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Hi aska,

I want to get into med school and to do that i need to keep my GPA up. I think I can manage physics, but the co req of PHY131 and PHY132 are MAT 135 and MAT 136 which is a math overload. My brain cannot handle it. Still I’d like to get some preparation in physics for the MCAT. I can’t drop the courses if I do bad in them since it will leave a large hole in the amount of credits that I want. I really don’t know what to do. Please help


Hey hey

So let’s deal with the first problem: how can you deal with all the math?

Seek help, obviously!

Drop into a Math Aid Centre on campus, form a study group somewhere, get some tutoring, yada yada yada.

But if that doesn’t work, we move on: how can you deal with the “large hole in the amount of credit [you] want”?

1) Accept the fact that there is a large hole. Fair enough. It’s good prep for real life! You’ll soon find large holes in your wallet, for example.

2a) Take summer school courses! There an extra strain on your wallet buuuuut…

b) Take advantage of your program fees. Basically, that dreaded flat fee you pay every August for full-time students means that you can take anywhere between 3.0 and 6.0 FCEs. 😉

Luckily for you, I doubt you’ve actually set up your timetable yet, so just accommodate the fact you’re going to be in one hell of a math-heavy year. This means try to lighten it here and there by taking things you know won’t be too much of a struggle for you and make sure you manage your time wisely.



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