I got permission from the math department at Rutgers to skip the proof-writing class… I think I must have picked up the skill elsewhere, because I didn’t feel like I had any trouble with the proof-based linear algebra and real analysis classes that would normally require the proof writing class as a prerequisite.

(The most likely places I learned the skill was from non-textbook books on mathematics and from the philosophy department’s classes on formal logic that I used to cheat on my degree’s humanities requirement.)

I don’t think this refutes my essential point, but it does add a caveat to it that might help exceptions realize when such a course wouldn’t actually help them much. I’ve never taken a course in logic, and have in fact only recently cracked open a book on FOL proper.

I got permission from the math department at Rutgers to skip the proof-writing class… I think I must have picked up the skill elsewhere, because I didn’t feel like I had any trouble with the proof-based linear algebra and real analysis classes that would normally require the proof writing class as a prerequisite.

(The most likely places I learned the skill was from non-textbook books on mathematics and from the philosophy department’s classes on formal logic that I used to cheat on my degree’s humanities requirement.)

Nice dude!

I don’t think this refutes my essential point, but it does add a caveat to it that might help exceptions realize when such a course wouldn’t actually help them much. I’ve never taken a course in logic, and have in fact only recently cracked open a book on FOL proper.