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Study Tips for the Student of Basic Statistics

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Austin Community College, Round Rock, Texas

Helpful tips! It's been over 20 years since I have looked at an Algebra problem. I'll try not to memorize the formulas as much and concentrate on learning the full concept and recognizing the reoccurring themes.

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Sierra College, CA

Having studied basic statistics, I found this information to be accurate to the approach needed to survive the class. I completely agree that an incremental approach to practicing is probably the best way to go; I wish I had taken that tack.

In addition, I liked what this article had to say on themes. Statistics is based on themes, and it is easiest to memorize the approaches to problems if you understand those themes and concepts.

There are two additions that I would make to this article: when studying statistics, it may be easiest to group problems by there rounding rules and significant figure requirements. In addition, I would remind students that statistics is not more difficult than other math's. It is simply different! And tests are easiest if your have practiced consistently, slept well, and take a moment or two at the beginning of the test to consciously relax.


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