Solving and understanding a mathematical problem, at any level, provides a great sense of personal achievement. Unfortunately, it can also be an extremely frustrating process, often leaving people doubting their ability to “get it”. This section provides various study tips and techniques that may help overcome many of the barriers that often develop when studying mathematics.
Everyone has various study methods that work for them. The following are guides, not set rules, but they may help you to build upon and develop your existing techniques. Some general tips are provided along with more specific techniques (for maths) on reading, writing, problem solving, revision and exam skills on subsequent pages. For further tips and advice please feel free to contact the Maths Support Service.