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Advice for the future – Extra Credit Assignment due 12/12

Assignment (due Thursday, December 12).

A) Imagine that you are invited to speak on the first day of MAT 1475, to give advice to entering students.  Write at least three sentences responding to at least one of the following, describing what you would tell them. [3 points]

  1. What do you wish that you had been told at the start of this class, to help you succeed?
  2. Choose one topic in the course that is especially challenging. Identify it, and give advice to students trying to master that topic.
  3. What is the most important prior knowledge (not taught in the class) that you need in order to succeed?  Why is it important?

B) Respond to someone else’s comment.  Do you agree? disagree? Have anything to add? [2 points]

Reminder for Thursday’s exam

Reminder: bring a graphing calculator for Thursday’s exam. Also, please be mindful of the University’s Academic Integrity Policy. No cellphones or smart watches will be allowed out during the exam, you must be prepared to turn them off and put them away. The policy is:


Students and all others who work with information, ideas, texts, images, music, inventions, and other intellectual property owe their audience and sources accuracy and honesty in using, crediting, and citing sources. As a community of intellectual and professional workers, the College recognizes its responsibility for providing instruction in information literacy and academic integrity, offering models of good practice, and responding vigilantly and appropriately to infractions of academic integrity.

CUNY Policy on Aademic Integrity

Academic dishonesty is prohibited in The City University of New York. Penalties for academic dishonesty include academic sanctions, such as failing or otherwise reduced grades, and/or disciplinary sanctions, including suspension, or expulsion.

Spring 2019 College catalog pages 57 – 58.