Tips For Success

  1. Complete ALL problems in the course pack from the “Outside of Class” sections prior to attending class.
  2. Always go to class – always!
  3. Always complete your CAVE hour requirement – always!
  4. The first week of the semester is crucial. Research has shown that students who do not fully engage in the required activities the first work of the semester have very little change of passing.
  5. You should plan to spend at least 5 – 6 hours per week either in the CAVE or elsewhere in order to master the material.
  6. Keep track of assignments deadlines and do not wait until deadlines get near to begin working on assignments.
  7. Feel free to use the Help features while doing homework and get help from tutors or others, but continue to rework a similar exercise until you can do the exercise without any assistance.
  8. Prepare for tests by working and then reworking the Practice Tests on MyMathLab. You should take the Practice Tests in a test setting. If you can do well, 70% or higher two attempts in a row in a test setting, then you should be ready for your actual test. NOTE: You must score at least a 60.00% on the Practice Tests in order to take the actual tests.
  9. Prepare for the final exam by working and reworking the Practice Final Exam on MyMathLab. f you can do well, 70% or higher two attempts in a row in a test setting, then you should be ready for your actual final exam.
  10. Keep a positive attitude about your ability to succeed!

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