Feeling a little bit rusty?

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bryanwitha_y
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Feeling a little bit rusty?

Postby bryanwitha_y » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:48 pm

Is anyone else feeling more or less....out of practice?

Studying up for the GRE was one thing in flexing the mental muscles, but I'm afraid I've gotten quite rusty in the year since undergrad, and I can only hope that I can get back up to speed in the time before my grad-level classes.

Any advice? Stories? Commiserations? Share your frightened anticipation!

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Re: Feeling a little bit rusty?

Postby FNR » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:18 pm

Me too! So far, I only take my spare time of reviewing Griffiths... and God knows what would happen were I to do Jackson here and now.... :wink:

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Re: Feeling a little bit rusty?

Postby pqortic » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:51 pm

Yes, I need advice here. I cannot restart catch up on the textbooks. especially i need some prep. for Jackson before fall begins.

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Re: Feeling a little bit rusty?

Postby detunedradio » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:31 pm

I applied to graduate school the fall after I finished undergraduate, so I will have been out of school for almost a year and a half before I start up again in September.

I am so doomed. It could take months before I learn how to stop being dumb. It's gonna be a fun semester!

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Re: Feeling a little bit rusty?

Postby bryanwitha_y » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:31 pm

detunedradio wrote:I applied to graduate school the fall after I finished undergraduate, so I will have been out of school for almost a year and a half before I start up again in September.

I am so doomed. It could take months before I learn how to stop being dumb. It's gonna be a fun semester!



Worry not, detunedradio! I'm in the same boat with you here. I'm pretty sure that though we're rusty now, just a little bit of what I call "necessity" will whip us back in shape. That necessity being that we have to do well in our classes or lose our support :|

My approach to help de-rustify though is through attempting a bunch of grad school problems, twisting em around, failing to solve them, and then going step by step through the solutions, noting what I don't know, looking up that topic, and making a few notecards for each little unknown. Got a pretty good stack now, and I feel it's helped me out a lot just studying em. I at least feel like I sort of have a chance against these problems now. Sort of...




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