nkyye

10-27-2014, 01:10 PM

I'm now a master student in a US top 40 school and aiming to apply to PHD programs after graduate. In our school, graduate student can only choose graduate level course. For this reason, I registed the Real Analysis I this term. But as it's designed for math PHD with Folland's book, I didn't do well and dropped it with a grade "W". I'm thinking of retake it in the next semester but afraid of to get a grade not better than "B". Here are my undergraduate maths grades( in a top Chinese university): calculus(A,A-,A), linear algebra(A-,B), probability and statistics(A), mathematical analysis(B,A-,B, bad, Rudin's level), ordinary differential equations(A), abstract algebra(A-), numerical analysis(A-), real analysis(C, really bad, Royden's level). I really want to take it to eliminate the bad effect of the grades in undergrade but it's so difficult to get an A competing to the PHDs( my school has a top 20 phd program in pure mathematics). What shouled I do? Should I just leave it as a "W" and choose some statistics course instead? I'm thinking about choosing Multivariable Statistics and Simulation, I'm much more confident to get As in these courses but I wonder they will be useful during the application. Anyone can give a suggestion? Thank you in advance~