arctanX wrote:For theory review I used only the Princeton Review book and SubjectMath.com. Then I solved any simulating test possible (4 past exam, 1 from Princeton Review, 1 from SubjectMath.com and all the SubjectMath.com little quizez). I also solved a few of REA's but it is obvious immediately that those question are too advanced for the exam.
For the test you don't need to know proofs, only concepts, main theorems and lemmas, and problem solving techniques for time efficient solutions. That is why I did not "hit the textbooks" and went directly to solving problems.
The test was a bit harder than the previous exams and about the same as the Princeton Review's and SubjectMath's. I used a lot of tricks and shortcuts for many problems and ended up choosing answers that I am 90% sure were right, but I guess that is the way to go. You don't have the time to double check your answers. I skipped problems that took me more than 3 minutes, and did not choose an answer to 3 problems altogether. The time was up just when I finished the last problem, there was no time to go over the harder problems.
As future mathematicians, we are used to 100% certainty in our solutions. However for this specific test we need to free ourselves from that burden. I went out from the exam with an ambiguous feeling about my performance, but got 97th percentile.
Judging from your post history, you seemed to have taken the GRE subject test a while back before subjectmath.com was established. This suggests to me that you are lying and are advertising the site yourself.
The site does look promising, so why do you feel the need to hide your identity? You are clearly site's creator, Gilad Pagi. Your stats indicated here are identical to the ones on your biography on various sites:viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3297&p=12704#p12704
Undergrad Institution: Not in the US
Major(s): Double B.S Math + Engineering
GPA: First in class
Type of Student: Male, International
GRE Revised General Test:
Q: 170 (98%)
V: 158 (78%)
W: 3.5 (38%)
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics:
M: 900 (97%)
TOEFL Score: 113 = R29/L30/S26/W28
Program Applying: Pure Math
Research Experience: Completed M.S, published one article
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Tutor + TA in Calculus and Linear Algebra
Applying to Where:
University of Michigan - Admittedhttps://www.udemy.com/u/giladpagi2/https://il.linkedin.com/pub/gilad-pagi/34/706/16b
I really don't want to bring you down or anything, but I am currently enrolled in your modules. If I had seen this prior to enrolling, I would have thought this was a scam. Fortunately, the lectures you provide are very helpful as I am studying for the exam. In the future, I suggest you be honest when advertising and not misleading.