Each semester I teach two courses.
I have discovered that many students coming into college --- or even worse,
already in college --- do not know how to deal with courses.
I have posted a few articles about how courses work and what they are good
for and all that sort of thing.
They are part `how-to-get-through-college' advice and part editorial opinion.
I will be posting more of this kind of stuff in the future, and also revising
the postings here, so I am interested in any comments, advice, criticism, etc.:
you may mail to me.
For the older sections, there are two kinds of postings.
First, there is a handout, which should be printable onto a single page,
suitable for class distribution (see my copyright line on my
This will simply give concise advice.
Then there will be a longer explanatory essay.
The newer sections --- at the moment, just the homework section --- there is
a single introductory page (printable in less than two pages) leading to
some additional pages.
The postings are:
Postings on what a college education is for will be posted soon.
Advice for doing coursework and homework.
Coursework and homework consume a lot of time in some courses, especially
What homework good for?
And if it is good for something, how can one get it done?
In addition, a more extensive essay on precision will be posted soon.
Finally, I have a page of
from former calculus students to students just beginning calculus.