How do you study?

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  1. nxwing
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    I just want to know.
     
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    I find a topic that interest me, then research it for hours until I have an understanding of it.
     
  3. FAST6191

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    Study to learn or study to ace a test? How long do I have? Does the subject interest me or is there another I would really really opt for? It is all much the same but there are shortcuts.

    To ace a test I will get old tests, old pieces of homework, the syllabus and pull them all apart before playing to it and doing the full exam technique thing. In my entire time interacting with the educational system I have rarely found tests that useful as an indicator of how much someone knows so I do not like doing this. Helping with this I do pretty well with memorising books, even if the result usually comes out in my own words.

    If it is to learn something then there are three things
    1) It is said to know a science or a general subject one really needs to know a decent amount about the level above -- it is why biology concentrates a lot on chemistry, why chemistry concentrates a lot on sub atomic physics, why physics has no small amount of maths, why sociology spends some time contemplating psychology, why psychology has a fair focus on neurobiology and neurochemistry, why accounting will do pretty well at general law or economics... More generally if I want to know how to fix something I want to know how it works -- I am not one for well that widget is broken, get a new widget and install it or glue the old one back together. I might end up doing that but I will understand how the system works.

    2) Reading, lots of reading. Much like you can learn to pull apart an exam you can learn to analyse a book as well.

    3) Some practical stuff, some time physically pulling it apart, some time playing with it, some time smashing it into things I already know to see what falls out.
     
  4. grossaffe

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    I never was much one for studying. If it was a particularly difficult course, I'd work through the homework.
     
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    I open the book....

    look at a page...


    and think... fuck im screwed.
     
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    yeah. i also do that a lot. but i sometimes read everything i need to know, then i write a summary of it all
     
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    i just highlight random words with a highlighter pen.


    and later go back to it and later think... fuck im screwed.
     
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    In my room away from any other people who may distract my easily distracted mind.
     
  9. Heran Bago

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    Read the textbook.
     
  10. MarcusD

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    It depends on what kind of studying it is.

    Too big wall of text

    So yeah... attention deficit disorder can be a b**ch (in school at least), but it can help me learn stuff faster when I'm peacfully at home :teach:
     
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  11. CIAwesome526

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    well. i don't usually study. i know a lot of what they are teaching this year. school is pretty easy. i do my homework i pay attention, and when its time to take a test.... i read over every review sheet I've got in the first 10 minutes of class.
     
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    Just read the textbook, do assignments, work my way through a workbook... depends on what it is really.

    Edit: I answer this through the eyes and mind of one who's basically finished with a masters degree in science and engineering.

    Maths? You need hands on experience with that (and a lot of reading).
    Programming? Well you'll need hands on experience there as well.
    History, literature, social studies or whatever it's called: Just a lot of reading.
    Language? reading, understanding, writing, listening, speaking...
     
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    I just read my required stuff (works , notes and what not) alone in my room in quite for a set amount of time and if I am having trouble I look up resources to help me
     
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    I don't. xD
     
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    Lock all of my electronic devices in my locker at school over the weekend and overstudy the textbook at home.

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    How the upload_2015-12-11_20-42-27.png do you do that? What grade are you in? lol
     
  16. CIAwesome526

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    9th. School is easy.
     
  17. Duo8

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    I can't study shit fuck I only have 6 more months.
     
  18. Ammako

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    I don't even know how to study even if I want to.
     
  19. LittleFlame

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    i start studying... then go to gbatemp and forget
     
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  20. bannana2

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    I usually take the time to organize myself. Everyone has their own methods, but I date everything I have and put the old stuff in a folder. I keep my worksheets and lab notes separate from corrections, homework, tests etc. Once you get the time to study I suggest 3-4 hours of studying a day; read the chapter 2-3 times and do homework. Don't push yourself too hard and a good teacher never hurts. The teacher's job is to help guide you in your studying habits, and keep you motivated to learning. I have an Associates Degree and half a Bachelors degree so I know how to study by now. These are just general pointers. I have more specific ones if you need to know more.
     
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