Honest answer

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Honest answer

Post by Chem_Whale2021 » Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:45 pm

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Re: Honest answer

Post by Cyclicduck » Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:22 pm

Hell no. Of course you can understand the answers after you read them, but that is a world away from coming up with them on their own. Almost any grad student can read and understand seminal works in their field, but producing them themselves is completely different. You need to learn to embrace the pain of failing and getting stuck on your own to eventually be able to produce something meaningful yourself.

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Re: Honest answer

Post by crystal_math » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:41 pm

Well, looking up stuff on the internet is detrimental to learning. Reading and understand established ideas is not the hard part of math, it is coming up with useful ideas. That is only manageable after gaining experience by working on a lot of problems. There is no shortcut to mathematics.

*This of course applies mostly in classroom settings.

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