Steven Reise
Department of Psychology
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3.8
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Easiness 3.3 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.9 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.6 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.4 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A-
March 12, 2020

Reise is an awesome guy, but his lectures were all over the place and hard to follow/understand. If you zone out for even a minute, it's so hard to get back on track. A lot of the slides are just random screenshots of code with arrows pointing to certain things, but no explanations. The online textbook is eh. The practice quizzes at the end of the chapter and the practice quizzes he sends out are pretty much exactly the same as the five weekly quizzes throughout the quarter, so study those and you'll be fine. If you have any kind of stats background, you should be fine for this class. It's an easy A, I just didn't study enough for two of the quizzes and it hurt my grade.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A+
March 12, 2020

This class was overall decent. 100A has been using an online textbook in recent years through Canvas, and it is conveniently free for students in the class.

The grading for the class is usually broken down into 20% Homework, 40% 4 of 5 Exams (you take one every two weeks, and the lowest exam grade is dropped) and 40% Final. However, due to the coronavirus affecting classes this quarter, Reise opted to make the final optional and had some students keep their current grades if they were satisfied with it. He also often gives out extra credit exam points for doing very basic tasks during lecture.

I will say that I rarely went to lecture after the first few weeks, because in class Reise can be a little slow/confusing and even he makes a lot of mistakes doing the questions himself. Most of the class is already conducted through completion of reading/doing the exercises on the online textbook, and one can usually get through it at a reasonable pace with a chapter about every week. I finished the entire textbook in about 7 weeks and most of the material is not difficult to understand; previous AP Stats students will not have much difficulty with this class. Most of the students end up getting As, if not 100s on the exams alone. There's also practice tests that the TAs sometime send out that mimic the real exams pretty closely.

I do recommend this class but I don't recommend going to lectures. You're better off going through the slides yourself or watching bruincast, or asking TAs during the optional discussion periods. This class can basically be done all online as the exams themselves just involve taking a quiz on your computer and getting your score result immediately upon completion.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A-
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
March 29, 2022

PROS:
-The workload was really easy. One problem set a week, which only took about 20 minutes with unlimited retries and graded only for completion. Other than that, a weekly quiz starting week 2 for a total of 7 quizzes, with your lowest 2 quiz grades dropped (so 5 go into the gradebook).
-Helpful textbook, without the dry language. The textbook is very useful, especially in the beginning but becomes less so as the course progresses
-Lectures were all recorded, and the TAs (I had Michelle and Stephanie) communicated very clearly and well! I highly recommend going to their office hours
-Prof is a good person... but as a lecturer.... erm

CONS:
-Lectures are extremely hard to follow, even as someone who took AP stats just the year prior. I think it'll be much more difficult if you have 0 stats background as prof's slides and lectures are EXTREMELY haphazard. I made friends in the class to study together and basically did not go to the last 2-3 weeks of lecture because it was entirely useless, and honestly a little detrimental. I WOULD NOT have passed this class without my friends honestly
-We use Jamovi as our 'coding' but, last minute, a few days prior to the final exam the TAs told us that Jamovi/calculations would not be on the final at all and that the final would be purely conceptual (stats lore if you will), even though we had been practicing it all quarter.
-Wording on tests and quizzes are extremely confusing and vague, which leads to a lot of errors. If you go and ask for points back because of misleading wording, they will most likely not do so and instead explain the roundabout interpretation for their wording..
-No rounding, I was within .5% of the next letter grade and was not rounded up, although that was on me and it was strictly stated in the syllabus. But give up if you even want to ask for a round up
-Problem sets and quizzes often have a lot of errors on the prof/TAs end and there were several instances where students had to email the TAs/Prof about faulty mechanics and mathematical errors in our own problem sets and sometimes IN HIS OWN SLIDES, TOO.

Overall: Easy A if you have a strong stats background and a few friends to take the class with. If you take very precise notes and slug through the Prof's lectures, it will do you well and 100% will show on your quizzes. Do your problem sets on time. Relatively easy pass, but A not guaranteed

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A
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March 25, 2022

I liked this class! Professor Reise is such a great guy and is super sweet. He can be a little confusing at times but students who dont get him are honestly just lazy, and dont put in any effort to understanding him. He says things over and over again in different ways which can make it confusing, but take good notes during lecture and go home to study them, and it should all be super clear (I did this and got a 100% on the final, questions very orientated to what he says in class!) Very straightforward material and course requirements, I enjoyed it and found him to be super accommodating and helpful to students needs and requests! Also has an enjoyable humor!

