
Academic Guidance Academic Guidance  Academic guidance for those pursuing a college degree... what college? Grad school? PhD help? 
 LinkBack  Thread Tools  Display Modes 
September 21st, 2013, 02:30 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2013 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  Study technique to grasp math
Hello. So here is another thread on how to study math and understand it. I´m a undergraduate doing my 2nd year, rigth now I´m taking a discrethe math course. The thing is that I´m really trying to change my study technique regarding math to really understand what´s going on instead of just learning how to do certain problems, as I have been doing in the past. I´m spending a lot of time on definitions and theorems, writing them down, explaining all the words in them, making my own examples etc. I´ve read through these study guides and trying to adopt the ideas: http://www.collegealgebra.com/essay...athematics.htm http://sun.iwu.edu/~lstout/HowToStudy.html Also I would want to try and understand the proofs about the theorems but I find it incredibly hard to even understand fragments of the proofs and have never had any instructions on how to go about working/do proofs. But the biggest concern is the lack of time due to the high pace at which the course takes place (3 lectures/week), just reading/grasping the definitions/theorems takes up a lot of my time. And I know another problem is the lack of understanding of previous courses that stuff now rely on. So my question is how you guys go about this? 

Tags 
grasp, math, study, technique 
Thread Tools  
Display Modes  

Similar Threads  
Thread  Thread Starter  Forum  Replies  Last Post 
Math self study book  Gerrit  Economics  1  October 7th, 2013 06:24 PM 
Trying to grasp the concept  mathkid  Calculus  2  September 30th, 2012 10:59 PM 
Which math field to study?  Genericusername  New Users  7  April 16th, 2011 06:15 AM 
My Math Forum statistics case study: guess why  julien  New Users  2  December 21st, 2010 07:28 AM 
Math Formula Memorization Technique  AndyClick  Academic Guidance  9  July 28th, 2010 08:46 AM 