College Algebra is probably the first college level math course you have taken. You will be expected to be able to recall and apply all techniques learned in prerequisite courses. There is no time at the beginning of the course for reviewing this material, so it is your responsibility to be sure that you have a firm grasp on prerequisite skills. Students coming into College Algebra with low Cís in prerequisite courses will have to do significantly more work to keep up than will students who earned higher grades.
Students are expected to attend class, and to spend at least 8 hours per week outside of class in preparing for class work and group projects. Students are expected to be able to work exercises and solve almost all the odd numbered exercises for each section assigned. Your instructor may modify these suggestions and assignments by making additions, subtractions or substitutions.
If you have trouble in the course, the first thing to do is speak to your instructor. If you need additional help, a drop in math tutoring center is located Science West 211 and tutoring is also offered at the South County Education Center and the West County Education Center.
If you find it necessary to drop this class and move to a lower level course, please do so as soon in the semester as possible. If you wait too long in the semester, we will not be able to move you into another math class.
Please advise your instructor as soon as possible of any handicaps or other disabilities. This information will be kept confidential.
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