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: B+
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March 22, 2022

Reise was a very forgiving and accommodating teacher. He dropped the two lowest scores of our seven quizzes which was extremely helpful for the final grade. He listened to the students, and did everything he could to help us excel in this course. Unfortunately, his lectures were really boring and difficult to follow. It took a lot out of me to pay attention to his lectures. He also asked a lot of hard to understand conceptual questions on his quizzes and final, so be sure to have a firm grasp on the content. Overall, not the worst class ever and is definitely passable.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
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March 22, 2022

General:
Your grade is based on completion of preparation quizzes, quizzes, and a final. There was no midterm for this quarter.
Pros:
Professor Reise has some really impressive accomplishments, he'll tell you at the beginning but something about having a most cited article or something? He's also a pretty chill guy. But that's really all I can say about the pros of this class.
Cons:
Firstly, the lectures are not engaging at all and are not worth going to. You might learn more from the free textbook that we have required readings from. His slides are not very helpful, and are mostly just screenshots. Secondly, the discussion section was where I thought I would be able to learn a bit more (the first couple of sections where we didn't have any quizzes were super helpful) but quizzes are held during section time so after that, I never saw my TAs. The preparation quizzes are easy points because they allow you to retry questions until you get them correct, but some of them are confusing, and some questions' answers were outright wrong. The quizzes sometimes had confusing wording, and were mostly conceptual (question examples: true or false questions for very specific topics, which of the following is true including an answer choice where all of them are, etc.) and there were only a few problems where we do data analysis using the Jamovi program. Which brings me to my biggest frustration with this class, which was that during the final, we did not have a single Jamovi question. It makes me question why we bothered learning the program at all. I don't think it's really important for me to know the very specifics of a certain data test, I think it would've been better if we were tested on if we could actually apply knowledge to conducting the tests.
Final thoughts: I acquired negative knowledge in this class. Seriously, I took a stats course in high school and I feel like this class confused me to the point where I feel less confident in statistics. I barely got an A and only thanks to the amazing students on GroupMe who made study guides for each quiz. If you must take it with this professor and you have some sort of stats background, you'll probably do okay. If not, it would be good to ask questions to the TAs or in Groupmes. But really if you have the option, try to take it with a different professor, because while this is somewhat harsh, I feel like this class was a waste of my time and only for the credit. If there is ONE suggestion that I could give the professor, it would be to make quizzes not during section time so that people can actually learn whatever they need to learn during discussion.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A
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March 17, 2022

This class was relatively easy as long as you take good notes and understand how to use the software to conduct questions. The quizzes are the most important part of the class so take good notes for the quizzes and do not blow them off.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A+
March 22, 2020

Overall this class was pretty straight forward. The textbook is free and it walks you through all of the coding and analysis for this class. It's useful to go to lecture (or watch bruincast) as Reise's slides have code on them without commentary. He does give extra credit during lecture which boosts your quiz scores.
The class is usually graded as 20% HW, 40% quizzes (lowest quiz dropped), and 40% final, but due to the corona virus this quarter the final was made optional, so most people kept their current grade (about 70% were in the A range according to the professor).
I hadn't taken a stats class before, but I think this class is pretty easy if you keep up with the chapters each week. The quizzes at the end of the chapter and the practice quizzes Reise and the TA's send out are very similar to the actual quizzes.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A-
March 13, 2020

I liked Reise as a person but no much as a lecturer. Lecture was not that useful but I would recommend you check the slides once he posts them as sometimes he puts material that has not been covered on the book in the quizzes.

