Linda Zanontian
Department of Statistics
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4.9
Overall Rating
Based on 7 Users
Easiness 4.3 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.9 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.9 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.9 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Would Take Again
  • Needs Textbook
  • Is Podcasted
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
Dec. 13, 2020

This is a great stats class option! If you have ever taken any level of stats before, this will be a breeze, and even if you haven't, she's very clear when lecturing and has a lot of examples that help you understand everything. Learning R through the labs is actually very useful, and the TAs help you work out the labs and they've always been really manageable. I highly recommend this class!

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Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: A
May 29, 2022

Great class. Even if you struggle with math/statistics in the past, this class is very straightforward, no tricks here, and Dr. Zanontian is amazing. She is such a clear lecturer and makes it really easy for anyone to learn and understand the material. She writes down everything she says in her slides, and also has videos of her lectures, so if you forget anything it's so easy to look it back up again. She gives plenty of time for her exams, doesn't use trick questions and doesn't give any new material during the week of the exam. She drops your lowest homework and quiz scores and provides tons of assistance on the R labs, which were very manageable. She also instructs the TAs to grade everything pretty leniently. I would always skip discussion/lab and just do the R homework on my own and had no issues, it would take a few hours of my time every two weeks. Some of the TAs also video how to solve the R labs with the exact code you need if you get stuck. I normally attended lecture because Dr. Zanontian is really one of the best lecturers, she's really engaging and the sweetest, kindest Professor I've met. But towards the end, it became difficult typing notes because of all the symbols in the formulas (I should've just taken notes by hand..), so I stopped going and just watched the lectures online and that worked just as well. It's very easy to succeed in this class as long as you watch the lectures and write down all the formulas you need. I highly recommend it and would love to take all my classes with Dr. Zanontian.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
June 18, 2021

To preface, I was worried going into a math-related course having spent a few years without taking a math course. I had never taken a stats class before, but I spent two weeks learning a little bit of it in high school. I was surprisingly happy to find how well I adapted to the class and coursework.

ABOUT THE COURSE: The course was what you would expect it to be- STATISTICS. There are a lot of formulas and once you feel like you've mastered one, you are already onto the next couple of topics and formulas. Lectures were recorded, but like most professors will say, it is honestly best to attend the live lectures because there are interactive practice questions in the slides and it was really helpful to ask real-time questions and get responses. Each lesson is filled with new weekly material so each one is very important. It may feel overwhelming at times, especially if you are balancing 3/4/5 other courses, but it is manageable and Professor Zanontian is truly kind and accommodating.

WEEKLY HOMEWORK (20%): There was a weekly homework assignment, with questions from the online textbook. The textbook IS REQUIRED, BUT a little copy of the textbook may or may not have been provided on the CCLE site. The homework assignments weren't too difficult and it was actually helpful going to office hours with Professor Zanontian because she is so sweet and not condescending and will take the time to help you out/guide you in the right direction with homework questions.

WEEKLY QUIZZES (20%): There were weekly quizzes on the material learned in the class that week. They were mostly multiple choice, and straightforward. These quizzes were a great way to gain insight on how statistic questions are posed and help in preparation for the midterm and final. All quizzes are TIMED and I think(?) that were allotted 20 or 30 minutes for 10 questions each week.

MIDTERM (20%): I got an 85% on my midterm. I was thrown off guard a bit on the content because I hadn't really practiced or dedicated too much time into the course. There were around 10 questions on the midterm that most students got wrong. What was helpful was that Professor Z held a session to chat about the problems we missed individually as students. The class average was an 86%.

BI-WEEKLY LABS [every other week] (15%): I had the most trouble with the labs. You will have to use a coding program called "R". The labs are essentially spaces to learn how to code to produce histograms and such and to perform statistical calculations. Honestly, I really struggled with some labs if it weren't for my TA's detailed explanations. Eventually, I was able to figure out half of the labs on my own, but they weren't too easy. Thankfully, there are only 5 labs in the course.

