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Background Knowledge

  1. When you took the class previously, did it feel like the instructor expected you to know concepts that you did not know?  
  2. Do you feel confident in your background knowledge for this class?  

If you answered "yes" to one of the above questions, your comfort level with the knowledge may be a factor in your success. Consider the following strategies:

  1. Retake the prerequisite course to refresh your knowledge of the material.
    (This may require an override from an achievement coach.)
  2. Study the prerequisite material on your own before retaking the class.
  3. Utilize CNM's tutoring services during the class.
  4. Visit the instructor during office hours during the term.