Here's the thing, I want to go to the University of Waterloo. I'm currently at another school, who seems to go at a slower pace than high school. I get so bored, that I don't even to go to class. It's just brutal. I thought things would pick up during the second year, but I was DEAD wrong. Probably worse in some cases. I'm definitely far behind compared to students in Waterloo, but I'm willing to work for it. I'm motivated, and I just need to get out of that **** hole. I need to set myself at par with the students down at Waterloo, so I can start third year over there. I have Calculus by Michael Spivak. I'm not sure what I should get for Linear Algebra or for Combinatorics. I have books for them already, but they are applied... and just boring as hell. They never seem to run out of examples. I'm in Applied Abstract Algebra as well, but that class ain't no good right now. It's a 3rd year course, where students are still stumped on the basics of Proof by Induction. I can't take this any more. What should I do? Should I go for it? Learn 2 years worth of math in shortly over a year? In the next few days, I will decide whether or not to drop my business courses. Note: Getting 90's in my classes will do no good, since I know they aren't preparing me for anything. I'm better off getting 70's, and talking to profs about my problem. I have talked to a prof, and he offered to help, but I wasn't motivated enough since I was on my own and that finances are a problem. Now, I just don't care... I need to get out. This is a waste of money! Can anyone lead me the way? Or some advice? Anything? Note: I'm going to do some of my assignment tonight, and then I'll crack open Spivak and give it another try.