When you're solving a problem or simply reading some text, what goes through your mind when you approach a symbol? Do you interpret it the symbolic name, something it looks similar to, or what it represents? Lately I'm starting to take notice to how weak my grasp of symbols is. I avoid writing/pronouncing the symbols, instead I choose to write out what it represents or if I'm working independently a variable of my choosing. Is that a harmless habit or one that needs to be kicked to the curb?