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I don't know. Doing my PhD definitely helped complement my training (to oversimplify, I went from "solve this equation by tomorrow" to "write 400 pages for the day 3 years from today"). I was also lucky that I had good teachers in high school that gave us good methods (including to care about explaining what we were doing properly) - and that I had the luxury of having the time (because I wasn't overwhelemed by the pure math content) to actually listen to them.

You can make it in the GE without really knowing how to write properly. They do try to train you some, but given all the focus that's been given to maths, (i) some people simply don't care to and (ii) people don't need to and don't bother to.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Mar 26th, 2006 at 03:07:33 AM EST
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