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    Default SL Statistics vs Business Statistics

    My son needs to take both of these courses - after looking over the texts for them both, the business stats course at SL actually seems like it might be the better one to start with - has anyone taken both courses via SL and can you suggest which one to take first for someone who hates statistics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rowan555 View Post
    My son needs to take both of these courses - after looking over the texts for them both, the business stats course at SL actually seems like it might be the better one to start with - has anyone taken both courses via SL and can you suggest which one to take first for someone who hates statistics?
    Not sure why he needs both, I took the "Business" version of Stats at my Local CC and it wasn't much different then regular statistics. Just makes sure they don't duplicate one another.
    Thomas Edison State University - BSBA: Accounting: 120/120

    B&M: Stats, Business Law I, Microeconomics, Business Comm, Computer Concepts and Apps, Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting II, Managerial Accounting, Not-for-Profit Accounting
    CLEP: Sociology, Psychology, Marketing, College Comp Modular, Human Growth and Development
    Institutes: Ethics 312
    Aleks: Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, PreCalculus
    Shmoop: U.S. History I, U.S. History II, Modern European History
    Study.com: Principles of Finance, Advanced Accounting I, Applied Managerial Accounting, American Government, Macroeconomics, Principles of Management, Globalization and International Management, English Composition II, Intro to Computing, Public Speaking, Info Systems and Comp Apps
    SL: Intermediate Accounting I, Introduction to Religon, Cost Accounting, Western Civilization I/II
    TECEP: Strategic Management (63), Federal Income Tax (76)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synicaal View Post
    Not sure why he needs both, I took the "Business" version of Stats at my Local CC and it wasn't much different then regular statistics. Just makes sure they don't duplicate one another.
    I'm not sure either, but WGU requires it, and the two courses on SL meet the requirements. Seems silly, but if they are almost the same course, he should hopefully have no trouble completing the second one, at least.

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    Good Luck to Him!! By any chance can you add a signature so we all can see what he has taken. In the event someone has a question about one of them.
    Thomas Edison State University - BSBA: Accounting: 120/120

    B&M: Stats, Business Law I, Microeconomics, Business Comm, Computer Concepts and Apps, Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting II, Managerial Accounting, Not-for-Profit Accounting
    CLEP: Sociology, Psychology, Marketing, College Comp Modular, Human Growth and Development
    Institutes: Ethics 312
    Aleks: Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, PreCalculus
    Shmoop: U.S. History I, U.S. History II, Modern European History
    Study.com: Principles of Finance, Advanced Accounting I, Applied Managerial Accounting, American Government, Macroeconomics, Principles of Management, Globalization and International Management, English Composition II, Intro to Computing, Public Speaking, Info Systems and Comp Apps
    SL: Intermediate Accounting I, Introduction to Religon, Cost Accounting, Western Civilization I/II
    TECEP: Strategic Management (63), Federal Income Tax (76)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synicaal View Post
    Good Luck to Him!! By any chance can you add a signature so we all can see what he has taken. In the event someone has a question about one of them.
    Done! Thanks for the suggestion.
    Here Researching for my son, who has done the following:
    Community College: Intro to Philosophy, Fundamentals of IT, English Comp 1
    Saylor: Intro to Business, Principles of Marketing, Corporate Communication
    Shmoop: US History 2 (WGU won't accept this)
    ALEKS: Int. Algebra, College Algebra
    Study.com: Personal Finance, Principles of Finance, HR Management, Global Business, Advanced Operations Management
    Straighterline: US History 2, Environmental Science, US History, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, English Comp 2, Principles of Management, Business Law, Business Ethics, Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Accounting 1,Communication, Managerial Accounting, Statistics
    Ed4Credit: Managing Information Systems
    Sophia: Project Management
    CURRENT - Enrolling 6/1 for HR Management at WGU - completion date 11/30/17

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    I never tried SL's business stats, but I did ALEKS Stats and Saylor's Business Stats. The ALEKS course I found pretty easy once I learned the terminology and symbols. The calculator ALEKS provides is great. Saylor on the other hand has been a real trial. I took the practice test cold and got a 60 or so, the next time I took it I got a 68. The third time I got a 75, and so I scheduled the proctored final. 60%. The questions are just very very different and the online calculator they have you use is really crummy. I've been in contact with them about that, and have had some answers that were marked incorrectly fixed, but the question pools are very different between the proctored and unproctored exams.

    I'll be taking the proctored exam again this week, I'm up to 90% on the unproctored one so I think I should at least pass the proctored one this time, if nothing else.

    I know it may be a bit off topic since it has no relation to the SL exam, but hopefully it helps someone.
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