When we were freshmen, one of our teachers told us that not every enrolled student has the ability to study at university. He hinted at the fact that many of us would find it difficult to study. What did the practice show?

I myself had been in a math class at a grammar school before entering the Academy of Engineering and Economics. But many subjects were on the edge. For example, mathematics, geometry, all this was given hard and only teacher loyalty did not spoil my diploma.

The idea is that even though I studied at the gymnasium, but my abilities were average or slightly above average. In my own group, there were those who had a weaker school, and there were medalists from good schools. I mean, we had a mixed group. Some were state-sponsored, some were studying on a commercial basis.

The other question is, do you personally need higher education and why? Do you need complex subjects in an educational program such as higher mathematics, if the majority then goes to sales managers and cashiers? These are all open questions, to which there is no unambiguous answer. But finally, people take care only if you got a fake diploma.


Mathematical analysis was hard on everyone. Our teacher spoke well – as in the textbook. But anyway, we often lost the thread of his narrative at lectures. In the first two courses, we had different types of mathematics. And even with mathematical training, many topics were given not so easy. Especially the middle school students with poor training were suffering. But by the fifth year, many of them with due effort began to learn better than best from good gymnasiums.

Why did that happen? The fact is that many of the backward students who entered the commercial department had a great desire to study. Even though they started out as outsiders. But then they began to study for excellent marks, and then many of them were transferred to budget (free) training on the results of several sessions.

It is necessary to understand that the basic part of subjects in the university program is easy. It is enough to come to lessons, to communicate respectfully with the teacher, to fulfill all his requirements, and pass or exam is yours.

There are some more complicated subjects like math analysis or statistics. But here, too, the main role is not a factor of talent, but a factor of diligence.

It’s the same with coursework. It’s not so hard to make them, it’s just annoying. After all, you need to sit down, spend some time on preparation, sit for a few days, and fulfill all requirements. It doesn’t matter how personally gifted you are anymore. It’s much more important how stubborn you are


The difficulty depends on your specialty. If you go to study as a builder or engineer, there will be more complicated disciplines. If you go to study as an economist, it will be easier. Although it all depends on your specialty. For example, we had methods of socio-economic forecasting – with quite complex theory and practice.

But in general, if you don’t work anywhere full-time and if you really try, visit all the lessons and do everything you’re told – you will get your diploma in higher education.

We have mostly expelled those who did not attend classes or attended but did not do anything. The main difficulty was before the exams. When you have to take all the labs, coursework, and tests in all subjects, “to get admission”. There were times when you had to do two coursework at once, a test work in comparable size to the coursework, and all this was in a short time.

Until the fourth year, I worked on two jobs. In the fifth year, I only worked on one job. In parallel, I managed to take numerous part-time jobs and quite well studied.