Carlton, Matt  

Statistics

3.70/4.00

109 evaluations


STAT 35


Junior
C
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Mar 2004
and when all the smoke clears...

MATH 118


Freshman
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General Ed
Nov 2001
Moderated Comment
Half the time he didn't even talk about math, he just babbled on about his construction work that he did over the summer. When he did talk about math, he scribbled it all down lightning speed on the board, barely explaining what he was doing.

STAT 130


Freshman
B
General Ed
Dec 2001
Carlton was honestly the best stat. teacher I could've asked for. He always presented things so that they were easily understood and never, ever moved onto a new concept without giving ample oppurtunities for us to ask questions or get things clarified. Also, I think the fact that he's young helps a lot: he's not clueless to the lives of young people. He grades fairly and doesn't collect homework~but always goes over it. I'd definitely reccomend him.


Freshman
A
General Ed
Dec 2001
I thought Carlton was a great teacher. I loved his nerdy sense of humor and I felt comfortable approaching him with Stat questions, before and after class. He was always concerned about whether or not his students fully understood the material and for that, I respect him.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Jan 2002
Carlton was an excellent professor who appreciated student imput and went out of his way to get to know our names and try to be friendly. His tests weren't bad at all, especially if you go to class and pay attention. Good professor.

MATH 141


Freshman
C
Required (Support)
Apr 2000
This guy is not a good calculus professor. He didn't really explain concepts well and didn't explain things throughly. Half of my class is taking MATH141 over. I would recommend not taking this class if you haven't had calculus yet.

MATH 142


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Mar 2002
Dr. Carlton was awesome. He was a young enthusiastic professor who you could actually tell enjoyed his job. He explained the material very clearly and actually made it as interesting as it could be. Suggested homework problems were givene every day of class, but were not collected. He only collected about 10 or those problems once a week. So, if you needed the practice with the hw, you could do all of the problems, but if you already knew the material, you could just do the 10 problems at the end of the week and turn those in. There were 2 midterms and a final. They were very fair and he didn't throw any "curve balls". He used to tell us all the time that his goal wasn't to trick us, but just to test how much we had learned. Take him, he was great.

STAT 150


Sophomore
B
Required (Major)
Feb 2015
Dr. Carlton is great! He's really good at coming up with examples and his lectures are never boring. He's very helpful during Office Hours and more than willing to help with anything! Great professor!

ARCE 196


Freshman
A
Required (Major)
Nov 2016
Missed the first day, went to the second day. Went to the midterm. Went to the Final. Three days of class total. I got a B, easy. This kind of shit gives our school a bad name.

STAT 217


Junior
B
Required (Major)
Feb 2003
Dr. Carlton is the best teacher I've ever had at Poly. I was totally scared about taking Stats, because I'd heard how hard it was, but with Dr. Carlton, it was easy. He is truly and amazing teacher, probably the best I've ever had. He's super nice and will go through the stuff with you if you go to his office hours. He's also really, really good about returning emails on homework questions.He usually wrote me back within an hour! The tests are really fair and manageable if you go through your notes and the workbook. The test questions are the same difficulty level as the ones in class and in the workbook. Take Dr. Carlton if you want to understand and enjoy taking Statistics.


Junior
B
Required (Support)
Apr 2003
He was a great teacher for Stats. I would definitely recommend him. He went over things really well so you could understand all the concepts. His tests weren't too hard. There were 5 questions each which included multiple parts to them. And there was a group project which wasn't too bad at all. I'd recommend taking him.


Sophomore
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May 2003
Dr.Carlton is an awesome teacher. He is always wiling to go the extra mile to help students out. He has review seesions before both of the midterms and the final that I highly recommend going to and he is always very helpful at office hours. Each test consists of about 5 problems so they're worth a lot of points, so be sure you know how to apply all of the major concepts covered in class. Dr. Carlton makles a boring subject bearable so if you need to takes stats take it from him.


Senior
D
General Ed
Feb 2008
I love him as a person. but my class didn't learn the material. our class averages for tests were never above 70%. we learn something new everyday and never really have time to absorb it. the tests are WAY TOO hard and we never have enough time to finish them. they also don't reflect the problems we practice in class. he wants us to understand this stuff, but when he asks "so does anyone have any questions?" you can't just say "yeah, can you repeat everything you just said for the past two weeks?" don't take this class if 1. you've never taken a stat class before. 2. you're bad at math. 3. you don't have spare time. as much as he tries to tell us "don't think of this as a math class" it is one. buckle up for a rough ride kids!


Sophomore
A
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Mar 2008
Dr. Carlton is a great professor. He is very structured and organized when it comes to his lectures. He writes everything down. He's very approachable and helpful during office hours. I'd recommend him any day.


