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Math Study Skills

Did you know that there are different skills needed to study math as opposed to other subjects? Do you know where your strengths and weaknesses are in math - not just the content but in the approach that you use to do mathematics? You would be surprised - sometimes as the saying goes "we are our own worst enemy." There are many surveys out there on the Internet to help you find out these things. We strongly suggest the on-line inventory at Use 'WAM" for username and "Student" for password. It only takes a few minutes and will help give you a good start on what you need to change to be successful. Then, when you are finished, read through the next page and see if you can answer any of these questions. Click on the link to find answers and specific hints or scroll down and remember them all. Remember:



These stand alone workshops are beneficial to both undergraduate and graduate students regardless of major. They are a companion to study skills topics and common questions posed by students further on our website.
Topics and schedule are as follows:

  • Why Learning Math is Different from other subjects and how to determine your math learning strengths and weaknesses
  • How to Reduce Math Test Anxiety
  • How to Improve Your Math Listening and Note-Taking Skills
  • How to Improve Your Reading, Homework and Study Techniques
  • How to Remember What You Have Learned
  • How to Improve Your Math Test-Taking Skills


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