Hi everyone, I guess I'm coming to that point of realization that I'm not going to pass my calc course. I don't really know why I'm writing this, maybe in the hope that someone on this forum may have been in a similar spot and could advise me about their experience. I've never really failed anything before so this is a kick in the pills. I suppose I set myself up to fail by attempting to take it in summer session (instead of a 3 month course it's compressed into 2) and when it's already been 10 years since I took precalculus. Even in precal, I didn't apply myself -I assumed that I'd never want to have anything to do with math in my career so I simply tuned out half of grade 12 precal, never studied or did homework, and squeaked out with a 54%. However, times have changed, I've gone back to school, and have an idea what direction I want to go in (Comp Sci or Physics). But half of this recent calculus course I spent teaching myself precalculus, and after that I attempted to catch up on my own in the time remaining, but to no avail. I guess I just need some guidance on where to go from here. I plan on taking calc again in the fall (I think a competing university might offer a 6 month single variable course). I plan on working through problems in the Stewart Precalculus textbook before that, by way of a course outline for precal I found on the Rutgers University website. I'm thinking about picking up Spivak's Hitchhiker's Guide to Calculus as a way to prepare myself for the concepts of Calculus, and then I've got the Stewart's 5th ed Single Variable Calc text. I know a lot of the people on this website think Stewart as watered down, but I'm a very visual learner - if you can think of another text that's maybe even more watered down, I'd appreciate it, everyone needs to start somewhere. I honestly think that university is the place for me, but I've never really received a blow to the ego like this before. Anyways, i guess I should dive back into the text and see what I can do. Thanks for any responses.