Apparently I can't do statistics

<p>So I received my grades this morning and found the most interesting surprise. I earned a 4.0 in my calculus 2 course, while I earned a 2.3 in a statistics course (for economics majors). </p>

<p>FML</p>

<p>Just worry about how you're probably better versed in economics than many of our congresspersons.</p>

<p>Is this a basic statistics course? Covering only material like confidence intervals, chi-stat, etc? Or is it a more advanced course?</p>

<p>It was unfortunately an introductory statistics course (we covered all the material until a brief introduction to regression analysis). My advisor tells me that it's not uncommon to see students who struggle with statistics and probability, despite very solid math grades in courses that encompass and extend to calculus. That makes me feel a tad bit better ...</p>

<p>^^It could also be that you put more effort in the math course thinking that the stats would be easier? Don't worry about it, sounds like you'll get it down eventually.</p>

<p>You probably underestimated Statistics and slacked off a bit.</p>

<p>I got a C+ in one of my intro classes too...was depressing even though I got all A's otherwise and still hurt my GPA a bit...</p>

<p>Hmm. I got a B+ in Statistics and an A- in Calculus I last year. I found both classes to be just as difficult as each other, but statistics was definitely more tricky. </p>

<p>I found that if you treated statistics as a process or as a means to getting a number that you interpret, it was much easier to follow. Otherwise, I get lost too.</p>