Senior
C
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Apr 2008
Wow this guy is the worst Prof. I have ever taken in my 4yrs at Poly!!!!! His tests are way to long!!!!!!!!!! and the problems consist of multiple parts that are very tricky to understand. The whole class struggled with his tests avg was below a 70%!!!! that alone should tell you the way you teach blows Carlton!!!! and going into office hours doesn't help either, even if you tell him you are struggling with the material he just seems to reassure you that everything will be "OK" and your grade wont suffer thats bullshit. He goes over the material in class way to fast. The hand outs and homework assignment problems are nothing like the problems on the exam, and the book he uses for 217 is looked down upon in the stats department, avoid this guy at all costs!!!!!! The work load in this class is overboard. And the amount of reading required for this class is ridiculous if you are enrolled in more than 12 units. please take my word do not take him he sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and if you do take him watch for his twitching right hand fuckin weird. Cheers


Freshman
A
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Feb 2011
Dr. Carlton does a fantastic job of teaching Stat 217. Each week you are required to download and print out his class notes off his website and bring them to class, but they are so well structured and comprehensive it's worth it. He gives very well paced and easy to understand lectures, and he is extremely helpful during office hours or even over email. He responds very quickly as well. Homework assignments are quick, one a night and once a week he collects all of them. Come to class and ask questions, an A is VERY easy to get. He's friendly and understanding, I'd recommend him any day.


Sophomore
B
Required (Support)
Mar 2011
Professor Carlton is an amazing teacher! I had a horrible Stats experience in high school and was dreading taking it. Carlton was great. There are 2 midterms,and 1 group project. As long as you get a good group and stay on top of the project, it is really easy. In class, you work off of notes that you print and he does a great job of explaining new ideas and what will be on the midterms. For the midterms, you get one page of notes and for the final you get two. This is a great class to take and I would recommend Professor Carlton to anyone who has to/wants to take a statistics class.


Freshman
B
Required (Support)
Apr 2011
Carlty is the nicest/cutest man you will ever meet here. He has these funny little sayings and is always happy. He is always prepared and provides really good notes. the only bad thing is that you have to print out all the course notes and you probably kill a forest through out the course. But there are 3 exams and then the final. You get to fill up one sheet of paper of notes to use on the tests, so that helps a lot. The exams are pretty straight forward and you should get at least an B on them if you prepare. The final is pretty tricky though, so study hard. overall, carlton is a great teacher and pretty easy. Take him!


Freshman
N/A
Required (Support)
Apr 2011
Carlton is such an adorable little guy! He's super nice and understanding. The way he presents the material for this class is awesome (especially the printable, interactive notes). I loved stats in high school, and I definitely still do! Take Carlton if you need stats! He's great


Sophomore
A
Required (Support)
Jun 2011
Professor Carlton is an awesome guy. If anything can be said about him, it is that he really cares about his students and makes sure they have the tools that are necessary to succeed. He repeats stuff you have already learned by incorporating it into his examples, so you get a pretty good grasp on the stuff from the beginning of the quarter within a week or two. He makes himself incredibly available, with office hours on just about every day of the week to answer the questions you will more than likely have on the homework. For the ten week class there are six homeworks, two midterms, a final, and a group project. The homework always refers to the stuff you have just learned, but is still fairly challenging (NOTE: If you have a mac, then make sure you know someone with a PC or don't mind using the library, because you will a need a PC only program for the homework). All the tests are pretty straightforward and not overly difficult, the only challenge is being able to finish within the 50 minute class period. As for the project, you turn it in in pieces, so it is impossible to procrastinate and in the end does not require a whole ton of time spent on it. Take Carlton if you get the chance, he is a great guy and really cares about making sure people understand what he is talking about.


Freshman
B
General Ed
Feb 2012
Carlton is very easy to understand and is a really great teacher. His notes are clear and directly resemble his tests. Weekly homework is a lot different from what you go over in class, which can get a bit confusing. His tests are difficult, but you're aloud to use cheat sheets (just study your notes). Office hours are really helpful! There's about 6 homework assignments (drops your lowest) 3 tests (including final) and 1 group project.


Sophomore
A
Required (Support)
May 2014
This man is so good at presenting material! His notes are so clear, and he gives such great examples to make statistics easy. He makes quirky little comments that are adorable and funny. He is a really organized and friendly guy, I highly recommend him!


Sophomore
C
General Ed
Mar 2017
THE ABSOLUTE BEST INSTRUCTOR IVE HAD YET!! I cannot stress this enough. He made class engaging and fun. He only has two midterms and a final in which he gives you all the stats and only requires you to interpret it because "it's the machines job(computer) to do all the heavy lifting"-Matt Carlton. He has homework due about every other week and a final group project. He does suck on polylearn grades however his polylearn is STACKED with info and what is required of you. Oh and he gives you a bag of m&ms one time.


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Jun 2017
Dr. Carlton is one of the best teachers I've ever had. He is amazing at explaining information. If you write him an email asking a question, he will most likely respond in a couple paragraphs describing everything in detail so you fully understand. He writes out study guides for the midterms and test questions are very similar to the notes you take in class, so it's all very fair. You have one large project due at the end of the quarter, whatever you do, don't get flaky teammates. It SUCKS. Carlton is an awesome guy and awesome teacher, you should definitely pick him for STAT 217.


Freshman
N/A
Required (Support)
Jun 2017
Dr. Carlton is just amazing. I totally recommend anyone who needs to take STAT 217 to take this guy!! He presents the material with such clarity, I couldn't have asked for a better professor. His class is very structured and organized, and his class notes are immaculate. His exams are extremely fair because of how in depth he goes into each particular topic. You have two midterms and a group project that's a big chunk of your grade, and the project is enjoyable if you pick good group members. What's awesome is when you email him a question, he writes back with such an articulate description. He really cares about his students and tries to make statistics interesting. He keeps the class engaged, and his class is pretty interactive. The homework assignments require you to put quite a bit of effort because they are graded very carefully. Besides that, 10/10!!! This professor rocks.

