For the big, long term projects, work out some kind of metric -- pages read or written, problems worked, whatever, and then make a graph that shows a straight line from nothing done today, to the project finished (all the pieces done) before the deadline. Post the graph near your desk where you'll see it every day, and at the end of the day, update with either a red line (if you're behind) or a green line (if you're ahead.)
Thanks for the advice,
I haven’t heard of this method before, but it kind of sounds like a ghant chart… btw, how do you usually go about making the graph? (do you just draw it out on paper , or do you use a spreadsheet? )
so, it would kindof be like, -------------=====--------======
with “=” being green, “–” being black, and "_" being red?
(with the things to do for the day underneath? )
I’m curious on what one of these looks like :eek:
Calc III: what’s covered? Differential equations? Trig functions? Series?
so far, we’ve covered vectors, vector functions, parametrizations of vectors, curvaturesand we’re currently covering partial derivatives.
… and I’m currently almost-sortof-understanding-it but its not quite “sticking” as well as calc I and calc II, so… I’m currently in need of some help in that area - my midterm is this friday (and I want to make sure I know how to do it
If it is a problem do it <b>first thing</b>, when you come home, or the place with least distractions.
good advice, thanks , I’ll have to try that.
For procrastination, pretend that the assignment is due the next day. Work really hard to get it done. Of course, it will be very low quality. But then in the next week or whatever, just revisit when you have time, to revise and fix it. This way it won't seem as stressful, because you have the work "done" already.
that’s a good idea… hmmm… I’ll see about implementing it into my plans for getting projects done
As for studying, I can’t help you there, because I don’t do it. I guess I’m just lucky that I can remember almost everything.
yeah…I wish I didn’t have to study… (you’re amazing! ) :eek:…
so, anyone know of some good online resources that explain calculus III (maybe in layman’s terms? )