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*don’t stress yourself out too much, first year doesn’t count towards your degree*

**Priority reading list**

All of the readings are examinable, but if you want to prioritise, here is the recommended order:

- Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7 of Pinker’s “Words and Rules”, minus places where there’s no relevance to lecture content
- Chapter 4 of Harley’s “Psychology of Language”
- Any academic paper covering something you’re not sure you fully understand. For example, if you’re not 100% clear on perceptrons, have a look at the Gurney reading

*you can pass by just learning the slides*

*the maths exams are open book, so take in past paper solutions (with an index)
as they reuse questions a lot. they might not necessarily be the same,
but they’ll likely be close enough to give you a hand*

*the key to passing is practicing*

**About the exam**

- Printable notes with all of the course material
- Twelvefold way for combinatorics problems.
- The course will follow the book A Concise Introduction to Pure Mathematics, by Martin Liebeck, 4th Ed. 015, CRC Press, £25.99
- To pass the course you must achieve an average of more than 40% AND at least 40% in the examination.
- Cheatsheet with all the notations, definitions, theorems, propositions, and examples from the textbook (condensed into 38 pages) grouped by sections: pdf, source