1.6 Studying for the Class

Students ask me all the time “How should I study for your class?” My advice (and I think this applies to most classes, not just my class) is for you to start by studying the notes from class. The things that I have discussed in class are the things that I think are most important for you learn in this sort of class and are the material that will be covered on the exam. That said, it may sometimes be the case that you do not fully understand a lecture or the notes that you took from a lecture when you are studying (this certainly applied to me when I was a student). If there are places that you do not understand what the notes mean, then I think that is the time when you should find the relevant portion of the textbook (or supplementary notes provided here) in order to “supplement” what the notes say.