We're about to have a test over logarithms in my Algebra II class. How can we have a test when the teacher barely taught the concept? I don't get how to do them. We did some worksheets, but nothing out of the textbook. I'm really busy with track and football practice, so I can't make it to the teacher's tutorials. Help! - High School Junior
Please realize that you are responsible for your education. Don't wait on the teacher to make it happen for you. You possess all of the tools to understand logarithms. You can read. You have a textbook. You have time.
Get used to learning on your own. When you go to college or get a job, your professor or manager will not spoon-feed information to you. Follow these steps to use your textbook as a resource:
1. Read one lesson at a time. Generally, logarithms will comprise 1 chapter of an Algebra II textbook. The chapter will include about 5 lessons.
2. After you read the lesson, assign yourself some homework. Choose exercises with answers at the back of the book.
3. Practice your "homework" exercises until you understand the concept. Be honest with yourself.
4. Seek help. During class, ask the teacher specific questions about difficult exercises.