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    Many Small Assignments

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    Dec 06, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    Depending on what you study. This class is a perfect medium to see if you want to continue to pursue the major that you have currently chosen. It's not hard nor too easy, just enough to let you know if you should continue or not.

    Course highlights:

    I loved scraping the foundations of what my major is really about. I loved how the math made me stretch a little, but how it really has helped me understand what my math skills are. Overall it has confirmed what I want to study.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Really use the opportunity to use the teacher. For the most part, I think teachers are always willing to help. Communication has helped me have fun throughout this semester. Don't get behind. If you get behind a week, you might as well drop the class if you do.

    • Fall 2016
    • Jan Pitts
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments
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    May 25, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I enjoyed this class, and I'm not usually one to enjoy math classes. But Mrs. J made the class understandable. Very impressive because it's difficult to get precalculus across to students.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights were definitely the review that we did. Mrs. J posted practice tests online for us to work on in order to prepare for tests. After having those up for a day or so, she would post the solutions with work so we could compare and review further.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Do the review tests that are posted and definitely take notes on what is taught in class. Precalculus is not an easy class, but it is required for so many other classes later on. Take advantage of the worksheets and reviews posted online.

    • Spring 2016
    • Kimberly Johnson
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Many Small Assignments
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    Feb 29, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    He was extremely invested in helping students pass the class any way he could and was passionate about the subject. He was very helpful in answering questions in ways that everyone would understand and would rephrase his answer for anyone who was having a hard time understanding. He would bring in worksheets to help the students understand new material. He believes in the potential of his students and will give you confidence. Homework isn't due until 2 days after it's assigned so you can put up problems not understood on the board the day after the assignment to get help.

    Course highlights:

    I actually understood trigonometry. Found out about an extremely helpful graphing website. He goes over the proofs for every formula he teaches you including the trigonometric identities.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    This is a course where college algebra and trigonometry were put into one semester instead of two, be sure that you can handle the workload, there's a homework assignment every night, but the homework is due 2 nights after it's assigned. If you don't understand something ask questions either during, before, or after class. Don't hesitate to go to the tutoring center to do your homework even if you might not need any help.

    • Fall 2015
    • shawn wood
    • Yes
    • Many Small Assignments

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