Akram M Almohalwas
Department of Statistics
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3.2
Overall Rating
Based on 27 Users
Easiness 2.7 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.7 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.8 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Tough Tests

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Grade: N/A
June 10, 2015

A few days ago, I was in a horrific car crash. At some point, the paramedics told me that my heart stopped beating, and I was considered medically dead for 2 minutes. At some point in my period of unconsciousness, however, something incredible happened. After being in a state of utter and complete blackness for what seemed like an eternity, I suddenly woke up in a bright field with a long staircase in front of me. I walked up the staircase, feeling a pleasant warmth from the radiating sun surround me as I did so. Eventually, I reached giant golden gates at the top of the staircase. That's when the memory of the car crash hit me like a ton of bricks, and I suddenly realized that I had died and I was now at the gates of heaven. However, I wasn't frightened. There was something calming about this place. After waiting a few minutes, I saw a figure slowly walking towards me and the gates. He eventually reached the gates, and without even touching them, he summoned them to open. Something deep inside told me that this figure opening the doors and about to confront me was God. When the gates opened, he stepped forth, and that's when I saw his face. Standing in front of me, in all his godly grandiosity, was Akram Almohalwas. I was frozen with awe. He handed me a chi square table, and told me that the meaning of life can be determined alone from taking his Stats 13 class. At this moment I was certain: Almohalwas himself was God. I reached to touch his beautiful face, but that's when I woke up in the hospital. I will never forget this experience, and my life will never be the same afterwards.

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A-
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June 30, 2021

Do not take this class with this professor. This is the most unorganized class I have ever taken at UCLA. He is a very poor lecturer on Zoom; he goes off on random tangents and then tries to rush through hundreds of pre-made slides packed with information. I stopped watching his lectures after the first three weeks of learning nothing and instead tried using the online book to keep up.
The exams themselves aren't supposed to be hard, especially if you've taken AP statistics before, but his poor teaching combined with lack of communication with his TAs make them a lot more stressful than they need to be. Not only that, but you're expected to complete both midterms in 50 minutes, way less time than what is needed to properly complete each long short answer and mcq question. You're also expected to use R code or simulate things during the exam before being able to complete the short answer. Not to mention, there wasn't any system for partial credit--it was variable from TA to TA. I had both my midterms regraded and received 5+ points more each time because of an error in grading or not adding partial credit. We also never got scores for our final exam and were not able to review any parts of it--just a final grade.

The labs usually consisted of the TA telling us what to write since none of us actually understood how to do write the required code.

Basically, don't take this class with this professor. You'll be better of waiting or taking another math class.

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: B-
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May 24, 2021

He talked proudly about getting students expelled the very first day of class and set a bad taste in my mouth for the rest of the quarter. He rambles throughout the lecture and sparsely gets to the point. There was not nearly enough time for either midterm because it had to be taken during class with our cameras on (only 50 minutes). He is very inflexible and said, "you don't deserve special treatment" when talking about extensions. The labs are very tedious and quite literally impossible to do without the code provided to us by the TA's (often not given by the professor). For the beginning of the quarter, most of the TA's were unsure of what he wanted regarding the labs and my TA dropped the class the first week. Good luck besties!

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A-
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June 24, 2021

DO NOT TAKE STATS 13 WITH ALMOHALWAS. You've been warned.

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: B-
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Jan. 1, 2022

The class overall is not bad (coming from someone who despises stats). I did not put much focus on this class as I should have. The coding for this class is annoying because it does not relate much to the concepts that are being taught. Professor Almohalwas does a good job when teaching the class. I would recommend but make sure you do all your assignments.

