Tips for College Algebra/Precalculus?
Okay, math truly is a second language for me. I think, think, think some more, try to work it out then discover it’s all wrong – then try again, etc. The material conceptually just doesn’t connect with me and I mostly end up just jogging in circles.
All I need to do is get through this course and I’ll be done with math for good. I’ve already blown one test. Studying helps but when test time comes my mind collapses. Getting tutored helps also – but as soon as I’m practicing on my own I end up with the same issues.
Can anyone give me any suggestions? I’ve also tried throwing my math book out of the window, slamming the calculator against the ground and beating my head against the desk – everything I do seems to prove ineffective.
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