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The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at GWU requires students to take a math course as part of the general education (G-PAC) requirements. This might seem terrible to students who don’t exactly love math. Students who feel this way should consider enrolling in MATH 1007 (specifically with Professor Dwyer). Here are 5 Expectations for MATH 1007 at GWU:

1. You have to know about politics

Many students going into this course thinking that it requires an extensive knowledge of politics. In reality, you only need to know the bare minimum. At the end of the day, MATH 1007 is a math course and the class focuses mainly on numbers.

2. You need great math skills

Professor Dwyer is an incredible professor that grades students based on effort alone, which is rare in college. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have incredible math skills. If you put in the work, you will recieve an A in this class.

3. You don’t need to show up to class

We all skip classes now and again. But skipping this class will hurt you in the long run, since the professor grades you on effort. All you have to do to get an A in the class is show up and put your best foot foward and this means not skipping class every week.

4. You need to study hard for the final

In this class, putting forth your best effort does not mean hours of studying for a grueling final exam. Professor Dwyer lets you make up your own exam question and solve it. He bases your grade on effort and thought. A math class can’t get any better than that.

5. You will be stressed

For a lot of students, including myself, taking a math class seems daunting. Taking Math 1007 with Professor Dwyer will completely ease your fears. Having an encouraging professor that recognizes students’ hard work makes all the difference.

For some students, math seems scary. But it doesn’t have to be. Try thinking about these expectations for MATH 1007 when choosing a math course at GWU.


Becca Paul

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