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Calc II, I hate you!

SaginawPremed

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    I just bombed my first Calc II exam... it's one of five, but... I don't bomb college exams, particularly math ones. This was awful. Up until now, I've 4.0ed everything.

    Anyone have any tips how to master this class? Links to good outside resources? Not cool, this Calc II thing. :mad:
     

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      SaginawPremed said:
      I just bombed my first Calc II exam... it's one of five, but... I don't bomb college exams, particularly math ones. This was awful. Up until now, I've 4.0ed everything.

      Anyone have any tips how to master this class? Links to good outside resources? Not cool, this Calc II thing. :mad:

      I love math :love: The key (for me anyways) is to do every single problem in the chapter... it'll boost your grade in no time :)
       

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        SaginawPremed said:
        I just bombed my first Calc II exam... it's one of five, but... I don't bomb college exams, particularly math ones. This was awful. Up until now, I've 4.0ed everything.

        Anyone have any tips how to master this class? Links to good outside resources? Not cool, this Calc II thing. :mad:


        If you can't do math you might as well give up now. Drop the class, take a 'withdrawl', save your precious 4.0...lol...sorry but seriously, go to the bookstore and get some study guides, like schaum's outlines and REA. Do as many problems as you can. And from now on, don't take any more math classes unless you have to for your major. Best of luck.

        ~Lub
         
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          SaginawPremed said:
          I just bombed my first Calc II exam... it's one of five, but... I don't bomb college exams, particularly math ones. This was awful. Up until now, I've 4.0ed everything.

          Anyone have any tips how to master this class? Links to good outside resources? Not cool, this Calc II thing. :mad:

          +pity+

          I'm sorry to break it to ya but we can't get perfect grades all the time.

          So you hit a bump in the road, move on and learn from it.

          Go to the math lab, use a math tutor, talk to the prof during office hours, read a study guide and "4.0" everything else and you'll probably be fine. You might even escape the class with some kind of an A anyway.

          :luck:
           

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            Calc II is useless for med school!!!!!! My lowest grade in undergrad (a**hole prof) and now I have no idea why I took it. I have never used it, was accepted to med school despite it, and my roommate, a MS4 said he took it in high school and said it has no use.
             

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              Calc II. The only class I got a B in!. I did eveything! EVERYTHING. Tutor.. Mathlab, Every problem in 2 books. Nailed the problems. The tests were HARD!. I should've known better than taking the hardest math teacher in school... Plus the math class was being graded on a curve, and the only ones left at the end of the quarter were 3 math majors, 4 engineering majors, and me (Bio!) [community college, small classes... class shrunk from 35 to 8!]. [Watch out, if the teacher loves to trick you.. he'll do it!] Just relax. One B doesn't hurt you. You'll get over it.. plus, its not over yet!.. (Ps. Before Calc II, I LOVED CALC)... If my major wanted any more math classes :scared:, I'd change my major! See if you can find an easier teacher. Most of my friends got an A in calc II, and I really know much much more calc than they do.. But my gpa suffered... you don't really need to know calc II backwards and forwards.. even calc based physics doesn't require you to integrate hyperbolic sine and cosine... last time i used taylor expansion was in that calc class.. It doesn't help you one bit.. and you'll probebly forget all the nice tricks right after the final unless you just like integrating! Don't worry too much.. my GPA went from a 4.0 to a 3.95 or something.. not a biggy... I took stat, and plan on taking biostat to bump up my M in BCPM.
               
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