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This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I would highly recommend this course mostly because the instructor has excellent lectures and is very thorough in her explanations. The class is well balanced in terms of how many classes in between tests, and the homework and study guides are infinitely useful in preparing for exams. I learned a ton by taking this course with Ms. Norris, and while it was definitely a challenge, I'd strongly recommend it to anyone who may be considering it.
Course highlights:
The class focus mostly on integration techniques, finding the area for three dimensional surfaces, and sequences and series. We're also introduced to polar graphing and applying integration techniques in polar coordinates.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
The best advice I can give to anyone considering taking this course is to review calculus one information thouroughly, to know it like the back of your hand, because everything learned in calculus one and a lot from trig is called upon and expanded in this course; it's definitely stressful trying to review and learn new information once the class starts. Especially basic calculus rules need to be "at the front of your brain." Other than that, just remembering to do all homework questions, ask questions in class, and to study hard for the exams covers everything.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I would highly recommend this course. This class teaches you how to think on a higher level. This class also teaches you discipline and perseverance. Plus, this class is required in order to obtain an engineering degree.
Course highlights:
The classroom had a great atmosphere. The teacher answered all of the questions that were asked. The small class size helps you receive more help from the professor. All of the due dates were clearly stated in the syllabus. One major highlight of the course is that your lowest test score is replaced by your final exam grade. If you do poorly on a test, you can make up for it with your final exam.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
Make sure to do all of the homework. If you don't complete the homework, you will fall behind. Also, make sure to take advantage of all the extra credit opportunities. It is crucial to study for all of the tests. The only grades that you receive in the class are test grades and a final grade. I would advise you to not procrastinate on studying because there is a lot of material covered on each test. Also, make sure to visit the professor during advising hours if you have any questions on the material. Before you start the class, make sure that your calculus one knowledge has a solid foundation. Some of my fellow classmates had to drop the class because they didn't remember the fundamentals of calculus one.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Dr. Y brings a lot to the table for an online course. She provides her own videos and supplements it with web material. She answers questions quickly, even at nights and weekends. Also, she explains her expectations, grading criteria, and what you should probably be doing to succeed very clearly. Best online math professor I have ever had, and I have taken Algebra, precalc with trig, discrete math, and calc 1 all online.
Course highlights:
So far I have learned how to calculate the volumes and surface areas of weird 3d shapes. For instance, I can tell you how many kilometers a planet would take to orbit a sun based on the formula of it's orbit. Or I could make 3d models of shapes based on a formula for a 2d graph. This is critical to most engineering work, which is what I am studying for (Chemical engineering).
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
DO NOT FALL BEHIND. Work ahead! use the school tutors (roger and elena in palm bay are my heroes). Use alternate resources and not just the book. Other books, Khan Academy, PatrickJMT/Krista King videos and most of all, just like getting to Carnegie Hall, you need to practice, practice practice!