Over the years, I have collected some information that I hope will help students, particularly beginning math students, to improve their study and learning habits. An important part of what you learn at college is how to learn, so that you can carry that on for the rest of your life. Find out what works for you and what doesn't.
These observations are centered around first-year calculus courses, so not everything may apply to you, but even more advanced students can benefit from some of them.
As you develop your own learning habits, please think carefully about the following topics:
- Hints on Doing Homework
- Hints on Studying for an Exam
- Comments on Collaboration
- Common Errors to Avoid (for Calculus students)
- On the Process of Learning
- On Avoiding Mediocrity
- On Perseverance
- On Education as Entertainment
The writing center is a useful resource that is available to you for your writing assignments in any class.