The following advice has been cribbed from a course syllabus by M. J. DeLeon at Florida Atlantic University.
STUDYING ALONE OR STUDYING IN A GROUP Research by Uri Treisman at the
University of California at Berkeley
suggests that students can improve their performance in mathematics classes if they study in groups with group work being a
complement to (not a replacement of) individual study. Group work also has the advantage of promoting a blurring of the
distinctions between the academic and social spheres of students' lives. Each student in History of Mathematics should consider
forming a study group with two to five other students. Each student in this History of Mathematics class should have the phone
number of from two to five students in this class in order to find out what was missed if absent from class.
STUDYING ALL NIGHT. The following is from page 20 of the August 8, 1994 issue of Time magazine. It is unabridged.
Students who think nothing of pulling all-nighters,
take note: experiments with both rats and humans have
convinced researchers that people who get plenty of sleep are better at learning things. The brain evidently uses its
rest periods to consolidate new memories.
PACING YOURSELF. Mathematics is not suitable for cramming. Always review
the day's lecture shortly after the lecture and
begin the assigned problems while the lecture is fresh in your mind. Do a few problems every day; do not do all the problems at
once. A little bit now and a little bit later is good advice for doing homework problems.