Do college courses require you to remember a lot from high school courses?

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  1. hollow2g

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    I'am going to college in September so I want to be prepared.
     
  2. purpheartgrapes

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    Math yes, English it depends. I don't know, I went to a pretty good high school so I was overly prepared in all areas except for math which was my owndoing.
     
  3. texconway5

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    It really depends on your major. Do you know what specific classes you're going to be taking?
     
  4. ericberry14

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    taharka what ya old sn ge tbanned 4
     
  5. purpheartgrapes

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    Eh, I called someone a +%+#% @%% ho, it was all jokes too but holden took offense. [​IMG]
     
  6. mastamind89

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    It depends but it does help, especially if you are well rounded.
     
  7. dapper d

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    More for general ed classes but most of college work is basically they tell u something and u remember it long enough for u to repeat it back to them in essayform or test form….
     
  8. the north west

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    no not really
     
  9. ericberry14

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    [​IMG][​IMG] dude is alwasy trippin
     
  10. phaze1123

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    Relax! Enjoy your summer. You are embarking on a new chapter in your life. From the sounds of it you are stressing already. College is challenging, but itcan be very enjoyable. In your first year high school English should help. With math it depends on what you take. In science almost everything will be moreadvanced than high school. History is what it is...history. With all of them, if you have good teachers they will introduce you properly to the informationthat you need. In college the most important thing is balance. Your ability to balance your study/class/work time with partying/hanging out will dictate yoursuccess.

    Bottom line...it can be the best times of your life if you do it right.
     
  11. acidicality

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    Probably, but for math, they probably will review the stuff you covered in high school in full detail again anyway, so don't worry about it.
     
  12. ericberry14

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    did you read what this thread is about? bcuz ur response has damn near nothing to do with the topic at hand
     
  13. locpy

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    most likely everything will be reviewed (if you are taking 100-200 level courses) as others have said and if the material isn't reviewed it's not goingto be something extremely vital to your success. having a good foundation of HS course knowledge is always beneficial, but it wont break you. just sit back andwait for classes to start, but make sure you do however improve your studying habits if you did not have any prior.
     
  14. tmanm3

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    For math during college, when i took satistics, most of the material of highschool was reviewed within the first 2 weeks then new stuff was started. College isan accelerated education plan basically. Foreign language classes speed through material that took you 3 years to learn into one semester. English course arenot so much of learning papers, but its Lit based etc.. It really all depends on the courses you are taking. Your main Core classes are not tough generally.Its all about the professor you take. You get more of an option in your first 2 yrs of school. You can decide which course in certain areas you want to take.College to me was not all the difficult but its more about the way you want to approach it. There is time to have fun and there is time to do school work. Forme I took 9am classes til 3pm usually mon-fri. After classes if i wasn't playing flag football or at the rec center i would study until dinner. Afterdinner i was always done with my stuff so i had time at night to do whatever i wanted. I spent my Sundays after church studying and doing papers or whatever ineeded. Its all about Time management, you can easily make good grades and still have a good time. I suggest not missing classes at all because alot ofteachers will base their favor on people who they constantly see in class. I graduated with a 3.8 in undergrad and a 4.0 in grad school. It really benefits youin the long run because I decided i wanted to go to law school and I am getting great letters of recommendations from my teachers because i was always in classand doing well. Dont procrastinate and read your syllabus. They are your teachers obligations to you and they provide helpful info like paper due dates, test,important dates, etc... I usually did my papers early so it would no conflict with test form other classes or weekends I wanted to go to the beach. College isdefinately a life experience in itself. You may find that college is easy but don't let that be a trap because most teachers don't require you to dothe hw, but it is on you to do it. College is about decision making what you ultimately decide is how you dictate your future and experience in college. Theonly reason I got my masters was because I loved the atmosphere and experience. Just be prepared for the next 4/5 yrs of your life. It can be the best times ora total pain depending on how you treat it. Long post but I felt that this was an important topic.

    Oh and get involved with things... Intramurals, Dorm life, etc.. This is the beginning of networking with people for your future. Somebody you may meet incollege may give you an oppurtunity of a lifetime don't be a hermit crab in your apartment or whereever. Get out and meet people, play some ball, or invitepeople over to play video games whatever it is done be shy. Tons and tons of people come to college knowing maybe 1 or 2 people. I went to a school onlyknowing my roommate and I have meet countless amounts of people. I was supervisor of the Intramural department for 2 years and I met and hung out with people Inever thought I would ever. Hit me up if you want more info. I hope this helps you out.
     
  15. dr spaceman

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    Stop stressin b, it's not like they're gonna say "you should've learned this in hs, so we won't waste time on it". Don't studyanything, you don't even know the curriculum ( i mean you can if you wan't to). Anything you need to know you'll get the material there.
     
  16. johnnyredstorm

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    It's good to get a general overview but outside of math and a little history it doesn't matter.
     
  17. atribecalledkicks

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    ^Like homedude up top said, math, yes... everything else nope
     
  18. queencitysneakerqueen

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    For Math. English, Science. and Social Studies somewhat it really all depends
     
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  20. gescobe

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    From English you need to remember how to write well (commas, vocab, spelling, etc.) because professors will take points off for that.
    Math, just the basics but depending on your major...
     
  21. trillipinotrapstar

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    For economics courses, you have to apply a lot of algebra skills, especially when charting graphs.
     
  22. timelessflight

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    just read the textbook and take notes. that's all you need
     
  23. ericberry14

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    did you read what this thread is about? bcuz ur response has damn near nothing to do with the topic at hand


    DID YOU READ? I answered the question and was giving young homie some advice about school. It sounds like dude was stressin' a little already and is probably still in HS until May. Just wanted to give him a few words to calm his nerves.

    I hate when dudes just post +$* just to have something to say. You talk about my post, but did YOUR response have anything at all to do with answering dudes question or giving him any advice. F off my dude.


    [​IMG][​IMG] satly +!@ dude
     
  24. lb510

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    I hate math[​IMG]
     
  25. frankl1001

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    know your algebra