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September 21st, 2013, 01:30 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? 

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