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This class was tough.
I would recommend this course if it were a requirement for a major that a student picked. Firstly, I would recommend this course since it is a mandatory prerequisite for many classes. Secondly, this course will definitely help out in the long run (whether students believe that or not). One year later, and I'm using the same formulas and equations I learned then in that class.
Personally, I benefited extremely from sitting in the front. As lame as it sounds, it really isn't. A major aspect that I tried to focus on was getting to know my professors, and even though that may not be very easy at times, it helps the student help him or herself. Also, in any math class, the homework is our friend, not our enemy. Doing the homework would help solidify the information that was taught during lecture and that is a main reason why I was able to get an A in such a dreaded class such as Calculus.
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Advice for students:
A rule of thumb that most people follow is the study time rule. If a course is 3 credit hours then, throughout the week, 6 hours should be spent to truly master the material being taught. Even small study sessions with friends will help with learning something that was not in your repertoire beforehand, and being able to teach a certain topic to your peers shows signs of mastery.