more slides he posts mean he is providing a better education. however, from the questions you hear other students reading in class, it becomes quite apparent that it's all too much material about too little substance being presented at too quick a pace for many students to fully grasp. almohalwas would benefit from focusing on a single example and making absolutely clear each and every step that he is taking once, twice, three times. before moving onto the next problem. the material itself is not very hard. the final however is cumulative and the exam covers pretty much everything, making the final exam both long and a huge pain the ass. by the end of the exam i was so tired of the class that i didn't bother to double check any of my work. summer was waiting

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June 22, 2012

I disagree with the poster below. The lab exams were not difficult - if you were able to complete the weekly lab assignments, the exams should've been quite easy. However, I do think that the TAs were a bit picky when it came to grading.

The midterms weren't too bad. If you go over his lecture slides and read the book thoroughly, you should be fine. The final, however, was a bit brutal. The multiple-choice questions were decent, but the free-response section was tedious and quite lengthy.

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June 20, 2012

He is a very nice professor! His two lab exams are just tedious and insane. I really dislike the lab exams because the TAs are pretty harsh at grading it. Nice professor but definitely not easy because he doesn't curve at all.

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Feb. 23, 2012

He is simply the best professor on campus. take him if you can! You will enjoy his classes for sure.

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Feb. 21, 2012

He is the nicest professor on campus. He has a genuine concern for his students and does anything to help. He is always available and replies promptly to emails. The homework isn't easy and is graded on the hard side. However, his tests are straightforward. On his lecture notes if it says SIMILAR EXAM QUESTION, focus on those topics. Great professor. Hope to take him again.

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Dec. 15, 2011

Okay, so he is such a nice professor and he really cares about his students. You can clearly see how much he wants you to learn in lecture. He's always available to help students and doesn't get annoyed at those dumb f*cks who ask stupid questions. He really tries to make stats interesting and easy to understand.

I think he's the best prof that teaches Stats 10. From my experience with this class and from what other people have said, all the other stats 10 profs suck and don't give a shit.

THIS IS NOT AN EASY CLASS. Omfg, I have never done so much work for a class before. You have to put in so much time and effort in this class..

1) Go to lecture
attendance is 2% of your grade.. doesn't seem like a lot but it could help you in the end.

2) Read your textbook
Yeah, seriously read that shit. Even as a north campus major, I've gotten As in my classes without fully reading my textbooks for two years now... this is the first class where I've actually read every single word of every single chapter. Reading the textbook helps to understand the concepts from lecture.

3) Grade breakdown

2%= attendance
8% = quizzes
8%= homework
8% = lab
40% = Midterm 1 & Midterm 2
34% = Final

You have quizzes due on mon, labs due tues, and homework due friday...and he drops the lowest score for each one

Midterm 1 was easy. Midterm 2 was so hard.. it was all probability.

The final was ridiculously hard.. more than half of the lecture stayed 30 min after the 3 hours you're initially given to finish the test.

The test format is half multiple choice (around 15-20 questions) and 1 or 2 short answers.

Take it with this prof! It's a lot of work but he's such a nice person. I thought it was worth it. I ended up getting a B because I basically didn't go to the last 4 weeks of class.. if you put in the time you can get an A in the class!! it's a lottttt of work though.

I hope this helps! Good luck, don't forget stats 10 is impacted too so you can't drop it after week 2

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: N/A
Jan. 3, 2017

Selling "Introductory to Statistics" by Robert Gould if interested text me at (323)605-3741

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Quarter: Summer 2016
Grade: A
Aug. 7, 2016

Not sure if the class is a lot easier than the actual school year, but for the summer it was VERY easy. I think it also has to do with the professor. Professor Almohalwas is exceptional and a great lecturer. He's very engaging and can get really up close (especially to students sitting in the front) because he wants students to learn and pay attention. His slides can get very long, but they're are helpful. He assigned six online quizzes that are fair, but drops the lowest score. There's also two extra credit opportunities: one lab and one quiz. The labs are long and you'll probably end up buying the software because there's not enough time in your section to finish it. If you have any questions on it, go to the professor because he'll pretty much spoon feed you the answers. His exams were beyond easy because he practically used the questions from his slides, previous quizzes, and old exams (very important that you attend his lectures and do well on the quizzes). At office hours, he's also helpful and it can get pretty crowded. However, he will do his best to answer your questions. I would definitely recommend this professor to a friend and would take him again for another class.

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Quarter: Spring 2014
Grade: C
Feb. 2, 2016

This class is meh. The labs are painfully boring though easy. The professor, while occasionally funny, is prone to launching into tangents. I also did not feel that the class truly prepared me for the midterm and final and I had to do weekly tutoring sessions to pass. If you go to his office hours though he is super helpful and will work through problems with you. I also have to say that I missed the 1st midterm and he averaged the score of my second midterm and final exam and gave that to me as my first midterm score, which I really appreciated. Overall you will definitely get the most benefit from this class if you make time to go to office hours and make sure to finish all your labs in lab section instead of putting them off til the last minute.

