This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Although math is not my strong suit, I was able to understand the course and pass due to his clear teachings. You have to put in a good amount of work to sudy, but it is worth it.
Course highlights:
It may sound weird, but the highlights of this course were actually the individual board work in which each student was to go to the board and work out a problem. Not only did this get you familiar with each problem, but the professor was also there to help you.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Definitely set aside time in your schedule to focus on precalculus. Remeber the formulas and techniques that best suit you. Office hours with the professor is the best way to recieve help on area you don't quite understand. Also, student study groups are also not a bad idea because it's most likely if one student is stuck in area, another is as well.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Dr. Kim was one of the best math teachers I have had in my academic career. She was very thorough in her lecture, but not too much so that she confused students. Her examples were always visual, so I greatly benefited from her class as a visual learner. Homework and in-class work was always relevant and helpful for tests.
Course highlights:
This is a Pre-Calculus course that focused heavily on the trigonometric functions. Other types of functions were also explained in detail, laying the necessary foundation for Calculus.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Attending class is absolutely necessary. Not only does it factor into your grade, but you will also find yourself falling behind if you miss the lecture; the examples she does in class will most likely be repeated on homework, quizzes, and tests.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I chose the intensive precal which was 5 days a wekk. You had lectures MWF and TR were for lab sessions with the TA. This class was great but it was tough. Both the TA and the teacher are very willing to help you as long as they see you are putting in the effort. You are able to get a drop test, and in this class you have lots of homework and lab assignments. These assignments are online and on paper. They will help you pass the class
Course highlights:
The lab session really helped me for the test and allowed me to see how the test was going to be. Since the class was 5 days a week, I got a bunch of practice in. This is key if you want to pass the class and you need to study every night in order to get the material down.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Even though the class is 5 days a week, if you really want the A, then you will find time to come to class every day. He takes attendance and sees who is trying. You can't just sit there and say you don't know how to do it, but you need to make an attempt and show your thought process in order to receive help.