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Math Study Strategies:


Jan could be in for a rude awakening. Calculus 1110 is a different beast than high school mathematics – including AP Calculus. Note taking may have been a sufficient strategy in high school – memorize the information, solve the kinds of problems in question, and regurgitate the solution when asked. Calculus 1110 is structured, intentionally, to make such a strategy impossible. There is growing evidence that note taking can actually reduce retention of information for many people. In short, taking notes in class may inhibit how well you understand the material. 

< <  In the Math Support Center, we often see students with exceptionally detailed and organized notes. Yet they still have great difficulty understanding what is being asked of them on homework assignments and exams. Our observation is that for many students,taking notes, is an unproductive act of procrastination. Students do not retain information from their time class — They were too busy paying attention to their notes. This can lead to frustration with the professor for poor presentation, perhaps reduced attendance in class and continued deterioration of success in the class. Read on for a another strategy which may work for you. 
> >  In the Math Support Center, we often see students with exceptionally detailed and organized notes. Yet they still have great difficulty understanding what is being asked of them on homework assignments and exams. Our observation is that for many students,taking notes, is an unproductive act of procrastination. Students do not retain information from their time in class — They were too busy paying attention to their notes. This can lead to frustration with the professor for poor presentation, perhaps reduced attendance in class and continued deterioration of success in the class. Read on for a another strategy which may work for you. 

