[quote]Bill Roberts wrote:

johnconkle wrote:

ktennies wrote:

That One Guy wrote:

just quit on everything else in life too, if you don’t use it you lose it. got that firsthand myself, freakin didn’t take a real math my senior year of high school, now im dealing with calculus while trying to remember basic algebra and trig functions fuck!..but i digress

I realize it’s off topic, but I am in the same boat dude. No math junior or senior year, and four years out of high school I decide to go to college. The hardest class has been calculus, hands down. I’ve already dropped it once. I’ll have to take it this winter term because I am done with all my other core classes. I cannot put into words how much I am dreading it.

OP, why even start something if you know you will quit? You might just need a different hobby.

I was searching for “senior” as in old person to find training advice for my dad and this thread came up. I digress.

TAKE PRECALCULUS AGAIN. THEN do Calc. And practice a lot, give yourself 30 mins of practice problems a day. That’s how I’m getting by.

(The below is not a joke)

Just buy the book “Calculus the Easy Way” instead of taking precalculus over again. It is a great book.

This again is not a joke: With little but the book Calculus the Easy Way, I took and did okay in Calculus III without every taking Calc I or II at all. That is how good it is.

Not that I recommend doing that – it is a stupid thing to do – but I have no particular aptitude for math and much dislike of grinding out math problems, so it suited me.[/quote]

I wish I’d known there were books like this in undergrad. I’m in the same boat of being a scientist (chemist) without being a particularly good mathematician, and my calc III grades screwed me over for a lot of opportunities in grad school.

And, on topic, I’m echoing those who say ‘what did you think would happen’?