This class was tough.
I've never been good at calculus. It takes me more than adequate amounts of time to understand a concept and once I do, we've moved past it. I like to think I put enough time into my work, but it's really hard to put work into a class that appears as if it's in another language. This is the first class though, that made me feel as if I could succeed in. My professor was difficult but thorough, and had high expectations that made me feel as if I was capable of success if I could work hard enough.
I learned that even when I think I know everything and have put all of my effort and energy into something, there's still a lot of work to be done. I learned that things aren't always in black and white, and math can contain more letters than numbers and still have a concrete answer. The highlights were the parts of the class where I was able to see the big picture, and understand that there's more to math than simple calculations. I learned that the world of math affects every aspect of our lives, and we just needed to learn how.
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Advice for students:
My advice to them is to exhaust every opportunity for success that is presented to you before giving up. Understand that just doing the homework is never enough. Even adding in the suggested problems or practice exams isn't even enough to get you to succeed. Professors have office hours and tutoring workshops for a reason. They want you to understand and succeed, but you need to try your best to show them that you can.