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michaelh163
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MATH 1550


anyone taking, or have taken.....looking for help on a teacher






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Volvagia
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So you start a through about them not listing what teacher teaches a subject....and THEN you ask for advice about which one to take?



But the only correct answer is Cooper. He is a decent teacher that gives you lots of out of test grading and he doesn't consider the class as an early weed out course for engineering majors and so the exams are very reflective of the homework he assigns.



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Powerman
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But the only correct answer is Cooper

Wrong. If you can't get through this class the only answer is assisted suicide.






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michaelh163
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i hardly ever post on here....i am just trying to find a good cal 1 teacher






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Powerman
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i am just trying to find a good cal 1 teacher


They're all terrible. It's up to you to learn the material. I could teach it to a monkey in 2 weeks if I had to. Don't stress.






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michaelh163
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yeah...the only reason i am kinda worried is cuz i didn't take it in high school and most of the reviews of the teachers say that previous knowledge of calc is very important





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Volvagia
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That is the only class I failed.

Took it first semester freshman year with a complete hardass prof and no prior experience with calculus. If you wanted to hope to keep up you had to spend 4+ hours on it every weekday. Even the Tulane transfers found it hard (this was Katrina year).

If you aren't math focused, or if you aren't up to scratch on your algebraic rearrangements it can be hard. The calc principles themselves are easy enough. It is the applications that can be a bitch.



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Powerman
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That is the only class I failed.

You didn't try very hard then

Or you're stupid
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If you aren't math focused, or if you aren't up to scratch on your algebraic rearrangements it can be hard.

Right...if you don't know simple algebra then trig and calc will bend you over pretty good. I'd suggest learning both alg and trig before you even think about taking cacl again...

And that's me giving friendly advice and not being a jackass...






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michaelh163
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i read about a teacher J LEDET and the reviews on universitytools make it sound like she is the best teacher in the world and that she takes it very slow and helps a lot...and i want to find out how i can get into her class





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Volvagia
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You didn't try very hard then


This. I was spoiled from not having to study at all in HS.

To me then hardcore studying was opening a book for the first time 48 hours before the exam.

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Right...if you don't know simple algebra then trig and calc will bend you over pretty good.


Eh, I wouldn't call it simple alegbra. It wasn't hard...it was just "seeing" that you needed to rearrange a formula and then how you needed to do it. It isn't preset step by step check downs and if you aren't really intuitive at math it can seem arbitrary at times.



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Powerman
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i read about a teacher

Stop reading and start doing math problems....since that's obviously your problem






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michaelh163
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well i am looking ahead at next semester and i dont know another way to find out about a teacher and the class





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The Easter Bunny
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I took Perlis for 1551 back in fall of '02

I think he's a pretty good teacher






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michaelh163
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thanks....it just seems like the only way i would be able to get a certain teacher is if someone took them this past semester unless they change sections





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Powerman
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well i am looking ahead at next semester and i dont know another way to find out about a teacher and the class


I'm just trying to help homie

If you don't have the fundamentals of alg and trig down you might as well chalk up next semester's attempt at calculus a huge fail as well. Study up or get a tutor and work on the fundamentals. If you don't understand those subjects then even the easiest of calc teachers will seem like a nazi to you.






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Volvagia
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If you really care, straight up go to the professors and ask (either yours or my suggestion of Cooper) instead of expecting the answers to be in front of you on the internet.

Hell, you can probably even get a syllabus out of them at this point.

Most decent professors are very appreciative and impressed if you show any initiative towards them outside of the class.






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Powerman
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Most decent professors are very appreciative and impressed if you show any initiative towards them outside of the class.









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michaelh163
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so you're saying if i e-mail that teacher and tell her that i heard very good things about her i really wanted to be in her class she would tell me her section?





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Volvagia
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Your experience has been different?

Seriously, the only times that I picked up on any irritation on that is if you try swarming them for the first time right before a test. (And this comes from being a third party to this and having the professor rant to me after the fact)

Either that or they don't give a shite about students at all and resent having to have office hours in the first place.



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The Easter Bunny
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Can't hurt to ask, but I've never done anything like that. I guess I never really paid attention to what prof I was getting, and most of my classes only had one section

Are you not taking college Algebra or trig or whatever the prerec for Calc is now?






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