>always read one chapter ahead of the course in the textbook + do research on the internet if I dont get it
>everyone thinks im really smart because I "pick up things so fast in class"
>mfw im a fraud and nobody realises how stupid i really am
You need to graduate to being several semesters or years ahead.
Next semester I'm stuck in differential equations but I'm about half way through Hatcher's Algebraic Topology text, I've worked through a large portion of D&F Abstract Algebra, finished Baby Rudin, Spivak Calculus on Manifolds, Pavel Tensor Analysis and the Calculus of Moving Surfaces, Munkres Topology, certain sections of Carl Bender's text on astmptotic and perturbative analysis.
Been talking to my professors about trying to get I to some research opportunities as of recent.
If you're actually interested you can go from fraud to real autist if you put the time in.
this is the best way to learn. Im my Human bio degree we are actually required to do this. We will be thrown straight into assessed histology labs after a 15 min run through on a newly introduced topic. If you havent learned the stuff ahead youre fucked. This is done precisey to make the point that we should have our shit together before class
Most people don't actually study outside of school. This is the only thing separating you from most other students.
I know for the first two years of college the first thing I did when I got home was immediately forget what the lecture was about and proceed to jerk off to the girl that sat 2 rows down from me, followed by 10 hours of videogames.
just started back at school after military (im 28). I am suffering the same thing. People are like "wow you are so smart" its like... no, I am just prepared because I am 18+ aka a fucking adult.
>Study my ass of
>Get good grades
>Mess up every standardized test
I assume that means I can just memorize concepts for a short amount of time; I'm fucked. And everybody in my class thinks I'm smart.