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I failed. How should I study for next sitting?

I’ve received this question from a couple of students.  Here is what I suggest:

I’d go through the videos, but at a faster pace than last time.  Maybe do 2-3 lessons a day.  Don’t spend a lot of time working problems while you are reviewing the lessons.  The goal is to watch all the videos again as fast as possible so you can start working problems.  Make sure you work every problem in the seminar.  Work them twice if you can.  For ones that you miss put them in a stack and rework them.  Keep putting back in your stack untill you get them right.  When you work problems do them in groups of 5 problems.  Take 5 problems from different sections of the material (e.g. A.1, A.3, A.4, B.1, B.2) and work them under test conditions (give yourself 25 minutes for 5 problems).

James Student Questions

  1. Ed
    May 14th, 2009 at 13:49 | #1

    Hello, newbie here. I’m learing how to navigate and communicate here. I have a few questions, I’ll post them as I learn my way around.


  2. Ed
    May 14th, 2009 at 13:52 | #2

    First of all, about my FM August classmates:

    Where can I meet my classmates that are using TIA for FM August? How do I communicate with my classmates?

  3. May 14th, 2009 at 13:52 | #3

    You might be better off asking question via email or the AO discussion forum.

  4. May 14th, 2009 at 13:53 | #4

    @Ed Many of them on are on the AO that I linked to in the previous comment.

  5. Ed
    May 14th, 2009 at 13:55 | #5

    Supplemental readings: It looks like I will not have to buy any books or manuals for this course. Correct? Great! Incidentally, I will have the ASM manual, McDonalds Derivatives, and Brovermans.

  6. May 14th, 2009 at 13:56 | #6

    All three of those can be helpful.

  7. Ed
    May 14th, 2009 at 13:59 | #7


    Ok, but how do I meet my classmates here in TIA?

  8. May 14th, 2009 at 14:01 | #8

    There is no central forum just for TIA users.

  9. Ed
    May 14th, 2009 at 14:03 | #9

    @James So, no books to buy for your course. Right? Just to confirm.

  10. May 14th, 2009 at 14:04 | #10

    nothing else to buy. everything you need to pass is included.

  11. Ed
    May 14th, 2009 at 14:05 | #11


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