advice on algebra??

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  1. Cheyanne

    Cheyanne Well-Known Member

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    I'm working on a degree in criminal justice and can't seem to pass college algebra. I've failed it twice actually. I breeze through all of my other courses, but have totally given up on that one class. I study hard, got a tutor, etc, but I just can't get it. I've always struggled with math and now I have to sit beside 18 year olds who probably think I'm a total moron. My professor told me this..."Cheyanne, I'm going to tell you something no one's probably ever said to you..Some people never get it and I believe you are on of them...You excel in most all other areas, but can't survive this..you're intelligent, dedicated and work harder than anyone I've seen in a long time..just accept this is one of those things you can't do and you'll be better for it." I left crying. He wasn't cruel, just honest. Don't get me wrong, I fly through basic algebra, but when they start combining it with geometry and mile long formulas..my brain over heats. LOL This class is part of my degree plan and I can't finish without it. Anyone else have or had this problem in college?
     
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    hypnorm Well-Known Member

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    Sorry i can't help i was terrible at algebra...

    Just wondering what on earth algebra has got to do with criminal justice? just curious as not something i would link together.
     
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    Mynxie Well-Known Member

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    i was good at it at school, but not overly confident that I could help you understand it hun...can try if u like?
     
  4. Cheyanne

    Cheyanne Well-Known Member

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    It has absolutely nothing to do with criminal justice! You have to complete English/composition, algebra, psychology, and other unrelated courses to get a degree. I've done my two psych classes, both English classes, all of my electives, pre algebra, most of criminal justices classes etc. TBH...it's just another way for colleges to make more money.
     
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    ewwwww i hate algebra!!!! i only know basic, when it gets complicated, i get lost. tell the guy to pass you anyways just for trying! :)

    i know it doesnt work this way, but it should!
     
  6. Suz

    Suz ~ I are a Nerd ~

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    I am the same way. This subject has brought me to tears more times than I can count. My dad and i use to stay up untill all weird hours at night studying and I would still fail. I failed College Algabra 2 times. I gave up. It is the most stupid subject. I have never needed to use it ever. (Plus I do accounting ;) )
     
  7. Cheyanne

    Cheyanne Well-Known Member

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    See, I've worked a/r & a/p and never needed it either. I'm going to see if they offer it online. I'll get Jeff to do my homework. LOL

    Never knew I wasn't above cheating until algebra!
     
  8. Tam

    Tam Mum of 2 - PG with No.3

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    Algebra, I can barely spell it never mind solve it! :wacko: Now my OH, Maths is his thing......and he does my head in as he can do it like a second language!
     
  9. Mango

    Mango Well-Known Member

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    Hmm I'm an engineer Cheyanne and I think I can help you out :D Maybe in future when you have homework, you can PM me or post the questions and I'll help you work them out? I don't mind at all!!
     
  10. Cheyanne

    Cheyanne Well-Known Member

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    Are you serious??? What a God send! If I get the courage to attempt a third go round..I'll be bugging you like crazy.

    Thank You!:hugs:
     

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