Skip to main content # 18.100P: Real Analysis

## Table of contents

- Course Info
- Realistic Prerequisites
- Subject Matter
- Course Staff
- Lectures
- Problem Sets
- Exams
- Resources
- Grading
- Advice to Future Students

## Course Info

Class Size | 30 |

Hours/Week | 10.0 (19 responses) |

Instructors | Qin Deng |

Overall Rating | 6.1/7.0 |

## Realistic Prerequisites

- Students recommended knowing 18.01, but had no hard prerequisites.
- Students recommended knowing how to write in LaTeX, but said that it can be learned while in the course.

## Subject Matter

- Students felt like the subject matter was theoretical, and gave them the confidence to take higher level analysis courses.

## Course Staff

- The professor and the TA were seen as approachable and engaging.
- The TAs made sure to double check students understood the material in office hours.

## Lectures

- Lectures were helpful, as students liked doing proofs together in class.
- Students learned the most from lectures and problem sets.

## Problem Sets

- Students often worked with others, and spent 5-7 hours on the assignment.
- Lectures prepared students well for the psets.

## Exams

- Exams were fair.
- Students prepared for the exams by reviewing the lectures, textbook and going over definitions and proof strategies.

## Resources

- The textbook, Lebl’s Basic Analysis, was used often by students.

## Grading

- Grading of math was noted as
**fair and reasonable**. - Grading of writing assignments was
**confusing** to some students. - Averages on exams were not released.

## Advice to Future Students

*”Go to office hours!”* *”Do the readings and make sure you review proofs of important ideas that you don’t understand!”*