Just stay on top of the book hw and you will be fine. Do the practice quizzes and do the practice at the end of the chapters. Easy class.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: N/A
Jan. 16, 2020

I actually really like Professor Reise. He's a really kind guy, often try to joke in class and cheer the students up. His slides are very well prepared and covers a lot of useful stuff. His lecture is already good enough for a stats class, because it is very easy to make a stats class boring, but I think he's doing fine. Textbook (which is free) reading is required, but super useful, and we do the built-in practice in the textbook for homework.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A-
March 12, 2020

Reise is an awesome guy, but his lectures were all over the place and hard to follow/understand. If you zone out for even a minute, it's so hard to get back on track. A lot of the slides are just random screenshots of code with arrows pointing to certain things, but no explanations. The online textbook is eh. The practice quizzes at the end of the chapter and the practice quizzes he sends out are pretty much exactly the same as the five weekly quizzes throughout the quarter, so study those and you'll be fine. If you have any kind of stats background, you should be fine for this class. It's an easy A, I just didn't study enough for two of the quizzes and it hurt my grade.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A+
March 12, 2020

This class was overall decent. 100A has been using an online textbook in recent years through Canvas, and it is conveniently free for students in the class.

The grading for the class is usually broken down into 20% Homework, 40% 4 of 5 Exams (you take one every two weeks, and the lowest exam grade is dropped) and 40% Final. However, due to the coronavirus affecting classes this quarter, Reise opted to make the final optional and had some students keep their current grades if they were satisfied with it. He also often gives out extra credit exam points for doing very basic tasks during lecture.

I will say that I rarely went to lecture after the first few weeks, because in class Reise can be a little slow/confusing and even he makes a lot of mistakes doing the questions himself. Most of the class is already conducted through completion of reading/doing the exercises on the online textbook, and one can usually get through it at a reasonable pace with a chapter about every week. I finished the entire textbook in about 7 weeks and most of the material is not difficult to understand; previous AP Stats students will not have much difficulty with this class. Most of the students end up getting As, if not 100s on the exams alone. There's also practice tests that the TAs sometime send out that mimic the real exams pretty closely.

I do recommend this class but I don't recommend going to lectures. You're better off going through the slides yourself or watching bruincast, or asking TAs during the optional discussion periods. This class can basically be done all online as the exams themselves just involve taking a quiz on your computer and getting your score result immediately upon completion.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A-
March 29, 2022

PROS:
-The workload was really easy. One problem set a week, which only took about 20 minutes with unlimited retries and graded only for completion. Other than that, a weekly quiz starting week 2 for a total of 7 quizzes, with your lowest 2 quiz grades dropped (so 5 go into the gradebook).
-Helpful textbook, without the dry language. The textbook is very useful, especially in the beginning but becomes less so as the course progresses
-Lectures were all recorded, and the TAs (I had Michelle and Stephanie) communicated very clearly and well! I highly recommend going to their office hours
-Prof is a good person... but as a lecturer.... erm

CONS:
-Lectures are extremely hard to follow, even as someone who took AP stats just the year prior. I think it'll be much more difficult if you have 0 stats background as prof's slides and lectures are EXTREMELY haphazard. I made friends in the class to study together and basically did not go to the last 2-3 weeks of lecture because it was entirely useless, and honestly a little detrimental. I WOULD NOT have passed this class without my friends honestly
-We use Jamovi as our 'coding' but, last minute, a few days prior to the final exam the TAs told us that Jamovi/calculations would not be on the final at all and that the final would be purely conceptual (stats lore if you will), even though we had been practicing it all quarter.
-Wording on tests and quizzes are extremely confusing and vague, which leads to a lot of errors. If you go and ask for points back because of misleading wording, they will most likely not do so and instead explain the roundabout interpretation for their wording..
-No rounding, I was within .5% of the next letter grade and was not rounded up, although that was on me and it was strictly stated in the syllabus. But give up if you even want to ask for a round up
-Problem sets and quizzes often have a lot of errors on the prof/TAs end and there were several instances where students had to email the TAs/Prof about faulty mechanics and mathematical errors in our own problem sets and sometimes IN HIS OWN SLIDES, TOO.

Overall: Easy A if you have a strong stats background and a few friends to take the class with. If you take very precise notes and slug through the Prof's lectures, it will do you well and 100% will show on your quizzes. Do your problem sets on time. Relatively easy pass, but A not guaranteed

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A
March 25, 2022

I liked this class! Professor Reise is such a great guy and is super sweet. He can be a little confusing at times but students who dont get him are honestly just lazy, and dont put in any effort to understanding him. He says things over and over again in different ways which can make it confusing, but take good notes during lecture and go home to study them, and it should all be super clear (I did this and got a 100% on the final, questions very orientated to what he says in class!) Very straightforward material and course requirements, I enjoyed it and found him to be super accommodating and helpful to students needs and requests! Also has an enjoyable humor!

