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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I'm hoping you guys/girls can give me some advice / techniques to getting a good grade in a 3.5 week summer calculus 1 course. I just finished the first week today, and there are about 3 more. There is a test each Friday, and I took the first one that was worth 12.5% today. I did bad.

The class is Monday through Friday, two hours a day. There are two homework assignments each week. We started class Monday and he assigned the first homework assignment due Wednesday. It was two sections of a chapter, and took me about 5 hours to do. I got 100 percent on it. The second homework assignment he assigned Wednesday, and was to be due today in class, right before the test. I understood half of it, and when I went to the teachers office hours prior to class... he was no help at all.

I understood and completed half of the test today very well. One fourth I was iffy on, and the other fourth I didn't even get to start. The test was 45 minutes long, without a notecard.

I'd like to do well in the course, but when I get to concepts / ideas that I can't figure out from the book, I don't really know what to do. The class is so condensed that if you wait till class the next day to try and figure it out, you have fallen behind. The teacher really is no help, at least in my opinion.

There is a tutoring center that I could go to for 2 hours in the morning Monday through Thursday which may be helpful. So I may check that out on Monday. Its open for four hours, but I'm also taking a 3.5 week long upper division psych elective, which conflicts with half of the tutoring time.

Do you guys/girls have any tips / ideas / advice for me? Are there any websites that clearly explain calculus 1 concepts? I'm not afraid to work, or spend a lot of time studying. Figuring out concepts when I'm stuck is the difficult part.

Thanks!

The class is Monday through Friday, two hours a day. There are two homework assignments each week. We started class Monday and he assigned the first homework assignment due Wednesday. It was two sections of a chapter, and took me about 5 hours to do. I got 100 percent on it. The second homework assignment he assigned Wednesday, and was to be due today in class, right before the test. I understood half of it, and when I went to the teachers office hours prior to class... he was no help at all.

I understood and completed half of the test today very well. One fourth I was iffy on, and the other fourth I didn't even get to start. The test was 45 minutes long, without a notecard.

I'd like to do well in the course, but when I get to concepts / ideas that I can't figure out from the book, I don't really know what to do. The class is so condensed that if you wait till class the next day to try and figure it out, you have fallen behind. The teacher really is no help, at least in my opinion.

There is a tutoring center that I could go to for 2 hours in the morning Monday through Thursday which may be helpful. So I may check that out on Monday. Its open for four hours, but I'm also taking a 3.5 week long upper division psych elective, which conflicts with half of the tutoring time.

Do you guys/girls have any tips / ideas / advice for me? Are there any websites that clearly explain calculus 1 concepts? I'm not afraid to work, or spend a lot of time studying. Figuring out concepts when I'm stuck is the difficult part.

Thanks!