remembering mathematics..... Is it normal to forget a lot of what you learned as an undergraduate? I'm sure that pretty soon I will have to take the graduate math exam to go to grad schoool for math, but what I am afraid of is that I forget a lot of the material I learned as an undergraduate. I have gotten really good grades as a student, but after not doing some of the material for over 3-4 years I have forgotten much. Stuff like linear algebra, analysis, topology, combinatorics etc. I haven't done since I was a freshman, sophmore, or junior. I feel as an undergraduate the aim is exposure to as many fields as possible, not to specialize in one area, so tons of concepts are crammed in but forgotten after the final exam is done. Did or does anyone else have this problem? I don't have a photographic memory, so I was wondering what is/are the most important things to learn as an undergraduate.