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"Regret for things we did can be tempered by time;
it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable."
-- Sydney J. Harris

          Also make sure that you complete your homework before the next class

period.  Math homework compounds faster than compound interest (haha –

another algebra analogy – I’m SO clever!)  That mountain of math homework is

going to get huge and unconquerable if you let it pile up.  If you get behind

one class, you can make it up.  If you get behind two classes, you are done. 

It’s over.  Without being caught up on your homework, those math lectures

will quickly turn into alien babble and cave drawings that are impossible to

understand.  So, don’t let that happen.  Always stay current with your



Make friends in the class and form study groups!


          Make some friends in the class as soon as possible.  Exchange phone

numbers and email addresses and get together to study for tests. 


          Forming a good study group is definitely not just getting together with

the people who happen to be sitting around you.  And it’s not just getting

together to socialize before the test.  A bad study group ends up being

“misery loves company” while a good study group can be “energy breeds

success!”  There are definite tricks to forming a really good study group!

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