Quote from shellysoonice
Unfortunately, I have been putting off the algebra. I noticed your post was from March. How was the class and if you have any advice to share
I actually took this class and one other nursing course before transferring back to where I came from.
I had put off algebra and dropped it more times than I can count at a community college during my on-again-off-again pursuit of the ASN. During your enrollment with Chamberlain, the course is actually administered through DeVry, (at least it was when I took it in late 2010). The course is 8 weeks, but I completed it in two weeks and was in total disbelief that I had finally completed it after all these years! It is very doable! Depending on where you score on the pretest, that will determine what level of remediation you will begin with.
Word of advice: do the best you can on the pretest because there are several modules to be completed in each level of remedial courses. I had 2 attempts to for the pretest. I passed the first one but their passing is 84 or 86. I think I made an 82, so had to do it over. I wasn't as bad as I thought I was in algebra, thank God, because some of those students were working on the remedial levels for 2 semesters or more because there are many. If I recall correctly, they range from Math 90 or 100, to Math 114 (college algebra). There are MANY!
They way it was set-up back then was, if you didn't complete any nodule during the course of the 8 weeks, you had to pick back up where you left off at the beginning of the next 8 weeks. If you did complete a module before the 8 weeks is done, you are allowed to move on to the next. These modules don't count towards you grade, but you must score in the 80s to move on to the next one. Once you complete the actual College Algebra course, if in advance, you cannot move on into Statistics until that class begins. And you will be required to login weekly until the actual algebra course ends to show that you are in attendance. It was all open book, using whatever resources you had available. But the exams were timed, yet still open book.
After completing all of those modules, if they are still set up that way, you will have no problem at all with the actual for-credit course. Seriously, there is absolutely no need to fear this course through Chamberlain/DeVry.