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January 19th, 2017, 08:48 PM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Nov 2015 From: United States of America Posts: 167 Thanks: 21 Math Focus: Calculus and Physics  Getting the most out of lecture
I love mathematics, but I feel like I am never getting that much out of lecture. Especially in Calculus 2 now. I don't know what it is, but I just can't keep up well. My brain is like always trying to fully understand everything he does and then sometimes I fall behind and then lose the professor completely. I can't imagine trying to follow him when we do infinite series. I usually go home and read the textbook and understand the example problems and then do problems. But I feel like I could have done that easily without lecture. Anyway, to get the most out of my education, what should I be doing differently to get the most out of lecture periods? I would really appreciate some tips. Thanks a lot! Jacob 
January 20th, 2017, 01:22 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Apr 2014 From: Glasgow Posts: 2,103 Thanks: 704 Math Focus: Physics, mathematical modelling, numerical and computational solutions 
I had this Spanish guy who was teaching everyone an advanced quantum mechanics and it was impossible to understand him. To get through that, I 1. made sure I wrote down everything and compared my notes to my friend's 2. got a textbook and read that instead Aside from that there's not a huge amount you can do. 
January 20th, 2017, 02:39 AM  #3 
Member Joined: Dec 2016 From: USA Posts: 46 Thanks: 11 
Read the next day's material in advance. Then you can follow without falling behind. You may not even need to take notes. Plus you can more confidently ask questions.

January 20th, 2017, 11:01 AM  #4 
Senior Member Joined: Aug 2012 Posts: 1,889 Thanks: 525 
Read ahead of the lecture.


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