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Webinar: Learning to learn Math

Dear All, The last webinar went off pretty well and since then I have had a good number of comments on the blog, especially post SimCAT 1, and maybe the shock that quite a few got after seeing their QA scores. I have always felt that there are two kinds of people in the world those who are good at Math and those who irrespective of their attitude towards Math never do well on a Math Test (there can be any number of sentences starting with there are two kinds of people in this world :-)) The second group somehow believes that the problem is with them. The problem though lies not with them but with the way they have been taught Math and with the way they have been tested on Math for the first 15 years of their life. Undoing that is not easy but it has to be done if Mathematical aptitude is a requirement for a particular career. So I thought I will do a webinar on how to learn Math, …

What did you learn about yourself during the first week of lockdown?

As soon as the lockdown began, the idea that I should do a piece on how to use the lockdown entered my mind and I began writing it as well but somehow I lost interest mid-way. Something inside me told me that I will be doing a post just for the sake of doing a post, I will not be solving any problem since as far as CAT Prep goes there is no problem. If anything most CAT aspirants should have it better since you have at the least been saving the time it takes to commute. I can only hope the real problem — the loss of livelihood — which affects unorganized workers (who constitute 80% of our workforce of 470 million) —  is something the readers of this blog and other CAT aspirants have not had to face. So I thought the best thing to do would be to stay silent and let everyone, including myself, respond to these ten days and in the process learn a bit about themselves. Some of you …