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Schools How much does high school contest skill improve your grades in university math?

  1. Mar 27, 2008 #1
    How much does high school contest skill improve your grades in university math courses? Currently I find that all the contest tricks that I've learned play almost no role in my university courses, and studying my textbooks is all that matters now. Any clever thinking I had for those contests is just not helping me much in my topology proofs, for example, at least not directly.
     
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  3. Mar 27, 2008 #2

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    It sounds like you've answered your own question.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2008 #3
    That's my opinion only.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2008 #4
    The tricks themselves don't really help, however the problem solving skills learned helps tremendously.
     
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