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Anyway to finish 2 math classes over the summer for college? My last 2 classes.

EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
edited March 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
I never thought I would finish but I have 2 classes left before I can transfer over to USF. Only problem is they are two math classes and the college does not offer Summer A or Summer B..

I planned on taking Liberal Arts Math 1 and 2 but now it looks like I might have to take College algebra and Liberal math at the same time :x..

I think it would be silly and a huge waste of time to end up taking 1 class in the fall for 4 months before I can transfer. It is just a huge waste of time and resources to sit around for one class..

Any ideas on what I can do about this?

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    Psychotic OnePsychotic One The Lord of No Pants Parts UnknownRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Talk to a school counciler about it? If you think the class is easy enough you can attempt to test out of it if they offer the option.

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    EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2010
    I am bad at math.. Failed one math class twice..

    Can anyone tell me what Liberal Arts math is like? One counselor told me it was easy and full of group work while the other told me it was really hard.

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    KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    For me it almost exactly like Pre-Calculus was in High School.

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited March 2010
    EliteLamer wrote: »
    I am bad at math.. Failed one math class twice..

    I don't think taking two at once would be a good idea in this case.

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    mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Kyougu wrote: »
    For me it almost exactly like Pre-Calculus was in High School.

    Ours was more the equivalent of high school algebra. Pretty damn easy.

    Still, if math is a challenge for you in general two at once, regardless of difficulty, is going to be tough.

    EDIT: I'm basing my assessment of our lib-arts math on seeing the work friends who took it did...I didn't take it personally.

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    CognitiveChaosCognitiveChaos Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    In case you haven't thought it through: classes during the summer will eat more of your time than in a normal semester. You'll cover more information each class and have more homework/studying. You'll likely have to sacrifice a lot of summer activities to maintain your GPA.

    That said, if you're still game check with a school counselor about what courses are available over the summer that would fit your transfer needs. They'll know what your options are better than we can. And, if you're serious about sacrificing your summer in study, ask if your college has split summer sessions. The Junior College I attended had split sessions, one started at the beginning of summer, the other halfway through summer session, to accommodate teacher's needs.

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    EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2010
    robothero wrote: »
    EliteLamer wrote: »
    I am bad at math.. Failed one math class twice..

    I don't think taking two at once would be a good idea in this case.

    No choice. I can't take one class in the summer and one class in fall. That is about 8 months for 2 classes.

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    EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2010
    In case you haven't thought it through: classes during the summer will eat more of your time than in a normal semester. You'll cover more information each class and have more homework/studying. You'll likely have to sacrifice a lot of summer activities to maintain your GPA.

    That said, if you're still game check with a school counselor about what courses are available over the summer that would fit your transfer needs. They'll know what your options are better than we can. And, if you're serious about sacrificing your summer in study, ask if your college has split summer sessions. The Junior College I attended had split sessions, one started at the beginning of summer, the other halfway through summer session, to accommodate teacher's needs.

    The last college I went to had Summer A and B but this one does not. I thought about being a transient student to the other college in town but they do not offer Summer A and B. They just don't do that here. It sucks.


    The only other thing I can do is take other math classes at once besides Liberal Arts.. I could take college algebra or geometry.

    Also I have taken summer classes before and the ones I have taken toss course work out to make it fit into 6, 8 and 12 week periods. Guess I was lucky.

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    EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2010
    mcdermott wrote: »
    Kyougu wrote: »
    For me it almost exactly like Pre-Calculus was in High School.

    Ours was more the equivalent of high school algebra. Pretty damn easy.

    Still, if math is a challenge for you in general two at once, regardless of difficulty, is going to be tough.

    EDIT: I'm basing my assessment of our lib-arts math on seeing the work friends who took it did...I didn't take it personally.

    Thanks..

    If anyone has any more info about what this class is as the course description does not do it any justice.

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    KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I know my University let us take Class 1 and Class 2 in the same semester, though it involved getting approval from the department and you had to have a reason to do it. Knew a guy who took Spanish 1 and Spanish 2 iEn the same semester. Check if you're allowed to do that.

    EDIT: Liberal Math (Math for Social Sciences as it was known for us) is basically that. A math class where the teacher understands that the students aren't really going to be using math much in their careers so it's just basic algebra and pre calculus stuff. It was probably my most "highschool" out of my college classes. It's also one of the few classes where we had daily homework, and had to turn it in.

