Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321955048
ISBN 13: 978-0-32195-504-3

Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Study Skill Tips for Success in Mathematics - Exercise Set - Page 7: 6

Answer

Writing step-by-step solutions to homework exercises and retaining a hard copy of all work submitted is critical because it allows you to see how a problem is solved, rather than just the answer. Keeping a copy allows you to study from it and also serves as a backup in case one copy gets lost.

Work Step by Step

Writing out your work step-by-step helps you to understand how you get a solution, as well as where you might have made a mistake. Keeping a copy is just good practice, because you can refer to it later. Instructors lose things too, and having a copy will help you review for future classes as well. Plus, it is a nice boost to be able to look back and see how much you got done!
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