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    Exclamation Looking for advice and direction with Precalc.

    This is not an actual Math problem I need a solution to. If you take the time to read all of this post and advise I will be extremely grateful. If you just want to answer my direct questions and don't have time to read the background information they are in green text at the end. I do apoligize for the long post. I also was unable to locate a general discussion forum so I just posted this under the subject I am asking advice and direction on.

    I am a serious student who is determined to succeed; Twenty-eight years old, currently unemployed. no family or other responsibilites.

    I am currently struggling in my PreCalculus course. Passing the course is still a toss up. However, there are still 300 total points to yet be awarded in this class out of 650, and I really would like to pull the class out. HW is not required or graded, yet I do the majority of it anyway.

    The instructor does test hard, yet they are fair. I still believe I can ace one of the remaining two if not both. Exam #4 is worth 100 total points with the Comprehensive final worth 200 points. Exam #4 is divided into ten questions with a calculator sheet, and once that is completed ten questions non-calculator.


    The textbook for the class is: College Algebra and Trigonometry. (quick link amazon books table of contents: Amazon.com: College Algebra and Trigonometry: Building Concepts and Connections (9780618412891): Revathi (Revathi Narasimhan) Narasimhan: Books

    The next exam (4) is on 7.1 - 8.6. and all of these sections deal with trig. I have never seen trig before this class. I did not have it in high school. I am assimilating an exhaustive amount of information in a short amount of time. When I get to the exams though, my brain goes blank and the 50 min exam feels like it is over before I even answer 10 of the 20 questions. This is ADD related too. Time constraint of 50 min. panicks me to no end and 50min feel like 5min.

    Pointed questions I need advice to:


    1) Is there a website that has an exhaustive amount of practice problems with solutions and how to advice (like webassign but free).


    2) I want to sit down to Exam IV on April 12th and know I have all the information to ace the exam. I can put in as much study time as required. In other words. I want to be so comfortable with Trigonometry that not one question on the test will suprise me.


    3) I need to review and cover the entire book again for the comprehensive by May 4th. Advice on how to do this, recall the information, not just for the test, but future Math courses as well. There are multiple things in the first four - five chapters I know really well and will not need to review.



    Again, thanks so much for reading all of this if you did. Regardless if you can advise me or not!
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