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Post by Shadowboltshurt » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:50 pm

Hi,
So a lot of the time in high school I messed around and acted like an idiot and didnt do my work or study at all pretty much. My senior year I went to a high school where we didn't have to do anything in order to pass (I didn't do one math assignment all year and received an A+). Now that I am 20 and in a tech school I really want to learn things. I regret screwing around in high school very very much because I feel like I didn't learn anything. I do pretty well in some things, however I am horrible at spelling and even worse in math. I don't think I can do basic algebra. which is really depressing because I'm 20 and feel I should be able to do more advanced mathematics at my age. However I do have an A+ in my psychology class. So my question is.....am I doomed? Do I not know enough about math in order to do something like a good degree (above bachelors) in a science? Sometimes I feel like I should just drop out because I won't be able to make it.
Maybe all it will take is lots of studying and trying in whatever class I am taking at the time?
That's what I have done for my psychology class and it seems to be working however I am worried it won't work for math.
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Post by mith » Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:52 am

Math is learnable. You're questioning your commitment, not your abilities.
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Post by Shadowboltshurt » Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:53 am

I guess I feel like it might just be to late to truly learn math starting at algebra and working all the way up to advanced math. Hopefully I'm wrong.

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Post by MichaelXY » Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:32 am

Nahhh, not to late. You may have to take some remedial math classes like Pre-algebra and intermediate Algebra, but you can catch up. I did, I was a HS dropout, and now I am getting ready to transfer from a JC to UCSD. Oh, and I am kinda old :)
A good math site is Purplemath
http://www.purplemath.com/
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Post by Shadowboltshurt » Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:37 am

Thanks! That's encouraging.

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Post by mith » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:35 am

Yeah, michael is actually married and has grandkids, it's never too late to start.
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