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Tips for Success

Tips for Success

Math Tips

Homework is the key to your success!

Follow these steps to get the most from your math homework:

  1. Start your assignment right after class.
  2. Copy each problem down carefully.
  3. Think of the steps you will use and the rules you will follow.
  4. Check your notes and examples.
  5. Try every problem. Take a chance! You might be right.
  6. Do not skip steps at first.
  7. Write down each step below the previous one. Be neat!
  8. Check your work before looking at the answer key.
  9. Arithmetic errors? Brush up on basics.
  10. “Plug in” your answer, do the problem in a different way.
  11. Incorrect? Check your notes and the book.
  12. Still wrong? Ask the instructor, a tutor, classmate, or friend.
  13. Do the problem from scratch until you get it right.
  14. Do an extra set — practice pays off!

Study Tips

Estimated minimum weekly study time
Credit Hours Estimated Study Hours
12 credits 24 hours per week
13 credits 26 hours per week
14 credits 28 hours per week
15 credits 30 hours per week
16 credits 32 hours per week
17 credits 34 hours per week
18 credits 36 hours per week
19 credits 38 hours per week

Make the time — it pays off!

1 hour of class = a minimum of 2 hours of studying outside of class