The professors give calculus homework to supplement their lectures. By doing homework, you get enough practice and eventually master the subject. A significant weightage is assigned to each homework and unless you do well in it, you can not get top grades in your calculus course.

In this article, we will see how to get top grades in calculus homework with calculus homework help.

Do not miss any class.

If you miss a class, you will lose the sequence of events, so try your best to attend all the classes. If you miss a class, get the class notes from your classmates and put extra effort into understanding them.

Study the lectures notes and the prescribed textbook

Following the same notes as your teacher helps build a connection with your teacher. Also, make it a point to follow the same book that your teacher has prescribed. This way, your teacher can understand your needs better, and you will easily track your teacher. 

Build solid concepts

You must build your concepts in calculus to get top grades. Check this article for more info on the same.

Carefully understand the problem before attempting it

The first step towards solving a problem is understanding it. If you misunderstand it, you will waste your time and efforts in the wrong direction. It is better to spend a little more time understanding the problem before you attempt it.

If you want to maximize your grades in calculus homework, look at the marks allotted to various questions. If a question is given for extra 1% credit or practice, you can skip such questions. What is the point of doing questions that carry zero marks?

Solve a lot of problems

The more problems you solve, the more used to you will become. But do not solve similar problems. 

Solve problems that are unique (and not repetitive)

Solving similar problems that you already know won’t help much. You will waste a lot of time and achieve nothing. Hence, it would be best to solve a wide variety of unique problems that test your concepts and skills not tried before.

Study regularly

Slow and steady win the race. Studying in small chunks improves your knowledge gradually. Follow a to-do list and make a study schedule. Note down what you study each day, as it will motivate you to study more and more. When you write in your diary that you have finished something, it gives you a lot of happiness and a sense of achievement. In biological terms, it releases dopamine which is very addictive. 

Make short notes

Do not try to make notes which look like another book. You have to make notes for your reference and not for others’ reference. It is perfectly fine to write illegibly. In fact, students who make short notes in bad handwriting tend to do better than students who make detailed notes. Those who make clear and precise notes tend to rely on their notes, and they assume that they can refer to it whenever needed. It reduces their brain activity, and hence they tend to delay their learning by making nice notes.

You can skip note-making altogether and instead start writing down the vital formulas on a sheet of paper. Paste it on a wall in front of your study desk so that slowly and slowly it gets deep inside your brain.

Discuss calculus concepts and problems with your classmates

When you explain something to your friends, your understanding becomes clearer because your friends will tell you your mistakes. Likewise, when they describe something, and you see an error, you can point that out. It is mutually beneficial. You can also form a study group to interact with each other seamlessly. 

Try your best before you ask for outside help.

Have trust in your abilities and try your best to solve the problems independently. The more you struggle, the more you try, the better you become. You need to understand the psychology behind it.

Let us take an example. You solve an integral calculus problem, and you cannot answer it. 

Step1. For 10-15 minutes, do not look for quick answers or even similar problems. In fact, try to solve it only with the concepts and formulas that you already know, and this will help you revise things that you already know. 

Step2. Even after 10-15 minutes, if you can not solve the problem, open your book and look for hints. Hints may come from 

a. Similar problems 

b. Relevant theory and worked out problems

c. Any strategy is given in the book for similar problems

Step3. If you can still not solve the problems, search online for the same problem. You can often find detailed solutions online for free, and we suggest you have only a quick look at the hints/solutions given. This way, your brain will be active and based on the hint given, you can try solving the problem yourself. 

You can also watch YouTube videos to understand better the topics you are struggling with. 

The whole idea is to keep your brain active all the time. Suppose you do not spend enough time thinking and trying a problem independently. In that case, you will not develop the understanding and skill needed to solve complex calculus problems given in your homework or exam.

Take help little by little, just enough to save your time but still keep your critical thinking active. If you form a habit of checking the solution after the first attempt, you will never develop any calculus problem solving skills. 

Take calculus homework help only as a last resort.

Banging your head on a wall is not going to help. If you are stuck with a calculus problem for more than an hour, it is time to ask for outside help. It is perfectly ok to ask for help from professionals who can solve your calculus homework by charging a fee

Bonus tip# Manage your time efficiently

We only have 24 hours in a day. If you waste a lot of time, you will not leave with time for things that matter.

There is a scientific study called “the 80-20 Rule”. It states that an average person spends 80% of their time doing only 20% of valuable things. On the other hand, they spend 20% of their time doing something 80% valuable. Successful people are exact opposite of this. They spend 80% of their time doing things which are 80% valuable and 20 % of their doing things that are 20% valuable.

 Successful people spend a significant portion of their time doing what is more important, whereas they spend only a tiny amount of their time doing less important things. 

For example, if you spend 5 hours every day watching movies on Netflix, which is not helpful, you will get very little time doing beneficial things. If you spend lesser time-solving calculus problems, you can not expect to become better in calculus, and hence your grades will also be lower.

So this was all about getting high grades in your calculus homework and your entire calculus course. Although we have given these tips for calculus homework help, it applies to almost all the subjects you might be studying, be it Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Math, etc.

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  • Vikram Singh

    I have an M.Tech. in Mathematics and Computing from IIT Guwahati, and I am currently doing my PhD at the same institution. I love teaching mathematics (especially higher mathematics).I like it a lot, and I keep sharing my mathematics experience by writing informative blog articles.

    I worked on Chegg as a subject matter expert in mathematics and solved more than 5000 problems before joining MEB. I have mastery over calculus 1, calculus 2, calculus 3, vector calculus, fractional calculus, calculus of variations, finite element methods, linear algebra (advanced), ordinary and partial differential equations, numerical methods, discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, laplace transformation, mathematical models, and special functions like beta function, gamma function, legendre polynomial, hermite polynomial, bessel functions, etc.