Hey guys! I have three years of university-level mathematics under my belt, so I though I’d share some tips on how to study maths and not die :-)
1. Actually do maths
Okay so maybe you don’t love maths as much as me, but it is a subject that anyone can succeed in with practice!
Maths is different to most other subjects. You don’t need to read/memorize many things, so don’t waste time rewriting notes or trying to cram every definition into your brain! The only real way to learn maths is to do math, so take out your notebook and do some questions until you start getting them right!
2. Stay up to date(!)
So this is probably the hardest part, especially if you have a million assignments to complete for other subjects, but if you can do it your life will be 100% easier.
I had a small large problem with falling asleep in lectures, but I found that if I was up to date and could properly follow along with what was happening in class I could keep my brain awake.
If you’re lacking in time, just do a couple of questions from the previous class and skim read your notes. If you have access, attempt at least one question from the topic you will be studying in your next class before you arrive.
3. After class
After every lecture I like to briefly review and add to my notes (~15 minutes tops). If the lecturer gives out optional extra questions, DO THEM!!
Also finish any question sheets you’re given, and if you get stuck on a particular question, try it at least 3 times, consult your textbook and google, and if this doesn’t help then go ask someone :)
Each week do one or two problems from each topic you have studied this semester. This will keep them fresh in your mind so during exam period you wont realize that you have forgotten everything and go into a mad panic.
Use your travel time! If you take the bus or train to uni/school, use that time to read over notes and example questions or read ahead in your textbook.
The best piece of advice I was given was to focus on the main topics when studying for exams. If you spent 10 lectures focusing on topic 1 and 1 lecture focusing on topic 2, you know that the exam will have more questions relating to topic 1, so make sure you understand it!
Do as many practice exams and quizzes as you can get your hands on. This will help you understand what your strengths are and what you need to dedicate more time too.
After doing a practice exam, mark it and then make a list of all the questions you got wrong. Go away and study these topics and then do another practice exam. Repeat until you feel confident!
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