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    WEARS, L.Kurtz, Whitt, MARTIN, HOLSTEIN, Dempster, BUCHE, ABERNATHY, BUELL, HARVEYTA, GRIGGS, STAFF, Bell, HUTTONSHARON, Semazzi, SEMMAZI, MARKSDOUGLASDAVID, KURTZ, Johnson, PANZA, LONG, Sutherland, kirkland, Reading,N, LYNCH, Bird,C

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  • Average Rating (from 3 Students)

    3.8/5
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    Nov 04, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would not recommend this class to people who have not taken calculus in high school. The teacher teaches directly from the book and is ambiguous at times with how she arrived at the calculations.

    Course highlights:

    I have gained the basic knowledge of calculus, but not as thorough as I would have liked. Derivatives, limits, integrals, optimization, and other similar topics were covered.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would study the more difficult examples during class, she tends to chose those for the exams.

    • Fall 2016
    • LYNCH
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Many Small Assignments
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    May 19, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Mrs. Dempster was the greatest calculus teacher I have ever had. Her coursework ranges from extremely easy to extremely difficult, but she makes it her obligation to help every single one of her students as much as she possibly can. I passed the course with a B.

    Course highlights:

    From the course I ceased to have difficulty with determining limits. a fundamental concept in calculus. From there we worked through derivatives, related rates, optimization, linearization, Newton's Method, differentials and antiderivatives, integration, and finished the course with calculating the area of solids revolved around an axis. Before the course, I was not able to work through any of those concepts and now I can.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    First things first, do not skip class. Never skip class, especially if you aren't already great at math. Secondly, don't expect easy tests. The tests are decently difficult, especially the first test.

    • Spring 2016
    • Dempster
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts
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    May 19, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    MA 141 is a tough course, but whether it is enjoyable or not is mostly up to the professor. Professor Dempster is a great professor, talkative, yes, but she teaches amazingly. She focuses mostly on doing practice problems during her lectures as opposed to simply talking through the process of solving them, and this teaching style, in my opinion, is very effective and helped me immensely

    Course highlights:

    This was my second time taking MA 141. My first time was with a disgruntled Grad Student as my teacher, and I didn't learn anything. With Professor Dempster, I actually managed to learn and do well in the course.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Do practice problems over and over until it becomes practically muscle memory.

    • Spring 2016
    • Dempster
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Go to Office Hours

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