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11-Feb-2005

Confessions of a dyscalculic

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 12:16 pm

Argh. I hope the next three differential equations tests go better than this first one that I took today. Because I did so badly… I haven’t even gotten the grade back, but I know I didn’t even get around to starting a few of the problems. I understood theoretically how each problem was to be solved; I just couldn’t remember how to do the integration quickly enough, and spent several minutes on each problem trying to figure it out, and by the time I’d used those minutes, I didn’t even have time to start on some of the problems.

And yes, I’ve been reviewing calculus notes quite a bit over the past week. Obviously I should’ve put in a lot more time reviewing or something. Come to think of it, I’m not even sure we were expected to remember some of these integration formulas in calculus class!

Argh, sometimes I wish my brain could do this math-type stuff faster; it’s not that I don’t know it, it’s just that I can’t recall it within the time limits of the test. I probably need to go to Student Support Services and get a time extension; it would definitely be helpful here.

Ah well; at least we’re allowed to drop our lowest test grade. I can only hope the remaining ones will go better; if nothing else, I’ll have had more practice!

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