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math study skills & strategies

It is your responsibility to figure out what you understand
and what you don't understand,
and to ask for help when you need it.

Checklist of Study Skills.

In class:

On homework:

Test preparation:

Resources for When You're Stuck.

All students need help at some point, so be sure to get the help you need. When you go to office hours, your study group or a tutor, have a specific list of questions prepared in advance. You should run the session as much as possible.

Studying Math can be different from studying other subjects.

College math courses are different from high school math courses.

A college math class meets less often and covers material at a much faster pace than a high school class. You are expected to absorb new material much more quickly. Tests are probably spaced farther apart and so cover more material than before. Your homework problems may not all be corrected.

Other Resources.

Sources for the material on this page.