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Jack Morse
Professor (2005 – 2014)
Georgia (UGA)
Statistics
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4.4085****
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Rated by 213 students
3.06
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across 5 classes
Fall 2015 Schedule
No classes for this semester.
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STAT 2000
STAT 2100H
STAT 4210
STAT 4230
STAT 4240
STAT 4260
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5*****
STAT 2000 - Introductory Statistics
Great teacher!! I would take him again if I could!! There are also study sessions before each test that are really helpful!
Pros: His notes are online, you print them out, and then follow along and write in the blanks in class. He goes over concepts slowly and is always willing to answer questions. He is always prepared and organized.
Cons: The tests are on webassign and you have 30 chances to write a different answer, but webassign does not tell you whether you are right or wrong. You get one answer that can be submitted to grade and you don't know your grade immediately. The tests are difficult. You MUST study hard.
Professor rated by: Undeclared Student on 4/19/11
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3***
STAT 2000 - Introductory Statistics
This is a requirement for a lot of classes and its pretty much an easy A/B depending on how much you study. GO TO THE FREE REVIEW SESSIONS BY O'NEAL. They help a lot.
Pros: Morse is really laid-back and helpful.
Cons: You have to do about 2 or 3 homeworks a week online. The tests are pretty easy but you have to study. THe lecture class is really boring and a lot of people just teach themselves the material at home.
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on 5/7/11
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STAT 2000
Introductory Statistics
5*****
Pros: His notes are online, you print them out, and then follow along and write in the blanks in class. He goes over concepts slowly and is always willing to answer questions. He is always prepared and organized.
Cons: The tests are on webassign and you have 30 chances to write a different answer, but webassign does not tell you whether you are right or wrong. You get one answer that can be submitted to grade and you don't know your grade immediately. The tests are difficult. You MUST study hard.
Great teacher!! I would take him again if I could!! There are also study sessions before each test that are really helpful!
Professor rated by: Undeclared Student on April 19, 2011
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STAT 2000
Introductory Statistics
3***
Pros: Morse is really laid-back and helpful.
Cons: You have to do about 2 or 3 homeworks a week online. The tests are pretty easy but you have to study. THe lecture class is really boring and a lot of people just teach themselves the material at home.
This is a requirement for a lot of classes and its pretty much an easy A/B depending on how much you study. GO TO THE FREE REVIEW SESSIONS BY O'NEAL. They help a lot.
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on May 7, 2011
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STAT 2000
Introductory Statistics
5*****
Pros: Morse is, by far, the best teacher. I wish he taught more upper level classes because he would be fantastic at them. His attention to detail and ability to break things down and explain them well is truly a gift.
Quizzes are in lab each week. you take them after your lab TA basically gives you the answers.

Tests are extremely straight forward, I've never had such an easy class.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on February 14, 2011
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STAT 2000
Introductory Statistics
5*****
Pros: He really takes his time and goes over the material. He's also there when you have questions. His test are straight up from his notes and he gives you examples when he goes over his notes too. Easy tests.
Cons: Can be boring sometimes...
The fact that he really takes his time going over the material can make him really boring.. I fell asleep at the beginning of class and woke up 20 minutes later and he was still explaining the same thing.
Professor rated by: Food Science and Technology Student on May 6, 2011
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STAT 2000
Introductory Statistics
4****
Pros: Morse makes the information easy to understand.

He tries to make jokes because the subject is very boring.

Notes are posted online in "fill-in-the -blank" fashion

There is homework at least twice a week on WebAssign BUT you only need 1700 points out of 2000 on all of the homeworks in order to get full credit. Same goes for labs.

Attendance is not taken for LECTURE.

Book is hardly used at all

Final exam is optional

Cons: Three homework assignments a week One lab every week

Tests are VERY hard

Lectures are extremely boring

Test grades are not dropped at the end of the semester

You need lots of software, but it should come with the bundle
Overall Morse is a really nice guy, your Stat experience is going to be the same regardless of what teacher you have. Personally I did not benefit from lecture after 2 months of the course once I got the swing of the software. Stat is just a very boring necessity, you might as well take Morse since he is generally a placid guy.
Professor rated by: Legal Studies Student on December 13, 2011
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STAT 2000
Introductory Statistics
4****
Pros: He repeats everything, so you will get it.

The notes are posted online, so attend class when and if you need to.
Cons: He repeats everything, so you may get bored.

