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Learning by coming back to a topic

mattd1688mattd1688 Registered User Posts: 660 Member
edited January 2006 in College Confidential Cafe
Does anyone on here not really get a topic until they come back to it atleast like a week or two later. I like read something and then most of the time I have no clue what it is, or I struggle to get by it, but then if I try it again a few weeks later, I get it and it seems a lot more straight forward. THe most recent example is solids of revolutions and work based on the integrals of density and height functions.

Other examples, which got me a lot more lost
modular congruences, euler and hamilton graphs.

Im hoping that if I ever go back to it, I will have the slightest clue about "linear nonhomogeneous recurrence relations with constant coefficients"
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Replies to: Learning by coming back to a topic

  • mruncleramosmruncleramos Registered User Posts: 320 Junior Member
    Contrary to what you would expect, it doesn't happen to anyone here. Everyone on the forum, or for that matter, in the whole world - gets everything on the first reading. Number Theory? Graph Theory? Generating Functions and other Discrete Math? Psh. Too easy. Nobody ever goes back to review or let material sink in - its absolutely unheard of. As a matter of fact, I think you should go to a psychiatrist for having such crazy ideas.
  • lil_killer129lil_killer129 Registered User Posts: 4,706 Senior Member
    Very well said mruncleramos.
  • 311Griff311Griff Registered User Posts: 1,586 Senior Member
    ^^LOL, I agree with the OP. Allowing myself time to "digest" information usually helps me learn it better. I also learn more when I take different angles, or get information from different sources, i.e. after a lecture, I'll re-read the chapter, and look it up on wikipedia or google it...then I start to get a broader understanding. After a few days or so, it sinks in better, and when I rehash what I learned, it makes more sense and I find it easier to grasp.
  • mattd1688mattd1688 Registered User Posts: 660 Member
    Ive met a few people who once they see something, they know exactly how to do it. So far I've met 3 of these people, 2 I still know, one is a teacher, the other a student.

    Other people just stick with it until they learn it or give up.
  • NoFXNoFX Registered User Posts: 3,784 Senior Member
    I only understand soemthing when I've revised something fully. (for maths and sciency stuff). For english/historyish kind of stuff, it's either I understand it right there in the classroom or never.
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