Supporting First-Year Mathematics Graduate Students

Benjamin Braun, Uwe Nagel, Erica Whitaker

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1925-1928
Number of pages4
JournalNotices of the American Mathematical Society
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Graduate students in UK Math are required to pass three written “prelim” exams from a list of six areas; each of these exams is based on one of our course sequences. To provide extra support and guidance to students as they prepare for their prelims, the math department pays senior graduate students to lead coaching sessions for the prelim exam areas that are in highest demand. The funding for this program was originally provided by our Graduate Scholars in Math- ematics grant and is currently funded by the Dr. J.C. Eaves Supplemental Support Fund, supported primarily by Jim and Mary Eaves. Each prelim coaching session consists of four study sessions in the weeks prior to the examinations. Each of our prelim coaches creates a set of practice problems for students to work on and provides guidance and advice about problem solving and study strategies.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics


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