any tips on how to escape this deathtrap without losing my sanity?
Have an American professor.
ETA: took it last semester, and seriously go to any and all SI sessions and exam review sessions. They hardly teach you shite in class as far as what will really be on the exam. Sure they'll go over some concepts, but all the working out of problems goes on in SI.
This post was edited on 9/19 at 12:58 am