Final exam preparation
The exam and review opportunities
- The final exam for sections 5, 6, and 7 and for sections 9,
10, and 11 of Math 152 will be given on Thursday, May 3,
from 4 to 7 PM
in SEC 111 on Busch Campus.
Please be there!
- There will be a televised review session sponsored by the LRC and
led by a very good Math 152 instructor (not me!): please see
live broadcast will be Sunday, April 29, from 7 to 9 PM. You can
attend the session (Tillett Hall 111) or watch on Rutgers TV or
through the web. The review session will likely be available for
- Ms. Panova, who has been giving the Sunday clinics, will have a
review session on Tuesday, May 1, from 4 to 9 PM in SEC 202.
- The lecturer will have a review session on Wednesday, May 2, from
4 to 7 PM in SEC 117.
Serious suggestions for study
Certainly your time and energy are limited, and study for Math 152
must be balanced with other obligations. Here is what I would look at,
in order of importance.
- The formula sheet which
will be attached to the final exam is available. It is
the two formula sheets prepared for the two earlier exams combined. Please be
familiar with what is on it. A number of students have misread
formulas or not realized that formulas were available, and their
grades were definitely decreased.
- The final exam will be prepared by the course coordinator. The
exam will be cumulative and cover all of the course material. The
course coordinator has also written these final exam review problems. You should at
least look at these problems and get used to his style as it appears
in the problem statements. It would also be useful if you worked
through as many of these problems as possible.
- The two earlier sets of review problems are also useful, and if you
have time you should look at them. But there is one source of advice
which is frequently neglected but which can be extremely useful. Look
at your previous two exams in this course. Almost every student did
poorly on one or more problems on each exam. If one instructor in this
course thought that various problems were important enough to put on
an exam, it is very likely that almost any other instructor will
believe that similar problems should be on the final. Be sure you
learn how to do the problems you messed up on previous exams!
There is natural reluctance to look at errors, but considering your
own errors can be very helpful. I strongly recommend such
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