My Advice to a New Math 175 Student:
Like all classes, you'll find that if you actually do all
of the homework when it is assigned, it will help you beyond belief. However,
for some of us, this isn't enough to guarantee a great grade in the class. I
found that doing all of the chapter reviews the few days before each test helped
me immensely. I thought this was the best way to study for a test because
you find yourself going back through your notes, the book, and your previous
homework assignments to finish them.
Along with doing homework when its assigned, I found its best
to do the web activities and quizzes before the weekend begins (especially if
you don't have class on Fridays). By not putting it off, the material covered
in the activity/quiz is still fresh in your mind, so it takes you about a quarter
of the time to complete it instead of strugging through it on Sunday night at
Also, you will find the web activites actually helpful if
you pay attention to them while you are doing them. Like most people, when
you first start an activity online, you will usually brush it off and not pay
attention to what you are doing, but I urge you to actually analyze and pay attention
to what the site is trying to teach you. The activites that deal with the
first and second derivatives will prove a lot more helpful if you actually focus
on learning instead of trying to complete them in record time.
Good luck and study hard.
Adam, Management Major