STAT 221


Sophomore
B
Required (Support)
Dec 2000
Dr. Carlton is probably the most efficient professor I've had at Cal Poly. He writes down EVERYTHING he says on the board and goes over material clearly. He's also very open to students' questions and has a day before each midterm dedicated to questions and review. If you take good notes and show up to class then you won't need to read the book.


Senior
D
Required (Major)
Apr 2003
Carlton is the coolest a stats teacher can be. I just didn't do well on the tests and missed too many classes.

STAT 250


Junior
C
General Ed
Jan 2013
Dr. Carlton knows his stuff. I agree with the student below. He does a good job in explaining EE material, convolution, fourier transformation... He should teach EE328. He really knows the EE material. He is one of the few professors that answered student questions in class. I highly recommend him.

STAT 251


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Nov 1999
Dr Carlton is a very good professor. He looks like he might be your classmate because this guy is fresh out of UCLA. He has a good way of presenting statistics to make it applicable to everyday situations. This guy knows his stuff and has a very fair grading policy. He is a logical individual. I recomend taking him if you get the opportunity.


Junior
B
Required (Support)
Nov 1999
Dr. Carlton is probably the one of my favorite professors of all time. He is brilliant, punctual, and precise. He is a consomate professor, and he is only in his 20's. He lectures and explains the material well, he is helpful via e-mail or office hours, and he is truly a nice guy on "your" side. I really hate statistics but Dr. Carlton taught me to understand statistics. If you can get his class, you will not regret it.


Sophomore
B
Required (Support)
Jan 2000
Matt Carlton is a friendly, helpful professor. The first thing you will notice about him is that he looks like a student! However, he really knows his stuff inside out, and can explain the material pretty well. He is very straightforward in most of his policies, although he grades homework WAY too harshly! He "randomly" picks like 4 or 5 questions from your homework to grade, and (at least for me) he would invariably pick the problems of mine that were wrong. Other than that, he's a good choice, and his grading scale saved my life!!!


Sophomore
B
Required (Support)
Apr 2001
Dr. Carlton is really clear on his lectures and notes. He knows his stuff really well. His quizzes are not hard at all and you can get your points from the quizzes. His exams are ok. If you do his course booklet, you pass his class already. He doesn't joke in class, but a really good instructor. I would recommend anyone that take him. He's cool. He's good with e-mail questions and answers.


Junior
B
Required (Support)
Apr 2001
I love stats because of Carlton. Clear, organized, fair. Doesnt collect homework - but you should do the course booklet since the probs on the tests are similar. Take him if you are lucky


Freshman
B
Required (Support)
Apr 2001
ThiS tEacher is AwEsome...His lEcturEs aRe sOo clear an easy tOo fOllow...aN if you DOnT geT sOmethiNg...he wIll will claRify wHat you dont unDerstand For you...Hes fair...aNd is Young...but knOes how to tEach...you knOw how like you doNt get something but you are too shy to ask a question in front of the class...well no need cause he most always cLarifys those thoughts during his lectuRe...he goes oVer the mateRial so that you underStand...GrEat tEacher...


Sophomore
F
Required (Support)
Apr 2001
Believe it or not, I definitely recommend Prof Carlton. He gives homework every night and on the weekends but doesn't collect any of it. His doesn't grade on a curve but has a bigger percent margin for letter grades. Very easy to talk to during office hours or after class. You have to make sure you get the material in class during lecture or from the book or even both! I didn't pay much attention in class and had expected to read it in the book, but as you can tell I never did. I had heard that Statistics was going to be a hard class, but after being in his class it didn't seem that way at all. There is no reason to not do well in this class unless your like me and don't do anything.


Sophomore
B
Required (Support)
Dec 2001
Great teacher who is very helpful in his office hours. I highly recommend taking stats with him!


Freshman
B
Required (Support)
Jan 2002
Dr. Carlton makes statistics simple. While most of my friends in other classes were struggling to understand what was going on, he made everything crystal clear. We got to use some notes on all exams and all quizzes were announced. Plus no homework to turn in. Definitly take carlton for 251 if given the opportunity


Junior
C
Required (Major)
Jan 2002
Carlton is a really good teacher. For just graduating a couple of years ago he is doing great. He is very clear with the way he presents the notes in class. He gives quizzes that are announced a couple days before. They are pretty easy too. He gives homework problems everynight, but they are never due to turn in. Just for practice. I would recommend doing them. This was my weakness. His test are ok in difficulty. I found the final to be extremely hard for some reason. And I wasn't the only one that did. I would really recommend him to anyone.


Junior
C
Required (Support)
Nov 2002
Ok, Professor Carlton is an ok guy. I'm sure he is very knowledgable about the subject of stat but a warning: if you are not naturally good at math, don't take him. His exams are a bitch, even with a cheat sheet. They are not representative of the weekly quizzes or the homework. It's like he purposely wants you to do poorly just for a power trip. He puts all these trick question on there for you.I do every homework assignment and understand them, and I get A's on all of my quizzes. For the love of God then, why can't I pass his exams? I would take someone else if you are interested in getting a good grade.


