James Schott at University of Central Florida

James Schott

  • 3.7Overall Quality
  • 3.7Helpfulness
  • 3.8Clarity
  • 2.7Easiness

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Class
Rating
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7/1/14

STA 2023

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedA

Fair and fun teacher. He's clear, uses power points, and is happy to further explain anything not understood in class, after class or in his office. Hardest part about the class with the small number of questions on the tests, which is the only thing your grade is based on. 15 or 17 a test, and mistakes are easy to make if you're not careful.

12/17/13

STA 4321

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Schott is great. I was forced to take this course, so my interests weren't there, yet I EARNED an A. I'm not a stats major, but Stat theory is a math course. Proofs and derivations make the class easy if you're a math major. He derives everything in class, and proves all results, which is great. His lectures were excellent, and well prepared.

12/10/13

STA 4321

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Excellent professor. Lectures are succinct, yet information dense. Tests are challenging but reasonable. Professor Schott devotes plenty of time to answering student questions.

12/8/13

STA 2023

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Awesome professor. His lectures are pretty boring but very straightforward and to the point. Easy class if you study your notes and do the suggested homework problems. Try not to make stupid mistakes on the tests since they are only 16Q multiple choice.

11/25/13

STA2023

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Must keep up with everything from the start or else you will be lost. He does not post power points. Your grade is made up of 4 tests and the final. If you do not do the homework problems that he suggests, you will fail.No tests dropped, class based on total points.

12/3/12

STA4502

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Straight forward, lectures are very boring though. All exams open book open notes. His notes are pretty much the best study aid. Do the suggested homework problems for extra practice. Easy to get an A if you put a little bit of time into studying and paying attention in class.

11/7/12

STA2023

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great professor. Doesn't crack jokes or play around in class like "cool" teachers do but he teaches you and that what you need out of a math class. Lets you make your own reference sheet for tests and he does no like trick questions. Very helpful and is always prepared to answer any questions. Definately suggested.

8/21/12

STA2023

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Took this in the summer. Honestly, this class is pretty easy. He's clear and concise. Makes everything easily understandable. He gives you an 8 by 11 piece of paper for exams you can write anything on. I did the homework the night before exams and got A's on all the tests. Super easy,

7/25/12

sta2023

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had to retake this class because the professor last year had such an accent I could barely understand the class. This guy is CRYSTAL clear and makes the course so EASY to understand. I CANNOT believe it and I am terrible at Statistics. Take his class..

4/2/12

STA4321

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Stat Theory 1 and 2. Pretty tough classes. No accent, very clear on problems. Exam questions come from homework and in class examples. Goes word for word by the book, and a little dry but I'd still recommend going. Very nice, but be prepared to be a little bored in his classes. 4 tests, 25% each. No cumulative final.

3/29/12

STA2023

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Take his class in the summer, it's a MUCH better experience. I took his class twice, & my grade improved a whole letter grade by taking it in the summer. He's much better in smaller classes vs. auditorium classes. In the summer the exams are written vs a scantron so it helps get extra points. GOOD TEACHER! You'll appreciate him & his notes later!!!

3/19/12

STA2023

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

His lectures are great and tests are fairly easy. He definitely does some curving. I calculated my grade to a B, and somehow ended up with an A. Make sure to view tests to see what you miss, they definitely come up in the final again!

12/22/11

STA2023

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

The expectations are crystal clear. There are 9 chapters of HW problems on syllabus. They are very similar to the tests. The lectures are dry, but very clear. He hints at anything that is tricky or often missed by students. Not a big time-commitment to ace this class.

12/15/11

STA2023

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

4 tests, one final. Tests were extremely fair given some study was done. Homework optional, but helpful for tests. Relatively easy A if you put in a little time studying and doing practice.

11/16/11

STA2023

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Only four tests and a final make up your grade. Doesn't explain things well at all. Does curve grade at the end however. Allows formula sheet for each test

11/6/11

STA2023

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is very straightforward and you have to go to class to get his notes (no powerpoints on webcourses). I found him very easy and tests were easy if you practiced all the recommended problems on the syllabus. If you have a question, ask. He is good about clarifying and explaining. If you give it some effort you can get an A.

8/22/11

STA2023

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor is awesome. Clear and to the point teaching. He moves fast, but will stop to go over something over and over if necessary (so ask questions). Tells exactly what will be on exams. Exams straightforward and no tricks (make good formula sheets). Very helpful during office hours. An A is very possible with some effort.

