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My Job and Your Job

Teaching and learning statistics takes work. For my part, the work is in delivering lectures that summarize the main points of the material, in designing appropriate learning activities and methods of evaluation, in grading and providing feedback on those evaluations, and in giving help to students who seek it. For your part, the work is in doing the assigned reading, participating in all course activities, studying the material, and seeking answers to points you don't understand.

In particular, you need to realize that (1) I do not have time to cover everything in lectures, (2) you are responsible for all material assigned in the readings, whether covered in class or not, and (3) that it is up to you to obtain an understanding of the material by studying and seeking clarification of those things you do not understand.

Joseph D Petruccelli