FINAL (25%): We were allotted MORE THAN ENOUGH time for the final so no worries about not finishing on time in the online space with glitches and all. I studied a decent amount for the final and did many practice problems (practice problems are the way to go, but you already knew that). I got a 96% and the class average was once again an 85%.

Professor Zanontian dropped the lowest quiz, homework, and lab grade, but usually she would only drop one quiz and homework grade pre-COVID. She is an amazing human and she is very patient, like elementary-school teacher patient. You will be able to succeed in this class for sure with Professor Z.

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Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
March 25, 2021

Professor Zanontian was amazing! There were live/recorded lectures and were filled with lots of examples! The labs were easy, just watch the lab lectures! The midterm had a few tricky questions, so I would say don't over think the questions! The final seemed a lot easier in my opinion because topics from the first half of the quarter were tied to topics in the latter half! Make sure to try and get full credit on quizzes and homework because they make up a big portion of your grade!

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
March 24, 2021

Easy class if you have AP Stats. This class is essentially AP Stats concepts plus some programming in R. The TA, Kexin Li, is very helpful and is willing to go over any questions you have about the labs (5 in total), homework (weekly), and quizzes (weekly). Attendance is not required, but attending discussion sections gives you extra credit for the labs. EC only compensates for lost points and does not put you beyond 100%. 1 lab, 1 homework, and 1 quiz are dropped. Both the midterm and the final are not hard. There are a couple of confusing questions in the midterm, but the class overall is very straightforward. 10/10

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: N/A
April 2, 2019

Professor Zanontian is an excellent professor. She makes everything clear. The homework and lab assignments are manageable. The exams are fair as long as you understand the materials. I want to learn more about stats after taking this class. (I think it says everything:))

P.S., i-cliker 2 (almost new) on sale, please contact (310) 592-9029

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A
Dec. 13, 2020

This is a great stats class option! If you have ever taken any level of stats before, this will be a breeze, and even if you haven't, she's very clear when lecturing and has a lot of examples that help you understand everything. Learning R through the labs is actually very useful, and the TAs help you work out the labs and they've always been really manageable. I highly recommend this class!

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Quarter: Spring 2022
Grade: A
May 29, 2022

Great class. Even if you struggle with math/statistics in the past, this class is very straightforward, no tricks here, and Dr. Zanontian is amazing. She is such a clear lecturer and makes it really easy for anyone to learn and understand the material. She writes down everything she says in her slides, and also has videos of her lectures, so if you forget anything it's so easy to look it back up again. She gives plenty of time for her exams, doesn't use trick questions and doesn't give any new material during the week of the exam. She drops your lowest homework and quiz scores and provides tons of assistance on the R labs, which were very manageable. She also instructs the TAs to grade everything pretty leniently. I would always skip discussion/lab and just do the R homework on my own and had no issues, it would take a few hours of my time every two weeks. Some of the TAs also video how to solve the R labs with the exact code you need if you get stuck. I normally attended lecture because Dr. Zanontian is really one of the best lecturers, she's really engaging and the sweetest, kindest Professor I've met. But towards the end, it became difficult typing notes because of all the symbols in the formulas (I should've just taken notes by hand..), so I stopped going and just watched the lectures online and that worked just as well. It's very easy to succeed in this class as long as you watch the lectures and write down all the formulas you need. I highly recommend it and would love to take all my classes with Dr. Zanontian.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
June 18, 2021

To preface, I was worried going into a math-related course having spent a few years without taking a math course. I had never taken a stats class before, but I spent two weeks learning a little bit of it in high school. I was surprisingly happy to find how well I adapted to the class and coursework.

