Guess what class I took last term and what book we used? Yep....

I had Hurley 10th edition and am fairly familiar with it, so I can probably help you- just PM me. I am selling the book soon though.

My advice:

1. Study like hell. It's a bitch. I did prop. logic equations literally at least 20 hours before the final, and I still wasn't ready for it. I did all the difficult problems in the book even though I wasn't assigned them- I still couldn't finish the final (I also had an old-school/difficult prof.).

2. After you learn the 18 basic rules of replacement and implication, learn conditional and implicit proofs (CP and IP, all on back cover) regardless of whether they teach it to you or not. I made the mistake of not learning these. On the final, which was worth 50% of my grade, I was unable to finish, probably because I didn't know these rules. It dropped me a letter grade in the class.

The fact of the matter is that this class, and this book, relies on the kind of complex algebraic (left-brain-ish) reasoning and intuition that you either have or you don't. If you are like me and don't see the solutions to the problems just by looking at them and can't just suddenly understand why things go together, you have to learn things mechanistically (learn all the rules and exactly how they apply). Once you get good at seeing how things fit together with the rules, you'll be able to start sorting through the problems.

If you're stuck on a quiz/exam, just do steps even if you don't know where they are going.