Math Survival Guide: How to be a Successful Student 17
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"Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success.
| I was feeling more and more lost with each class that went by… not|
quite understanding the lectures and not really being able to do most the
homework. And I was really trying! The last straw was when the teacher
came into our three hour lab class and said, “We’re behind in the lectures, so
I’m going to lecture for three hours instead of doing a lab.” He lost me after
the first five minutes and that was the longest three hours I’d ever spent –
completely clueless the entire time! It was brutal. When it was all over, I felt
like I’d been run over by a truck… five times.
There was no hope of success at that point, so I dropped the class. Over
the summer, I read a few basic physics books and signed up again for the fall.
I was much more prepared, worked really hard, and got a “B+!” I felt really
good about that!
I had little hope of passing that class when I initially signed up for it,
because I didn’t have the prerequisite knowledge. Hopefully, that won’t be the
case for you. If it is, no problem! Just back up a step and try it again! You’ll
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