This class was tough.
Course Overview:
If one ends up with this professor for Math 1026, I highly suggest forming study groups and attending study sessions. When he teaches he is patchy, meaning he misses the connecting pieces for it all to make sense.
Course highlights:
I learned a lot from this course but not necessarily from the professor from studying with my friends and practicing alot. The most important thing that impacts your grade are the exams so make sure you are prepared.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
The main advice I can give for this course is to form study groups, find a dry erase board and practice as many problems as you can. The professor is not that relatable to many so its best to get a text book and submerge your self in the content. Know whats going on in class before you actually go.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Yes, because if you are in any STEM major, then you will need to take it, and professor Rahberi is an excellent teacher.
Course highlights:
Gained general knowledge to carry over to Calculus 1.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Study a lot before the exams and do all homework.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
As the name suggests, this course is taught to prepare you for the next step, Calculus. I am currently taking Calculus and I'm starting to realize just how useful everything I learned in this course was. The material was not too difficult but still challenging enough that it was fun and satisfying to figure out a solution to a given problem.
Course highlights:
The focus of this course is learning how to read and draw graphs of various different types of functions. I wasn't looking forward to graphing as I enjoy algebra more, but as the course progressed, I found myself enjoying the experience. I'm glad I did because Calculus seems to be very graph based as well and without understanding the material from this course, I would currently be lost in Calculus.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
First, practice, practice, practice. I know it's what everyone says, but many people don't realize the incredible difference constant practice makes in helping you understand and study the course material. Trying to simply memorize a graph, formula, rules or identities is not very effective. If you want to carve it into your mind, grab a pencil and paper and write that equation over and over until you don't even have to think about it when you need to use it. I can say from experience that it is extremely effective and also saves you a lot of time during exams, which in turn will give you additional time in the end to go over your answers more carefully.