Thursday, March 02, 2017

The Struggle Worsens

The material we're currently studying in my math class is so far above me that, in an email to my instructor a few days ago, I remarked that "I don't even know what the answer should look like."

It's getting so bad that I'm actually entertaining the horrific possibility that I might not pass this course.


Auntie Ann said...

That happened to me once. I took a continuum course in the mechanical engineering department, but everyone else in the class had spent the year before in an elasticity class (or was it vice versa?) Turns out they spent the first quarter the previous year learning the math that the continuum class took for granted that you already knew. (It was indicial notation, which is a cool way of doing math, but a hard thing to come up to speed on instantly. )

I got a B by copying other people's homework and figuring out just enough to do okay on the exams.

All this was compounded by the quietest talking teacher I ever had. I swear I missed half of what he was saying.

Darren said...

I'd be ecstatic to pull out a B in this course.

Ellen K said...

I had that feeling in a college level math course once. I didn't even know how to ask a question. It didn't help that the professor had a heavy German accent and the text was no help. I feel your pain. But you're smarter than I am in math and I have faith that you will pull through. It's not the destination, it's the journey. Good luck.