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Andrew Wiesner
Professor in the Statistics department
at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
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Overall Quality
4.5
Average Grade
A
Hotness
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4.6
Clarity
4.5
Easiness
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05/05/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
STAT 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

loved having him as a teacher. he is chill and funny. the work isnt a lot for a 4 credit course, i would recommend taking him. we met once a week for an hour and it was enough

05/05/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
STAT 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

This class wont be hard for most, unfortunately, most of the questions come from a very dated test bank. Some of the wording is very strange, and difficult to understand. Easy class if you put forth a little effort, but don't expect an A unless you put time into fully understanding it.

12/11/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
STAT 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

An absolute gem of a professor. Class isn't mandatory, but really, if you go to class and take notes, his examples are sometimes on the quizzes. Everything is open notes. He wants you to do well, and he's a good guy. I'm horrible with math, never did the homework, and went to class (usually) and did okay. Andy's the guy to take Stats with.

12/11/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
STAT 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

The best, funniest, and nicest professor I have had this semester. He is extremely helpful and makes sure you understand the material. Attend class and copy notes down and you should do well in this course. Highly recommended.

10/06/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
STAT 500 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Everything was taught very well. The exams and quizzes exactly reflected what was taught in the class. Highly recommended.

08/19/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
STAT 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Once/week stats with Wiesner was one of the best classes I've taken. He keeps class interesting and wants his students to do well. 2 attempts at every quiz, labs are graded on submission (not completeness). Exams are straightforward with a study sheet allowed. Very easy A. Homework usually takes most of one evening out of every week.

05/03/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
Stat 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Fun guy and makes the class enjoyable. His grading system is very fair (drops 2 lowest homeworks, mastery quizzes, and exam). He wants his students to do well. You should attend class because it helps with the weekly activities and quizzes. Also, I recommend studying. You make a formula sheet for every exam and all exams are similar. Recommend him!

01/19/2013
average
4 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
STAT200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

TERRIBLE! You have to teach yourself everything and half of the things he puts on the quiz aren't even in his class notes or the readings. I had to google most things while taking the quizzes. He also uses way too many double negatives which makes the questions even more confusing than they need to be. Take it with buchanon or jenny shook.

12/19/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
STAT200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Take the blended class if you're a self-learner. The class is relatively easy. The 2 things that will hurt your grade is 1. not doing the work and 2. not studying all the material. Don't assume you'll do well because the material is easy, Wiesner throws everything and anything on the exams. Fill your note sheet with as much information as possible.

12/18/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
STAT200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Wiesner is an awesome professor and his blended learning class is awesome because you only have class once a week. I do think it makes the class more difficult because you have to teach yourself a lot. Don't buy the book because its worthless and everything is online. If you're responsible and have a friend blended learning is the way to go.

12/06/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
stat100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Andy knows what he is talking about. he is very helpful and i enjoy his stat 100 class. there is no reason you should not pass his class. as long as you come to class you will pass all of your exams and quizzes.

11/28/2012
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Stat501 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Stat 462 was required for my major, but I took Stat 501 instead because of the great things I've heard about Andy. It was great being with grad students- totally different environment. I learned so much about statistics with him. He is very gifted at explaining not only "how", but also "why". Take him for 501 instead of 462, even if in undergrad.

04/22/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
STAT200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Best Stat professor at Penn State by far! Let's you drop your lowest exam. Very nice guy and is very willing to help his students. Take STAT 200 with this professor! Can't recommend him enough!!

01/31/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
STAT100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Take Stat with him and only him. He's a nice guy with a dry sense of humor. He's totally approachable and can use the most simplest analogies to further explain the definitions/theories. Tests and quiz are very fair, and I actually felt like I learned something from him.

09/17/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Stat100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Awesome teacher. He is extremely helpful, and his notes are as clear as can be. I did horribly in high school stats and am now doing very well. Quizzes and exams open notes and very manageable. He is a good guy.

05/27/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
STAT200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I was worried about taking STAT in a classroom because I barely passed in high school so I took it online because my roommate recommended Andy, and it's even better! He only drops ONE quiz online, but you get TWO shots at everything! Notes are crystal clear the labs are a really efficient study tool for the quizzes. Take him and ONLY HIM for STAT!

05/18/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
STAT100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Awesome teacher! Go to class, take notes, and you'll be fine! It's also nice to have a friend in the same section to take the quizzes with. Easy GQ course!!

04/18/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
STAT100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Good class he's a good teacher

04/12/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
STAT100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Since I have to take STAT200, I'm ready to take him again after STAT100. He's very helpful and funny, and he makes things clear and as easy as possible. Quizes once a week, very easy, open book and allow help and discussion. Exams are also open book but you do it on your own. Take him if you can!

12/21/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Stat100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Take him! His quizzes are open note and book and you can talk with anybody in your classroom including Andy and his TA's. His exams are the same but you cannot talk to anyone. He is a huge help if you go to office hours and review your quizzes and exams. He drops two quizzes and one exam. I have not met a Prof who cares about their students more!

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