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Dec. 4, 2014

I'm going to be really honest, I didn't pay attention in his class at all. And as someone who sat in the back of the lecture hall, I can say that about 70% of the class didn't either. He makes little sense in lecture, and as someone who took AP Stats in high school, I know for a fact there's an easier way to teach Stats than the way he does. He makes simple things seem so complicated!
That being said, he is a very nice man. He seems very genuine, and while I'm sure he knows his stuff, he just doesn't seem to be good at teaching it.

The great thing though is that the material is easy as pie. The textbook was great; right before the midterms I would just sit for an hour and read the assigned chapters, do his "suggested" homework problems and additional practice ?'s, and I got A's on both midterms.
Granted this may be because I already knew the material from high school, but two of my friends who had no knowledge of Stats did as I did, and also walked out with an A in the class.

Also to the people below me complaining about the "workload", it wasn't much at all. Just a short lab report a week that you could literally finish in about an hour, and one online quiz a week that takes about 15 minutes.

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
June 25, 2012

the class was too tedious for its own good. you become jaded and bored as the class progresses so slowly throughout the entire quarter. meanwhile, amid performing repetitive busy work (homework, lab quiz on repeat, not to mention 2 lab exams, 2 midterms, and a ridiculously long final). Professor almohalwas seems to believe that the more problems we cover and the more slides he posts mean he is providing a better education. however, from the questions you hear other students reading in class, it becomes quite apparent that it's all too much material about too little substance being presented at too quick a pace for many students to fully grasp. almohalwas would benefit from focusing on a single example and making absolutely clear each and every step that he is taking once, twice, three times. before moving onto the next problem. the material itself is not very hard. the final however is cumulative and the exam covers pretty much everything, making the final exam both long and a huge pain the ass. by the end of the exam i was so tired of the class that i didn't bother to double check any of my work. summer was waiting

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Grade: N/A
June 22, 2012

I disagree with the poster below. The lab exams were not difficult - if you were able to complete the weekly lab assignments, the exams should've been quite easy. However, I do think that the TAs were a bit picky when it came to grading.

The midterms weren't too bad. If you go over his lecture slides and read the book thoroughly, you should be fine. The final, however, was a bit brutal. The multiple-choice questions were decent, but the free-response section was tedious and quite lengthy.

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June 20, 2012

He is a very nice professor! His two lab exams are just tedious and insane. I really dislike the lab exams because the TAs are pretty harsh at grading it. Nice professor but definitely not easy because he doesn't curve at all.

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Feb. 23, 2012

He is simply the best professor on campus. take him if you can! You will enjoy his classes for sure.

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Feb. 21, 2012

He is the nicest professor on campus. He has a genuine concern for his students and does anything to help. He is always available and replies promptly to emails. The homework isn't easy and is graded on the hard side. However, his tests are straightforward. On his lecture notes if it says SIMILAR EXAM QUESTION, focus on those topics. Great professor. Hope to take him again.

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Dec. 15, 2011

Okay, so he is such a nice professor and he really cares about his students. You can clearly see how much he wants you to learn in lecture. He's always available to help students and doesn't get annoyed at those dumb f*cks who ask stupid questions. He really tries to make stats interesting and easy to understand.

I think he's the best prof that teaches Stats 10. From my experience with this class and from what other people have said, all the other stats 10 profs suck and don't give a shit.

THIS IS NOT AN EASY CLASS. Omfg, I have never done so much work for a class before. You have to put in so much time and effort in this class..

1) Go to lecture
attendance is 2% of your grade.. doesn't seem like a lot but it could help you in the end.

2) Read your textbook
Yeah, seriously read that shit. Even as a north campus major, I've gotten As in my classes without fully reading my textbooks for two years now... this is the first class where I've actually read every single word of every single chapter. Reading the textbook helps to understand the concepts from lecture.

3) Grade breakdown

2%= attendance
8% = quizzes
8%= homework
8% = lab
40% = Midterm 1 & Midterm 2
34% = Final

You have quizzes due on mon, labs due tues, and homework due friday...and he drops the lowest score for each one

Midterm 1 was easy. Midterm 2 was so hard.. it was all probability.

The final was ridiculously hard.. more than half of the lecture stayed 30 min after the 3 hours you're initially given to finish the test.

The test format is half multiple choice (around 15-20 questions) and 1 or 2 short answers.

Take it with this prof! It's a lot of work but he's such a nice person. I thought it was worth it. I ended up getting a B because I basically didn't go to the last 4 weeks of class.. if you put in the time you can get an A in the class!! it's a lottttt of work though.

I hope this helps! Good luck, don't forget stats 10 is impacted too so you can't drop it after week 2

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Overall Rating
Based on 19 Users
Easiness 2.9 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.1 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.1 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.9 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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