    It's not going to be a cakewalk though if you're bad at math (like I am), so don't assume that. If you couldn't grasp the concepts in HS, you're going to be having the same problems now, so you're going to be studying, showing up to class and doing the work. Only mention this because I saw smart people fail out of my class since they assumed it was so easy.

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited March 2010
    EliteLamer wrote: »
    robothero wrote: »
    EliteLamer wrote: »
    I am bad at math.. Failed one math class twice..

    I don't think taking two at once would be a good idea in this case.

    No choice. I can't take one class in the summer and one class in fall. That is about 8 months for 2 classes.

    That's what I did before I graduated.

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    ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited March 2010
    Find them offered over the summer at a local community college and transfer the credits. Problem solved.

    This is very common practice with people who worry the grade they might get in a class will wreck their GPA, and it's easy to do.

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    EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2010
    ceres wrote: »
    Find them offered over the summer at a local community college and transfer the credits. Problem solved.

    This is very common practice with people who worry the grade they might get in a class will wreck their GPA, and it's easy to do.

    no cc in 100 miles have summer a and b.

    not only do I have to pass the class in one class I must get a B

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    MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2010
    EliteLamer wrote: »
    robothero wrote: »
    EliteLamer wrote: »
    I am bad at math.. Failed one math class twice..

    I don't think taking two at once would be a good idea in this case.

    No choice. I can't take one class in the summer and one class in fall. That is about 8 months for 2 classes.

    So if you have no choice, what are you asking?

    Take the classes over the summer, and work your ass off. Go to every class. Ask for help. Get your TA's email address, phone number, IM handle, whatever. Find out where your schools Math Tutoring Center is, and use it.

    Worst case scenario: you fail one (or both) of the classes, and retake them in the fall, as you would be doing if you didn't even try over the summer. You'll be in the same situation if you fail them or don't them now, so you may as well give it a shot.

    To graduate in December, I took 3 full-session summer classes simultaneously (which is not recommended), and then commuted 90 minutes from Chicago to campus twice a week to take one 50-minute class, while taking 3 online courses and working part-time. It wasn't fun, or easy, but keep in mind the alternative is going to be sitting stagnant on one class for another 4 months and you should be able to find the motivation you need to get it done.

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    ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited March 2010
    A 'B' is an awfully stringent requirement for a non-major course. Are you sure? Most schools have different requirements for gen ed than they do for core coursework... unless you're sure your GPA is so bad that you won't be able to graduate if you don't get a B, you should look into that.

    Not that you should slack either way, but that just doesn't sound right.

    edit: And yeah, if the real answer to this is "work your ass off" then you should probably just do that. That's what I have to do this summer to graduate on time, and it's is going to blow and I'll have no life whatsoever, but it's 10 weeks of hell for the sake of graduating two semesters earlier.

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    meekermeeker Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Look into your schools Philosophy program. I found a Logic class that met my Math requirement.

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    EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2010
    meeker wrote: »
    Look into your schools Philosophy program. I found a Logic class that met my Math requirement.

    Already did and logic does not count.. I am History/Philosophy too

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    EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2010
    ceres wrote: »
    A 'B' is an awfully stringent requirement for a non-major course. Are you sure? Most schools have different requirements for gen ed than they do for core coursework... unless you're sure your GPA is so bad that you won't be able to graduate if you don't get a B, you should look into that.

    Not that you should slack either way, but that just doesn't sound right.

    edit: And yeah, if the real answer to this is "work your ass off" then you should probably just do that. That's what I have to do this summer to graduate on time, and it's is going to blow and I'll have no life whatsoever, but it's 10 weeks of hell for the sake of graduating two semesters earlier.

    State of Florida requires a 2.5 GPA in Math to receive an AA even if your degree is History. If you do not get an B in one of the classes then they make you go back into a bullshit prep class you pay for then pay to take the CLAST test to get your degree.

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    EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2010
    Frankly the college I go to blows as I transferred from one where logic did count for math and they had Summer A + B.

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    SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    And again, why is this AA so important? Aren't you transferring to a four year institution? Are you really going to potentially add a whole semester on just so you can get a worthless AA?

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    EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2010
    Sentry wrote: »
    And again, why is this AA so important? Aren't you transferring to a four year institution? Are you really going to potentially add a whole semester on just so you can get a worthless AA?

    I am transferring to a university in the fall. People with AA's in Florida do not follow the same requirements to transfer as someone with out sure I could put in for transfer this summer with once class but there is a really good chance that I will not be getting in vs having an AA.

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