Sophomore
D
Required (Support)
Dec 2002
He assigns homework, but it is not collected. I would reccomend doing the problems. His quizzes are easy A's. He teaches right out of his course book which is really helpful. The problem I had with him was the same problem as the person who evaluated him below me did. His midterms and final are extremely difficult. The problems are nothing like his course booklet, no matter how much he claims they are. The quizzes are misleading. No matter how good you do on the quiz it doesn't mean you know the material. If you want to take challenging class with a misleading teacher, take Carlton.


Freshman
C
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Dec 2002
Dr. Carlton is a very good professor and I learned a lot from him. His lectures are always organized, and he makes it very easy to understand the material with the course book he provides. However, the two midterms and the final were all extremely difficult. Each midterm only had about five questions, but each question had anywhere from four to ten steps, and this made the tests very overwhelming. To make things worse, he throws in a lot of trick questions, so you really have to understand all the different concepts if you want to get them right. Even though the tests were hard, I am still glad I took his class because I really learned a lot of things from him that I know I will use in the future.


Freshman
B
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Dec 2002
Great Teacher... He really wants you to succeed if you put the work in... He remarkably makes Stats interesting... Definately take him if you have the opportunity... Great Guy


Sophomore
A
Required (Major)
Jan 2003
this guy was awesome, get carlton if at all possible. He presents the material really clearly, and all his lectures are very well organized. You can tell he puts alot of preparation and effort into his lectures, he won't waste your time or his time in class. He does a really good job of clarifying things if people don't understand, and will explain something until it's understood. Quizzes are basic, he says they don't reflect the difficulty of the midterms and that is totally true, so just be ready for that. Overall he made this class easy to understand and did his best to make stats an interesting class. I definitely recommend him!


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Jan 2003
Dr. Carlton was a great teacher. The lectures weren't the most exciting thing in the world, but that's cause its statistics, not cause of him. Everything was really clear and presented well. He came prepared everyday. The quizes are really easy, but the midterms are pretty tough, be prepared for trick questions. Overall a great teacher to have.


Freshman
B
Required (Support)
Jul 2003
He explained things VERY clearly and his notes are very easy to follow. He goes at a good speed. The quizzes are easy, BUT his tests are 10 times harder than any practice question he gives you. Even the coursebook, which he wrote, is way easier than his tests. He tells you the coursebook will prepare you, but it doesn't really. the nice thing is he doesn't collect homework. I do recommend doing it because it helps you understand the next lecture. I'd probably take him again.


Junior
N/A
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Aug 2003
Professor Carlton is like a big teddy bear...he's so sweet and willing to help his students. If you can read, and don't sleep in class, you can easily pass. He basically does everything for you. He writes his entire lecture on the board and has a course book that he also wrote himself that helps a lot. His test are not easy, but statistics isn't easy. I would highly recommend Carlton for Stat 251. I have never been so prepared for a subsequent class (Stat 252) as I was after taking Carlton first. This guy is a godsend to Poly's math department!!


Sophomore
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Dec 2003
Dr. Carlton is an excellent professor. He takes a rather complicated subject and simplifies it so that everyone can understand it. The class is very student-oriented: He writes all his notes out on the board and frequently asks whether anyone has questions. He assigns homework but doesn't collect it. He gives at least 1 quiz every week, but they are usually easy and they just test whether you have been awake in class or not. They are basically there to pad your grade. His midterms are somewhat hard but not impossible. He is a really cool guy and I feel incredibly prepared for 252.


Sophomore
B
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Dec 2003
Dr. Carlton is the very best. He explains everything so clearly that learning stats is a great experience. He will always go out of his way to make sure that you understand the material inside and out. Tests are really tough, but fair and doable. In all, he will really help you learn the material.


Freshman
A
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Dec 2003
This guy is awesome. It was my first quarter at Poly and I got a severe case of mono, and Dr. Carlotn was really nice about everything and with a doctor's note, I was able to delay one of the midterms until after the TG break. I took in during office hours and it was graded by the session of class about 2 hours later and returned to me. He explains everything really well and the midterms are challenging yet doable and tests if you really understand what is going on. Take him and the supplement class/workshop to go along with the course!


Freshman
C
Required (Support)
Mar 2004
professor carlton was a really good professor. he was always very organized and went over everything he needed and wanted. even though i didnt get the best grade, it was only b/c i didnt fully grasp the info, not b/c he didnt fully teach it. take him, you won't regret it at all.


Sophomore
A
Required (Support)
Apr 2004
Carlton Is a quality professor! I took his class over a year ago, and he still remembers my name. He is clear and honest. Do the homework he assigns and this class should be a breeze. Spend an hour a day of doing homework and it will pay off beautifully come test time. Take Carlton for 251, you will not regret it


Sophomore
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Dec 2004
Carlton's a nice guy, he's very receptive to his students and their understanding of what he is teaching them. He's extremely organized and clear about everything from the subject matter he teaches to his expectations on the tests. The class is a lot of work outside of class, especially if you have never taken any statistics class before. 3 midterms, no hw due but recommended (but you'll be sorry if you don't do it), 10-13 quizzes (depending on how much time you have), and the final, and that's it.


