Back Home and Tackling Stats
I am back home for the Christmas break, and I’m not going to lie, it feels good to be back! Term One was amazing, great and crazy in many forms, but there was a lot to get used to, so I’m happy to be back to normality for a while (but I know I’ll start to miss Warwick once Christmas is actually over…) One thing that I’m working through at the moment is my statistics assignment, which we thankfully have the whole 4 weeks to do but if you’re like me and not a big fan of maths, then you can imagine the pain that this assignment brings. Alongside this, we have a practical report to write for our Research Methods module, which I’ll hopefully begin in the next few days! So it’s safe to say that first year at uni isn’t an easy breeze like many assume, as we still have work to do.
If anyone is thinking about doing a Psychology degree and is worried about the statistics, I can promise you that you don’t need to worry. I have bought a statistics textbook to provide me with additional help, but at Warwick we have the lectures available to watch and listen online! Therefore, whilst working through questions in my assignment, I’m able to watch the lectures and it all makes sense. I’m the type of person that needs to take a lot of time and patience to understand maths properly, whilst I also can forget how to do things, so with lecture capture online it makes statistics a thousand times easier. The last time I did maths in my education lifetime was at GCSE, so I can assure you that the statistics in a Psychology degree isn’t as difficult as it may seem.
Assignments over Christmas aren’t all that fun, but I am very thankful that I don’t have January exams to revise for! I hope everyone has an enjoyable break and finds time to relax and have fun too.