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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I'm now finishing up a semester of Calc 1 and I've got some doubts.

There were a lot of parts I liked about the class; I really enjoyed learning the logic behind differentiation and integration and I liked the applications I saw in class which you could do with differentiation (haven't quite gotten to applications of integration) but aside from that, a lot of the class has seemed like trigonometric manipulation and algebraic trickery more than anything.

I'm now learning about different methods of solving indefinite integrals and I just can't help but find it boring. From what I've seen, it's just learning the basic integration formulas and then just manipulating what you have to fit them. It feels like I'm being taught how to be a calculator more than anything.

Am I wrong in feeling this way? Did anyone else feel this way?

I realize I have a very limited scope of calculus, I just find the algebra in it so mind-numbing and I'm afraid that I just have more algebra to look forward to. To clarify, I haven't found the class particularly hard or anything, I'm just worried about how Calculus 2 and 3 will be like and if it'll be like Calc 1 where about 70% of the problems I've done are more or less mundane algebraic manipulation.

There were a lot of parts I liked about the class; I really enjoyed learning the logic behind differentiation and integration and I liked the applications I saw in class which you could do with differentiation (haven't quite gotten to applications of integration) but aside from that, a lot of the class has seemed like trigonometric manipulation and algebraic trickery more than anything.

I'm now learning about different methods of solving indefinite integrals and I just can't help but find it boring. From what I've seen, it's just learning the basic integration formulas and then just manipulating what you have to fit them. It feels like I'm being taught how to be a calculator more than anything.

Am I wrong in feeling this way? Did anyone else feel this way?

I realize I have a very limited scope of calculus, I just find the algebra in it so mind-numbing and I'm afraid that I just have more algebra to look forward to. To clarify, I haven't found the class particularly hard or anything, I'm just worried about how Calculus 2 and 3 will be like and if it'll be like Calc 1 where about 70% of the problems I've done are more or less mundane algebraic manipulation.

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