Frederic Paik Schoenberg
Department of Statistics
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Easiness 3.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.1 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.2 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.4 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A
Feb. 16, 2018

Schoenberg is about as clear of a professor as you can get for stats. He knows what he's talking about and is always careful with his words which is IMO an absolute must-have for a stats professor. Homeworks were a piece of cake. I couldn't understand a word of what my TA was saying so I never went to half of the labs which are only worth 10% of the grade, but still ended up with a solid A.

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Quarter: Summer 2017
Grade: A
Sept. 18, 2017

If you have ever taken AP/IB stats, this class will be a breeze, especially since it is multiple choice and open note. I am selling a loose leaf version of Introduction to Statistical Investigations (newest edition) for $60. Txt msg me at 661-292-9419.

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Quarter: Summer 2017
Grade: A+
Sept. 13, 2017

I am selling the newest edition of the textbook (a pdf) Intro to Statistical Investigations (published 2016) for $12! I also have the 2015 edition in paperback form for $35. Price negotiable, email me at velmathanh97@gmail.com

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Quarter: Summer 2017
Grade: A+
Aug. 9, 2017

This is an easy class. I'm not sure how people missed questions on these exams because are they are completely multiple choice and are both open note. His powerpoints are pretty thorough and he rarely says anything during lecture that is not included on the slides, so you can print out all of his slides and have every single piece of information discussed in class at your fingertips to use on the exams. Homework assignments were short and simple, as were the lab assignments.

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Quarter: Summer 2017
Grade: A+
Aug. 6, 2017

I think it was his first time teaching over the summer and the material was kind of rushed. But he was so clear in his lectures that you didn't have to take many notes. People previously said the labs were really tough but for some reason during the summer my TA made the labs extremely straightforward for the most part. Whenever I was unsure of something, I would just confirm with her and I'd get 100 on all my labs so they were easy points. And also I think you'd normally do 8 labs during the school year but we only had 4 which made it even more chill. There were only 4 hw assignments but none of which were more than 4 hw problems and they weren't even that hard. The best part of the class was that the midterm AND final was open book AND open notes. He also pretty much tests straight from his really detailed slides. That means you can just print all his slides and whenever you stumbled across a question you were unsure of you can just look through the slides until you find the right answer. Also some of the test answers were verbatim from the slides. The midterm and final was all multiple choice. The midterm average was 75 but I think that was because we had less time during the summer and also none of the above was an answer choice (none of the 20 questions had none of the above as a correct answer). Also all the math questions were nothing more than plug and chug. The final average was 80 and was definitely easier and didn't have none of the above as an answer choice. I think it was higher because he was worried that the class average would be too low so he gave out practice problems on the last lecture which he didn't even do for fall 16 and about 3-4 of them were nearly exactly the same on the final. I never made it to the professor's office hours and I never took stats in high school but every question on his tests were completely doable if you just reviewed and printed all his slides for his tests. So to study for his class: go over his slides->go over the homework problems->go over the practice problems he recommends the lecture before the midterm (those were so helpful in solidifying the concepts)->you can skim the book but not really necessarily->review the slides AGAIN to solidify the concepts. I definitely recommend him!!!!

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A
Feb. 11, 2017

Labs are super hard but tests are super easy so you can fail the labs and still get an A in the class, like I did.

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A-
Dec. 22, 2016

Good professor. I would definitely take the class with him again. However, he reads DIRECTLY from the slides. And I actually mean, he. reads. directly. verbatim. from. the. slides. I think he types them up for himself so that he has a script. I literally never took notes because there didn't seem to be a word that came out of his mouth that wasn't already written down. I truly did not understand what the students around me were writing?!
This was my first time ever taking Stats and I did well in it. The concepts are actually fairly straightforward, but I still spent a lot of time with my TA to make sure that I understood everything. Also, THERE ARE WEEKLY LABS AND THEY SUCK. You learn how to use R. This by far took up the majority of my time every week because the labs were complicated and the majority of us had never been exposed to R before. I spent a lot of time in OH just to get the labs done.

Overall, I would definitely recommend Paik-Schoenberg. He's a quirky guy (all math profs are) but he's really nice and his exams are all multiple choice AND open book/note, so it's very manageable. Other profs don't do this so I highly recommend taking him if you have the chance!

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
June 21, 2012

Decent professor. He explains things in depth during class and explains the concepts in an easy to understand manner. His tests aren't particularly forgiving if you mess up on them, but his tests are relatively easy regardless. If you've taken AP stats before and did well in it/are familiar with basic stats concepts, Stats 13 will be a cake walk.

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Aug. 6, 2008

He doesn't curve, but the material in of itself is not that hard, and he explains the concepts VERY indepth and well. However, like posters below me have remarked, the midterms/finals are not very forgiving. Labs and hw were straightforward, but the midterms and finals were essentially all multiple choice with no partial credit given. With a midterm of 15 or so questions, screwing up on two questions puts you at a B. If you know your stuff, though, it really isn't that bad. If i recall, his averages were in the low 80s. He is also very helpful during OH. Take his honors seminar, too; you just do a small research project of your own choice and write up a paper - quite a cinch.

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Grade: N/A
July 2, 2007

Class was a cakewalk until the final. It came out of nowhere, and I was someone who felt like I was on top of the material until I sat down and opened that final. Watch out.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A
Feb. 16, 2018

Schoenberg is about as clear of a professor as you can get for stats. He knows what he's talking about and is always careful with his words which is IMO an absolute must-have for a stats professor. Homeworks were a piece of cake. I couldn't understand a word of what my TA was saying so I never went to half of the labs which are only worth 10% of the grade, but still ended up with a solid A.

