Not too easy. Not too difficult.
It is very important to take this course so you know how the world works around you - financially speaking. During highschool I did not take much from this class so I made the decision to try it again. Overall, the course forces the student to think more deliberately of how the effects of money can affect the economy. This is especially important to college students who find themselves confused of the roles we play within an economy.
By taking this course, I was able to fully understand why and how markets work depending on the buyers, sellers - and most importantly - competition. Without these key factors, there would be no such thing as a market or an economy. Most of us are considered buyers (or consumers) which play the role of stimulating the market through our own tastes and preferences, income and/or our choice of purchasing complement(s). Note that this is completely different from compliments. On the other side of the equation we have sellers who invest their time, energy - and yes, money - into businesses that will attract the consumers. If proved successful, the sellers will produce more supply to keep up with the customer's demand. Such laws are implemented to back up such ideas with the Law of Demand and the Law of Supply credited, respectively. Moreover, these are key ingredients to our recipe in economics.
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To those who wish to take this course, I highly recommend taking notes like a madman even if the teacher doesn't write anything down. It's very essential that you train to take notes by listening rather than waiting "patiently" for a command. I, for one, am very skilled at this practice and have been acknowledged for it through awards consisting of Portfolio Honors and being elected as a PTK secretary. Yes, it may seem bizarre at first, even a bit difficult, but practice does pay off. Don't be afraid to think outside of the box. Use different colored highlighters and a key to help you remember. Sticky notes also come in handy for words you don't know. Another helpful hint can be writing in different colored ink - a proven effect that can help an individual retain certain material. Such hacks can definitely boost your confidence in academics as well as your knowledge.