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MATH 001a Calculus

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    Jan 14, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    If you don't have Graff available, then take Flora. She doesn't explain the material well, but she is a leniant grader, which is all you can ask for when taking a Calculus course.

    Course highlights:

    With most advanced math courses, want you get from the class will depend on how much effort you put in. I studied A LOT, so I feel like I learned the fundamentals.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    Study A LOT. Focus on the word problems.

    • Fall 2016
    • Flora, M
    • Yes
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    Oct 28, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I recommend this class not because of how easy it is, but because of how much of an understanding you can achieve. It is an extremely difficult class, and the instructor does not demonstrate the applications of mathematics as clearly as wanted., but the level of understanding capable of receiving is worth it.

    Course highlights:

    We were introduced to the limit of a function. This led to the knowledge of derivatives. Also known as the slope of a function at any input variable. Afterwards, we learned different techniques of differentiation, and followed by the applications. This course ended with the beginning of the next course to be taken, calculus 1b. you are very briefly introduced to the concept of integration, the inverse of differentiation.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    You need to keep up on homework. Do not fall behind! Also, I highly suggest you complete your homework in a tutoring center, or math lab where you can receive help, as you will need it.

    • Fall 2016
    • Hagopian,G
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    • Math-heavy Competitive Classmates Meetings Outside of Class
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    May 15, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    The course itself is difficult enough as it is. During your time in Mcjilton's class you will come to find that you will be working harder than other math students. He pushes you and will not hesitate to fail you if you don't put in the time and the effort. It was honestly worth it though. In the end, I had a deeper understanding of the problems at hand and retained more information than other students who had different professors.

    Course highlights:

    I learned time management. That's probably the one thing I truly took from this class. The homework takes between 1-2 hours to do, and that's if you're doing it correctly. I had to prioritize studying for this class above all others and for the most part, centered my everyday schedule around the class.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    If you're looking for an easy A, and easy class, and class where you can not do homework, goof off, or just not care...this is definitely not the class for you.

    • Spring 2015
    • MCJILTO,M
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Go to Office Hours

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