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Quarter: Summer 2017
Grade: A
Sept. 18, 2017

If you have ever taken AP/IB stats, this class will be a breeze, especially since it is multiple choice and open note. I am selling a loose leaf version of Introduction to Statistical Investigations (newest edition) for $60. Txt msg me at 661-292-9419.

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Quarter: Summer 2017
Grade: A+
Sept. 13, 2017

I am selling the newest edition of the textbook (a pdf) Intro to Statistical Investigations (published 2016) for $12! I also have the 2015 edition in paperback form for $35. Price negotiable, email me at velmathanh97@gmail.com

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Quarter: Summer 2017
Grade: A+
Aug. 9, 2017

This is an easy class. I'm not sure how people missed questions on these exams because are they are completely multiple choice and are both open note. His powerpoints are pretty thorough and he rarely says anything during lecture that is not included on the slides, so you can print out all of his slides and have every single piece of information discussed in class at your fingertips to use on the exams. Homework assignments were short and simple, as were the lab assignments.

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Quarter: Summer 2017
Grade: A+
Aug. 6, 2017

I think it was his first time teaching over the summer and the material was kind of rushed. But he was so clear in his lectures that you didn't have to take many notes. People previously said the labs were really tough but for some reason during the summer my TA made the labs extremely straightforward for the most part. Whenever I was unsure of something, I would just confirm with her and I'd get 100 on all my labs so they were easy points. And also I think you'd normally do 8 labs during the school year but we only had 4 which made it even more chill. There were only 4 hw assignments but none of which were more than 4 hw problems and they weren't even that hard. The best part of the class was that the midterm AND final was open book AND open notes. He also pretty much tests straight from his really detailed slides. That means you can just print all his slides and whenever you stumbled across a question you were unsure of you can just look through the slides until you find the right answer. Also some of the test answers were verbatim from the slides. The midterm and final was all multiple choice. The midterm average was 75 but I think that was because we had less time during the summer and also none of the above was an answer choice (none of the 20 questions had none of the above as a correct answer). Also all the math questions were nothing more than plug and chug. The final average was 80 and was definitely easier and didn't have none of the above as an answer choice. I think it was higher because he was worried that the class average would be too low so he gave out practice problems on the last lecture which he didn't even do for fall 16 and about 3-4 of them were nearly exactly the same on the final. I never made it to the professor's office hours and I never took stats in high school but every question on his tests were completely doable if you just reviewed and printed all his slides for his tests. So to study for his class: go over his slides->go over the homework problems->go over the practice problems he recommends the lecture before the midterm (those were so helpful in solidifying the concepts)->you can skim the book but not really necessarily->review the slides AGAIN to solidify the concepts. I definitely recommend him!!!!

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A
Feb. 11, 2017

Labs are super hard but tests are super easy so you can fail the labs and still get an A in the class, like I did.

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Quarter: Fall 2016
Grade: A-
Dec. 22, 2016

Good professor. I would definitely take the class with him again. However, he reads DIRECTLY from the slides. And I actually mean, he. reads. directly. verbatim. from. the. slides. I think he types them up for himself so that he has a script. I literally never took notes because there didn't seem to be a word that came out of his mouth that wasn't already written down. I truly did not understand what the students around me were writing?!
This was my first time ever taking Stats and I did well in it. The concepts are actually fairly straightforward, but I still spent a lot of time with my TA to make sure that I understood everything. Also, THERE ARE WEEKLY LABS AND THEY SUCK. You learn how to use R. This by far took up the majority of my time every week because the labs were complicated and the majority of us had never been exposed to R before. I spent a lot of time in OH just to get the labs done.

Overall, I would definitely recommend Paik-Schoenberg. He's a quirky guy (all math profs are) but he's really nice and his exams are all multiple choice AND open book/note, so it's very manageable. Other profs don't do this so I highly recommend taking him if you have the chance!

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
June 21, 2012

Decent professor. He explains things in depth during class and explains the concepts in an easy to understand manner. His tests aren't particularly forgiving if you mess up on them, but his tests are relatively easy regardless. If you've taken AP stats before and did well in it/are familiar with basic stats concepts, Stats 13 will be a cake walk.

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
Aug. 6, 2008

He doesn't curve, but the material in of itself is not that hard, and he explains the concepts VERY indepth and well. However, like posters below me have remarked, the midterms/finals are not very forgiving. Labs and hw were straightforward, but the midterms and finals were essentially all multiple choice with no partial credit given. With a midterm of 15 or so questions, screwing up on two questions puts you at a B. If you know your stuff, though, it really isn't that bad. If i recall, his averages were in the low 80s. He is also very helpful during OH. Take his honors seminar, too; you just do a small research project of your own choice and write up a paper - quite a cinch.

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
July 2, 2007

Class was a cakewalk until the final. It came out of nowhere, and I was someone who felt like I was on top of the material until I sat down and opened that final. Watch out.

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4.2
Overall Rating
Based on 16 Users
Easiness 3.2 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.1 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.2 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.4 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
    (5)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (4)
  • Needs Textbook
    (5)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (4)
  • Useful Textbooks
    (4)
  • Would Take Again
    (4)
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