Now that it's getting close to Thanksgiving, we're running a contest to hear advice you've received that you're most thankful for! This can be any type of advice and the advice with the most reactions will win!
I'm taking a 4-credit econ course (macroeconomics) for the first time and I'm not sure if I'm on the right track. I'd like to hear (possibly from econ majors or gurus) some tips on studying economics. Thanks.
Hahaha thats funny that you made this thread, I just got done studying econ for a few hours, im taking a 3 week intensive ( 3 unit class) and the professor sux, he hates what he does and I think listening to him is actually counter productive!!!! Whats working for me so far, is just skim your assigned reading at first, then read it and take notes as you read, and then review your notes when your're done.
( just to give you an example of how bad my prof is, he got 1's accross the board on Ratemyprof)
make sure you pay attention in class and write down anything the professor writes down (if they do write anything down)
besides that, you'll probably have a ton of graphs that you'll be working with - make sure you understand what causes shifts in the curves versus movements along the curve
be able to draw the shift if given a particular scenario
other than that, just read the book or slides ... some people try to approach it by memorizing, but i don't think that's the best approach. it's mostly logic once you build your foundation, so just focus on trying to think through different situations and understanding why it happens rather than trying to memorize all the different possibilities
No, it isn't. Economics is fun, interesting and requires a different train of thought than biology. I loved micro/macro economics but I didn't do so well on the AP exam. despite that, it was what interested me in business.
I would say doing problems and understanding the theories/ideas is all I can say.