Dr. Cochran is a very blunt, funny, caring, challenging, motivating professor. Can't handle the blunt/challenging/motivating part? Choose a different stats prof to breeze through stats 10 with an A. But if you want a dynamic experience, Cochran is the prof to take. She focuses on concepts a lot, and uses overheads (which are also copied into a reader so you don't have to copy down all the graphics/charts) which help so you can really listen to the specifics. Stats may not be the most enthralling subject matter, and she will wake you up if you fall asleep -- trust me, I know from experience. But she'll just laugh it off, I think she said something like: "Hey I already know this stuff, I want you all to do well on my final!" She really does care about her students, and when I went to her office hours about a missing homework assignment that I did turn in, she gave me the benefit of the doubt and said she'd count it towards my grade if I couldn't turn another in (you're allowed to skip one homework assignment per half quarter). Two words of warning: I had Jason as a TA, and he was horrible. I mean, really bad. Don't take his section, he confused all of us from concepts from lectures and was no help at all. Unfortunately, participation in section was part of your grade. Also, the final was VERY DIFFICULT. I was getting an A/A- in the class up to the final and got a B for the quarter. The final is definitely not easy. All in all, a wonderful prof.