First off, we need a science and math forum, at least until I graduate with my degree! :laugh: As some of you know, I am working towards my physics degree. I am technically a first semester freshmen, as none of my unaccredited Bible college credits count for anything in a public college. This is fine; I wasn't expecting them to. When I tested for aptitude, I tested out of any remedial math, and straight into college algebra. This is good for my degree path, as I'll be able to take college algebra this semester, trigonometry next semester, calculus I in the summer, and then jump right into my degree courses next fall. (Calculus I is a prerequisite to all my degree courses, with Calculus II and III being eventual prerequisites.) While it's good for my degree path, I essentially skipped some things. The highest math I did in high school was algebra 2 (and that was over a decade ago!). The highest science was a self-taught physics. Now, I feel that compared to the general public, I am excelling. I am scoring a 99% so far in college algebra this semester. However, I feel that compared to myself, I have to do extra work to learn the material. Edited to add: Thought it might interest some that the degree path I am choosing will serve three functions. Once I graduate, I will be fully equipped to go into research; I will be a fully licensed high school teacher; and I will have taken all the prerequisites for medical school, should I choose that path. For instance, last night my homework used the quadratic formula for about 10 problems, and I had never used the quadratic formula before. I had to look it up (and promptly wrote it down on my dry erase board next to my desk) and learn about it in order to use it. (Finding the x-intercept of a parabola.) Basically, I'm looking to see if anyone else took these courses, and if they have any tips on things to know and look up, or any tricks on making it easier to learn. Edited to add: I thought it would interest some to know that my degree path is threefold. Once I get my degree, I will be fully equipped to begin research, I will be fully licensed as a high school teacher, and I will have taken all the prerequisite courses to enter medical school, should I choose to go that route.