Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course to any student who struggles with math but is willing to work hard in order to prosper. Professor Swihart is an amazing math teacher, and he is willing to work with his students during, before, and after his office hours to help them with difficult concepts. This course is intellectually stimulating by providing challenges to all students.
In this course, I learned about Algebra. Starting off the year, I was a little disappointed because most of the concepts were basic concepts that I learned in high school. It was easy to daydream in class because I already knew what he was teaching. However, as the year went along, we got into more difficult topics. We learned concepts like factoring and solving inequalities, but we also learned concepts such as changing a system of equations into a matrix. Professor Swihart was very humorous and could answer any question.
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Advice for students:
In order to succeed, you absolutely need to do the homework and go to Professor Swihart's office hours. The homework provides great examples of what you'll see on the exams. Also, study the Exam Review Sheets well. Almost every exam is similar to the review sheets because he will use the same style of problem, but he will change the numbers in the equation. The exams only consist of roughly seven questions though, so any mistake is costly.