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Cracking a math problem? Practicing Latin? Splitting an atom? This room is a side spot you can pop into to go back and forth on your homework problems.
I know there's a lot of smart people here so I'm sure we can help each other out!
In a past life I was a college math instructor and I still love the stuff so if there's anything in that area I can help with send me a ping!
Im an junior electrical engineering student, also available for homework help !
What is 10 x 10?
I was a nuclear reactor operator. I can help with the splitting the atom questions.
Any college kids that need help writing any papers, I'm here to help!
@Deleted User i have taken signal processing, but not the junior level class yet
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Hey guys, just wanted to quickly introduce myself as someone you can go to for academic assistance. If you need help with history, humanities, literature, or writing feel free to reach out to me either on here or my DM's.
So, it's finals today and I have a problem. I had all A's this semester, and a lot of them dropped to B's, C's, and one F... I don't know what happened, but I feel like my brain has been fried this month, it seems so hard to focus on work and study like I used to at the beginning of the semester. What can I do?
Is this burnout?
As in, physical location. Are you near a computer or a laptop when studying?
I study at my home PC, in the master bedroom
All my classes require online attention
What subjects are you taking?
Intermediate Algebra, Python, Microcomputer application (Microsoft applications) visual arts, and intermediate english
Are you finding yourself neglecting one or more subjects until the deadline becomes uncomfortably close?
Yupp, mainly with math/microsoft applications
(first year student btw)
Are you familiar with the term "context switching?"
OK, so here's what I think is happening. It's the same problem I had throughout my college years.
You're studying on your PC, seems like that's by necessity
but there are so many distractions available
Discord, Twitter, who knows what else
So as soon as the material becomes boring or difficult to comprehend, your brain seeks the easier novelty available through these other mediums
And then you jump to another subject in which you think it will be easier to accomplish something at the time.
Is what I'm saying correct?
Sounds right actually
OK, so the first item of business is to limit distractions. Here's my advice for that.
If all your study material is online, that's a big challenge. It's much easier to focus on printed material.
If you can obtain printed material, I highly recommend it. But it's not a necessity.
What you have to do is, before you sit down to study, make a list of what you want to accomplish in each course.
So in today's Python session you're going to understand the concept of generators and write some example code or complete the exercises.
And that's **all** you're going to allow yourself to do once you start
Everything else gets turned off. Use a stripped-down browser, remove all other devices from the area.
If you cheat, you're only cheating yourself.
Once you check it off, take a break. Fifteen minutes is usually ideal. Get up, walk around, rest your eyes, check your various social media, then knock out the next item.
When you context switch frequently, you don't allow yourself to build up a foundation for learning, understanding, and retaining material. It all gets flushed out as soon as you switch to some other distraction or task.
If you have an old laptop laying around, it might be worth it to do a fresh install of your preferred OS on it, and ONLY install the bare minimum you need to use it for your coursework
and take it somewhere quiet, like the library or bookstore
that way you're in a place that's not as comfortable to you. That actually improves focus in my experience.
I never studied in my dorm room. I always went to the library. But all my material was printed back then (2000-2004).
It may be a good idea for me to print out what I can for studying purposes as well, and the 15 minute break seems good, actually
yeah, it's very important to take breaks.
going for a walk was the secret sauce for me
It's going to be very difficult at first not to get distracted, but that's where the checklist will help you.
The checklist says "This is the only thing I'm allowed to do right now."
I recently studied for a math test for 12 HOURS... still did not do well on the test itself. We live in a pretty cozy neighborhood, so I could go walking.
I really like this checklist idea actually!
Right, but did you really study?
If you're checking your phone every 10 minutes, you're just treading water.
(I have two STEM master's degrees, I've been in exactly the same situation 😃 )
quick anecdote: when I was in calculus, I "studied hard"
Taking notes on all of this good information, also that is impressive my dude!
We have a library that I can use, and maybe normie starbucks might work, too
I appreciate all the advice you've given mate!
but I didn't strive to understand what I was doing. As soon as I got a rudimentary understanding, I immediately went on to other subjects or distractions
needless to say, I got rekt later on in the course because I did not have the prior fundamentals down.
So that summer, I went back through the text. I worked graveyard at a factory, and we got a few breaks every shift.
So on the first break, I would very slowly and deliberately read the explanation at the beginning of the section. Then I would write down some practice problems.
When the line went down (which happened a lot that summer), I would pull out the practice problems and work them on the scrap cardboard
so that fall when I took the next course in the calc sequence, I did just fine because I took the time to get a full understanding
it didn't take much time, but it did take full concentration. you'll see once you eliminate distractions that concentration matters much more than time spent.
I would be happy to help with mathematics (calc 2 and below), also EMT-Basic and Nursing Assistant questions as well.
I am writing a rhetorical analysis for my writing class on this video. I need to both analyze the argument and the way the speaker presents as well as determine the credibility of the information presented
Note: The primary goal here is to examine rhetoric, how effectively the speaker’s ideas are communicated, not necessarily to agree or disagree with the speaker.
But naturally I can be contrarian and present evidence against the speaker
Dude runs an NGO lol
He's jewish too I'm weak
@here Anyone know anything about bond valuation ?
If you have a floater and an inverse floater derived from your collateral, is the coupon rate of the collateral the weighted average of the floater and inverse floater?
I got 8%
I used this "
I used this as my example to go off of.
I also want to check my work on computing the dirty and clean price as well as accrued interest of another example in case you both have an idea on that as well
This is a similar example.
Lemme find my calculator
Pretty sure 8 is correct
Would just be the average
Ok good that's what i had thought
What's the other question?
3. Assume the original maturity a bond with face value $1000 is 8 years. The annualized
yield to maturity for the bond is 6.25% and its annual coupon rate is 7.5% being
semiannually paid. The bond was issued on 8/1/2015, and bought on 12/1/2017.
Compute the following:
(1) dirty price, (2) clean price and (3) accrued interest. (7 points)
I calculated 1058.76 for dirty price, 1046.26 for clean and 12.5 for accrued interest.
I understand this problem, what I don't get is how to calculate the accrued interest because I don't know how to determine the intervals of the semi annual interest payments.
Hmm. Send pic of question
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