its just annoying for me to see people with straight A's in super easy APs.
It shouldn't be. Top colleges can tell who took tough classes and who coasted.</p>
<p>It might be time, however, to brush up on your study habits. My guess is that up to know you've been able to get by on native smarts. Those smarts are still there, but that alone won't be enough to bring good grades. </p>
<p>Study habits have 2 components: the amount of time you spend and what you do during that time. For an intro math/science class in college, it would be typical to spend 6-10 hours each week outside of class doing homework and studying. As for using time effectively, there are lots of sources for info. One to get you started is Study</a> Skills Help Page MTSU I also recommend a book called "What Smart Students Know", which is by one of the cofounders of the Princeton Review SAT prep service. </p>
<p>Lastly, there is a book you should get called the "Calculus Problem Solver" that is a thick book with thousands of worked problems. Learning math and science is more like learning tennis than learning History; you have to practice over and over until it becomes 2nd nature. Using this book as part of your 6-10 hours of study will be very useful (BTW they also publish them for science courses).</p>