Notes available online may make you think that you don't need to be in class.
Professor rated by: Anthropology Student on April 5, 2011
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STAT 2000
Introductory Statistics
5*****
Pros: amazing teacher

explains things well

final is optional

posts notes online

notes are in-depth and explains concepts well

attendance isn't mandatory
Cons: final is cumulative
morse is an amazing teacher. if you aren't good at math, and you're worried about stat, don't be. he explains things really well and really helps you understand the material. his notes are really good, so if you miss a lecture, you can teach yourself. homework assignments are done on webassign, and you get 3 submissions for each assignment. they add up to 2000 points total, but you only need 1700/2000 points to get full credit. labs are done with a TA, and you do them together, so they're really easy. all the labs add up to 1000 points, but you only need 800/1000 to get full credit for lab. the final is cumulative, but it's optional. try to do well on the first 4 tests so you don't have to take it. it's not hard to do well in the class, because you're given a lot of opportunity to get high grades. it's easy to make stupid mistakes on the tests, so try to check over them when you're done. overall, an easy class with a great teacher. if you have to take an upper level math course, take stat and take it with morse!
Professor rated by: International Affairs Student on December 8, 2012
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STAT 2000
Introductory Statistics
4****
Pros: He gives you everything you need in order for you to do well on the test.



Doesn't take attendance in lectures, so it will not lower your grade if you have to miss class.



Gives practice Test questions and Answers for each exam.
Cons: Test wording can be tricky, but is not impossible if you know the material!
Morse is a great stat teacher! He is very straight forward, clear, and helpful with the material he teaches. He provides printable notes for each section of the class that you can fill in accordingly. There are four tests and one optional test five during the semester. If you take test 5, you will have a chance to replace your lowest test grade.



Ex: Test 1: 85 Test 2: 91 Test 3: 64 Test 4: 98. You take Test 5 and score an 83. He will then drop your lowest grade and replace it with test 5. Test 5 can only help and will not count against you if you make a low grade.



Choose Morse!
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on April 23, 2014
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STAT 2000
Introductory Statistics
4****
Pros: Morse speaks slowly, works slowly, and opens up for questions every several minutes. He is the perfect professor for someone who is less strong in math, is intimidated by statistics, or likes professors to repeat and slow down.



It is a 200+ lecture class, but you will have a breakout session with your TA at a different time to review material and practice problems.



If you have problems, GO TO OPEN LAB! You will have a much easier life, and the TAs genuinely want to help. Look up the times, mine was 3 days a week. I got an A.
Cons: Do not take this class in the morning. I am an attentive and interested student, but Morse can run on the motononous side, which is dangerous for a sleepy student at 9 am.
Professor rated by: Advertising and Public Relations Student on May 12, 2012
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STAT 2000
Introductory Statistics
5*****
Pros: Cares about students, explains concepts in extreme detail so you can understand. Nice guy and if you go to class, you'll realize the tests are VERY fair.
Cons: Not sure if it's him or the entire Stat 2000 staff, but he explains in SO MUCH detail that I feel like he's talking to elementary students. This tends to make the class draggy and a bit boring.
You can't go wrong with any Stat 2000 teacher I feel like, but I hear O'Neal does everything possible to make the class a bit more interesting (i.e. make corny jokes). If you're big on having fun, take O'Neal. If you don't care Morse is a great option, too.
Professor rated by: Biology Student on April 22, 2011
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STAT 2000
Introductory Statistics
5*****
Pros: Teaches at a slow and steady pace

Easy to understand

Very willing to go over homework problems
Cons: NONE
There are 20 hw assignments, 4 tests and 10 labs. They drop the 3 lowest hw grades and the 2 lowest lab grades and give you an optional 5th test (during finals) to makeup for your lowest test grade.





Morse is the best stat teacher, he is slow paced and always willing to repeat information.





Professor rated by: Banking and Finance Student on May 14, 2012
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STAT 2000
Introductory Statistics
4****
I took him in a morning class. He is definately more lively in the afternoon. He does a good job explaning concepts and does not pass judgement if you don't understand. One thing you should definately do is go to the review sessions before the tests. They are held by another teacher, who is quite funny that and they help alot.
Professor rated by: Genetics Student on April 18, 2011
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STAT 2000
Introductory Statistics
4****
Pros: The homework can be done without going to class, he explains things thoroughly and there are review sessions before each exam.
Cons: Sometimes he explains things too much to where you're like, "okay move on!" But he's just making sure everyone understands!
Probably the nicest and easiest Stat 2000 teacher
Professor rated by: Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors Student on May 2, 2011
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STAT 2000
Introductory Statistics
5*****
Pros: Don't need book

