Just wanna give a quick "thank you" to everyone who's given me information. Believe it or not, it all *really* made a difference. I could just tell taking my test this morning that I understood everything about as well as I did during the very first test. Not once did I have the sense of overwhelming panic that I had during the second exam (the one I failed miserably).
Don't get me wrong, my answers were far from perfect, but I at least had the general idea how to do each and every problem on the test. I'm expecting a grade somewhere in the B/C range, which is definitely a step up from an F.
BTW, I know I got the extra credit problem perfectly, which is a pretty good sign that I at least did as well as average. Gotta run now...more to come later.