Freshman
A
Required (Support)
Dec 2004
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Carltonl. He spends a lot of time helping people understand anything they are having problems with. He is very clear on what you need to know, and his tests are reasonable. If you can get Carlton then take him.


Freshman
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Dec 2004
Bonehead question of the day(you 251ers know what i'm talking about), who is the best proffesor at Cal Poly? Carlton. He is the shizzat. This guy is really reasonable and a really awesome person. I found his class pretty easy but if you're not good at stats he is still really helpful. Bottom line, really good teacher, really cool guy, take this class.


Freshman
B
Required (Major)
Dec 2004
Dr. Carlton is an AMAZING professor. I was really really busy this quarter with pledging and other classes, but just by attending class I was able to learn everything. He explains everything really well and is a very nice guy. Grading was very fair and he goes out of his way to help students. I would definetly recommend taking him given the chance.


Freshman
B
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Jan 2005
dr carlton is definitely one of the best teachers ive ever had. he is super patient and presents the material very clearly. if you ever have any questions, he'll explain until you get it. he has a pretty great relationship with his students and learns everyones names by the 2nd week. his course book and notes will help you so much, you barely need the book. his quizes are easy, but not a good example of his exams. do well on the quizes, theyre almost like free points. the midterms and finals are hard, but definitely do-able. take advantage of his extra study sessions and office hours; they're really helpful. if ur taking stats, take carlton!


Freshman
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Mar 2005
This was a great professor, I may not be that experienced in the spectrum of college teachers yet but I think after 4 years he will still be a favorite. Like everyone says he does make all of the material really clear. If any of it isn't GO TO HIS OFFICE HOURS! He will explain it to you from every possible angle until you understand. Also, go to his office hours for the group projects, he will work with you until they're perfect so those are pretty much easy points. Just realize how approachable he is and you will do fine! Take him if you can!!


Freshman
B
Required (Support)
Apr 2005
Professor Carlton explaines everything very very clear. He goes through the material slowly and answers all questions along the way. His office hours are extremely helpful so I would take advantage of them. His quizzes were pretty easy and the midterms weren't that bad. He pretty much tells you whats going to be on there and helps clarify everything, if you need him to. Great Teacher!!! Would recommend with no question.


Sophomore
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Jul 2005
Absolutly the best teacher ever. He cannot be beat!


Freshman
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Nov 2005
Dr. Carlton is the best! He is like a teddy bear who will be there to help you out. He goes everything slowly and writes down everything on the board. He will always take the time to answer questions. He is the best stats teacher to take! I would recommend Dr. Carlton. His quizes are easy and although the exams are difficult, they are doable! If you are lucky enough to get the chance to take Stat 251 with Carlton, then do it!


Sophomore
B
Required (Major)
Nov 2005
Dr. Carlton is one of the best teachers I've had here at Cal Poly. He knew exactly what he wanted us to learn and taught the lessons in a way that was easy to understand. I don't think I would have done as well if he wasn't such a great teacher. The tests weren't too hard, as long as you study and do the practice problems. Also, he doesn't assign too much homework - just enough so you can understand the material. If you have to take stats, I would definitely take it from Carlton.


Freshman
B
Required (Major)
Nov 2005
Carlton is the best teacher in stat 251. He may not be the EASIEST but he most defintaely the best teacher. He is very helpful and will always answer any questions you have. Homework is not collected but quizzes and occasional pop quizzes are put in place of hw. The grade is composed of 3 midterms, a final, 10 quizzes, and a few group projects.


Freshman
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General Ed
Dec 2005
Carlton is very very clear and easy to understand. He relates all the lectures to eachother, and helps you understand concepts clearly. He gives 3 midterms and a final, as well as 10-13 weekly quizzes, where up to THREE will be dropped as your lowest scores. He is fair, understanding, and thorough. AMAZING stats teacher. TAKE HIM!


Freshman
C
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Dec 2005
Here's the deal on what you're graded on: You will have 12 quizzes (that's roughly 1 per week if you take in the fall, the 2 lowest will be dropped, 10 points each), 5 team assignments (20 points each), 3 midterms (100 points each), and a final (150 points each). There are highs and lows to this class. First off, he is a good teacher, and does explain everything and will answer everyone's questions even if the same question was asked 5 minutes before. The team assignments are stupid. They are just a way for you to loose points because you will rarely get above 18/20 and their is not going to be anything remotedly as hard as them on the tests. Also, HE'LL GIVE YOU QUIZZES ON MATERIAL NOT ON THE MIDTERM, THE DAY BEFORE YOU TAKE THE MIDTERM. How lame is that? It sure is a good way to confuse his students. Overall, I just felt he rushes everything to much. Way to many quizzes. I'd rather see half the quizzes and have them be more indepth. One last thing, for the fianl he says that it is cumulative and tells you that "everything is fair game." Guess what happens...yup, you got it right. I wasted time studying past stuff and it wasn't even on the final. The final was like a 4th midterm, just a little bit longer. He's a decent teacher, better than most stat teachers, I guess it depends on how well you know statistics.


