I have just visited the final lecture of calculus at school and I have a little problem with integrals. I am now familiar with "elementary integration formulas", "by parts method" and "by u-substitution method". And my question is: is there any general evaluation progress with which I will evaluate all integrals which will be on the final exam (I think those which can be evaluated, and where I only use "by parts" method or "by u-substitution" method)?
I think something like:
-1. "First try if you can evaluate integral immediately (if it is elementary)."
-2. "Then try the "by parts" method."
-3. "Then try to simplify the formula (e.g. by proper substitution)"