This journal is the journal that will record my progress through the text: Basic Concepts of Mathematics by Elias Zakon It can be downloaded off the internet with a simple search on Google. I spent the entire summer doing no mathematics, and I lost my drive to doing higher mathematics. In short, the purpose of this journal is to ensure that I continue to take small steps to higher mathematics. Even though I have a course in Basic Analysis in January, it will probably not be as throughout as this. Also, this will give me the opportunity to score in my class, and to move on further into Mathematical Analysis with greater understanding. Journal Rules 1. Post a short summary of the section just read. 2. Post atleast one full solution a week. 3. Post the answers to every question. A short summary to how the answer shall be reached will suffice. Readers may correct solutions or assist in finding a solution. It would be appreciated if the readers did not post solutions to future questions. Also, to make the journal a little bit more exciting. I will post an inspirational quote from time to time. Note: I love mathematics, but I had plans to do some independent study during the summer. I was held quite busy for the summer, and I don't punish myself for that. Again, the journal is to get these plans rolling.