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Advice from a previous Dynamics student: There is no way to put this lightly. Dynamics is a difficult class, but that is sort of the point; it is the first 'weed out' class for all engineering majors. There is a silver lining however; it is that you will come out of it a better future engineer. Every student learns differently, but we all learn from our mistakes and can adjust accordingly. You will most likely fail your first midterm. I earned a 20% grade on my first midterm, and still ended up with an A in the course, because of the way the course is structured. My greatest advice to all of you would be to make this class your life; have it be the first thing you think of in the morning and the last thing you think of before you fall asleep You will need to study every day. This class is very time consuming, and again, difficult. Early on, find a study buddy, or three, and make a scheduled time to work on homework together, after starting it on your own. Of course, always go to office hours AFTER working on the homework problems, and come in with intelligent questions. Professor Kennedy has been teaching this class for many years, so she knows what she is doing. I felt that she genuinely wanted us to succeed not only as students in her course, but as engineers in the future. The key to

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