In my college history I've taken 4 math classes and have aced them all. I can definitely say that by no means am I a genius, I've just discovered several tools that have helped me along the way. This semester I'm taking Calculus 2 and Statistics, as well as Calculus based Physics 1 which could also benefit from these tips. By writing this ible I'm hoping my experience will prove beneficial to those struggling in your mathematics classes this semester.

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Tip 1: I've found out quickly that not all instructors are created equally. Especially in math. I really feel for you if you're taking a difficult math class this semester taught by a stone face, monotone teacher that puts half the class asleep in 5 minutes. If you find you're having a hard time learning from your instructor you may need to go elsewhere.

On youtube there are plenty of helpful math videos; however there is one author that has set himself apart from the rest. You can find his site here, PatrickJMT.

Trust me on this one. I've watched math videos from many authors on Youtube, many of them are just as bad as the professors that put you to sleep. Some have an accent so thick you can't understand them. Of all the video's I've seen PatrickJMT has the best, and is the easiest to understand.

As long as you don't turn in a photocopy of the back of the book to your teacher it is fine. Also, I am sure it doesn't give you the answer step by step, just the final answer. Your teacher( or TA ) should still check that you showed your work properly.

* got math class tomorrow evening; appreciate all the tips

∫ (1/x)(sin x) faster than Wolfram Alpha? WA is a great tool, I used it all the time last year to confirm answers if I wasn't sure I'd done them right, it's just sometimes a pain to enter an equation in a format it understands..

I for one am not a big fan of the graphing calculator anyways, I may not have been using mine correctly. Seriously though, these things can be so much smaller and easier to use. In any case, WA is a life saver.

WA is also handy for quick information...I often need to know sun/moon rise/set times or quick weather, and just typing "sun" or "weather" has it check your IP and local data. Quite handy.

ANSWER: 1,000,000,000"

Given the conjunction of the topic and your name I expected the solution to involve blistering bolts of frap ray :)