My Advice to a New Math 175 Student:
A semster may seem like a long time, but each week goes by
pretty fast. You might think you have a lot of time to do your homework,
and that you can catch up at the end of the week, but it's best to schedule
some time as soon after class as you can to do your homework while everything
is still fresh in your mind. You will make things a lot easier on yourself
if you can keep up and you'll save yourself a lot of time in the end. It's
also important that you go to class every day; grasping the concepts comes a
lot easier if you revist them several times, and what you need to know is explained
well during the class periods.
If you need help, don't hesitate to ask questions in class
or during office hours; Professor Hoar is more than willing to help with any
questions and does a great job making sure you understand. The weekly
web assignments also help quite a bit by helping you understand what you will
learn or what you have learned. They serve as a good aid in reviewing
for tests and quizes. My favorite one was the videoclip on limits; it
related limits to real-life, which made it really easy to understand.
Good luck and have a great semester!