Unlock Your Calculus 2 Success: Your Ultimate Guide to Mastering Integral Calculus!

Get better scores and save time studying for exams and doing homework for integral calculus

Are you tired of spending countless hours trying to decipher complex calculus problems? Do you wish there was a simpler, more efficient way to prepare for your Calculus 2 exams? We have the solution you’ve been waiting for! Introducing our comprehensive ‘Calculus 2 Study Guide’, your secret weapon to conquering integral calculus. This isn’t just another study guide; it’s your ticket to transforming your grades and mastering Calculus 2 with ease and confidence. Get ready to experience studying like never before!

Dear Friend,

If you want to get better grade in your calculus 2 class without wasting tons of time looking through textbooks so you can find the formulas and steps to get your homework done… then this is going to be the most important message you read all term.

Hi, my name is Jake Osterholt. You might know me as the creator of jakesmathlessons.com and the Jake’s Math Lessons YouTube Channel where I help people solve common calculus problems and understand important calculus topics.

A few years ago, I was a math tutor at the University of Oregon. I tutored math there for 3 years while I was a student. Most of my time tutoring was spent in the drop-in math lab, where people could come and work on their homework and I would be there to answer their questions as they came up.

As I worked there and helped dozens, then hundreds of students with calculus, I started to notice something interesting…

People spend so much time scanning through their textbook and notes trying to figure out how to start so many problems.

I noticed this in my own studies too. It’s hard to figure out how to start many problems. All I would have to do for many students is point out the formula or technique they should use, and they would often say, “oh, I know how to do it from there.”

I bet you’ve seen this same thing happen to you too. So I just have one question for you: why are you wasting so much time like this when you don’t need to?

I’d Like To Introduce You To…

The Jake’s Math Lessons Calculus 2 Study Guide (Integral Calculus Cheat Sheet)

There’s a lot to learn in a typical calculus 2 course. And it’s hard to make sense of it all. I remember when I took calculus, (or any other math class for that matter) there was always so many sources to look through.

I would sit down to start studying for an exam or to do my homework and just wouldn’t know where to start. It felt like there was too much to go through.

You have a textbook assigned for the class. Which you have to cross-reference with your course syllabus to figure out which chapters you actually need to read. Because even though you have this big textbook, you really only need some of the chapters.

Then there’s the notes you take during lectures from your teacher or professor.

Then there’s notes that your instructor posts on Blackboard or Canvas.

And then you get assigned homework problems that you’ve never seen. So you end up searching Google to find a similar problem.

That’s too much to keep track of. It’s exhausting.

Well that’s exactly why I put together this calculus 2 study guide. So, everything you need to know is all in one place.

What is the Hardest Part of Calculus 2?

This is exactly the problem I wanted to solve with my study guide. The fact is, studying math is hard. Whether it’s calculus 2, or any other type of math.

It’s challenging to study for exams. One of the most common questions I get asked as a math tutor is “how do you study for a math test?”

And to be honest, I think it’s a little different for everyone. However, it’s all going to come down to one main thing. You need to be able to solve the types of problems that are going to be on the test. Which means you’re going to need to sit down and solve practice problems at some point.

I’m sure you’ve had plenty of nights like this as a calculus student already.

Imagine this for a minute. You sit down at your desk to get working on your calculus homework or to start studying for a test. You pull out your textbook, your notebook, and your pencil. And you look at the first problem you need to do.

Maybe you know exactly how to do the problem right off the bat. That’s great when that happens. I love that.

But let’s just say for a minute that you don’t know how to do it at first look. You are learning calculus after all. You aren’t going to know how to do all the problems at first glance. That’s part of learning.

At this point, you’re probably used to shuffling through notes, syllabi, textbook chapters, and the internet to get an idea of how to approach this problem or what formulas might come in handy. All of that searching takes forever, and eventually gets quite frustrating.

Maybe even infuriating sometimes.

But instead of having to go through all that, this time you just get to pull up this one single resource: The Jake’s Math Lessons Calculus 2 Study Guide. You quickly scan it and find the heading that matches with the type of problem you’re looking at.

Then you see right away what formulas you will need to be comfortable with. Right away you have some context. Somewhere to start. Which tends to be the hardest part.

So you don’t have to spend tons of time collecting formulas or looking up a guide on how to do the problem. And if the formula or the hint on the study guide isn’t enough, it also comes with a YouTube playlist showing you examples of how to apply the formulas on the study guide. You already have this collection of resources.

Right in front of you.

All in one place.

So you waste no time. You check out this one resource and see how to do the problem you got stuck on. So you can get it done and move onto the next problem.

What Do You Learn In Calculus 2?

I make sure that all of the most important and common topics learned in integral calculus were included on this study guide. That way you know it will be helpful, but not waste your time with a bunch of extra formulas you never use. Cause that’s just as confusing as not knowing what formula you do need.

Topics covered in this study guide:

  • Review of important algebra and limit properties
  • Definition of integrals
  • Left and Right Endpoint, and Midpoint Rules
  • Integral Properties
  • Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
  • Techniques for Integration
  • Improper Integrals
  • Applications of Integration
  • Differential Equations

Topics NOT included in this study guide:

  • Derivatives
  • Total distance based on a position function
  • Sequences or series other than those required for the concepts above

What are you waiting for?

I think this is the most common thing I hear people say: “I wish I started sooner…”

And trust me, you don’t want to look back at this moment and say that. I’m sure you’re trying to decide between two choices at this point: buy this calculus 2 study guide, or ride the term out and see if you really need it.

And I get that, why spend the money if you don’t need to? I’ve been in your shoes before. So let’s say you don’t buy this cheat sheet right now and you decide to wait. You keep doing what you’ve been doing and see how it goes. Maybe your grade is a little lower than you’d like it to be, but there’s plenty of time left in the term to get it up. Maybe studying just takes a little longer than it needs to.

But here’s the problem.

The sooner you grab this study guide and get started with it, the more time it’s going to save you. If you wait until the end of the term and come back, it will likely be too late to boost your grade much and you will have already wasted so much time. It won’t pack the same punch. And I’m guessing at that point, you’ll look back to this moment and wish you got started today.

I heard an interesting quote once, which I’ll paraphrase because I can’t remember the exact wording. The best time to take the first step was weeks, or months ago, but unfortunately we can’t do anything about that. The second best time to take the first step is now. Don’t miss out on your second chance by waiting any longer. Take this first step today!

Because if you grab this study guide now, you’ll have as much time left in the term to get a higher grade as possible. And you’ll save so much time along the way to spend on other classes, or just doing something more fun than studying.

Instead of looking back on this moment. This decision. And wishing you made a different decision, you’ll look back and think, “I sure am glad I started when I did.”

So please, for your future self, don’t wait.

I’ll see you on the other side, friend. Better grades, here we come!

Jake Osterholt