Originally Posted by Pelto123
Handed in my problem set for the week in person to my Calc II prof today. Told him about my "embarrassing mistake" and also questioned him about the problem I did not get to. I memorized it correctly and both of my distinctly different methods for solving it were correct. Though when I brought that up he noted that we only had to do 2 of the final 3 problems. Feels bad because I did not even realize that. If I did I would have skipped the arc length problem and just done the other two instead. Would have saved time and likely gotten back to correcting the other problem.
I guess I feel better knowing that problem won't count in the sense that I know I will likely make at worst a B+ where yesterday I thought even a B- was a possibility. Though it really sucks knowing that my failure to identify with the directions of the exam was one of the big causes for me not getting a 100.
serious derp moment right there, dude.
We've all had them though, got to brush it off and move on to the next thing(I know you know, just saying). Hopefully, it will serve as reminder to double check the instructions before you start, definitely something I've messed up in the past personally.
I'm finding it hard to concentrate for more than an hour at a time on the same subject. Unfortunately, I have no "deadlines" currently, so it's even more difficult to pressure myself into continuing. I guess it's better to try and develop these skills myself beforehand, so I'll be able to rely on them when it really matters.
back to factoring rational expressions. Almost done the preliminary algebra section!