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Analysis class

  1. Oct 11, 2014 #1
    Since this is about my analysis class, I think this is the right place to put this.

    So, I'm a couple weeks into my class in Mathematical Analysis, and the whole class is a cure for insomnia, and I don't even have insomnia. The textbook my professor assigned looks like they liked baby Rudin, but decided to water it down to have nothing interesting in it. My professor lectures like we don't even know what a proof is. I don't want to fall asleep, because I'll eventually want a reccomendation from this professor. So, I have two questions:

    1: Are there any good methods to stay awake during a boring lecture

    2: Is there anyway I can be interested in this class? Perhaps asking my professor if she has any nontrivial problems to do.
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 11, 2014 #2
    I think it's partly in your head. What I mean is if you keep obsessing about how boring it is, that will make it seem even more boring. So, just stop criticizing it in your mind and try to make the most of it. I would let her know you're not feeling challenged. She would probably appreciate the feedback.

    Another thing is that I don't see why you would limit yourself to the material in the class. There were a lot of times in my education when I wished things were easier (granted, not so much in undergrad), so that I would have the luxury to study more on my own and follow my own path more. Go study more stuff, if there's not enough for you in class. There's never a shortage of math to learn. Quite the opposite, actually.
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