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Finally going to school

  1. Jan 25, 2009 #1
    Well I am finally going to start college in the summer or fall. I will be 24. I am in the Army and currently deployed to Iraq but I will be getting out in June. haven't quite decided what I am going to do yet though. But most of my options include a heavy dose of math and physics; engineering, computer science etc.

    As of right now my math knowledge is practically null. Pretty much a basic understanding of Algebra. That's what I get for not paying attention in high school and playing Army for the last 5 years. I am anxious to get started. I not want to be too far behind when I do start school. Can anyone point me in the right direction to any online material, e-books that are good for beginners?

    Currently my plan is to go to a community college for 2 years or so and then transfer to university. Does this look bad later on when I want to go to grad school? I plan on going to a school in Texas to take full advantage of the financial benefits. What are some good engineering schools in Texas? I will be basically starting from scratch. I never took the SATs or ACTs as I didn't care in high school, which is why I am in the military. But my point of view is drastically different now days.

    Thanks for any help.
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  3. Jan 25, 2009 #2
    Here is my response to a similar thread elsewhere

  4. Jan 25, 2009 #3

    That is a link to the West Texas A&M University Beginning Algebra site. They have 36 different tutorials; I suggest you start with the very first. Even if you're familiar with some of the content, it's not a bad idea to review some of it before going back to school.

    Basic stuff, but a very good review of that basic stuff. I hope that helps.

    Edit: Thanks for posting that, Saladsamurai. As a nontraditional student myself I can say that it is encouraging to read about other people's experiences returning to school.
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