5/21/11

STA2023

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I thought this class would be easy, but it confused me a lot on what formulas to use. If you know which formulas to use in all the situations you're set because you get a formula sheet. Not that bad a class, but still would have liked an A over the B I got. He's a good guy.

4/29/11

Sta2023

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

for stats 1, Mrs. Schott, Dr. Schott's wife is the best teacher. then comes Dr. Schott then Uddin. if you cant take Mrs. and then take Dr Schott. he moves fast but its not impossible. do all of the homework and make sure you understand it. he does let you have a formula sheet which is the most underrated key to passing the class

4/26/11

STA2023

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This class is great! the info is a bit difficult for some. go to s.i., do the HW with the gta's and you should be FINE! im doing well and i skip most of his classes. his tests are 16 ques. multiple choice. knw ur stuff n he wnt trip u up!

4/22/11

STA4322

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Stat Theory I & II, 2 semester sequence. Each semester there are 4 tests, 25% each. Tests are difficult, and if you bomb one there's no coming back. 1st test of I is easier, gets more difficult from there. You have to study you're butt off for this class. Schott's a good teacher, but his tests are a challenge, even for the strong math students.

1/3/11

sta2023

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is HORRIBLE run i had jury duty and he would not excuse it or let me take it later, he has only 4 test if u fail you fail he does not care enough to help students pass by throwing a curve. He seems not to care if you fail or not if you can AVOID him. you get a formula sheet but all stats teachers give that. WARNING again dont take him

12/31/10

STA2023

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I would really recommend taking Schott for STAT 2023. This was my second time taking it, and the first time was absolutely HORRIBLE with Uddin. He's notes are simple and to the point. Pay attention to his notes for tests, and make good cheat sheets for the tests! (He allows one sheet of paper for every test and two for the final)

12/15/10

STA2023

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor explains the concepts somewhat, but he moves entirely too fast. You will still need to attend class, and you will also have to do every single homework problem. Your grade is made up of 4 tests and 1 final exam. Your tests will be no more than 16-20 questions (usually 16), so if you miss more than 5 and you fail. He offers no curve.

12/15/10

STA2023

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This professor explains the concepts somewhat, but he moves entirely too fast. You will still need to attend class, and you will also have to do every single homework problem. Your grade is made up of 4 tests and 1 final exam. Your tests will be no more than 16-20 questions (usually 16), so if you miss more than 5 and you fail. He offers no curve.

12/12/10

STA2023

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Do not take Schott! Your grade is made up of 4 exams and a final, with no curve. He's boring and monotone.

12/10/10

STA2023

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you have to take this class, this is the professor to take it with. The rest of them are harder than him. There are 4 tests, all of which you can have a formula sheet for. The questions on his test are similar to the questions that you take notes on in class, so definitely attend class. HW is optional. Recommended.

11/9/10

STA4321

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Well organized and detailed lectures. Gives plenty of examples to go along with the lesson. Only grades are the 4 tests, and doing the HW is crucial to doing well on the tests, but he offers plenty of time leading up to the test to go over HW problems in class. You will have to work to do well in his class, but he doesn't just throw you overboard.

5/11/10

STA2023

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible professor. He was veryyy unhelpful and very confusing!! The only grades for the class are exam grades and they are only 16 to 20 questions so if you miss a few you fail the exam which turns into failing the class. Stay away from this professor!!

5/5/10

STA2023

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

STAY AWAY AT ALL COSTS! This class is not easy in any way what so ever. There are only 4 tests! No homework, no attendance, no quizzes, no extra credit. ONLY the 4 tests and the final exam. To make it worse, the exams are multiple choice, meaning no partial credit for minor mistakes. These tests are only 16 questions, so miss a few and you fail.

4/15/10

sta2023

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I thought his class was pretty easy. I'm not a math person, however if you make a good formula sheet and just go over his notes, you can definitely get an A

4/4/10

sta2023

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Good professor! His tests are fairly easy and he lets you use a formula sheet that you can write anything on. All you need to do is review his notes for the test, I never opened the book. Easy A if you are good at math

3/28/10

STA2023

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a pretty good teacher. He uses powerpoint and uses lots of examples and explains the topics very well. I recommend him for statistics.

3/24/10

STA2023

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Stats is a hard class for most. Many professors cannot teach it in a way that makes sense. However this professor knows his stuff and can actually answer your questions provide you word them correctly. Prof. Schott uses powerpoints that summarize the chapters in the book. Read your book and do some homework and make a good formula sheet. Take him!

