pluTo_ wrote:Thanks for the wonderful website and solutions! These are great!
I was wondering what your thoughts are on subjectmath.com's video lectures, if you have any experience with them. The whole lecture series seems a bit pricey, but I was thinking on buying a couple modules on topics I need a bit more help on.
Thanks so much for the feedback!
As for SubjectMath's lectures, I have looked them over and have reviewed them before on this site. Here are my most recent thoughts:
* The modules are basically lightning-fast reviews (think bulleted notes read out loud) of the various topics, interspersed with practice questions, and concluding with a brief quiz at the end.
* The videos that I'd say are probably the most worthwhile are the Additional Topics and Advanced Module videos, especially in terms of real analysis. Otherwise, there's very little that isn't already covered by the Princeton Review.
* The practice/quiz questions suffer from the same issue that I mentioned the practice tests have -- they tend to be much harder than the actual exam. In addition, I've noticed they keep bringing up the "you only have 2.5 minutes per question" quip. Honestly, that's somewhat misleading, since many questions can be done in much less time, giving you more time to analyze the meatier questions. Not every question has to have a "trick".
* The most valuable "tricks" are pretty standard (like integrating an odd function over a symmetric interval, or finding eigenvalues of a matrix using the trace or row sums), and can be found pretty easily on existing solutions to the released practice exams.
So, in short, the videos are not bad overall, but there are much better ways to spend the amount of money that they cost. I'd really only recommend those last two videos as "hard mode practice" for if your score is already high and you're trying to gain a few percentile points.