This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Beth Novick is a wonderful person but this does not translate into her teaching. I ended up teaching myself most of the material on my own. She is helpful in office hours but you still must teach yourself much of the course.
Course highlights:
I learned the importance of studying on my own and self sufficiency in college.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
Go to PAL and live and breath Pauls Online Math Notes
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I would highly recommend taking this course with Ryan Grove as he is a teacher who TRULY cares about the success of his students and consistently goes above and beyond to make sure each student has the best chance at succeeding in this difficult course. He explains complex concepts in "layman" terms, and each lesson is incredibly easy to understand, which is crucial because the course is designed to move quickly, so each day counts!
Course highlights:
The entire concept of what calculus is now makes far more sense to me than it did when taking Math 1060 at Clemson. In this course, critical thinking is imperative when trying to figure out how to integrate difficult integrals, and I really enjoyed the feeling of triumph after completing each homework assignment.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
GO TO CLASS or you will fall behind, even after a single day. You will not be able to teach this material to yourself, so attendance is a crucial component to success in this course.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Unless someone absolutely has to take this course, I would definitely recommend not taking it at Clemson. The course is too rushed at Clemson. Most students seem to consider the material in each section anywhere from relatively hard to very hard to understand. But what really makes this class so tough is that almost everyday each class will go through multiple sections of material. Also the class time allotted will prevent the professors from truly teaching the material. Instead the professors will just briefly talk about things while the students write notes. Where you learn the material will almost always be outside of class doing the homework with a group of people. Because the homework is so tough and students can not truly learn the material inside of the classroom, most students seem to work in groups to do the homework.
Course highlights:
After finishing this course, I learned many different ways to solve integrals. There are many integrals I can look at and solve in my head now.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
If the option is available to you, I would take this course at a high school that offers an AP equivalent or at a college that does not rush teaching the material. Four friends of mine who failed the class at Clemson decided to take the class at a community college near them over the summer. All four of my friends finished with A's and told me that it was a lot easier at the colleges they went to.