May 10, 2010

Kennard, Julia
BC 1101 Statistics

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

This was Professor Kennard's first semester teaching at Barnard, and I liked her a lot. She is really sweet and helpful, and applies the statistics you learn to actual studies and research that has been done and that she has done. She explains things really basically, which may be annoying if you took AP stats in high school, but for someone who has never taken stats, it was perfect. She is really approachable. Class usually got out early, and you could print out the slides she used for her slideshow beforehand to have in class and take notes on. Recitation usually lasted about an hour to an hour and a half. Her exams are really fair and straightforward. She separates the exam by chapters, so the information doesn't get confusing. She took attendance, but I don't think it counted for anything since a few people never came to class (but still did well on the exams).

Workload:

1 homework assignment per week (anything about a 70% counts as full credit, and you get an opportunity to redo the homework if it's below 70%), three exams non-cumulative with 'cheat sheets' that you make yourself