Over the last few days, I have stayed up until 1 a.m. puzzling over problems. Even when I finally crawl into bed with my snoring spouse, I can’t sleep, because I can’t figure out why a function has a cusp just from a graph. Or why some graphs have vertical tangent lines, while some don’t.
In previous classes, I went to lectures, then studied at home. Now, I’m making a standing date with the Calc Prof at his office hours before class. I have plans to make one non-class day a Calc day, going to one seminar in the morning, lunch, then doing work in the smelly math lab (if I’m over-optimistic and it’s a nice day, I may work out at the college’s athletic center), then going to a second seminar, this one run by the Calc Prof.
Journalism career? What journalism career? Marriage maintenance? Uh, sure — what? Cleaning the house or running errands? BWAHAHAHA. I’ve got stuff to derive! Theorems to memorize!
Our second test is little over a week away, and I am determined to pass it. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to go. All this blogging is keeping me from learning how to apply the chain rule.
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