This is really helpful, and quite true. When I decided I was going to go back to school, the first thing I did was start re-capping on my math skills. If you are confident in the base knowledge you have, it’s a lot easier to build off that foundation.
Check out this post by MIT almost perfect-scorer, on how to study. His secret is to study the material in advance, before the lessons even start! This is really a useful strategy, if implemented correctly. Imagine being in Primary 3 and already knowing the Primary 4 syllabus! Primary 3 Math will be a breeze then. This is one of the reasons why China students are so good at Math – they have already studied it back in China, where the Math syllabus is more advanced!
Do try out this strategy if you are really motivated to improve in your studies. The prime time to do this is during the June and December holidays – take some time to read ahead what is going to be learnt during the next semester.
This is an excerpt of the thread:
I graduated from MIT with a GPA of 4.8 (out of 5.0) in…
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