>>14869951

>it's trivial but you have to do difficult things first

the issue with 'learning' is discharging material in an orderly way and going onto the next...the point of a test is that there is a complex reputation event that ties the honesty and integrity of the testing institution a.k.a. 'school' to its judgement of your mastery of the material, namely solving some exercises and problems making use of the new definitions, lemmas, theorems, and notational conventions you just learned and have become accustomed to

when you take the test, you're essentially saying that you're discharging the material you've learned up to this point according to the grading system of the school, and that means essentially

>well, I got a B+ or an A- in that class, and that's clearly good enough, so I can forget about what I learned

It should be a mindless & mechanical process where you practice writing the contents of your mind on every available surface in your own mind simply to flex your mathematical muscles and then at the end of the semester throw everything away

>it was all trivial

and clear your mind for the next semester, putting your new playthings, your new definitions and lemmas, your new notation, all of this away in the chest of toys in your nursery