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: B+
March 22, 2022

Reise was a very forgiving and accommodating teacher. He dropped the two lowest scores of our seven quizzes which was extremely helpful for the final grade. He listened to the students, and did everything he could to help us excel in this course. Unfortunately, his lectures were really boring and difficult to follow. It took a lot out of me to pay attention to his lectures. He also asked a lot of hard to understand conceptual questions on his quizzes and final, so be sure to have a firm grasp on the content. Overall, not the worst class ever and is definitely passable.

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Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
March 22, 2022

General:
Your grade is based on completion of preparation quizzes, quizzes, and a final. There was no midterm for this quarter.
Pros:
Professor Reise has some really impressive accomplishments, he'll tell you at the beginning but something about having a most cited article or something? He's also a pretty chill guy. But that's really all I can say about the pros of this class.
Cons:
Firstly, the lectures are not engaging at all and are not worth going to. You might learn more from the free textbook that we have required readings from. His slides are not very helpful, and are mostly just screenshots. Secondly, the discussion section was where I thought I would be able to learn a bit more (the first couple of sections where we didn't have any quizzes were super helpful) but quizzes are held during section time so after that, I never saw my TAs. The preparation quizzes are easy points because they allow you to retry questions until you get them correct, but some of them are confusing, and some questions' answers were outright wrong. The quizzes sometimes had confusing wording, and were mostly conceptual (question examples: true or false questions for very specific topics, which of the following is true including an answer choice where all of them are, etc.) and there were only a few problems where we do data analysis using the Jamovi program. Which brings me to my biggest frustration with this class, which was that during the final, we did not have a single Jamovi question. It makes me question why we bothered learning the program at all. I don't think it's really important for me to know the very specifics of a certain data test, I think it would've been better if we were tested on if we could actually apply knowledge to conducting the tests.
Final thoughts: I acquired negative knowledge in this class. Seriously, I took a stats course in high school and I feel like this class confused me to the point where I feel less confident in statistics. I barely got an A and only thanks to the amazing students on GroupMe who made study guides for each quiz. If you must take it with this professor and you have some sort of stats background, you'll probably do okay. If not, it would be good to ask questions to the TAs or in Groupmes. But really if you have the option, try to take it with a different professor, because while this is somewhat harsh, I feel like this class was a waste of my time and only for the credit. If there is ONE suggestion that I could give the professor, it would be to make quizzes not during section time so that people can actually learn whatever they need to learn during discussion.

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Quarter: Winter 2022
Grade: A
March 17, 2022

This class was relatively easy as long as you take good notes and understand how to use the software to conduct questions. The quizzes are the most important part of the class so take good notes for the quizzes and do not blow them off.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A+
March 22, 2020

Overall this class was pretty straight forward. The textbook is free and it walks you through all of the coding and analysis for this class. It's useful to go to lecture (or watch bruincast) as Reise's slides have code on them without commentary. He does give extra credit during lecture which boosts your quiz scores.
The class is usually graded as 20% HW, 40% quizzes (lowest quiz dropped), and 40% final, but due to the corona virus this quarter the final was made optional, so most people kept their current grade (about 70% were in the A range according to the professor).
I hadn't taken a stats class before, but I think this class is pretty easy if you keep up with the chapters each week. The quizzes at the end of the chapter and the practice quizzes Reise and the TA's send out are very similar to the actual quizzes.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: A-
March 13, 2020

I liked Reise as a person but no much as a lecturer. Lecture was not that useful but I would recommend you check the slides once he posts them as sometimes he puts material that has not been covered on the book in the quizzes.

Just stay on top of the book hw and you will be fine. Do the practice quizzes and do the practice at the end of the chapters. Easy class.

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Quarter: Winter 2020
Grade: N/A
Jan. 16, 2020

I actually really like Professor Reise. He's a really kind guy, often try to joke in class and cheer the students up. His slides are very well prepared and covers a lot of useful stuff. His lecture is already good enough for a stats class, because it is very easy to make a stats class boring, but I think he's doing fine. Textbook (which is free) reading is required, but super useful, and we do the built-in practice in the textbook for homework.

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Overall Rating
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Easiness 3.3 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 2.9 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.6 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.4 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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