The math and study Information below is found in:

Study and Thinking Skills in College  by Kathleen T. McWhorter.

Student Success by Tim Walter and Al Siebert.

How to Study Math by Helen Burrier.



   1. One who attends a school, college, or university.

   2. One who makes a study of something.



   1. A group of students meeting to study the same subject.



   1. To apply one's mind purposefully to the acquisition of knowledge or understand­ing of any subject.

   2. To read carefully.

   3. To memorize.



   1. To gain knowledge, comprehension, or mastery of, through experience and study.

   2. To fix in the mind or memory; memorize


1. The first step to success is deciding what you want out of college, how badly you want it, and how hard you are willing

     to work to achieve it.


2. Studying is not easy; it requires time and conscious effort. It is often a demand­ing, challenging task.


3. Being a college student is strenuous and demanding. There is a great deal expected of you.


4. You can learn to cope with the tremendous workload of college if you develop two essential skills: organization and



5. College is very different from any other place you have worked or studied.


6. In college, learning is completely up to you.


7. The textbook is your main source for learning the subject.


8. Professors function only as guides.

   They define what is to be learned, but you do the learning.


9. Mathematics is a skill that can only be learned and mastered by doing it yourself with lots and lots of practice.

    There is no other way.


10. Take responsibility for your own learning.


11. Class time is far shorter than in high school; time is insufficient to provide numerous drills and Practices.


12. College class time is used primarily to introduce what is to be learned, to provoke thought, and to discuss ideas.



13. Instructors expect you to learn the material and to be prepared to discuss it in class.


14. When, where, and how you learn are your decisions.


15. You are responsible for your learning. How well you do it is up to you.


16. You need a regular training schedule.


17. You need a study schedule that allows you time to learn everything you need to know.


18. Mathematics is a very strict, regimented study that follows a prescribed order of events.


19. Mathematics is a discipline that re­quires regular, consistent day‑to‑day study.


20. Read all assigned sections before the class in which they are discussed.


21. Do the reading and assignments on a regular basis.


22. Reading a mathematics textbook takes more time and effort than many other types of books. Make sure you are

      understanding what you are reading.


23. When you study, you should be thinking and reacting to the material in front of you.


24. Nearly everything in the text is important.


25. Studying a mathematics textbook takes more time than reading textbooks in most other disciplines.


26. Work through each example in the text­book with paper and pencil.


27. Do as many problems as it takes for you to know what you are doing. Become really skilled in each concept.


28. Assume the responsibility for your own learning. You have to decide how much study­ing is enough.


29. Practice solving problems without refer­ring to the text.


30. Expect every class to count.  Make it a rule to attend all classes.


31. Complete all assignments.


32. Practice is an essential element in all mathematics courses.


33. Study daily. Never let your work pile up until the weekend.


34. Do not hesitate to ask a question.


35. Buy any additional material your professor recommends.


36. Regular study and daily practice are necessary efforts to strengthen your skills.


37. Learning mathematics is a process that takes time and effort.


38. Methodically read your textbook, dili­gently do the homework, make every effort to learn the mathematical skills.


39. Attending college is the most important thing that you are now doing.