I've worked with hundreds of budding engineers and mathematicians. And while every student is unique, everyone I've worked with has at least one thing in common: at some point, they've all been stuck on a problem.
I can relate; I've been stuck many times as well! And while it's easy to tell students to persevere, this kind of general advice is rarely helpful. In this post, I'd like to outline a few concrete strategies to turn to when you're stuck on a problem.