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Top Study Tips for Math

Top Study Tips for Math

Elizabeth Saas |

Conquer Math Phobia Now

If you are afraid of math, tell yourself that by the end of this semester you won’t be anymore. Math phobia is a widespread epidemic in our country, so if you suffer from it, you’re not alone. However, if you need to take a math class, you can do well — even if you have historically feared math. The first step towards doing well in math is to tell yourself that you can. Follow the tips below for studying, and eventually, you’ll begin to believe it.

To Do Well in Your Math Class, Go To Your Math Class

Just because you can cut class in college doesn’t mean that you should. Especially in math. Math is a subject that draws heavily on your visual learning abilities. You need to be able to watch the professor work out equations on the board. And if you’re not there, you can’t do that. Attending class is a great first step, but it’s not enough. Take notes on what the professor says and does, and when you get confused, put your hand up in the air and ask a question. You might be the only one with your hand up, but you’re not the only one with your question.

Attend Section As Well — Make Your TA Your New Best Friend

Most math courses are taught in large lecture formats that meet a couple of times a week. If your math class is like this, then you will also have section a couple of times a week — a smaller group meeting of students led by a TA, or teaching assistant to your class’s professor. If you are bashful about asking questions in the large crowd that is your lecture, you will feel more comfortable asking them here. You should not miss section because it offers a great opportunity for more personalized attention.

Practice, Practice, Practice

Before you get to section, you should do your best with the assignments that you have. If you run into problems with your problems, you can ask your TA about them. You should also review your notes from class and make sure that you understand everything that happened. Math is a discipline that builds on itself. You need to make sure you can master every step along the way so that you’ll be able to tackle the next ones as well.

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    over 2 years ago


    The student might get more motivated if she/he knows where all math is needed. So many times kids question the needfulness of things they study. Emphasizing and pointing out the everyday applications of math may help them. Just like taking up CPR Certification Dallas, you need to be motivated because you might need it someday.

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    about 3 years ago


    If you want to be a tampa car accident lawyer you have to put in the work. You don't need advanced math skills, but you're going to need enough to get by on your undergrad.

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    over 3 years ago


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    almost 5 years ago


    This is supposed to help HOW????? some of these articles are NOT informative at all... becoming a pattern..

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    almost 5 years ago

    This does not pertain to the NCLEX at all!! I thought it would give me some helpful hints on how to improve after taking the math classes and preparing for the NCLEX....

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    almost 5 years ago


    This is great, but what happens when you are done with all your math in nursing, and you haven't did math in six years or more.

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