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Scott Roths
Professor in the Statistics department
at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
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Overall Quality
3.8
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.8
Clarity
3.8
Easiness
3.3
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07/22/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
STAT 415 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He is very slow to respond to posted questions/emails. The responses are invariably rude and abrupt.

04/23/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
Stat 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Roths doesnt make things harder than they need to be. Don't buy textbook, haven't opened it all semester (its confusing to read). You get a cheat sheet for every test. Class graded on 3 mid terms, 1 final, small project, and lab quizzes. Not a very difficult class but you should attend lecture to avoid feeling lost, especially at the end

04/05/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
STAT 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Easy class. Never took it in high school, but the material starts off easy, and then only gets slightly harder. Labs are really easy, and he drops your lowest 4/27. Exams you get a note sheet, which makes them a joke since you can fit everything you learned on them and just follow the steps to get the exam questions right

02/27/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
STAT200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Best Stat teacher in Penn State! Take him! Stat200 is not an easy subject to learn, however Scott is the best at Penn State to teach it. Make sure to go to class and write down all the notes. They are very well organized!

01/04/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
stat200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: B

one of the better teachers for stat200. you can have a cheat sheet on all the exams. labs you can do together with classmates. lecture is boring but he writes all the notes on the projection. project at end of course is pretty hard.overall, really nice guy who is willing to help you.

01/04/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
STAT 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

The lectures are very boring but he hand writes the notes on the projector during class so everyone can follow. Some of the labs are hard but he drops a few. The first exam is really easy and the next two are challenging. Make sure you understand the material before taking the exams. This class was easy for some people but harder for others.

12/20/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
STAT 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

Lectures are so boring that everybody's yawning. He writes down everything he has to say on projector. He is patient with questions. You can finish labs at home. Overall it's an easy class.

12/16/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
STAT 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He knows his material really well. He gives REALLY GOOD notes and gives examples after every topic. You can have a cheat sheet in his class. I honestly thought this class was going to be hard because I heard bad things about it, but he definitely made it easy. Take stat 200 with him!! :) Oh and I barely used the textbook. He posts slides online!

08/08/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
STAT 415 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Scott is a good professor for Statistics. He explains many of the concepts well in class and is also approachable for office hours. The stats is tough and so be prepared to spend some time on your own looking through the material and I encourage meeting with him as soon as you don't understand something, but I liked his class.

06/11/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 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

Scott Roths teaches stat in the most simplistic way. He provides great notes that clearly explains the material (make sure you go to lecture.) The tests are similar to the lab quizzes. Also, He allows you to have a cheat sheet. The lab quizzes and the project (easy 100) boost your grade a lot. Take Stat with him and you'll easily understand it.

04/28/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
STAT200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He had clear expectations for exams and he gives two days or lab quizzes to be turned in for conflicts. The lectures gave necessary material only, I never had to guess what would show up on an exam. He is a very nice, helpful,and sometimes humorous guy, so take him as your first choice! He allows 2side notesheets for exams which helps a lot.

04/23/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
STAT 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Scott Roths was extremely helpful outside of class. Lecture was boring and I got easily distracted by his good looks. Occassionally he would crack a good joke, sometimes with a smile. Easy A.

04/11/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Soc200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Lectures are boring, I almost never went. Labs are pretty easy, just find a friend and work together. Tests are overall not that hard, he lets you put whatever you want on a 2 sided note sheet. Such a nice guy and will explain things however much you need him too. Love this guy

04/08/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
stat 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

don't even bother getting the book, i still haven't taken it out of the shrink wrap. compared to other stat profs his labs/quizzes/tests are much easier plus he doesn't assign mandatory homework, he is a really nice guy but i can never pay attention during lecure; easy A

01/10/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
STAT200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

His class is very boring, but helpful. Have to finish quizzes based on lab assignments, which are very annoying. But TA is very helpful. Tests are not hard, but some questions are really tricky. Each question worths 5 pts, so if you don't well on test it will be miserable. There is a group project so you need to have hardworking group members.

12/21/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
STAT200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

His classes were extremely boring and he just went over examples in the book. Class was somewhat mandatory, there were clicker quesitons but many of them were dropped. Labs were actually a bit annoying and some were pretty hard but luckily my TA knew what she was doing. It wasn't terrible but it was just boring and he wasn't that much help

12/15/2012
good
5 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

Overall was a fun class. Lectures could be boring at times but if you put effort into the class you'll be fine.

08/23/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
stat17 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

not i professor i would recommend

05/02/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
STAT200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Content is really hard but the class itself wasn't too bad. Quizzes were really hard but not worth a lot. Completion grade for assignments. Tests were a lot easier than quizzes. Final exam was really easy as well if you review the tests and quizzes before taking it. The book is horrible and content is hard but the professor aint so bad.

03/12/2012
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

Amazing professor! Very knowledgable and his explanations are always interesting. Don't miss him if you really want to learn!

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