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My Story With Data

How Covid Affected Learning

I was curious on the effects that covid had on student learning. So, I took the total failures from Fall 2019 (before covid) and Fall 2020 (during covid). The graphs below show a clear increase in the amount of failures in 2020. Remote learning was rough on everybody. My first semester at UMW was Fall 2020 and it was filled with stress from both students and professors. I expected the results that I found. Here is the data I used from Fall 2019 and Fall 2020.

Graph displaying number of fails by department in Fall 2019
Graph showing the number of failures in each department in Fall 2019
Graph displaying number of fails by department in Fall 2020
Graph showing the number of failures in each department in Fall 2020

Process of working with data

My data for 2019 was relatively easy to work with as only the fall semester was in there due to covid. Just had to take off the graduate classes and the outlier courses. With 2020 I had to delete a lot more semesters before cleaning the data. After cleaning the data the pivot table process was the same as in class. I made them different colors to easily differentiate the two.

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