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Anyone else taking statistics this semester? Classes started today and I'm already feeling overwhelmed!... Read More

Oct 26, '06OoO  the calculator? I might have to mess around with that. I didn't pay too much attention to the calculator part.

Oct 26, '06I have been using a TI83PLus. It does not do everything for you. You still have to know the concepts. But, once you get it down...no more charts....no more drawing a distribution to make sure you are getting the right region. Because you don't have to memorise the various formulas, it is a lot easier to understand the concepts.
Our text book even has a tutorial for the TI83 in each section. I downloaded the help application, so I don't even have to memorise what goes where when entering the information into the calculator. Almost feels like cheating, but my professor doesn't think so. Right now I have a 110% in the class....whish I could send some of those points to some of my other classes.
I would STRONGLY recommend to anybody taking statistics...to get one of these calculator. I got mine off of ebay for about $50.
Akspudus 
Oct 27, '06I have a TI82 and it doesn't do the zscore stuff. I just draw a quick graph and i'm good to go. I was done in 15 min with this last test on zscores and distribution and the people with the fancy calculators took the whole hour!

Oct 27, '06I have noticed most people buy these calculators....but never spend the time to learn how they work. They might as well have an adding machine.
Once you get to know your machine, they can save you tons of time. And, like I said you don't have to remember all the formulas.
Normals distribution probabilities and areas....binomial distributions....etc are all a snap.
I highly recommend getting the Catalog Help App it really helps when it comes time to use some of the functions.
Akspudus 
Nov 29, '06So, did everyone drop? Heh! I have my final in two weeks. I have a 90.3 average right now, so I sure hope I can get an A on my final! Good luck to everyone

Dec 1, '06I'm still here. We have our final on Tues. Just took the last regular test this week. I have like a 130% average in the class, so i'm not too worried about the final.
Just sold my stat book on amazon for $50 too. Whoo hoo! 
Dec 1, '06Wow, that's awesome!
I have a 90.3 avg, so I hope I do well enough on the final to get the A. It will cover everything from day one. My test is on the 12th. 
Dec 1, '06Good luck! I'm sure you'll do great. Ours covers everything too. I need to organize everything this weekend.

Dec 5, '06Just took my final...yay, it was super easy. She said she'll post our final grades tonight. Can't wait

Dec 5, '06I'm sure you did fine I'm trying to study for my A&P II lab final, which is on Thursday. Then I'll start studying for my two Govt tests, which are on Sat. Then I'll start studying for my A&P II lecture final, which is on Sunday. Then!! I'll start studying for my statistics test, which is on Tuesday. Heh. A week from now, and it will all be over. Whew!

Dec 6, '06Wow, goodluck!
I have my A&P1 final tonight but I haven't really been in the mood to study. Blah. 
Dec 8, '06Quote from JaxiaKileyI'm sure you did fine I'm trying to study for my A&P II lab final, which is on Thursday. Then I'll start studying for my two Govt tests, which are on Sat. Then I'll start studying for my A&P II lecture final, which is on Sunday. Then!! I'll start studying for my statistics test, which is on Tuesday. Heh. A week from now, and it will all be over. Whew!
OMG !!! Good luck to you !!!
I will be taking a similar class load next semester...A&P 1, stat, speech and govt.

Dec 9, '06Thanks It's been rough, especially taking two different govt classes at the same time. But, it's doable Best of luck to you!