So I’m a freshman taking an intro to analysis class and I love it but the thought process behind developing arguments to prove concepts and theorems is difficult.
I understand the basics of the logical framework I have to follow but I find that I tend to get a lightbulb moment that is followed by vigorous writing but then the idea kind of disappears and this will happen several times while working through a problem.
Today I tried something new where I had my friend act as my pupil and I would show them my thought process with diagrams and analogies. It was very fun and my ideas felt more fluid. I understand that as I take more proof based classes (this is my first) that I will become more accustomed to the thinking style but for now, how can I simulate the teaching by learning method without an actual person sitting in front of me?