\bf My Advice to a New Math 175 Student:
My Advice to a New Math 175 Student:
The first thing I would like to let a new MTH 175 student know that I
wish I knew the first week of class was how important it is to be
refreshed on your algebra skills. Dr. Hoar had told us to refresh on
our own time the first 6 chapters before we really started any
I kind of blew it off because I felt that I was pretty well rounded
my algebra skills, but I was very wrong! Right after our first
assignment I hit those 6 chapters like a rocket! I was not as prepared
as I thought and was actually very rusty. Since a lot of algebra was
revisited, looking over those 6 chapters helped me attain a decent
on the first exam . I have also learned that no matter how well you
know the calculus part of a problem, if you mess up the algebra part of
it, the entire problem is ruined, and you could just kick yourself for
making such an easy mistake. So, my first piece of advice is to review
your algebra, and to look over the algebra you have done in a problem
and know if it is correct or not.
The second piece of advice I would give the new calculus student would
be to read the chapter before you try to do the assignment. I found
throughout the semester that the textbook is very easy to read and
extremely helpful. If you are like me, I am a reading learner, so when
a teacher talks at me I tend to have no idea what they are talking
about. In this class, I took the notes, went home read the chapter,
then went back over the notes to better help me understand the topic.
The chapter gives great examples and Dr. Hoar's lectures coincide with
the book, which is very helpful and reassuring. I have had plenty of
classes where what the professor is lecturing about and what the
is saying are completely different, but this class is not one of them.
All in all, this class is very student-friendly as long as you put
the effort and attend class.
Angela, Accounting Major
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