Tips for Math Success

  • Have a positive attitude! Improving your attitude will help you perform better on assignments.
  • Replace negative self-talk with positive “I can” messages.
  • Attend every class meeting and complete your emporium hours each week.
  • Watch the videos and read the book before attempting the homework.
  • Take notes and be organized. Note-taking is helpful in case you need to look back at your past work.
  • Start your homework as soon as possible so you will have time to ask questions and practice.  Do not wait until the due date to complete your assignments.
  • Math must be practiced continually in order to effectively learn it. Practice, practice, practice! Use the Similar Exercise button to get a new problem to practice.
  • Ask questions!  Never be ashamed or embarrassed to ask questions.  The answer may be simple or quite complex, either way the faculty and tutors are always happy to help.
  • Attend optional lectures and test review sessions.
  • Double check your work before submitting answers, especially on tests!  It is easy to mistype an answer.
  • Review your quizzes to learn from your mistakes. Ask a tutor for help on any concepts you do not understand before attempting the quiz a second or third time.
  • Choose the appropriate balance of technology and human interaction that works for you.
  • Decide that you will not work merely to pass the course but rather to excel.
  • Recognize that you have control over how well you will do in the course and decide that you will make an honest effort to do well.