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Posted by bio_man   February 9, 2018   2066 views

February is upon us.
 
Gone are the freshly printed syllabi and daydreams of perfect scores. It's February, and that exciting back-to-school feeling has probably worn away.

Not to say that school isn't still exciting. I'm sure that for some of you, the daily routine of tasks and tests is just lovely. But I'd venture to say that many of you — most of you — have had to deal with the most dreaded assignment of all, a sure sign that fun and games are over: the group project.

Teachers assign group projects for a number of reasons. For one, it's less assignments that they have to grade, an important consideration when class sizes at large universities are in the triple digits.

But the motivation to assign group projects cannot be purely selfish on th [ ... ]

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One of the best thing for group projects is using  google docs. so you can work together online.
Posted on Feb 10, 2018 by Madresa
Posted by bio_man   November 3, 2017   3179 views

So, you’re at the exam, you’ve been staring at the question for 10 minutes, and the clock is ticking...

How do you know which integration technique to use for a particular question?



If you're enrolled in a calculus II class, you've probably encountered the following techniques:

 Basic Substitution Method

 Integration by Parts

 Powers of Trigonometric Functions

 Trigonometric Substitution

 Partial Fractions

In this blog, we'll explore each of these techniques in greater detail, and consider some examples where the technique applies.

To start, nearly every integrand you come across can be simplified to look like one of these forms:


Most teachers will be kind enough to provide these formulas on a test, either in the form of a derivative or an integ [ ... ]

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Thanks for sharing this information with us. it's very helpful.
Posted on Nov 9, 2017 by cloveb
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Posted on Nov 14, 2017 by 90daytona
Posted by bio_man   October 11, 2017   3358 views

College panel recommends placing less importance on SAT and ACT scores

Some people enjoy standardized tests. The lack of open-ended responses. The comfort that there is only one correct answer. The cute little corresponding bubbles.

I'm not one of those people. Give me an essay, or even a fill-in-the-blank test, and I'm as cool as a cucumber. But give me a multiple-choice, standardized test and I'm as rotten as a mushroom (no offense to the fungus lovers, but I'm not one of those people, either.)

Luckily for people like me, a shift away from standardized tests has already begun, at least in the realm of some college admissions offices. In fact, colleges are now placing less emphasis on standardized testing and more emphasis on high school achi [ ... ]

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Posted by bio_man   September 21, 2017   3560 views

Taking a physics exam without first practicing problem solving is like pinch-hitting in a crucial game without having taken batting practice.

Preparing for an exam in physics has two parts. You must make sure that you know how to work problems given a list of formulae, and you must ensure that you can reproduce the formulae. These tasks are rather separate.

The first step in ensuring that you can work problems is to keep up with the assignments as they are due. There is simply too much to learn to postpone this work to the last minute. As you go along you should make sure that you have mastered each type of problem. You should review assigned problems that you got wrong and get help with those where you do not understand what you did wrong. Y [ ... ]

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Posted by bio_man   September 21, 2017   3568 views

Once you begin a test, follow these 10 steps to better test-taking.

You need to have a game plan to take a math test. This plan is different from plans for taking history, English, humanities, and some science tests. Once you begin a test, follow these 10 steps to better test-taking. The game plan is to get the most points in the least amount of time. Many students lose test points because they use the wrong test-taking strategies for math. By following these ten steps, you can demonstrate more knowledge on the test and get more questions right.

Step 1

Use a memory data dump. Upon receiving your test, turn it over and write down the information that you put on your mental cheat sheet. Your mental cheat sheet has now turned into a mental list a [ ... ]

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