Calculus students should always get ahead in their work. Studying the next lesson in advance and answering your calculus homework immediately would allow you to be prepared in class. Since you are already familiar with the topic during the discussion, you would easily be able to understand the lesson. In addition, if there are some concepts that you are not able to understand, then it can be explained further in the class to provide you a better clarity.
Procrastination is also one of your enemies. For this reason, do your calculus homework immediately after the day it was discussed since the material is still fresh in your mind. Never wait for the night before the due date. Even if you are assigned with just one problem to solve in your calculus homework, try to answer other problems as well. Snoop around other problems to see if you can solve them. This will enable you to practice more helping the concepts get into your system.
Exercise Your Brain
In Calculus, you really need to participate since this is not a spectator sport. You need to roll up those sleeves and get those pencil and papers rolling. Your algebra, geometry and trigonometry have exercised your brain, and studying calculus would give your brain even some more “push-ups.”
Join or Create a Study Group
A good study group can also help you with your calculus homework. Try to join one or if you can not find any, organize a study group with your friends and/or classmates. This will not only provide you excellent opportunity to discuss calculus and homework but it will also be a good support group which helps boosts morale and confidence. However, there are some so called “study groups” that tend to deviate from its purpose. Like instead of studying, your ‘study group’ goes to movies or just simply plays around. Therefore, when choosing a study group, make sure that they are serious about calculus and your homework.
Give it your Best Shot
When you are doing your calculus assignment, be sure to give each problem your best shot. While trying to setup the solution, be sure to understand what you are writing. Do not just ‘copy’ the previous examples that your instructor provided you. You might get stuck along the way, but help is always at hand. Consult your study group, or even ask your instructor for some help. When your calculus homework is sent back because of some mistakes, make sure to figure out what went wrong. This will help you avoid the same mistakes in the future. Aside from doing the assigned problems, try to go the extra mile. Work on additional calculus homework problems to improve your understanding and skills.
Never Slack Off
Sometimes, there are instances that we get behind from the lessons. This might be due to some unavoidable circumstances such as emergencies. If indeed this will happen to you be sure not to slack off since it will be very difficult to catch up again without being confused.