MATH 101 (Integral Calculus), Section 207, 2013 January-April
- Instructor: Balazs Rath
How to prepare for the final exam?
- Check the
posted on the webpage of the Instructor in Charge about the final exam.
- Read the relevant sections of Stewart's textbook: note that the
webpage with my scanned lecture notes
also indicates the pages in the
textbook corresponding to each topic.
Also, the examples in the book are different than the ones
that we covered in class, so you might want to take a look at both the
book and the lecture notes for a diverse source of examples.
- The best way for you to prepare for the final exam is to do one or
more rehearsals: print a past final exam and solve it!
- Past exams with
solutions can be found online at the
Math Exam Resources (MER) webpage .
- Click on a year and then the pdf icon to see the MATH 101 final exam
sheet from that year. Print it, solve it!
- On the same webpage you can also find the
detailed solutions to each of the questions.
- I strongly suggest that you don't read the solutions posted on the MER webpage
before trying to solve the exams yourself!!!
- If there is a question with which you are stuck, don't look at the
solutions immediately, but click on the "show" button to reveal HINTS,
for example to
Question 8 (a) from the final exam of 2012 .
- Maybe the hint will give you the initial push that you need to
complete the answer to the question without looking at the full
- You will make the most value out of the past exams if you solve the
questions yourself, or at least try to do so before you look at the
solutions. This is the best way to come in terms with your strengths and
weaknesses, also it is very instructive to make a mistake during
rehearsal and recognizing it, and then not making the same mistake again on the
real final exam.
- Some advice on which questions from the past exams you should IGNORE
(because the course material keeps on changing over the years) can be found on
this webpage with the Sample Final Exams , created by the Instructor in Charge.
- Remember that at least 2/3 of the questions on the final exam will
be similar to
including WEBWORK and
SUGGESTED HOMEWORK problems.
- Log in to the Piazza page of our MATH 101 class
here to discuss
your questions regarding the final exam.
- Sleep well before final exam, because it will be long and exhausting.