Freshman
C
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Jan 2006
Professor Carlton is a PIMP....seriously!!!! He is the professor to take. Stats is a hard subject, but he goes out of his way to try to make it understandable. Trust me, you can't go wrong with his class. That's why I planned my whole schedule around his class!!!! I recommend doing the same


Freshman
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Jan 2006
Best overall teacher I had my first quarter. Made all information extremely clear and was very approachable. Take carlton for 251.


Freshman
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Jan 2006
Dr. Carlton is the best, i wish i can take him for stat 252 also. I miss the way he presents the material so clearly... You basically just have to go to class everyday and study the course booklet and you will ace the class.


Freshman
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Feb 2006
Great guy. Makes the class easy to understand, and takes the time to make sure you understand the concepts. If you can, take this class, you won't regret it.


Freshman
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Feb 2006
dr carlton is AWESOME. he presents everything clearly and directly without wasting time getting off the subject. if you don't get something in class, just ask and he'll answer your question in like 30 seconds and you'll completely understand it. definately go for him


Junior
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Apr 2006
Carlton was a really good stats teacher. He went over everything very slowly and in a very organized manner.. There is homework everynight that is not collected. There is 11 quizes (drops the lowest). There are 3 midterms and a cumlative final. I totally recommed Carlton. He made Stats really simple and understandable.


Freshman
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Apr 2006
Carlton is a very good professor and fully explains all of the material. He writes all important information on the board and makes sure that you understand it. Doing well on quizes mean nothing because they are not even close to the difficulty of questions on midterms. His midterms and final are incredibly difficult and he is a very tough grader! Overall though if I had the opportunity I would take him again.


Freshman
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Apr 2006
Carlton is the best! Take him if you get the chance. He is so presise when he teaches the material and explains everything so well. He's a really cool guy and wants you to really learn. Take advantage of a great stats teacher like him! they don't come around so easily. He is pretty fair with the mid-terms and the final. They weren't too hard. If you study and keep up with the homework, you will do fine. You buy this big stats book that is needed for stats 252 also, but you don't bring it to class which is nice. He has you bring a separate stats spiral booklet that he wrote himself and you use it practically every day. He's the best teacher I have had at Cal Poly so far.


Freshman
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Dec 2009
Professor Carlton is a very good professor. He presents the information clearly, and has even more clarity when you don\'t understand something. He gives everyone the opportunity to ask questions, and is very helpful during office hours as well.


Freshman
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Jan 2010
Cartlton does a really good job of presenting all of the information in a clear and understandable format, and he really tries to make sure everyone\'s questions are answered before moving on. Why I gave him a B instead of an A overall is because although he is good at teaching the material, his tests were much more difficult than anything else. I got almost all perfect scores on his quizes and studied for all his tests to where I felt prepared, but still had a really hard time and didn\'t score well, and his tests and final are a very big part of your final grade.


Freshman
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Feb 2010
He is a great teacher for introduction into statistics but his tests are extremely difficuly mainly because of the lack of time given to complete them.


Freshman
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Mar 2010
Dr Carlton was a pretty good teacher. His class was very organized and he was very helpful in office hours. There were weekly quizzes that were usually pretty easy. The group homework was hard at times, but he helped you when you needed it. The midterms were really hard! It took a while to get used to his style of teaching, but I ended up doing well on the final and pulling a B+.


Freshman
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Mar 2016
Great guy and a great professor. Genuinely cares about the students' understanding and is expert at teaching the material. He brings a tremendous level of ethos to class and I very much respect him. I wish all my professors were like him.


Sophomore
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Dec 2016
Dr. Carlton was one of the most knowledgable professors I have ever had. Not only is he organized, but he keeps us engaged in his class with his course notes that are just very helpful!! He is funny, entertaining and so knowledgable. Nothing is unexpected with him. He shows up to class on time every day, is well prepared with his course notes and activities, tells us when we're having quizzes and what material they will cover, creates really helpful study guides and is just perfect!! If I could take Dr. Carlton for any other class I would, but sadly I'm a CM and this is my only STAT class.

STAT 252


Junior
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Jun 2001
Dr. Carlton is an excellent statistics professor. He knows pretty much everything about it and can present it very well and clear. He is very helpful during office hours and explains everything in detail if you need him to. His grading scale is more than fair with an 85% being an A. I would definately reccomend him for stats 251 and 252.


Sophomore
B
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Jun 2001
Ask me who's my favorite prof and it's Carlton hands down. The book sucks but I was able to understand the material from what he went over in lecture. He's fair and makes sure that he explains everything. Go Lakers


Sophomore
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Aug 2001
Dr. Carlton is THE best. he is seriously the best stat professor ever, he is very clear and precise, and after he presents a new concept he will pause and ask for any questions to make sure everyone is following him. i would definitely recommend going to his office hours whenever you don't understand something because he will truly be a big help and trust me after he explains it to you, you'll get it because he is such an excellent teacher. HE IS THE #1 CHOICE FOR A STAT PROFESSOR!!


Junior
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Mar 2002
Carlton should get a raise from whatever pay he is receiving. The guy can explain Stats and relate them to students so that we comprehend new concepts much easier. Basically, he is great at explaning himself and formulas, so learning statistics becomes possible for someone with no stats background. To top all of this off, he is a Laker fan, and that fact alone should make you want to take this Prof. GO LAKERS!

