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7/8/11 9:07 A

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I actually understand what we're studying now (infinite series), and the teacher told us yesterday that this stuff is so complicated that he's going to push the test back one day so we could review more. Why couldn't he have done that last test???!!!!??

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6/30/11 8:19 A

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It's midterm!!! Halfway point!!! It's all downhill from here! :P

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6/27/11 2:04 P

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I got one part of the first test (three weeks ago) back today. I made a 59 out of 70, so roughly 84%. Not bad, but not good enough. :/

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6/21/11 2:41 P

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Good Luck!

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6/21/11 2:04 P

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I have a Cal 2 test in the morning. Please send me good calculus vibes!!!!!! emoticon

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4/21/11 4:57 P

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I'm a math major, and I have found that cramster.com is really helpful. There are a lot of textbooks listed on their site with answers to exercises found in the books. Only the odd answers are free, but each question is worked out step-by-step. I use this site to study and work out problems I have a hard time with. I also use schaum's outlines. You can find them at decent prices on Amazon.com. It gives more detailed explanations of theorems than you will find in most textbooks, and way more example problems. I hope this helps! :-)

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8/7/10 9:56 P

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My program is undergrad. And believe me, this degree is everything. I have what some refer to as a "checkered past" and making changes and reaching goals is what motivates me now. And I am pretty much taking one thing at a time and getting this degree is what I am focused on now. I am truly hoping to be able to keep up my workout schedule, as well, I am hoping it will keep the stress level down. Last year, both semesters, I stopped working out for a couple of months each and I gained a good 10 lbs. As far as the root of the stress, I think I put a lot of pressure on myself to not fail. Also, I am on scholarship and I have a grade point average to maintain, so that is always in the back of my head. What it comes down to is that I feel I have a lot to prove, mostly to myself, and my coping skills have never, well, lets just say, been the most desirable or successful, in the past. I think considering, I am doing o.k., maybe some stress about something positive isn't so bad. And thanks for taking the time to consider my post and give feedback! So appreciated. And my school does have a learning center, that is free, which I have definitely utilized to its fullest. I also have had full intentions of reviewing, but have yet to do so. There is still time, so I have no excuse, and it is such a good idea. Good luck with your online class, as well. I hope one day I am going back for my masters (I might be 60 :)!!)

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8/6/10 11:49 A

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I know what your feeling your program is it undergraduate or graduate? What is most important is how much you want this degree if you ask youself this question and answer it honestly. Stress is in everyones life but what we all need to do is take a close look at the problem (stress) and then ask yourself what can I do for myself to move past this problem? It may be as simple as taking a relaxing bubble bath surrounded with candle light and soft music. Remembering things do become a bit more difficult with aging but don't let these young ones intimidate you. During the summer semester you took off take time to do things that you enjoy and if you want to stay on top of things pick one day and devote that day to reviewing what you learned the semester before then when you go back it will not seem so foreign to you. Depending on where you live most states have these learning centers if you are struggling with a subject I am sure there is a fee involved but if you can afford it, it may be something to look into. I myself just signed on in the end of July with an online masters level course in healthcare administration and I see my self falling behind in the readings and see fellow classmates dive into the discussion questions for the chapters and wonder if they are reading the chapters or just skimming them over as to me to get an assignment on Wednesday morning and to complete the project by Wednesday evening seems to me impossible especially when the assignment required the reading of four chapters I fail to see how anyone can read through all four chapters and answer the questions in the discussion in a few hours.

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8/5/10 11:36 P

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Just wanted to vent about how quickly next semester seems to be coming, all the homework emoticon . Don't get me wrong, I love school and am so glad I went back, if I could be a student the rest of my life,rather than work, I would, but all the homework stresses me out. I know its the juggle with work and all, but ugh, and in engineering they load it on. And I am not sure if it is my old brain, but some of these younger kids can just look at something and remember it like they have some secret storage tank I don't know about. Aahh, whatever, it just is creeping up. (Oh, I took the summer semester off)

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5/21/10 10:43 A

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Tina I am so glad to see that you found a site to help you get through this subject matter........good luck.

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5/3/10 8:30 A

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I found a course on Calc 2 on I-tunes U. I have the link on my laptop that my husband borrowed today but you can go to I-tunes and do a search. All courses are free! The linear algebra course from MIT was very good!

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4/27/10 6:33 P

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Tina it looks like you were the first brave person to try out my new Homework Help-line. It appears you found some one. Just a hint if you or anyone seeking help you can share personal e-mail addresses or if you live within a close proximity of the other student you can share phone numbers and set up a date and time to get together that is good for all and conduct you own online chat session. Good Luck Tina I hope this works for you I would offer help but I don't know the 1st thing about calculus. Let me know if you get results with this forum.

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4/27/10 8:34 A

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Thank you so much! I'm going to try to work together with another struggling student and see if we can teach each other the bits and pieces we understand.

Tina :)

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4/26/10 3:11 A

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I am a Math major myself. I wish you luck. I am not sure how I could help online but I found that teaching people something i was struggling with gave me a greater understanding. I suggest trying it. I learned this method from an amazing Math professor who could probably teach a mute to sing! Don't take that wrong...as i am sure you know math is language and 90% of it is learning to communicate with it.

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4/25/10 3:39 P

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I'm a math ed major and I'm struggling with Calc 2 right now. If anyone here is especially fond of or good at this please share your wisdom :)

Tina

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