I am starting community college this summer and plan to take all the BSN prerequisites and general education requirements for University of Central Florida so I can apply for their nursing program.
Here's the thing. I will need to complete College Algebra MAC1105, and Statistics STA2023 before I can transfer.
I seriously SUCK
at math. I can easily ace any subject, honestly. I'm way above average when it comes to English grammar
and reading. I rock at science, and all the other subjects pretty much fall under readon so I'm very good. But math? I suck.
Can anyone give me advice? I am afraid that when I take the college placement test, I will have to get placed in like Prealgebra or something and have to work my way up all those math courses to actually get the ones I need!
I'm pretty much only good at very basic math, rations and proportions, percentages etc. I'm decent with all that but I never really had a good foundation on Algebra. I guess I can blame only myself for all those times I goofed off in math class. Anyway...are there any other people out there that had to get their BSN? How did you survive math!?
Mar 21, '11
I agree with you Student4Life...I tested into basic algebra when I first went back to school...at first I was upset, as I am now in College Algebra and the whole first half of the class was basically what I did in intermediate and the first half of intermediate was what I had done with basic....it was frustrating. I think if I would have studied for the CPT I could have tested into a higher math but recently I have become happy that I didn't, I think having to go slower is why I have been able to get A's, as math has never been my thing, also it really helped me on the TEAS V to have the more basic math classes...we were not allowed to use a calculator in these courses and this forced me to learn things I should have when I was in gradeschool but didn't...that is why I was able to pull off a 90% on the math portion. So although it is frustrating to have to take so many math courses...if math is not your strong point it really will be the best thing for you in the long run. Good luck!
Last edit by futrn on Mar 21, '11