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#1336 - 09/03/2006 10:39 AM College experience
Marcelonyc Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/31/2006
Loc: New York
Hi guys. Like most of you, I went back to college late. I am 34 and after discovering that a college degree is essential, I decided to go back to school. I would like to ask a question and maybe you guys can help me. You know that usually the professors give us the syllabus with the chapters to ready before coming to class. Do you guys follow that schedule? Do you guys really read all chapters assigned? If no, what do you do to do well in class?

Thank you.

#1337 - 09/18/2006 19:07 PM Re: College experience
r_ferg Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/18/2006
Loc: Cedar Rapids, IA
it probably depends on how your class time is structured.

In one of my classes, I started reading the chapters that were assigned in the syllabus - usually on breaks at work. I noticed after a couple weeks that I was getting more from the lectures as they were coming straight out of the book then I was from reading. I take great notes from the lecture, and go back and review the book, but i havent read anything from the syllabus after the second week.

If we did something completely different in class, then I would probably read the book...but of course, thats my style.

good luck

#1338 - 09/25/2006 09:44 AM Re: College experience
MermaidMom Offline

Registered: 08/03/2004
Loc: Twin Cities, MN
I always start the semester by reading everything as assigned. Then after a few weeks, or maybe the first exam, I reassess if that's really necessary. It all depends on the class, the professor, and your learning style. But my advice is to start strong because it's always easier to drop stuff you don't need to do than to try to add things you should have been doing all along.

#1554 - 06/08/2009 04:40 AM Re: College experience [Re: Marcelonyc]
msgoldrush Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 05/28/2009
It's great that you have syllabus now... Whether or not you will take all of the course written there, you still need to have advance reading and studies... It will help you to do well in the class... Make use of the internet for research... But of course in math you really need to practice and read a lot of books, start from the basic, of course even young minds has a problem with their memories, so it's better that you have constant reading and learning for you to get familiar with some terms and equations again...

#1942 - 10/11/2010 04:55 AM Re: College experience [Re: msgoldrush]
Aot Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/09/2010
Ill just did the normal way like as if I was a new student. Although the feeling were different but still I can manage to handle it. Make friends.


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