Speaking of maths, I have just been thrust into a world of maths, again. I did 2 (3) years of engineering maths, 2001-2003. And now when I really need that stuff, having to relearn all of it... >.< Although at least I don't have to write any tests/exams.
Protip: Do the tutorials, like do them, make sure you understand all of every one. Its a lot of effort but will serve you well, and do them weekly.
Good luck man, and sorry about the "bubble burster", it was a bit of a long day at work...
It wasn't TOO bad in the end. Only 2 sums where I didn't reach an answer (9 out of the 70 marks) so I think I should be alright.
Yeah, wasn't that bad, think I should be able to make a pass perhaps even more.It wasn't TOO bad in the end. Only 2 sums where I didn't reach an answer (9 out of the 70 marks) so I think I should be alright
Oh well, atleast tomorrow is AppMaths. Not a lot of work to go through.
Wait, are you at Maties as well. Since me and Mic are I just kind of assumed... Yeah, tomorrow's AppMaths, problem is Eng Maths I really enjoy but AppMaths is plankvervelig. :) Can't get myself to study for it.The problems I struggled with were 4 and 5. Number 4 I got to a trinomial which I couldn't solve without the formula and a calculator so I'm assuming I started off doing something wrong. Number 5 I had two equations but I kept ending up with 0=0.
Oh well, atleast tomorrow is AppMaths. Not a lot of work to go through
So, I've decided to switch over to engineering next year, as I've just realized that I can NEVER sit in front of a PC all day and program. So glad I left this option open.
Awesome thing is, assuming I pass it, I'll get credits for the maths I'm currently doing, and maybe even applied maths. So in a way, the route I took is a bit better than the extended course.
What worries me though, is the way in which some of my friends are struggling. They tell me they've got no idea what goes on in some of the tutorials, and usually end up with a load of zeros and ones. Mind you, they're no slouches, working till late at night and making sure they know what's going on.
Sounds like I started university a year too early. Had I hanged with you guys I might have passed my year. Oh well, I'll be back where I belong next year. :D
Edit: Also, I can see university ends this week, everybody seems to be either partying or working themselves to death to hand in assignments or study for tests.
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I haven't done any homework for it all year so yeah... Have to study for it.Yep, I am. And I have the same problem with AppMaths....which is why I'm on the internet now >_>
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Lullz, now imagine how I'm feeling... didn't have any drawing subject the moment I stepped into engineering. Not only do I suck in it, the markers are truly strange sometimes, like you said. TBH it's the only subject that I'm afraid I'm on the road to failing. Did I mention I HATE that subject.Eng/Drawings is a piece of ****, the subject itself doesn't bother me [had EGD in high school] no, what frustrates me is the markers. They are biased. Got bad marks so far and it's just because my marker is a douche.
Well. Studied the whole day for Applied Maths, and if my tutorials are any inidcation I'm bound to pass. So why do I feel that everyone else is more prepared than I am?
THIS. I mean, WTF is free-hand drawing really? I was taught to work extremely detailed and precise, with tolerances of 1/5mm being barely acceptable. For this reason I got a distinction for EGD in matric, and I loved it. University comes and ****s it all up, just so some ******* with a red pen can tell you that you obviously don't know what you are doing with a pencil and paper when drawing a cube, when I drew huge buildings in the same views with true-to-life proportions and features at school and got really decent responses for it.Eng/Drawings is a piece of ****, the subject itself doesn't bother me [had EGD in high school] no, what frustrates me is the markers. They are biased. Got bad marks so far and it's just because my marker is a douche.
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Also last night Tuks beat Maties. 27 -13 :D
Tuks > Maties > Ikeys
The tutors should realize that not everybody thinks in the same way as they do. I remember a tactic I learned myself at school to make orthographic drawings easier, and it took major convincing from my side to the teacher to show him that I DO understand the conventional way, I just prefer mine better. I convinced him, and he let me use it. If only it was as easy in real life... :/
All that proved is it is sometimes possible for a high school to beat a university... 8)Also last night Tuks beat Maties. 27 -13 :D