Math Study Skills

Active Study vs. Passive Study

Be actively involved in managing the learning process, the mathematics and your study time.

Studying Math is Different from Studying Other Subjects

College Math is Different from High School Math

A College math class meets less often and covers material at about twice the pace that a High School course does.  You are expected to absorb new material much more quickly.  Tests are probably spaced farther apart and so cover more material than before.  The Instructor may not even check your homework.

Study Time

You may know a rule of thumb about math (and other) classes: at least two hours of study time per class hour.  But this may not be enough!

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.  "Success in Mathematics."  Saint Louis University <online 6/11/1997>.

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