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MATH 220 Calculus

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    Apr 16, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I feel that Calculus changes the thought human process and allows for higher critical thinking. After taking it in the Fall, I saw improvement in my ability to solve problems in physics and other technical classes.

    Course highlights:

    The highlight of this course was taking a derivative. I remember all of my friends using that word a ton and me not having a clue what it meant. Once I learned it, I was so surprised to see how easy it was and it gave me the confidence to learn other facets of Calculus.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    If you are somewhat lost or don't fully understand the topic ask questions. You need to have a stable foundation in order to continue in Calculus. When I had trouble, I asked to meet with my professor on his free time.

    • Fall 2016
    • Bob Murphy
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Great Intro to the Subject Competitive Classmates
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    Feb 22, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    The course information was delivered in an approachable fashion. It was somewhat complicated material, but the course layout helped me learn it with confidence.

    Course highlights:

    I enjoyed the progression of information as well as the real world correlations brought up by the professor.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would recommend making sure that you understand, at least for the most part, each module of material before trying to understand the next. It only makes it easier as time goes on.

    • Fall 2009
    • Tokcan, N.
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    Jan 02, 2017
    | Probably wouldn’t recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This class is definitely a weed out class. It is a lot of work and it is critical that you have taken calculus before you take this course. The homework and activities are not as important as memorizing the practice quizzes and tests and learning how to do those types of problems because these are the types you will be tested on.

    Course highlights:

    I learned a lot about calculus as well as how I need to study in order to successfully pass a difficult college course.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    This course requires a lot of work, it is imperative to do all of the practice quizzes and tests as well as know how to do those types of problems because this is where he draws his questions from. He also gives out tips about what will be on the tests in class and in office hours so go to every class and as many office hours as possible.

    • Fall 2016
    • Robert Murphy
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Go to Office Hours

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