Study strategies?

<p>Hello, I'm new to this forum and I'm an upcoming freshmen at Fisk university in Nashville, Tn. I'm kinda nervous about the whole moving from oklahoma to Tennessee deal, and I don't want that to be an issue with my studying. The thing is I want to become a D.O. but I'm really bad at mathematics. I'm amazing in the sciences, and decent in chemistry, but I don't want my freshmen year behind an "oops" moment that kills my GPA. So are there any study techniques you guys use for your difficult classes? I just want to be the first in my family to graduate college and do it with something I love! (medicine). And I don't want this one class holding me back from my dream. Thanks! :) </p>

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<p>Go to office hours and don't be afraid to ask for help in general. A proud pre med seldom remains a pre med. Well I suppose there are geniuses, but I'd still tell them to ask questions.</p>

<p>Also, don't be afraid to put in more hours. Bad grades don't just happen. If you fail the first quiz or test, do something about it. Study more, ask more questions. If you have to study 4+ hours per day, do it. 4 hours may seems like a lot, but if you do make it and do eventually apply/go to med school, MCAT studying and med school studying make 4 hours of studying per day look like childs play.</p>

<p>You have to really want to be a doctor or at least convince yourself you do, or you won't make it. Working harder is a near foolproof way of improvement. That's really generic and hackneyed but that is what it boils down to.</p>