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abethebutcher
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I am taking Calc II this fall in my sophmore year, i know i am very behind, but what should i do? should i take Calc III in the spring and linear algebra in the summer? please guys i am very behind, what should i do to catch up? do most colleges have Calc III in the winter?

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2,666Senior Member228Junior Member7,589Senior MemberAnd Calc II in the fall of sophomore year isn't "behind." Just complete Calc III on time and don't worry a/b LinAlg. Why do you need it?

2,666Senior Member7,589Senior MemberWhat math are you going into dhl3, or are ya done?

228Junior Member228Junior Member2,666Senior Memberbrandon, lemme get your personal advice:

This semester, I'm taking Business Calculus, which is not even a real math course (you know what i mean), but im just taking it so I can at least breathe while doing all these other stuff.

But in the Spring, I'll be taking the REAL math class. question is, my math requirement is basically done (Calc I/II) and being a Business/Econ major and all, Statistics will be used a lot in my future courses.

Would you recommend me taking Statistics or just complete all of my Calc courses and get it over with?

7,589Senior Member7,589Senior Member1) The only upper level courses at my CC are math courses, so that's the only way to set myself above the rest of the pack

2) I enjoy math and will minor in it.

If anything, you could always take Calc III at UC/USC right? I'd think they'd wanna see a Statistics grade instead of a Calc III grade b/c it's more relevant to your major.

228Junior Memberim sorry i dont follow your logic. you took it as a refresher? did you take it because you were compelled to take it or because you honestly feel like dropping your GPA? it makes no sence, why you would take it for a refresher. you could have just taken calc II and worked your butt off.

7,589Senior Member2,666Senior Memberi took it because I'm a retard.

but really, I seriously dunno how i managed to pass my AP exam (I barely passed it with a 3). I didnt' pay any attention in the class (I got B-) and I was half asleep too, so i couldn't understand half the thing in the calculus.

So going straight to calc II would mean restudying half the calc I material WHILE working my butt off just to catch up with the calc II. I couldn't risk it. I might have even gotten a C by doing it.

Besides, although i got a B in Calc I, i got an A in the harder math, so I just hope UCLA adcom will look it as a "academic progression".

but also, I'm a retard.

228Junior Member2,666Senior MemberMASTER the integration.

By mastering:

- immediately knowing which integration rule to use

- doing it accurately

- knowing what the integration indicates

Integration should be the BASIC of the BASICS in the calculus, and if you don't master that, you'll have a very difficult time with Calc II.

I remember studying 5 hours a day for two weeks just on mastering the integration. And it turned out, those two weeks really paid off FOR THE REST OF MY CALC II SESSIONS.