From students to students: How to Succeed when Solving OEP

On Time Management:

  • Start working on each problem early; don’t try to do it all in one day! o Give yourself time to study, understand, and visualize each problem.

On the PSM:

  • Follow the PSM and you will do just fine.
  • It helps a great deal in seeing what you have and where you need to go”
  • Think about the problem holistically, sketch and research before attempting any calculations.
  • First tackle problems in a way that makes sense to you, then follow the PSM to organize your ideas.

On Teamwork:

  • Work with your team.
  • Find teammates you can work with.
  • Don’t be afraid to argue with your teammates but also listen to your teammates and be open to their views.
  • Different minds bring different ideas and knowledge to the table.

On Asking for Help:

  • Talk to the instructor about the problem.
  • Ask for as much help as possible.
  • Try to solve the problem by yourself first, without talking to anyone. Ask for help only when you can’t figure out something.

On Being Flexible:

  • Keep an open mind and explore different approaches.