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Old 02-21-2011, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Pismo Beach, CA
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Default How did you pass College Algebra?

Okay, so I got a 30/100 on my first math test and used extended time from Disabled Student Services. Then, I dropped out and can still get back in. And I had an hour of tutoring five days a week. Now, I can go back into my last math class or go into an 8-week online math course. This is my last wall to get into my dream college (which is the local school that will keep me at home and away from drugs). What to do? AHHHHHhhhhhhh!!!! And UGH!

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Old 02-21-2011, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Music City, USA
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Bribes help.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:43 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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By threatening the professor.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Here, or there
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I didnt! :O
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Music City, USA
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Perhaps you are better at another subject than algebra? Not all of us are super well-rounded.

Just remember as far as "dream" colleges go...education is what you get out of it, not necessarily what school you go to. Find something that suits you and your interests.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Pismo Beach, CA
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This school is right because it's near home and last time I was away I got into drugs.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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Perhaps you are better at another subject than algebra? Not all of us are super well-rounded.

Just remember as far as "dream" colleges go...education is what you get out of it, not necessarily what school you go to. Find something that suits you and your interests.
Exactly. College or anything learning related is no fun if all you do is stress yourself out about it.

Math wise, just try to do as many sample problems as possible. I always understood the big concepts, but could never do individual problems properly... so I just scraped by on math.

Wish I could help more, but math is the death of me.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:00 PM
 
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This school is right because it's near home and last time I was away I got into drugs.
Well honey, I don't think the location is the problem. I'm real sorry to hear that, but maybe you should look into therapy of some kind. I wouldn't presume to know the why or the how, so all I can say is, god bless on that front

College Algebra wasn't too hard. The story problems were a nightmare at first, from what I remember, but then you just get used to solving for one variable. So, you know; take it slow, study a lot and go to the help desk when you can.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Music City, USA
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This school is right because it's near home and last time I was away I got into drugs.
That's a dangerous association....

It's not the school that is keeping you off drugs -- it's who you are with.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Okay, so I got a 30/100 on my first math test and used extended time from Disabled Student Services. Then, I dropped out and can still get back in. And I had an hour of tutoring five days a week. Now, I can go back into my last math class or go into an 8-week online math course. This is my last wall to get into my dream college (which is the local school that will keep me at home and away from drugs). What to do? AHHHHHhhhhhhh!!!! And UGH!
How did I pass college algebra? I didn't. Seriously. I got a low "D" by just guessing a few questions right on the final exam - I failed all the way through the semester. Fortunately, I didn't need the class for my major. I just flat out suck at math -- my mind just can't wrap around the numbers.

I know my post wasn't much help, sorry.
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