STAT 321


Freshman
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Jul 2000
Carlton was an awesome teacher. He told you everything you needed to know in lecture. Quizzes are really easy, and the midterms aren't bad. The final is really difficult but thanks to the grading of it, you can get away without doing very well. I would recomend Carlton.


Junior
B
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Aug 2000
The occasional quizzes are a great opportunity to boost your grade, however they are not an indication of the level of testing to expect. The midterms were difficult, but fair. The final was maybe the hardest test I've ever taken.


Sophomore
B
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Nov 2000
Dr. Carlton is young and that makes me think that he has an understanding of what it is like to be a student. He teaches a hard subject quite clearly and presents it in a straight-forward way. He doesnt assign huge amounts of homework, but at times can seem quite tedious, as all Statistics can. His tests are geared towards partial credit and that really saved my arse at times. His final was difficult, but i still pulled a B, works for me.


Sophomore
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Jun 2002
This guy is great. His lectures are very straight forward and clearly show that he is always prepared for class. He has a supplemental notebook that is required for the class that contains almost 100 pages of examples that he works out fully in class. The midterms are almost cut and paste from this notebook but take a long time to complete. The final was harder than i had expected because the two midterms were easy so study hard for it. There are weekly quizes that keep you current with the material that are very easy. The homework is collected weekly and is usually only about 10 problems. He also assigns recommended problems for practice that should at least be tried if you want to get an A. There was one day where he emailed the class after lecture and told us that he could tell by the looks on our faces that the lecture was not understood, so he went over it again in greater depth the next day. TAKE CARLTON FOR 321


Freshman
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Jun 2002
I thought that Professor Carlton was a great teacher. He presented the information clearly. He was easy to understand. Everyday, he would lecture and write notes on the board which were easy to follow. He also has VERY neat handwriting and writes big so the notes could be easily copied no matter where you are sitting in the classroom. I never went to him during his office hours but he always announced that he would provide any help that was needed and said you could email him anytime if you had any questions. Overall, I thought he was a great teacher and would be glad to have him again. The only reason why I got a C in the class was because I had a lot of distractions during spring quarter.


Senior
B
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Jul 2002
Carlton is an EXCELLENT statistics professor. His lectures are clear, his notes are clear, and his course book makes the class doable. Too bad the textbook is required for homework and stuff... compared to the coursebook, it's worthless. Carlton teaches each section of the course the same way, so it's very easy to learn what to expect from his course after about the second week. He gives weekly quizzes and assigns a bunch of problems, but only collects about half of them, which is really great: you can do extra problems on concepts you don't understand, but you only have to turn in a subset of those, so if you do understand, you can breeze through the homework. His tests are *very* doable, too: he crafts the problems just like his course book problems, and he asks them in parts, so huge problems turn into managable bites on the exam that you can do. One of the best parts: he will help with homework questions over email... at 10 pm... on a Sunday night. Overall, a great professor; if you have to take STAT 321, take it from him!


Senior
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Jun 2007
Prof Carlton is an excellent teacher. I was not even very interested in statistics going into the class, but he made it interesting and I enjoyed going to his lectures. He makes the material incredibly easy to understand. I only wish we had him for the entire quarter.


Sophomore
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Dec 2010
Great professor. He presents material clearly and then applies it on practice problems that relate to our fields of study. Carlton is really good at answering questions and explaining them in an understandable way. The tests are a bit tough, but doable if you study for them and write out thorough notes.


Junior
B
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Feb 2011
Great professor and very helpful during office hours. He puts the material in a easy to understand way and his print outs are very useful.


Sophomore
A
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Jul 2011
Although many people will find stats to be boring, Dr. Carlton at least does an excellent job in helping you understand the subject. He teaches by providing good examples and picks the right homework problems. In class, he goes over the homework problems carefully. He's also very helpful in office hours and curves the tests. Since the teacher is good and the tests are fair, the grade you get basically depends on whether or not you do the homework and understand it.


Junior
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Mar 2013
Professor Carlton was very friendly, approachable, and helpful. He is very clear with his lectures, and offers plenty of opportunities for extra help, if needed. His tests are a little challenging purely due to the amount of content on them (hard to finish within an hour). He has an awesome attitude/personality, and makes what could be a very boring class into something interesting.


Sophomore
C
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Mar 2013
This guy was a great professor! Among learning some statistics, I also learned that I'm not good at statistics, but that's okay, I'm done with it. He is also super helpful in office hours. You'll be fine for the midterms if you understand the homework and notes. Overall, certainly a teacher worth taking.


Freshman
B
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Jun 2014
Honestly, I should have attended class more often, but was too lazy to. If you attend there is no excuse to get lower than a B

STAT 324


Sophomore
B
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Dec 2007
Carlton is a rip. Sure he knows his stuff and you will probably learn a thing or two, but it will come at a price of lots of your time. Just in this one class, we had 9 homework assignments, each of which took 9 hours plus, a project that was assigned 3 weeks before the end of the quarter which, if you were lucky took around 30 hours, and then on top of that you have 2 midterms and a final which he grades for complete thouroughness. I know this may sound like I'm just being lazy, but I did the work and am still complaining. If you want to learn something but work your ass of for it, go ahead and take him, but this teacher is definitely one to consider lightly.