12/18/09

sta4321

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you do the homework, you should be fine. He gives you all of the homework the first day. He uses lots of examples and expains things well.

5/18/09

STA4321

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Attend class, work the homework, and make friends who have already had the class, and you'll do fine.

8/28/08

STA4321

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

First of all, keep in mind that 90% of the class will have past tests--there is a big grapevine for this class of past tests and since the tests are very different context-wise than the notes/HW, and the fact that the large amount of ppl with past-tests prevent a curve, I would say it is neccessary to make friends fast and get them. Thats my advise

8/7/08

STA2023

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Like earlier comments - exams were open book, and you could use a formula sheet. If you do the HW you should get an A. Attendance isn't mandatory, but if you listen in class you'll see that he pretty much tells you what kind of problems will be on the exams. I would definitely take him again.

8/3/08

MAC2023

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was a pretty good teacher. He let us used a formula sheet and our text book on the tests which was helpful. You must do well on the tests because your grade is based on 3 tests and the final. I took the class over the summer and I was pleasently surprised.

7/30/08

STA2023

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Statistics: This is a pretty straight forward class. I would reccomend showing up so you know what's going on.. even though it is boring. No extra credit whatsoever, but tests are open note and open book. I'd reccomend him as a professor. He's very good at explaining things, easy to understand very willing to help and accomidate his students.

4/14/08

sta4504

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a wonderful professor. He teaches in a way that is easy to understand, although the content is difficult. Always available with office hours to answer questions, tests are open book and notes, final is not cumulative. If you can understand and do all the recommended problems, you will do fine on the exams.

12/13/06

STA4321

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Challenging class. His lectures are pretty boring but pretty useful. You leave feeling like you did not learn anything but when you do the hw you realize that you did. Do/understand all of the hw and the tests will be fine. Your whole grade is 4 tests at 25% each. No comprehensive final. I always did better on the tests than I originally thought .

8/4/06

STA 2023

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is not a good professor what so ever! There are only 3 tests and the Final! No extra credit, No homework grade, No attendance, No nothing! So if you F up on the first exam it's pretty much over. I had him over the summer and ended up withdrawing from the class. Take him at your own risk!!! YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!!!

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7/10/06

STA 2023

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Information is taught, but professor doesn't go over enough problems in class, or teach anything other than theory. The emphasis is placed on definitions, but you will be tested on application. Take Susan Schott instead.

6/22/06

STA 2023

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

STAY AWAY AT ALL COSTS! This class is not a cake walk what so ever. There are only 3 tests! No homework, no attance, no nothing. ONLY the tests and the final. Tests are long and time consuming, you don't have enough time to complete them. I had to withdraw from this class and I would never take a class he teacher EVER!

4/26/06

Stat theoryI/II

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's a great teacher. He lectures over exactly what you need to know for tests, and his tests are very similar to example problems in the lecture, textbook, and assigned homework. He also reviews briefly before every test and goes over homework questions. The material can be challenging but he makes it very manageable. I highly recommend him!

5/11/05

STA 4321/4322

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Simply Awesome!

1/27/05

STA 4321/4322

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I have had Dr. Schott for 3 classes. Stat Theory I and II were very hard, and Categorical Data wasn't too bad. He is a boring lecturer, but is easy to understand and will go out of his way to help students. Is a very fair grader, but you had better study because the material is challenging.

12/27/04

Stat

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is the most boring person I have ever met. His information is very limited and if you follow the book, you can do it on your own. If you take him, bring a pillow to the class.

6/26/04

STA 2023

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

he is horrible. He goes on extremely long tangents & is not clear on anything he goes over. I learned more from reading the book than actually going to class. I would not recommend him to ANYONE.

3/19/04

STA 4321

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very fair class, lectures are boring but at least you'll know what to expect.

5/27/03

STA4321/22

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr.Schott is an excellent professor. He is always willing to help and the material he presents is in a very concise University level manner. I think he is great and I look forward to having another class with him someday.

5/13/03

STA 2023

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible...His class is extremely boring. He talks through his nose in a monotone voice and rambles on and on. He does not make it interesting at all.

4/1/03

STA 4932

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Best professor ever! Organized, fair, professional, understands all material well and teaches it well.

3/27/03

STA4322

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

test are hard, but he gives TONS of partial credit. he is hot too!!

3/26/03

STA4322

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very hard, but his buns are nice.

3/4/03

sta4321/22

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

imposiible tests, grades harshly, bad with partial credit

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