To make a potentially novella-length post very short, I'll skip the useless back story and say only that I had perhaps the most haphazard and unsatisfactory introduction to Calculus I one can imagine. I completed most of the course in about four weeks, and three-quarters of my work remains ungraded by the instructor, which is what finally drove me to abandon the class. It was an excellent course for really absorbing the core concepts of Calculus, but involved very little calculation; the problem I'm (unsuprisingly) encountering now in my Calculus II and Analytical Geometry class is that while I understand the predominant ideas, I am terrible at problem solving. I hadn't ever done an integral before my first day of Calculus II, and haven't taken Trigonometry since tenth grade, but I suppose I foolishly assumed that Calc II would start off with a review of integrals and that the analytical geometry would be more accessible. The class began moving so rapidly, I'm struggling to keep up while teaching myself the material I need from Calculus I.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I do realize that this situation is not ideal, but at this point it cannot be helped. I am doing lots of problems but find myself having to do so much back work to complete them that it can take upwards of 6 hours to complete 20 questions.

I am grateful for the opportunity to start over with a new major and am happy to be in Calc II, but I need a little advice at this point. I would love to hear about coping, compensation, and time-management strategies from anyone who has taken a difficult course without having completed it's prerequisite, or who thinks they can offer insight based on their experience with Calculus.

Thank you!

(If a similar question is posted elsewhere and my search didn't turn it up I offer all the newb-snipers lavish, gratuitous apologies. )

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# Calculus II sans pre-requisite

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