This is my first semester taking courses by distance, and although I'm not a fan of cramming, managing time has been an issue. I have two tests in the near, but not super-near, future and I'd like to get through these chapters as quickly as possible whilst actually learning and not just speed-reading. The problem is that I do not like to take anything in math for granted; if I skip a proof or proceed through a section without a very clear understanding it bothers me -- and with good reason. One way that I've sped things up is by placing a time limit on proving corollaries/theorems; if I can't figure out the proof in the allotted time, I will pretend that "This proof is beyond the scope of this course" is written where the proof should be and content myself with "someone has proven it somewhere." After all, it's not like I'm breaking new ground. I did some planning today and I have to cover pages at about 20 minutes per page. Can I do it, or is my "math problem" a riddle even Oedipus, with Euclid's help, couldn't solve?