Friday, May 29, 2009

The Kiss of Death - STATISTICS

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!


That Girl said...

EWWW! I remember chosing easy Math General and Consumer or something like that. I cant do math at all.

good luck!

Amy said...

I wish you luck. I am very bad at Math. I know you can do it though. See if they have a Math lab you may go to. Have a great weekend.

Jen said...

umm Yeah hated my Stats class! I studied like crazy and pulled off a B and I was SO proud of that B! I am fairly good at math and it still made my head hurt!

My Stats class in my graduate program was actually easier than my undergrad. Hopefully that will be the case for you!! Wishing you the best of luck and sending good thoughts your way!

Holly said...

Good Luck Sissy Girl!! ;)

Jen said...

Uhm...I wish I could say I could help you, but I'd so be lying to you. I can hardly count to 20 without getting hung up. Math is so not my thing.

Instead I'm going to wish you lots of luck and offer myself to go and get a "drink" or something with you when you need a break from the Stats!

Whitney said...

Math is HORRIBLE! I loathe math. I mean really, what do you really need for?! I work at a bank and I hardly use it. True story.

Best of luck!!!

Rachael said...

good luck, you can do it!