ABOUT THE COURSE: The course was what you would expect it to be- STATISTICS. There are a lot of formulas and once you feel like you've mastered one, you are already onto the next couple of topics and formulas. Lectures were recorded, but like most professors will say, it is honestly best to attend the live lectures because there are interactive practice questions in the slides and it was really helpful to ask real-time questions and get responses. Each lesson is filled with new weekly material so each one is very important. It may feel overwhelming at times, especially if you are balancing 3/4/5 other courses, but it is manageable and Professor Zanontian is truly kind and accommodating.

WEEKLY HOMEWORK (20%): There was a weekly homework assignment, with questions from the online textbook. The textbook IS REQUIRED, BUT a little copy of the textbook may or may not have been provided on the CCLE site. The homework assignments weren't too difficult and it was actually helpful going to office hours with Professor Zanontian because she is so sweet and not condescending and will take the time to help you out/guide you in the right direction with homework questions.

WEEKLY QUIZZES (20%): There were weekly quizzes on the material learned in the class that week. They were mostly multiple choice, and straightforward. These quizzes were a great way to gain insight on how statistic questions are posed and help in preparation for the midterm and final. All quizzes are TIMED and I think(?) that were allotted 20 or 30 minutes for 10 questions each week.

MIDTERM (20%): I got an 85% on my midterm. I was thrown off guard a bit on the content because I hadn't really practiced or dedicated too much time into the course. There were around 10 questions on the midterm that most students got wrong. What was helpful was that Professor Z held a session to chat about the problems we missed individually as students. The class average was an 86%.

BI-WEEKLY LABS [every other week] (15%): I had the most trouble with the labs. You will have to use a coding program called "R". The labs are essentially spaces to learn how to code to produce histograms and such and to perform statistical calculations. Honestly, I really struggled with some labs if it weren't for my TA's detailed explanations. Eventually, I was able to figure out half of the labs on my own, but they weren't too easy. Thankfully, there are only 5 labs in the course.

FINAL (25%): We were allotted MORE THAN ENOUGH time for the final so no worries about not finishing on time in the online space with glitches and all. I studied a decent amount for the final and did many practice problems (practice problems are the way to go, but you already knew that). I got a 96% and the class average was once again an 85%.

Professor Zanontian dropped the lowest quiz, homework, and lab grade, but usually she would only drop one quiz and homework grade pre-COVID. She is an amazing human and she is very patient, like elementary-school teacher patient. You will be able to succeed in this class for sure with Professor Z.

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Spring 2021
Grade: A
March 25, 2021

Professor Zanontian was amazing! There were live/recorded lectures and were filled with lots of examples! The labs were easy, just watch the lab lectures! The midterm had a few tricky questions, so I would say don't over think the questions! The final seemed a lot easier in my opinion because topics from the first half of the quarter were tied to topics in the latter half! Make sure to try and get full credit on quizzes and homework because they make up a big portion of your grade!

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COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
March 24, 2021

Easy class if you have AP Stats. This class is essentially AP Stats concepts plus some programming in R. The TA, Kexin Li, is very helpful and is willing to go over any questions you have about the labs (5 in total), homework (weekly), and quizzes (weekly). Attendance is not required, but attending discussion sections gives you extra credit for the labs. EC only compensates for lost points and does not put you beyond 100%. 1 lab, 1 homework, and 1 quiz are dropped. Both the midterm and the final are not hard. There are a couple of confusing questions in the midterm, but the class overall is very straightforward. 10/10

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Quarter: Winter 2019
Grade: N/A
April 2, 2019

Professor Zanontian is an excellent professor. She makes everything clear. The homework and lab assignments are manageable. The exams are fair as long as you understand the materials. I want to learn more about stats after taking this class. (I think it says everything:))

P.S., i-cliker 2 (almost new) on sale, please contact (310) 592-9029

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4.9
Overall Rating
Based on 7 Users
Easiness 4.3 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.9 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.9 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 4.9 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

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    (3)
  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (3)
  • Engaging Lectures
    (3)
  • Would Take Again
    (3)
  • Needs Textbook
    (2)
  • Is Podcasted
    (2)
  • Useful Textbooks
    (2)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (2)
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