The thing I love about Professor Sanchez is that she is the best at making concepts easy to understand: (directly from 02/20/2015 lecture) SANCHEZ: So, would you say that the people that are in the ‘college or higher’ group are independent of the people that are in the ‘high school or lower’ group? Do you think they are independent? Yes or no? Be, be courageous. STUDENT: (shy) Yes. SANCHEZ: Yes, yes. That’s it. Yeah. No, they are not. They are independent, right? No. They are not independent. Right? What did you say. Yes or no. No. You said yes they are independent, or yes they are not? STUDENT: Independent. SANCHEZ: Yes. They are independent. No. Yes. They are not independent, okay? They are not independent. I mean, sorry. Yes. They are independent. Fuck this class.
Looking for an easy A? Then take this class. Professor Sanchez's lectures are absolutely useless, but luckily I had taken Math 3c the quarter before so I knew a lot of the material going in. She's not the best professor, but she makes things really easy for you. ONLINE midterm and final. Let me repeat that: THE MIDTERM AND FINAL ARE ONLINE. Open book, open note. Sure, the weekly online homework and quizzes are annoying and time-consuming, but they're not difficult at all. Pearson is actually really helpful and you can learn the material by using that website rather than attending lecture. This class also doesn't use a clicker; she takes attendance by randomly calling out names to answer questions. She usually only calls out 9-10 names AT MOST, so if you have to skip lecture, don't get too worked up about it. I would REALLY recommend this stats class over the others, because you can pretty much bullshit right through it, while the others will probably require you to actually LEARN the material.
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!
If you don't like going to class which I don't this class is lame, because if you don't make it you loose stupid participation points from lectures and its idiotic. I highly suggest not taking this professor if you don't go to class, her lectures are pointless and I have to go for the participation, which I never get because its always on some random day I don't go. Overall easy class, just do all the tedious requirements to do well, doesn't test ability, it tests stamina to not quit on pointless tasks, which is harder in my opinion than ability.
Fall 2017 - Horrible horrible class. I had crippling anxiety and walking into this class tipped me over the edge. Her homeworks are overload and are carelessly created (full of mistakes and unclear directions) -- however because of this she is lenient on the grading. The group "quizzes" she assigned took an entire weekends worth of time and she ended up handing out A's to everyone that completed it. Contradicts herself a lot during lecture and has an attitude. For example in the beg of the quarter she would get mad at people who would just listen to her instead of taking notes, and she said "What are you guys doing? You guys should be typing and not just listening... you need to turn this in. Please get busy". Later on during the quarter when we are typing what she's typing, she yells "Can you guys please stop typing. Just listen.". Always lets us out late -- this is a problem because she opens up submission forms for in class participation activities when class is supposed to be dismissed and she talks about the weekends homework assignment after the class is supposed to end.... always end up being 5 minutes late to my next class. Last thing: Grading is very inconsistent. First 3 or so quizzes were grader rather rigorously. Average was a C, but towards the end the quiz averages were 90-95. Not sure whether this class was curved or raw scored, but if it was curved, this method makes it impossible to beat the class average and better your grade especially if you got off to a poor start. Tips for prof: End class on time and make more manageable homeworks. Also keep grading consistent please.
Spring 2022 - Going to be blunt, and a little rude. This professor should not be teaching, isn't mentally capable to teach anymore at this point in her life. Constant typos in important graded materials to the point where it looks like it was written by a senile person. I wish I didn't buy her textbook, as I didn't use it once the entire quarter. I cant remember if it was needed to access cognella (literally a ripped off version of ccle software). Doesn't care about the wellbeing of students at all, is not consistent on assignments. The way her assignments are valued changes on a weekly basis. If i had to guess, they moved professor sanchez to online asynchronous cause the students who had to suffer her in-person classes complained to much. Frankly I dont think she should be teaching at all, and it appears like the TAs do all the grading for her anyway. After taking this class, I still feel like I have learned nothing about stats. I dont know my final grade yet but im expecting anything from a B to an A-. I would have rather taken the class in person with a competent professor but they were not available to me. I wish I had waited to take Stats 100A instead. DO NOT TAKE THIS PROFESSOR. You are not going to be the top 1% of the class who gets an A. If you think you are, then you probably value your education, which in that case DO NOT TAKE THIS PROFESSOR since you will learn nothing. I am fuming that I spent money to "learn" in this class frankly, and she should use the money she has from scamming the university and their students to just retire.
Winter 2019 - Juana Sanchez is a really good professor, you just have to be polite and make her feel that you are involved in the class. Her exams are pretty long but the questions are not that hard. She provides very clear and concise study notes and the homework are helpful for the midterms and final. Some people complain that she gives them anxiety but don't take her too seriously, she is not mean, she just wants everyone to study the minimum required. She is actually pretty helpful in office hours, so don't hesitate to go and see her to ask questions about the class or homework. The material of the class is very interesting and really not that difficult overall.
I've had her multiple times for multiple courses (100C, 102A). I don't understand why they still let her teach. She has plenty of positive reviews but I think they're largely because the people writing them are not stats majors. I can see that she would be a good professor if you'd like things really simple or generally aren't mathematically inclined. But that being said, if you would like your professors to speak to your level, be logical, make sense, or understand what they're teaching (especially at the undergraduate level), Juana is not for you. She's nice but she's infuriating. Her questions on homework and in tests don't make sense. Her notes aren't proofread (such as, she didn't run her code before class for 102A, so wasted a lot of time during class troubleshooting her R code). She may be great for Stats 10 (I wouldn't know, I didn't have her), but seriously, for upper division, wait a year and see if someone else is teaching it.
First off LOL the picture posted on here is funny, I wouldn't take her if i could, almost every other Stats professor at ucla is better, not to say she's bad, the rest of the STATS prof are really good if you do take her, she might refer to a "book" a lot but dont bother reading it, anything she will test you on is based off her lecture notes memorize all her examples in class or on the lecture notes because her tests have problems from lecture and homework... almost all the problems on the tests you would have seen before Best of luck