How Do Top
Learn topics that you are taught as
soonas they are introduced in class and learn them well in
Do your problem sets diligently and
puteffort into understanding the material.
Math requires practice if you want
tosolve questions consistently under exam conditions.
How much practice you need will dependon
your level of maturity (in Math).
Do not count on last minute
crammingright before exams to do well.
work(i.e. get you decent grades in the exams) during the first
twoyears when the material is relatively simple, but if you
don'tlearn the basics well, you might end up having trouble with
themore advanced material that will build on the basics.
It might be hard to catch up once
youhave a gap in your understanding in the early years.
The 7 most important things that
enablelearning and top grades are:
Listening carefully in class - no
justfuriously taking notes. Notes can be borrowed from friends, or
youcan refer to reference materials later. Listen in class!
Ask questions in class - don't be
afraidto ask questions. Genuinely engage the professor and
participate inclass. if you can't follow, others probably can't
Go to office hours - and engage the TA
Sleep on time
Find a good study group - ideally
peoplewho know things complementary to you, or with whom you
Stay calm before exams - don't cram,
anddefinitely try not to stress out during exams. The best way to
dowell during an exam is to stay calm before and during