I have graduated this winter, so I have a gap semester.
I want to make use of this time to prepare myself for the qualifying exams.
My goal is at least to pass the first course for each subjects (algebra 1 and real analysis 1), which is quite realistic and doable with my current knowledge. Is it worth passing the qual exam without actually taking the classes?
(What if I miss a good lecture which could make me realize something I did not learn while self studying...
Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.