The seminar will meet Thursdays, Noon-3pm in Skye 284 starting the week of July 29. The qualifying exam will Monday, September 23, 9am-Noon.
Aside from the seminar, my utility to you in studying for this exam is to have someone to direct your questions to, whether those are questions about algebra or about the exam itself. My email address is . If there’s an exercise you’d like to know how to do, of if you’d like someone to read over your solution to an exercise, or if you’d like guidance as to what you should study next, or if you need a shoulder to cry on or a drinking partner because you’re freaking out, just ask.
The algebra qualifying exam is just another exam, so naturally it will consist of some finite list of algebra questions for you to respond to. And your responses to these questions will be the basis by which your worth as an algebraist will be judged. So, when studying for this exam, your time is best spent doing exercises and solving problems. Here are a bunch of good exercises and problems to focus on, and resources to help with that.