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Our College Feautre has been killed, how to revive it?

  1. Dec 8, 2011 #1
    About 5 years ago, my STUPID school decided to have the RETARDED IMP program, thinking it would increse the school's math level.

    My grade, was the first one to suffer this maldition (started in 8th grade, ended in 11th grade), currently Im a senior.

    I am in AP Physics, AP Calculus and AP Statistics, there are other people who are in those APs as well, and like me, they do well. I feel sorry for the people who are going to study engineering and dont take any of those APs, they will get to college without knowing a crap of neither calculus, physics or precalculus.

    This year (12th grade) I realized that our algebra and precalculus suck thanks to this retarded program. It's just applied math (pff, like if we didn't see physics or chemistry) with no reinforcement in algebra or geometry.

    It's pretty ironic that if I pass the AP Calculus test, I will get the college credit for 1st semester calculus but they will make me see precalculus to reinforce it. (Because where i am going to, they make you a precalculus diagnostic test, based on that, they make you see precalculus or not).



    So yeah, my college feature is killed, but I guess I have until the summer to revive it. Any tips? Recomended textbooks?


    EDIT: The problem at my school (not including the AP teachers) is that the teachers think that all of us are DUMB.
     
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  3. Dec 8, 2011 #2

    DaveC426913

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    I don't understand half the words you've used
    RETARDED IMP
    maldition
    college feature
    And I don't understand anything about what the problem is.

    This is probably me. Maybe it's not a Canadian thing?
     
  4. Dec 8, 2011 #3

    Pengwuino

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    Did your school replace your English courses with more math courses? It would explain a lot.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2011 #4

    DaveC426913

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    bazinga!
     
  6. Dec 8, 2011 #5

    Dick

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    Well, it's just a rant, but RETARDED IMP means the R word you aren't really supposed to use + In My Opinion. maldition is probably a version of maldición which is Spanish for 'curse'. And I think the whole rant is about undermining of technical advanced placement courses. Hence the 'college feature' thing. This would be the opposite of penguino's point if they replaced them with English courses. The OP probably has a point, but probably doesn't belong in Homework Help either.
     
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  7. Dec 9, 2011 #6

    eumyang

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    If IMP = Interactive Mathematics Program, then you have my sympathy. I have read a number of reviews critical to the program.
     
  8. Dec 9, 2011 #7
    Your college 'feautre'? College feature? I read this thinking some unknown forum subsection had been killed off at first.

    Anyhow, you are responsible for your education. And also, having to take a precalculus test or class (which I am assuming you mean by 'see calculus again') is like the 'DUMBEST thing eva'r. I started in precalc when I entered college because I didn't have much math in high school and now I am a senior and have learnt ridiculous amounts of math and physics. It's not a death sentence and, depending on your major and the quality of your high school, might be a good idea. So study if you want by all means but I wouldn't freak out and call everyone retarded like you're currently doing.
     
  9. Dec 9, 2011 #8

    DaveC426913

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    So what is a "college feature". Is this a common phrase?
     
  10. Dec 9, 2011 #9

    D H

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    The correct phrase is "college future." Pengwuino's comment, post #3, is very apropos.
     
  11. Dec 9, 2011 #10
    ok people, i wrote this yesterday. I was in a rush and english is my second language, you dont have to be so ****ing mean. I'm just asking for help.
     
  12. Dec 9, 2011 #11

    DaveC426913

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    It wasn't meant to be mean. I think if you'd wanted thoughtful, serious answers, you'd have written a thoughtful, serious post. It didn't sound like asking for help; it sounded like a rant. We simply mirrored your style.
     
  13. Dec 9, 2011 #12

    Choppy

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    First off, the errors you made appear to have little to do with a misunderstanding of the language and appear to be the result of laziness... or perhaps your shift key is broken.

    Second, what it is specifically you want assitance with? University courses have prerequisite high school courses. If you meet the prerequisite, you can take the class. People will come in from all different levels - some from challenging high school programs that find the first year of university more of a review, others who will be seeing most of the material for the first time. (And just because you've taken a course with the letters "AP" in the title doesn't necessarily mean you're in the former group.)
     
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