I just did something really crazy. I took the 5 weeks summer course for Calculus 2. It was an accident, I meant to register for 8 weeks summer course, but oh well, I guess I can’t undo things. My friends mourned and told me to bail out, they said the material going to be a lot and it can’t be done in such a short time, like 5 weeks.
I was going to drop it too, but my husband convinced me that I’ll be fine.
The reason I’m writing this blog because I considered it as one of my spiritual experience. It changes my perspective about my self. It motivates me to manage my time better and also have better confidence in myself.
As I’m being told, calculus 2 is no joke. It’s fucking hard, but I will help you to get through this from-hell-math.
1) Positive attitude
You need to have this towards your professor. If you think that your professor suck all the time, it wont help you achieve the goal to understand what’s going on. Your professor gonna have an accent and you are going to deal with it.
2) Master these things
Integrating, U-substitution, derivative, anti-derivative and dear lord you need to know your Trig. If you still don’t know what’s Secant pi/3, you need to get the fuck out.
3) Do your homework
Right away, after class (same day). It wont take long, maximum 2 hours, if you really use your time to work on your homework, and remember there’s a lot of youtube videos, yahoo answers that will help you out. No procrastinate homework.
This is important, find a person at least one for you to study with.
Work on a lot of problems on your calculus textbook. The best professors are the one that give you non-webassign homeworks, because webassigns/mymathlabs are bullshit. So try to exercise some problems from textbook.
You better fucking obsessed, if you don’t dream aboout doing math in your sleep, you’re doing it wrong.
Anyway, I made an A, it wasn’t curve or anything, I made bold A, and I’m not a smart person, but I actually made it because I’m a hard worker, and self discipline. The 5 weeks course was crazy, If you don’t have any job or full time student, go a head take it, otherwise I wouldn’t recommended it.