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This class was tough.
I find math to be both fascinating and challenging. The one piece of advice I can offer is that no matter how tempting it is, never choose an online class over an in-person lecture. When registering for classes, it sounds so wonderful to complete an assignment's work at your leisure, all from the comfort of your own couch. However, these classes are ALWAYS more challenging. It is difficult to grasp content without the opportunity for discussion with peers and professors. Most people are visual learners, but it is always beneficial to experience the same content in multiple ways (auditory, visual, kinesthetic). These experiences are rarely possible with an online course.
There was so much content in a short amount of time that I found myself memorizing formulas and facts for tests, only to forget them immediately after a test. I wouldn't recommend this course because it was comparable to a sprint with a quest of jamming in as much content into a short period as possible. Had it been more like a marathon where we could move slowly and absorb and explore the content, it would have been much more beneficial. I cannot honestly say that I recall anything I learned in that class.
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Advice for students:
Make use of professor's office hours and/or campus math lab. Unless you are naturally a mathematical genius, you will need these things in order to succeed.