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A lot of resources are available to you! Two different pages describe resources at LCC and more general resources that can help you succeed in you math classes.
A key part of having a strong math foundation is adopting the study skills that make efficient and productive math learners.
Before the Term: Organize Your Support Network, Review the Math You Know, Learning Styles, Proactive and Reactive
Relaxation: Two Brain Personalities, Practical Relaxation
Success: Dignity, Scaffolding, Privilege, Charm
Fears: Critical Thinking Skills, Intelligent Discussions, Avoiding Surprises, Anxiety on Your Shoulder
Time Management: Time Management, Office Hours, Study Groups, Minimizing Drama
Homework and Notes: Approaching, Levels of Understanding, Step-By-Step Answers, Note Taking, Calculator Use, Textbook Use
Test Taking: Before a Test, During a Test, After a Test
Responsibilities: Student Responsibilities, Instructor Responsibilities
Also see LCC's poster PDF Tips for Success, the LCC testing office page of study tips, and the textbook's study tips.
I also recommend two nice video series. The first is by Stephen Chew of Samford University, and discusses study skills in general. The second is by Jessica Bernards of Portland Community College and Mark DeSmet of Cabrillo College, and is specific to studying math.
Three essays about self-improvement that I wrote for my sons may also be helpful. These are discussions about motivation, changing habits, and how to be a chooser even when reactive.
My 2016 Professional Self-Reflection shares about my teaching style's strengths and goals.
Students in both Math 20 and Math 25 must look at the LCC core learning outcomes and make four of them personal as a short essay.
Students in Math 20 or Math 25 may earn extra credit by writing four short explanatory essays.
The rubrics for our midterms, projects, notes, and quizzes detail how students are graded on those assignments.