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Quarter: Summer 2019
Grade: A+
Sept. 10, 2019

I took this professor during summer so this class was 6 weeks. At first, I was stressed because I felt as though I wasn't learning the material in an organized fashion when I went to lecture. In fact, I didn't really learn that much during lecture. Every week we have a lab due which appears to be a lot of work until I discovered that they were essentially all graded for completion. Everyone I knew got 100% and that was a large part of the grade. The rest of the grade besides the test is pretty much a guaranteed 100% in the gradebook. There are online quizzes but you can find those answers online as well. The tests are pretty easy. He uses identical questions from the textbook and the problems he gives you in the discussion. He is also very helpful in office hours and works with you if you have any grade issues. The tests are easier than I anticipated and I was seriously freaking out about them since I felt like I didn't learn in lecture. In fact, it's pretty common sense and go along with discussion. Even if you don't know how to do a problem, they grade super easily. I thought I missed an entire written problem on the final (out of four written problem) but I still scored higher than 100%. The only issue is that the class lectures are pretty useless, but the material and tests are easy enough that it doesn't matter. Also, if you've taken AP stats that you're pretty set.

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Quarter: Winter 2015
Grade: B+
March 27, 2016

Decent class, the professor himself was very nice. My main problems were taking it simultaneously with some difficult classes, and forgetting about it until the midterm, in which I was wrecked, and spent the rest of the quarter trying to recover. In general, a meh class with a nice teacher. Textbook was definitely one of the jankiest ones I've ever seen, I practically never used it, just found resources elsewhere which made a lot more sense. Make sure to do the labs completely (some of them they check thoroughly, some not so much) and to go really slow on the quizzes (they are practically free points if you are careful with them).

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Quarter: Winter 2015
Grade: A+
March 27, 2016

Great professor. Medium workload. Not a hard A+ as you can get almost full credit for all the assignments. Selling textbook of this class. Please contact yxj156@case.edu.

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June 22, 2015

The class is fine- average workload and grading. Your grade depends on attendance, weekly online quizzes, weekly labs, occasional article assignments, two midterms, and the final. He is pretty frustrating as a professor, though, because he'll say things that conflict with the powerpoints or just contradictory things in general. He goes in an order that's confusing and just jumps around. He'd go over certain concepts too briefly which would leave a lot of people confused. The class is definitely doable but I don't think he taught well at all.

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May 23, 2015

I honestly don't understand how this professor is getting such high reviews. After four years of college, this is easily the worst class I have ever taken. I will say that he is easy, and if you put in effort you should easily be able to get an A, but everything about this class is frustrating and a huge waste of time. Despite doing well in the class I don't feel like I know anything more than I did before I took it.

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June 10, 2015

A few days ago, I was in a horrific car crash. At some point, the paramedics told me that my heart stopped beating, and I was considered medically dead for 2 minutes. At some point in my period of unconsciousness, however, something incredible happened. After being in a state of utter and complete blackness for what seemed like an eternity, I suddenly woke up in a bright field with a long staircase in front of me. I walked up the staircase, feeling a pleasant warmth from the radiating sun surround me as I did so. Eventually, I reached giant golden gates at the top of the staircase. That's when the memory of the car crash hit me like a ton of bricks, and I suddenly realized that I had died and I was now at the gates of heaven. However, I wasn't frightened. There was something calming about this place. After waiting a few minutes, I saw a figure slowly walking towards me and the gates. He eventually reached the gates, and without even touching them, he summoned them to open. Something deep inside told me that this figure opening the doors and about to confront me was God. When the gates opened, he stepped forth, and that's when I saw his face. Standing in front of me, in all his godly grandiosity, was Akram Almohalwas. I was frozen with awe. He handed me a chi square table, and told me that the meaning of life can be determined alone from taking his Stats 13 class. At this moment I was certain: Almohalwas himself was God. I reached to touch his beautiful face, but that's when I woke up in the hospital. I will never forget this experience, and my life will never be the same afterwards.

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A-
June 30, 2021

Do not take this class with this professor. This is the most unorganized class I have ever taken at UCLA. He is a very poor lecturer on Zoom; he goes off on random tangents and then tries to rush through hundreds of pre-made slides packed with information. I stopped watching his lectures after the first three weeks of learning nothing and instead tried using the online book to keep up.
The exams themselves aren't supposed to be hard, especially if you've taken AP statistics before, but his poor teaching combined with lack of communication with his TAs make them a lot more stressful than they need to be. Not only that, but you're expected to complete both midterms in 50 minutes, way less time than what is needed to properly complete each long short answer and mcq question. You're also expected to use R code or simulate things during the exam before being able to complete the short answer. Not to mention, there wasn't any system for partial credit--it was variable from TA to TA. I had both my midterms regraded and received 5+ points more each time because of an error in grading or not adding partial credit. We also never got scores for our final exam and were not able to review any parts of it--just a final grade.

