How to Become a Math Whiz
David Shenk: Keep working on your problem set after you get stuck. Don’t just sit and stare at it: think hard; until you’re exhausted; then come back the next day and try again. This will be uncomfortable, but that discomfort is the feeling of your brain stretching to accommodate new abilities. Shenk’s aphorism is a succinct recapitulation of my computer science education here at UCSD...