Mr. Morse is super nice

Class is really easy
Cons: Gets kind of tedious
I really have no cons for this class. Mr. Morse is super nice and is always there to help. The homework is on webassign. But STAT 2000 really requires no thinking, because all you do is input things into the calculator called "statcrunch", I have yet to actually do any thinking. Homeworks are always due like a week after assigned, usually on a Monday, Thursday, or Friday around 5:30. "Labs" consist of you sitting at a computer and taking an open-note quiz. The final is optional. You are offered 5 tests throughout the semester, the 5th being optional. The 5th test will replace your lowest test grade if you do well, but if you don't, it'll still count and just make your grade worse. So do well on the first 4 tests and you won't have to worry about it. Overall one of my easiest classes.
Professor rated by: Mathematics Education Student on October 9, 2011
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STAT 2000
Introductory Statistics
4****
Pros: He walks you through everything and his notes are online. You print them out and that's all he uses in class. They are pretty much fill in the blank. He'll also always do a brief review of what you learned the day before. Always there after class to answer whatever questions you have too. Pretty good teacher.
Cons: He goes slightly fast sometimes, especially when he feels he doesn't have enough time but it's nothing too bad. If you ask him, he'll go back and he's nice about it.
STAT 2000 is the same class taught by like 5 different teachers. If you don't understand your teacher, there are notes out there from other teachers that might help you more. You can even just attend another class, there's so big no one would notice.
Professor rated by: Journalism Student on December 7, 2011
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STAT 4210
Statistical Methods
5*****
Pros: Fantastic statistics teacher. Very laid back, relaxed classroom atmosphere. Great teacher for a good course. You get to use a formula sheet, a calculator, and a computer for each test.
Cons: None
Jack Morse teaches STAT 4210 exceptionally well, and if you don't like it and/or you don't do well, then statistics is simply not for you. He is very knowledgeable about the material. Homework is assigned a little less frequently than once a week (there were 9 homeworks over 15 weeks), and there is NO final exam. I liked this class much more than STAT 2000 and it is more useful and more employable — you can put "Minitab experience" on your resume after you're finished with the course.
Professor rated by: Economics Student on April 30, 2013
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STAT 2000
Introductory Statistics
4****
Pros: Morse is just a really nice guy. he really cares about his student's success and tries to simplify the class as much as possible. he does a ton of examples in class and works through homework that he thinks could be tricky and difficult. he tried to give everyone the tools to do well.
Cons: because he makes the class so simple, sometimes the test questions are harder than many of his examples.
the hardest part of this class is the fact that the tests are online, and the homework is always graded.. i forgot about it sometimes because it's also on the computer. overall, if you are willing to study a little and go to labs, you should be fine. also, there is a drop test.
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on April 11, 2012
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STAT 4210
Statistical Methods
5*****
Pros: The class is easy and the homework even more so. Morse is a very genuine and helpful professor. his class notes are very helpful and studying for the exams are really easy when you study by his study guides
Cons: The class is almost too easy. I found myself not studying for the exams in lieu of my more difficult classes, and I did worse in STAT than in those. In retrospect, I can see that the exams were more difficult than the homeworks and more stiffly graded.
Morse is a very helpful professor and the class is a very easy upper level elective. if you're good at math or statistics and want to dedicate 1-2 hours a week for a B in a course, this is a good one.
Professor rated by: Mathematics Student on December 12, 2011
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STAT 2100H
Introduction to Statistics and Computing (Honors)
5*****
Pros: Professor Morse is an awesome teacher! He teaches in a clear and coherent manner. He invites questions at all times in the lecture, so if something confuses you, he will pause on the spot. Before every test, he spends a class period reviewing all of the material. Additionally, he provides sample questions to help you study. He is very approachable and never condescending.
Cons: n/a--Morse is an extremely fair teacher. I honestly have no complaints.
If you have to take a basic statistics course at UGA and you are in the Honors Program, take STAT 2100H with Morse. The class is more rigorous than many expect, but you learn a lot and it is worth the effort.
Professor rated by: Psychology Student on January 3, 2012
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STAT 2000
Introductory Statistics
5*****
Pros: He puts the notes online so you don't have to go to class. He also gives access to Morris' notes so you can look at those too if you need help. You get a formula sheet on the tests.
Cons: He doesn't take attendance and puts his notes online so you will never want to go. The tests are online.
He is a great teacher. Its a big class but no attendance is taken. There are 4 tests and the final is optional. The labs are really easy and take about 10-15 minutes. There is homework but its not too bad. The notes are online along with Morris' notes or if you have Morris you can see Morse's notes. Its a pretty easy class overall as long as you know the concepts.
Professor rated by: Housing and Consumer Economics Student on April 15, 2015
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