Is it beneficial to do one book twice or two book once or repeat the difficult questions from one book. I am asking this in context for preparing for tough competitive exams such as Joint entrance exam advanced (IIT JEE) and International Mathematics Olympiad.

Though I am a student who is self studying, I can phrase this question as if it is asked by a teacher to make this question about Mathematics Educators (and not math student). But will this question be well received? Will this be on-topic? Any suggestions on improving the question?

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    $\begingroup$ Mind defining the 2 acronyms? $\endgroup$ May 17, 2019 at 21:48
  • $\begingroup$ @JoeTaxpayer they are popular exams. Joint entrance exam(JEE) and international math Olympiad. $\endgroup$
    – user541396
    May 17, 2019 at 21:52
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    $\begingroup$ is JEE specific to India? $\endgroup$ May 17, 2019 at 22:13
  • $\begingroup$ @JoeTaxpayer yes! $\endgroup$
    – user541396
    May 17, 2019 at 22:14
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    $\begingroup$ I learned, some time ago, that “SAT” the test used to apply to college in the US, wasn’t well known in the rest of the world. Always good to define acronyms when used. $\endgroup$ May 17, 2019 at 22:33
  • $\begingroup$ Well I know that IIT(University) are very famous and respectable around the world, so I thought JEE which is entrance exam for IIT, is also famous. Maybe I was wrong. $\endgroup$
    – user541396
    May 17, 2019 at 22:38
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    $\begingroup$ I know several IIT graduates but still had not heard of JEE until right now. For better or for worse, @JoeTaxpayer is right about acronyms on this site, since although the clientele is largely English-speaking, it isn't just US- (or India-)based. $\endgroup$
    – kcrisman
    May 22, 2019 at 13:18
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    $\begingroup$ Always expand all acronyms. This website was the first place where I encountered the term "PEMDAS", for example, and terms like "K-12" are highly culture specific, as are the shorthands for academic institutes. $\endgroup$
    – Tommi
    May 27, 2019 at 14:35


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