For anyone who knows me in real life, you all know I am not good at math...okay, fine, I'm awful at it! Erik will tease me because I get stressed out doing multiplication. Quick math in my head, forget about it! When I was younger and in school one of the MOST STRESSFUL things was those darn Mad Minutes in math class, where you had like 100 problems to try to do in one minute. Oh my gosh, I'm getting palpitations just thinking about it.
So, it's no surprise that in my undergraduate schooling I took the bare minimum for required math. I took Math 105 and I even took it credit/no credit so a bad grade wouldn't mess up my GPA.
Well, it's officially back to bite me! For my graduate level classes, two of them require this little pre-requisite called STATISTICS! Run for your life! Since I never took this in my undergrad, I have to do it now! And, I am taking it online! And, there are 9 tests during an 8 week class! And, flipping through the book, I've come to the conclusion at least half of it is in a different language. Are you noticing a pattern of nothing good coming from this?!
I've asked almost everyone I know, including the smartest person in the world, my Grandpa, if they were good at STATS! He was a Chemist and he didn't have any good things to share about STATISTICS! Everyone seems to remember their first STATS class as the one they failed, dropped, cheated, cried, whatever. Fill in the blank with any negative bad word you can think of!
So, wish me luck as I embark on this awful 8 week journey! I need all the help I can get!