Not loving the statistics class, you guys. But ... I think I found the key.
Stop trying to comprehend it.
Just memorize the various bits.
Do the calculations.
Say a few sentences about the results.
The key is - I gotta stop trying to understand WHYYYYYY the calculations are so smug and sure of themselves. They just are. They were around loooong before I got here and will still be here loooong after I learn to speak Russian (which is a far-off goal of mine). No point in trying to defeat them. Just respectfully nod and acknowledge their supremacy.
That's my strategy.