All Ratings and Reviews for Rajesh R Nandy
Lectures: They're sort of mandatory since he uses the iclicker for the pop quizzes(there are 6 but the two lowest scores are dropped) and he also makes you answer questions for participation points. However, they're really boring. I swear, I saw people doing readings for other classes, texting, sleeping, and on facebook. Also, he tends to make the material five times more difficult than it actually is.
Assignment/quizzes/participation: Quizzes are easy if you study his lecture notes(which he posts online for you to print). The online homework is easy. Participation points are given during lecture. All you have to do is click a random button. It doesn't matter if you got the answer wrong. The midterms are easy if you study the book. The first one was simple, the second one was harder, but the final was decent(just a lot of calculations).
Professor Nandy really cares about his students and was a good professor. The material is not difficult at all, just focus on what he says in lecture and you can skim the book. The TA's were very helpful in clarifying any and all questions students had. There were 2 midterms and 1 final with pop quizzes and participation points during class. The pop quizzes were not difficult and he drops your lowest 2.
Overall a good professor and MUCH better than McAuliffe.
my grade: A+
Chill professor and manageable workload. His tests are tricky but study his exams from the test bank (his 2 midterms and final are very similar to them) and you'll be fine! Attend lectures to take the pop quizzes and do the online homework assignments for easy points. Not my favorite class but I suggest that you guys take this Nandy for 100A.
What a great teacher!
I came into the class with very little background in statistics. The first midterm that Nandy gives is very, very easy. The majority of the class will get high A's, and this not only sets an immediate booster for your grade, but also allows you some room to slack of in the beginning of the quarter. The second midterm is harder, and requires that you actually understand the concepts/materially. If you get old tests, they will be extremely helpful! Many of his problems are very similar to old tests.
Make sure to attend lectures, because he does award participation points and has shorts (multiple choice, easy) quizzes occassionally. Don't worry about the quizzes--the 2 lowest are dropped and he really doesn't make them difficult.
The final is not bad if you review his practice final and the practice/old midterms.
Very manageable course. Nandy gives a good grading scale--he would rather you learn the material than suffer through the course with a bad grade. He is generous on points and just wants you to achieve the knowledge. Great professor, funny remarks in class.
Take Nandy for this class just because he is an easy professor. I never attended any discussions, and I always slept through the entire lecture. I had to go because of the pop clicker quizzes not because I learned anything from it. The material is just not hard. you can read the online book and learn everything yourself and then practice using the online HW and print practice tests from the test bank (he reuses the questions a lot). very very easy class.
Don't take Nandy, his final is impossible. I would take McCauliffe instead.
Nandy sucks. Don't take him.
Professor Nandy definitely knows statistics, no doubt. However, there is one serious problem with this course. Professor Nandy's class is known as the cheater-capital of UCLA. He uses the excact same tests year after year which are circulated throughout campus and even online. The S.A.C. Test Bank contains his tests, which many students accessed. Hence, half the class got 100%'s on midterms, while the other half literally got C's and below. (The midterm #2 mean was 64%, yet a huge portion of the class received 100%). Professor Nandy also does not show up to the midterms, and EVERYONE cheats as a result. People were using graphing calculators, formula cards, etc. Not to mention the discussions that occured during the midterms. People were "buddying up" to compare answers and use the "two minds are better than one" philosophy to ace the tests. However, he did tell us not to talk during clicker quizzes. This was the only time I ever noticed that he made an effort to prevent cheating.
I was also disappointed that Professor Nandy never responded to emails. It was also disappointing that we did not get our midterm grades back for over three weeks. We got our paper exams back less than a week before finals. I am hoping that something is done about the cheating problem. It is not fair for those of us who try.
he does not know how to teach!!! the TA tried really hard to fill in his gaps, but its pretty hard to teach a week of info in an hour.. try to avoid taking his class!!!
If you have had stats already, this class will just be a review and it won't matter if he has an accent. HOwever, if this is your first time learning this, it will be hard. he starts with telling you everything you know and its very overwhelming because you have no idea what he is talking about. The book explains things a lot better, so that helped. His tests on the other hand are pretty easy, if you have taken stats. i heard from other people that it was hard. He has multiple choice and free written. He does answer questions but the TA was the most help in the class. If there is another teacher, try taking them.
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