Statistics can be a scary subject. Not so much in terms of what happens in reality, as students pass their Statistics 101 class without much of a fuss, at least in the end. But there is no denying that students do get anxious about taking a stats class. Will I do ok in the homework assignments? Will end up needing help from a tutor? Is that class really difficult?
All those feelings understandable. They do fear that they will not understand a word of it. After all, stats has lots of math, and math is hard. That is what they think. And then anxiety kicks in, they start wondering “will I pass?”, “how am I going to do my stats homework?”, “my parents will be furious if I failed this class”, and long etcetera of concerns. So I say to my students: calm down and breathe deeply. You will pass this class.
Your Blueprint to Follow
So, when I reassure them and tell them that they will rock their stats, they get happy, but then I make a disclaimer, you have to put out some work. The more lost you are, the more work you need to put out. That is how it is. You can get a tutor, you get the tutor to solve your stats problems for you, you can get the best statistics homework help that money can buy, but if you don’t learn it yourself, at least in sufficient quantity to pass your class, you will fail.
There is a universal law that indicates that the amount you get is proportional to the amount you put in. There are no free rides in the world. You get a good stats tutor, you get to pay for it. You want someone to help you with your stats for free? It will not work. Amount in equals amount out. You want do it for free you will likely have to do it yourself. So, I’m telling this to understand that no matter what situation, regardless of the angle you look at it, you need to put out at least a little bit of yourself.
The Rewards of your Plan
Plan to work hard on improving your situation: You are in bind, you need to do something to keep up with your Stats class. Go to the library, find a good book, spend hours studying and practicing: you will get better that way. Or hire a tutor: shell out some money and get the best person to help you out that you can afford. You will improve that way. Hire an online stats service to help you with your homework assignment questions: you will improve that way seeing how problems are correctly solved.
Refine your strategy. Start soon, try something out, if it does not work, try something else. You know you will succeed this way. It is clear. People don’t want to put out the effort. I mean, even to hire a tutor you need to put out the work. So now, hands to labor and go quick that Stats class.