I'm just starting graduate school (master in mathematics) and there we have absolute freedom in choosing the number of courses that we can attend each term. In consequence, I'm wondering what is the best strategy when taking courses:
- To take three courses and broaden fast my knowledge of mathematics but doing less problems on every course, or
- To take two courses and slow my rate of knowledge of mathematics but make a lot of more problems on every course.
I should say that I'm considering the first strategy because I want to get as soon as possible to research activities (mainly because I have seen that all graduate students are getting fast to research activities and end up their masters degree with at least one article and it is known that this is important if you want a place in the best doctoral programs in the world).
So, in terms of education and pedagogy and so on, what is the best strategy?
Thanks in advance.