STAT 325


Junior
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Sep 2011
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Do you feel like he bent you over for something retarded you wrote on a test?


Senior
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Feb 2015
Easily the best professor I have had at Cal Poly. The homework can be a pain but if you try on it the mid terms are a breeze. He prevents material at a perfect pace (which is subjective I know) and answers questions as if he has been preparing to answer that question for weeks. Amazingly smart guy, and definitely recommend him if you have the opportunity.

STAT 350


Senior
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Jan 2004
I haven't finished the quarter yet, but I don't need to spend any more time in this guy's class to tell you he's an amazingly good teacher. He's always happy, he explains things succinctly, and can answer any question without confusing the students. This guy is really fuckin great.


Junior
A
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Aug 2004
I'll add my voice to the choir and say that Carlton is an amazingly good professor. He is *very* organized in everything he does, which is very useful when you're trying to follow his lectures. He can also be very strict and is not generous with partial credit. Carlton lays out the test in great detail beforehand, so if you're not paying attention then, he can be merciless during grading. The handouts are *extremely* important; bring them to class religiously, fill them in as he does, then review them carefully before each test. Go to EVERY study session. He tells you exactly what (and what not) to study and practically writes out the equation sheet for you. If you do all that, it's very easy to do well in his class.


Senior
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Dec 2007
One of the best math teachers I've had. Carlton wrote a course booklet which he teaches from, and it is much more clear and useful than the course textbook. He assigns homework from the textbook but I'd recommend also doing the practice problems from his course booklet to study for the tests. He tells you what problems were old exam problems, and posts full solutions to his course booklet on his website at http://statweb.calpoly.edu/mcarlton/STAT350/. Carlton explains concepts succinctly and lucidly, and is helpful in office hours. Midterms are taken under time pressure, so be sure you can do the material quickly. There is A LOT of equations and notes to remember, but thankfully he allows you to use notesheets (one on each midterm, two on the final). Final was long but doable. He gets an A from me.


Junior
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Dec 2007
Carlton is the man! He was able to explain the material extremely well. Instead of doing the traditional read the book then lecture on it, he has a unique teaching style which consists of using in class notes and a book of example problems. I never even had to crack the textbook except for doing the homework. If you get a choice, take Carlton for STAT 350!


Junior
B
Required (Major)
Jan 2009
Great guy to take for stat. He presents the material very effectively and allows you to have a page of notes for each test (there were 4 plus the final). I stayed up most of the night doing the course booklet pages and hw for each test and I ended up with a B+. Just don't think the tests are easy (even though the f***** said they would be). Most everybody did badly on the first one.


Junior
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Dec 2012
Carlton is THE professor to take for STAT 350. He does an awesome job explaining the material. The best thing about his class is that he wrote his own course notes, which is awesome considering the book sucks. The only time I ever used the book was to do practice problems to study for the tests. The class consists of 3 midterms, 1 final, and 6 homework assignments. The midterms aren't designed to be too tricky; they are pretty straightforward. The final on the other hand was significantly harder than the midterm. The content of the class is that for about the first 6 weeks you go over basic stats stuff like any other class. The final 6 weeks are all about EE stuff and EE 228 stuff like Fourier, and convolution. Overall, a great professor. I wish he could've taught 228 because I feel like he understands EE stuff more than the professor who teach that class


Senior
B
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Mar 2013
The best math professor I've ever had in Cal Poly.


Junior
B
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Apr 2014
Carlton is a boss. One of the best professor i've had at Cal Poly. His homework and midterms are difficult, but he is incredibly helpful in office hours, or even before class if you have questions. Take him at all costs!

STAT 425


Junior
A
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Dec 2003
Dr. Carlton is a very excellent professor. He is a young professional who knows statistics inside and out and teaches it in a very helpful way. He is very clear and straightforward with his lectures and never wants you to be completely lost. Office hours are really helpful as he will provide the most helpful of hints to the homework problems. He uses handouts that have examples of problems so that we can understand how the material is applied to real world. In addition, he talks alot about the Price is Right, Cal Bears, and the SF Giants. Tests are really tough as they include problems never seen on homework (although for most there is a trick to make the problem look like one that you recognize) but fair. Take Dr. Carlton for any statistics class you might take as he provides a deep understanding of the subject material.

STAT 426


Junior
B
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Jun 2005
most wonderful professor ever. In class tests are manageable...reserve the entire weekend for take home tests. this professor come highly recommended.


Senior
N/A
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Dec 2016
This professor knows his stuff. He's very organized and responsive. He has multiple office hours so you can come in and ask any questions. His homework is hard af. They take the whole week to get it done. The final is nearly impossible to get an A.

STAT 427


5th Year Senior
A
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Jun 2005
DR. CARLTON IS THE GREATEST TEACHER EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Senior
C
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Aug 2010
I learned more struggling in Carlton\'s 426/427 courses than in any other course at Cal Poly. If you find statistics AT ALL innately interesting, this guy will hold your attention for hours on end in lecture. He tends to give back-breaking homework assignments, but if you give each one a decent effort, you\'ll find his exams to be cake. A great professor and some days the only reason I looked forward to going to classes.