Sunday Brunch #8 – College Mathematics Course Wrap Up and Hello Fundamentals of Physical Science

Did we make it? Is it over?

Finally, math class is in the books. My grade I am guessing as I don’t know right now because still waiting on final grades to be done but I believe I got a B, so I am good with that. Kills my straight As I was shooting for, but this class was challenging.

Okay so my overall impressions I pretty much summed up in my vlog last week. I still feel the same and there wasn’t any major changes. There are a few items however I need to point out.

My instructor was incredibly helpful. She allowed me to go back into quizzes in Aleks for better grades, she even let me do work to try and boost my grade more. She was great and honestly, I think it’s great when you have a n instructor that cares like that. So, Tracey Lindsey was my instructor and she was phenomenal.

I can’t stress to you enough how important it is to pace yourself in this class. If you listen to anything I say please listen to this. I have decided to give some tips on making it through this course.

Tips to succeed in College Mathematics:

  1. Pace yourself – Don’t wait till the last day to start working on stuff. Make sure you give yourself enough time for each assignment and to work in Aleks as well. Pace yourself accordingly. If you don’t you will get burnt out and overwhelmed very easily.
  2. Reach out for help – There are literally loads of videos and resources at your disposal and above and beyond that your instructors are there as well. They offer individual sessions to tutor and answer questions, your weekly lectures 3 of them for me were open question answer sessions for 2 hours so go to those. Use the resources available to you. Your instructors would rather help you then watch you fail.
  3. Work in Aleks regularly – I say this and yes it does go along with pace yourself however, to get through the course you are going to need to get at the very least 207 topics done in it by week 4. The week 3 push is the hardest, it takes a lot of time to get the required number of topics completed. So, work in Aleks often or at least as much as you can.

By week 4 you are going to be ready for it to be over and rightfully so. It’s a hard class. But a 207 completed in Aleks is a 90% for homework that week so keep that in mind. Yes, it’s hard, yes it sucks on more levels than a chess board on the starship enterprise, but it’s required.

I hope you found the weekly blog posts helpful and will continue to follow the blog.

Current class: Fundamentals of Physical Science.

It opened this evening and WOW!!!! First impressions:

I can’t figure out if we have regular go to sessions weekly or not

I see a boatload of tutoring sessions which is a good thing

I can’t make heads or tails of some of the concepts

This is going to be an interesting 4 weeks….

Gahhhhhh

So, follow along for more on this class as well as other stuff I shall speckle in. I am thinking of doing an FSO video showing the course for everyone so stay tuned for that.

Thank you for spending this time with me see you all back here soon.

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