mauz15 wrote:

Any tips for surviving Calculus?

Depends on whether you're taking the AP calc version or science calc (usually called calc I).

In my university, we have two types of calculus, Calc I/Calc II and normal Calculus/AP calc.

AP calc is easy since high schools take it.

Many people that have took AP calc do bad in Calc I because it's so damn hard.

If you're struggling in AP calc, then just pay attention. It's not hard at all.

If it's Calc I, then I suggest buying some books with calculus problems to help.

It will take a lot of time. IF you just don't understand the concepts, then just PM me so I can explain.

My professor makes us memorize all the theorems and our brains hurt b/c of this.

But deep inside, I know that I'm gonna be a better person when I survive this.

zaphod wrote:

Here's a few general pointers that can apply for ANY class.

Do the homework every night, and ask a whole bunch of questions (pracitce makes perfect)

Work the problems in class and don't skipp class for any reason.

Edit: One more thing: Avoid 8AM classes at all costs.

If you need help don't be afraid to ask.

That is so damn true. I took an 8 AM class once and I fell asleep at least twice ever week in class. I also skippied it several times b/c I couldn't wake up :D

Oh and for the sake of everyone else, don't ask really stupid questions (and a lot of it). The bastards that decide to consecutively ask stupid questions take up so much time, giving less room for the better questions. Inside, everyone's going like "READ THE DAMN BOOK", "FUCK YOU", "SHUT UP", "UGH"

I mean one stupid question is okay but taking 10 minutes of the instructor's time is a big annoyance.

P.S. Oh and there's always those stupid people that go like "can you please explain that and that?" ::teacher solves that and that:: teacher: "do you understand?"

What you should reply is "i think im getting it"

Not : "No"

Forcing 150 people in the lecture to slow down because his/her slow brains can't follow. Just write down what the instructor says and study it at home.