STA 6166 Web Section Announcements - Trindade
Students should check this list often (daily if possible, but at least once per week) for important announcements.
- Apr 11. Quiz 7 is up and is due May 2 at 5:00 PM. (This is the last one.)
- Apr 5. Assignment 5 is up and is due Apr 24. (This is the last one.)
- Mar 21. Quizzes 5 & 6 are up and are due Apr 11 & 25. There will be one more due May 2.
- Mar 7. Assignment 4 is up and is due Apr 3.
- Mar 5. Quiz 4 is up and is due Mar 27 at 5:00 PM.
- Feb 19. Assignment 3 is up and is due March 8. Quiz 3 is up and is due March 9 at 5:00 PM.
- Feb 1. There was an error in the wording of Quiz 2 that has now been corrected. Check the "Announcements" tab in WebCT for details. Problems of this type will be posted there from now on, so check that before submitting your quizzes.
- Jan 29. Assignment 2 is up and is due Feb 15. Quiz 2 is up and is due Feb 22 at 5:00 PM.
- Jan 28. I have decided to incorporate the test questions into the Quizzes as we go along, rather than have tests that you mail back to me. This means the Quizzes now count for 50% of your grade, the remaining 50% coming from the Assignments.
- Jan 17. Quiz 1 is up and is due Feb 7 at 5:00 PM.
- Jan 9. Assignment 1 is up and is due Jan 25.
- Jan 2. The lecture notes are now available and students can start viewing them.
- The course will start on Jan 8. Points of immediate urgency are: (i) get the book; (ii) ensure that you have a working gatorlink ID; (iii) decide which statistical software package you will use and install it on your computer. (Assignment 1, due late January, will require you to use this software.)
Some cautionary remarks for the web students: In my view the technology for offering a distance web-based course such as this one, is either barely there and/or has not yet been fully implemented here to its fullest extent. The slides which constitute the lecture notes are merely an outline of the material; much verbal filling in, reinforcement, and examples, takes place during a live lecture. The narrations we have added to the slides are only a first small step in this direction, much more still needs to be added. Also, questions involving formulas which can be quickly discussed face-to-face, become problematic over the telephone or via email. All this means a distance student must be highly disciplined and self-motivated, putting in substantial more time by augmenting the material with additional readings from the text and discussions with the instructor. Be prepared to work hard!