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# MATH200/ME58 Debriefing Responses

THANK YOU for filling out the debriefing form and helping to make the next class better. Here are the responses. Out of 9 students who finished the course, 8 completed the evaluations. Some of you left some questions blank, so the N is not the same for all questions.

On the agree/disagree questions, SA=strongly agree, A=agree, N=neutral, D=disagree, and SD=strongly disagree. The free responses to the last few questions are not in any particular order. In the interests of transparency, if anything at all was written for those questions, even a punctuation mark or “no comments”, I copied it to this Web page.

1. I liked how email was used in this course.
Responses (N=9):   SA=4   A=2   N=3   D=0   SD=0
2. I liked how the Web was used in this course.
Responses (N=9):   SA=6   A=3   N=0   D=0   SD=0
3. In a typical week, I visited the course Web page this many times:
Responses (N=9): 2, 4, 4, 4, 6, 8+, “8 or more”, “10 or more”, 15+; median = 6
4. I checked solutions to quizzes on the Web this often:
Responses (N=9):   always=5   usually=1   sometimes=2   seldom=0   never=1
5. The textbook was at least as useful as other math books I’ve studied.
Responses (N=9):   SA=6   A=2   N=1   D=0   SD=0
6. I printed the chapters (as opposed to reading them on screen) this often:
Responses (N=9):   always=3   usually=1   sometimes=1   seldom=1   never=3
7. I read this much of the text, not counting the BTWs:
Responses (N=9):   ≥90%=3   75%=4   50%=1   25%=0   ≤10%=1
8. I read the BTWs this often:
Responses (N=8):   always=1   usually=2   sometimes=3   seldom=0   never=2
9. I’d be willing to pay this much for a preprinted loose-leaf copy of the text:
Responses (N=7): \$70, 50, 30, 30, 25, 20/30, “?”; median = \$30
10. I read this much of the Course Outline:
Responses (N=8):   ≥90%=7   75%=0   50%=1   25%=0   ≤10%=0
11. Graded papers were returned promptly.
Responses (N=8):   SA=7   A=1   N=0   D=0   SD=0
12. The instructor’s written comments on returned papers were helpful.
Responses (N=8):   SA=6   A=2   N=0   D=0   SD=0
13. Of the homework problems, I worked:
Responses (N=8):   ≥90%=5   75%=3   50%=0   25%=0   ≤10%=0
14. In a typical week (not exam week), I spent this many hours on course work outside of class:
Responses (N=9): 1, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 15+, 15+, 20+; median = 5
15. I feel I put in enough effort to meet my goals for the course.
Responses (N=9):   SA=5   A=3   N=1   D=0   SD=0
16. I tracked my grades on the Excel sheet or paper calculator.
Responses (N=9):   SA=4   A=0   N=3   D=1   SD=1
17. My grades have reflected my level of mastery of statistics (not necessarily my degree of effort).
Responses (N=9):   SA=3   A=3   N=1   D=1   SD=1
The “SD” responder commented, “only bc I was very unmotivated at beginning”.
18. When I asked for help from the Baker Center, I got what I needed. (Circle NA if you didn’t go.)
Responses (N=9): NA=6, SA=1, A=1, N=0, D=1, SD=0
19. When I asked for help from the instructor, I got what I needed. (Circle NA if you didn’t ask.)
Responses (N=9): NA=1, SA=6, A=2, N=0, D=0, SD=0
20. It was clear what was expected of me.
Responses (N=9):   SA=4   A=4   N=1   D=0   SD=0
21. The chance to opt out of the final exam motivated me to study more.
Responses (N=9):   SA=4   A=3   N=1   D=1   SD=0
22. In terms of my learning, the M&Ms Lab was worth the time spent.
Responses (N=8):   SA=4   A=3   N=0   D=0   SD=1
23. In terms of my learning, the ESP Lab was worth the time spent.
Responses (N=9):   SA=5   A=3   N=1   D=0   SD=0
24. I wish the class had spent more time on ...
• I felt like it was well structured / everything was timed nicely.
• Chapters 9 & 10
• N/A
• Practice in class, such as the M&Ms Lab
• I think the time management of the class is nice.
• The homework in class or more examples.
• Doing some homework problems in class to get help directly from professor.
• Going over quiz.
25. I wish the class had spent less time on ...
• I felt like it was well structured / everything was timed nicely.
• Chapters 1–3
• N/A
• I think the time management of the class is nice.
• Everything was covered well.
26. The best thing about this class or the instructor was ...
• Everything was explained well.
• The instructor was very patient.
• Easiness of obtaining information
• Help you get, by the comments on each homework, quiz, question, etc.
• Very logic and clear lecture.
• He was very helpful and gave you extra credit for his mistakes helped me pay attention more.
• Posting solution page to check work and quiz solutions.
• Textbook
27. I’d learn better if the course or the instructor would ...
• N/A — I thought it was well done.
• Make lessons more time effective.
Instructor comments: I’m sorry, I don’t understand what this means. If you’d care to get in touch with me and explain further, I’d appreciate it.
• N/A
• If I didn’t take other classes this summer, I’d learn better. I have calculus, physics, and English class before statistics on Monday and Wednesday.
• Take a little longer on some of the topics.
• Have the course covered over longer time period — number of weeks.
28. Here’s my advice to next semester’s MATH200 students:
• It’s a long class, so just pay attention and bring a snack for the break. Also study …
• Just do the assignments and you’ll succeed.
• Do the homework problems.
• Attention to the instructor explanation during classes, and do all your homework by yourself first.
• Preview before class as can as possible.
• Don’t fall behind, and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
• Read the text and do the homework problems. Make your cheat sheets — they helped a lot.
• Do not fall behind.
29. Here’s what else I’d like to say:
• I enjoyed the class and think I learned a lot. Thanks for programming our calculators.
• The Course Outline was very helpful.
• N/A
• Your website is useful and great.
• This course was pretty enjoyable. Thanks for all you have done.
• I enjoyed the course. It my brain [sic] thinking in higher levels compared to the teaching I do during the school year. Thanks for replying to emails so quickly and being helpful without giving the answer away. The extra points for errors helped to motivate me to pay attention while reading and during class instruction.
• I may have to retake the course, but I feel that I learned a lot. The examples are enjoyable and help with understanding the data presented to us.

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