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Math-heavy
Background Knowledge Expected
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This class was tough.
Course Overview:
If you are not a math genius it can be difficult to complete online math courses. However, Professor Nicholson went above and beyond to make sure that I was understanding the material. He even allowed me to retake quizzes I had scored poorly on so that I would understand the material and it would not negatively impact my course grade.
Course highlights:
This class used a third-party software for homework and assessment. The third-party software was easy to manipulate and allowed multiple attempts at homework questions to guarantee understanding of the material. During this course I finally gained an understanding of math concepts that had previously eluded me such as functions and inequalities.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
This class requires a considerable amount of time outside of the classroom. I'd estimate for every hour spent in the classroom an additional two hours (at least) is spent outside of the classroom completing classwork and receiving additional help. Do not be afraid to seek additional help! Take advantage of tutoring and online resources as it is important that you understand each concept to its fullest before moving on to the next concept.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Professor Hughes was extremely helpful and readily available to discuss problems. I took this course online and will forever recommend it! I have never had such great success in math, and especially algebra, as I did in this class. There are so many available resources to help each and every student succeed and really learn the equations and applications of the problems. He opened my mind to truly consider how much of the material I would use and currently use in my life. This was a great concept and discussion that kept the class alive. He is an all-star professor and I am truly grateful for his teachings.
Course highlights:
The MathXL program was awesome! It's an online math program where you can get complete 100% help from written examples, video examples, and "show me how to solve this equation" options. You can write down EVERYTHING and use it for the quizzes and the tests (this is another reason why everyone should take math online)! The other benefit of using my notes the whole time was that I actually remember equations that I learned 10 weeks ago. Best algebra class ever.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Take this class when your personal life is light. It requires a lot of tedious work and is more difficult when you don't have a lot of time in your schedule. I was able to dedicate the necessary time for this course and it truly was 9-11 hours a week. There may have been a couple weeks that were probably more than 12 hours, so really, make time for this class, but it's totally worth it!