I'll be sitting the MAT in November and I'm currently working through the papers (or attempting to anyways). I got an AA in Maths and FM AS and have self taught C3, C4, S2. I will probably get an A*A* quite easily and find A level maths and fm laughably easy.
I'm however so used to solving the repetitive and boring A level questions that require no thinking. Now that I'm actually starting to attempt some real problems that need you to think, I'm really struggling. I know that the advice that many will give is 'practice practice practice'. I don't understand how I can practice if I simply can't make a start on the latter parts of most of the questions? Once I look at the solution, I'm usually horrified that I didn't get it because the solution is usually very simple. I'm just not, due to stupid a levels, thinking like a mathematician.
Looking through the old threads of some successful STEP'ers, they had the same issue/thoughts as me (Krollo comes to mind) - they couldn't start a lot of the questions and thought they lacked the mathematical talent to be successful. I was just wondering how these users and anyone else who initially struggled with STEP /MAT overcame this?
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