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She is a great TEACHER. She explains all of the concepts well and really enforces it. She will spend extra time to make sure students understand the material. Personally, I didnt think it was difficult at all but that could just be a tribute to her teaching. However, the reason I gave her a 8 on difficulty is because of her tests. Her first exam is cake. But it misguides you. After taking it you get overconfident. The next two are nightmares. The study questions which she claims came from previous quarter's tests are about 5 levels below the diffculty of the question on the tests. When I took it, on the second test, there were only 3 questions and most people only answered 2. The mean was about 50%. Bottom Line, she is a good teacher but hard tester.
I went into Stats 11 thinking it was going to be an easy A, but I was completely wrong. I did end up with an A in the class -- but it certainly wasn't easy. The homework and labs don't reflect the tests well. The first midterm was one of the easiest tests I've ever taken here at UCLA, but the second midterm and the final were truly difficult. Stats can get confusing by itself simply because of the terminology, and half of the reason why the midterm and the final were so hard was because I would honestly just sit there staring at the test trying to figure out what she was asking. The final was really difficult, it was basically applying statistical methods in ways we've never done in class. However, the class is doable and you can get an A. Just be reminded that studying the homework might not help you at all. On the final and second miterm, I'd recommend going through all the questions. You don't need to finish all the questions, but make an effort. Partial credit can save your grade.
Stats 11 was a okay class I guess. Lew was a good lecturer and she seemed to care about the students knowing the subject (not that I would really know, since I never attended office hours). Anyways this class is a guaranteed C. Lew stated near the last week that everyone is guaranteed a C. This is pretty good news I guess. The midterms are easy but the final was a KILLER. That final is probably what prevents most people from getting As. Overall this class is a guaranteed C, a easy B, and a INCREDIBLY HARD A. I got a B in this class but I guess I deserved it since I skipped most of the lectures and discussions and never really studied or did the hw till the due date. Also she knew my name which shocked me greatly since I NEVER talked to her and rarely attended lectures.
Lew was a very good professor with pretty aloof TAs. She was an amazing lecturer and extremely personable. She learned everyone's name in the class and made a strong effort to make sure everyone knew the material that cared to know it. The work in the class was quite easy and homework and labs are easy but you can get docked on points quite easily if you're careless and leave small mistakes. You may not think you need to go to discussions but you get free answers which is pretty awesome. The labs aren't too hard either, just have a lot of diagrams included. As for her exams, I never liked them. There were usually multiple errors and she was trying to change them during the exam which is just frusturating, and they questions are ten times harder than any homework problem. But, if you can figure them out, you'll do well in the class, because her curves are very good usually. Not hard at all to get a B in the class but an A is difficult. I recommend her strongly.
the first midterm was really easy, and the labs and homework aren't very hard either, but the final was so hard. it was nothing like her homework problems or examples. i ended up with a B+ in her class even though i knew the material, and got a 4 on the AP stats exam. dont go into this class thinking its easy.
Prof. Lew seems really easy. Her first midterm, almost half the class got a B or above. Second midterm was definitely trickier but doable. Her final, however, was ridiculously hard. it was like teaching us how to swim out of water, and then pushing us into the deep end. she taught really simple problems in class and on the homework and then made us apply them to long, complex problems on the final. she is extremely unorganized and makes loads of mistakes on her lecture notes and answer keys. i think i got 10 emails from her within a 2 day period, each with the subject "another correction." do NOT take her! she seems really nice and concerned about student learning but it's all superficial. i passed the AP stat exam, got A's on both midterms and still ended up with a B+ in the class. DO NOT TAKE HER.
She is an awesome teacher. My sister even regrets not taking the class with me. She is never is a sour mood, and her handouts are so simple and easy to follow along. Her writing on the board confused me at times, but didn't interfere with any of my studies. She always responds to all your e-mails and really is an efficient person. Just do the homework and know the homework and you're set. Her perky laugh will always get you to laugh along. I give her a 10 all the way.