## Mathochism: Becoming independent

**One woman’s attempt to revisit the math that plagued her in school. But can determination make up for 25 years of math neglect?
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I went to office hours today before class, because I had a few questions. I’ve been going over limits again, helped by a take-home review supplied by the professor.

The problems on this review are far more challenging, and far more rigorous, than what I encountered in the book. And boy, I wish I had had it before the test! Mastering these problems would have prepared me so much better, really reinforcing my understanding of limits.

Oh well. I feel somewhat vindicated by the fact that the Calc Professor told me she wished she had given us that review during my office visit. I also felt vindicated when she agreed that the homework problems in the book are at times too simple. Read more