This is something that would have made me a successful math student waaay faster.
I wasn’t a math guy in high school. My math score was only as high as I could count. Low I tell you. LOWWW. (Yes… that is partially a joke. But it was pretty embarrassing some semesters.)
Eventually, mostly through stubbornly difficult work, I was able to improve the grade.
And naturally, years later, when I know longer needed to be so skilled in math… I learned how to get really good at math. After learning it, I was able to train myself into feeling more like I had a natural gift for mathematics.
And that’s why I dare call it – a weapon of math destruction.
This is dedicated to all you technical students reading Smart Student Secrets. Active recall isn’t just for memorizing long lists anymore.
And a special thanks to Eduardo for the idea of this article. This doesn’t hit every point Eduardo recommended but I didn’t want to create a 2 hour read. I’m going to add more over the next few weeks.
I’d love to hear what you all think!
Let me tell you (an inappropriate) true story…
It was high school Spanish class…
I was a Senior in a class of Sophomores. There was one other Senior in the class. Best of all –
She was smokin’ (as the old folk say.) She was gorgeous. 10 out of 10. Tight jeans. And she always sat right in front of me in class (gulp.)
We were the only Seniors in the class. By default… that made me the coolest guy there… And trust me… I’m never the coolest guy there.
But we’d talk. Sometimes in class she’d lean over. I’d continue to pretend me importa la espanol stuff pero… Seriousamente… 😛
Sure… I’d show up to class. But my brain rarely stuck around for the lecture. And that’s why you might not be surprised I was getting a C- in class.
It’s funny how that stuff that distracted me in highschool wasn’t so problematic in college where I took a double course load and still scored near the top of my class…
You don’t need to be perfect to score near perfect.
You just need to know how…