The labs usually consisted of the TA telling us what to write since none of us actually understood how to do write the required code.

Basically, don't take this class with this professor. You'll be better of waiting or taking another math class.

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: B-
May 24, 2021

He talked proudly about getting students expelled the very first day of class and set a bad taste in my mouth for the rest of the quarter. He rambles throughout the lecture and sparsely gets to the point. There was not nearly enough time for either midterm because it had to be taken during class with our cameras on (only 50 minutes). He is very inflexible and said, "you don't deserve special treatment" when talking about extensions. The labs are very tedious and quite literally impossible to do without the code provided to us by the TA's (often not given by the professor). For the beginning of the quarter, most of the TA's were unsure of what he wanted regarding the labs and my TA dropped the class the first week. Good luck besties!

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A-
June 24, 2021

DO NOT TAKE STATS 13 WITH ALMOHALWAS. You've been warned.

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: B-
Jan. 1, 2022

The class overall is not bad (coming from someone who despises stats). I did not put much focus on this class as I should have. The coding for this class is annoying because it does not relate much to the concepts that are being taught. Professor Almohalwas does a good job when teaching the class. I would recommend but make sure you do all your assignments.

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Quarter: Summer 2019
Grade: A+
Sept. 10, 2019

I took this professor during summer so this class was 6 weeks. At first, I was stressed because I felt as though I wasn't learning the material in an organized fashion when I went to lecture. In fact, I didn't really learn that much during lecture. Every week we have a lab due which appears to be a lot of work until I discovered that they were essentially all graded for completion. Everyone I knew got 100% and that was a large part of the grade. The rest of the grade besides the test is pretty much a guaranteed 100% in the gradebook. There are online quizzes but you can find those answers online as well. The tests are pretty easy. He uses identical questions from the textbook and the problems he gives you in the discussion. He is also very helpful in office hours and works with you if you have any grade issues. The tests are easier than I anticipated and I was seriously freaking out about them since I felt like I didn't learn in lecture. In fact, it's pretty common sense and go along with discussion. Even if you don't know how to do a problem, they grade super easily. I thought I missed an entire written problem on the final (out of four written problem) but I still scored higher than 100%. The only issue is that the class lectures are pretty useless, but the material and tests are easy enough that it doesn't matter. Also, if you've taken AP stats that you're pretty set.

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Quarter: Winter 2015
Grade: B+
March 27, 2016

Decent class, the professor himself was very nice. My main problems were taking it simultaneously with some difficult classes, and forgetting about it until the midterm, in which I was wrecked, and spent the rest of the quarter trying to recover. In general, a meh class with a nice teacher. Textbook was definitely one of the jankiest ones I've ever seen, I practically never used it, just found resources elsewhere which made a lot more sense. Make sure to do the labs completely (some of them they check thoroughly, some not so much) and to go really slow on the quizzes (they are practically free points if you are careful with them).

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Quarter: Winter 2015
Grade: A+
March 27, 2016

Great professor. Medium workload. Not a hard A+ as you can get almost full credit for all the assignments. Selling textbook of this class. Please contact yxj156@case.edu.

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June 22, 2015

The class is fine- average workload and grading. Your grade depends on attendance, weekly online quizzes, weekly labs, occasional article assignments, two midterms, and the final. He is pretty frustrating as a professor, though, because he'll say things that conflict with the powerpoints or just contradictory things in general. He goes in an order that's confusing and just jumps around. He'd go over certain concepts too briefly which would leave a lot of people confused. The class is definitely doable but I don't think he taught well at all.

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May 23, 2015

I honestly don't understand how this professor is getting such high reviews. After four years of college, this is easily the worst class I have ever taken. I will say that he is easy, and if you put in effort you should easily be able to get an A, but everything about this class is frustrating and a huge waste of time. Despite doing well in the class I don't feel like I know anything more than I did before I took it.

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3.2
Overall Rating
Based on 27 Users
Easiness 2.7 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.7 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.0 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 2.8 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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