I'm taking College Algebra this fall (Math 111 at my school.) Math has never been my strong point and it's something that I've always struggled with a lot. School starts on September 25th, and I want to use the time before then to brush up on my Algebra skills.
I don't have the syllabus yet, but here's the course description:
An introduction to functions from symbolic, numerical, and graphical points of view. Topics include polynomial; logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities, absolute value equations and inequalities, systems of equations, conic sections, and mathematical modeling. This is a challenging and technical course primarily intended for those majoring in Mathematics, Physical Science or Engineering. It is a preparatory class for the four-term Calculus series.
Course Outcomes: Solve polynomial, logarithmic and/or exponential equations, and interpret their solutions. Connect functions and conics to their visual, verbal, or symbolic representation. Provide a detailed analysis of the graph of a function. Demonstrate understanding of the notation and algebra of functions.
So, what is the best/most important thing to study?