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Make sure you keep up with the reading and homework -- getting behind will really just make you feel completely swamped (even more so!). More than doing them on time, try to do them as early as possible so that you can go to office hours and ask your questions in person. Take good notes and have friends in the class quiz you to make sure you understand the material.
each of us has different learning curves. I often evaluate my pace of learning and I take on difficult classes with a smile and as a challenge. But one of my greatest weakness is Math in General. So before I would take any math class, I would prepare for that class well in advance. Before I took statistics, I borrowed the latest statistic books and started doing that. It is double work but my end goal was to get a better grade not just a passing grade.
I applaud the fact that you attend tutoring sessions and study on your own. That will help a lot.
I also suggest getting to know your fellow classmates. Conversations typically start with--"What's your name? What's your major?"
Build friendships with people who are majoring in other subjects. Help them if you can, and they can help you.
I made a genuine friendship with an individual who was studying math and economics. He was (and still is) a terrible writer, and I helped look at his papers. He, in turn, helped me in math, a subject with which I really struggle. I ended up earning a B+ as a result.
Adrian, First I must apologize that my previous message did not get through all the way to you! I personally have finished my studies in civil engineering (CE). I chose to respond to your message because I thought I could help you in a manner that I had also been in your shoes while I was a student and as a student I felt and was limited. Limited to certain things yes , most yes but not ALL. Do you find that tutoring and study groups help you understand? If yes it sounds your a people person and know how to work the crowd to your favor! Is there something that you would like to accomplish? There was for me and as far as school went , the outlet for me was an overseas internship! It was something I wanted to accomplish personally and did! It was a change in the people around me and it helped me along! Do you still Have questions which you would like to ask?, since we had somewhat gotten off on the wrong foot?
Tutoring and study groups definitely helped me in the past while taking difficult classes. Also, see if you can meet with your professor to ask him or her questions about anything you're uncertain of. They're getting paid to teach, so you might as well use them. Other than that, it's always reassuring to find others who may be having a hard time in the class for the sake of knowing that you're not the only one struggling. Strength lies in numbers, after all. What class are you taking, by the way?