I am a sophomore Mechanical Engineering major transferring from a really crappy college to the University at Buffalo, which is a halfway decent engineering school. I want to rock my first semester with a 4.0 and try to get some scholarships for my junior year. The problem is, that I need to take a fairly heavy courseload to catch up to the other students because I transferred. Here are the classes under my belt: - Calc I - Calc II - Physics I (Classical Mechanics) - Physics I Lab Here are the classes I'm taking in the fall (ends up as 18 credit hours): - Calc III w/ recitation - Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism) w/ recitation and Lab - Statics - Computation for Engineers w/ Lab (Essentially a very basic C++ programming course w/ engineering applications) - Engineering Ethics and Standard Practices *I don't have a job this summer and can dedicate my time to studying and hanging out with my gf (isn't life good?). These are the materials I have: - Physics I textbook and accompanying workbook - "An Intro to Mechanics" by Kleppner and Kolenkow - "Calculus: A Physical and Intuitive Approach" by Kline (Covers Calc I and II topics w/ physics applications) I was also looking at the MIT Opencourseware Calc III course: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-02-multivariable-calculus-fall-2007/ ***So, what should I do this summer to make my fall semester seem like a breeze, and make me more able to impress my professors (which decide who gets most of the engineering dept. scholarship money)?