# why is probability and statistics a hard subject?

*From*: "Nasser Abbasi" <nma@xxxxxxxxx>*Date*: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 23:11:14 -0800

I am taking a course in probability and statistics now. It is at the level

of upper division / first year graduate.

This is the hardest course I have ever taken so far, Yet, I am not sure why

it is hard.

Looking at the math on its own, it is hard, but manageable, upper level

calculus I would say. But for some reason, I find the whole subject hard to

do well at.

May be it requires more experience? more insight? more problem solving

practice? I do not think it is the math skills which is the problem, I think

there is something inherently hard about solving problems in probability and

statistics, which is hard for me to pint point.

I was wondering if others have felt the same way about this subject. And if

you have, did it become easy for you later on? and how did this happen?

Nasser

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