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Mathematics has always been a struggle for me. I've never come close to failing, but I need to ask a lot of questions and require extra help to get an A or B grade. If I don't take the time out to practice daily, I won't do well.

I'm taking College Algebra this semester and am working hard at it. I practice constantly (hours at a time) and lose track of time. I did really well on the first quiz, but the quiz I took today...I know I got half of them wrong. I'm really depressed about it because I think this stuff should be obvious.

I'm worried that I won't be a good chemist if I'm having such a hard time with the math. It's not that I don't study either; in fact I think I might study too much to the point that I'm tired of looking at it. Yet, I still get problems wrong. I'm not even studying trigonometry or calculus yet and that makes me really worried.

I don't ever recall having issues with math in the actual chemistry classes I took in high school. Then again, they were only high school courses.

This post has become longer than I wanted it to. I'm hoping to hear experiences from other chemistry majors; I can't be the only one who struggled with math. I don't want to give up either.

Thanks!