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Carlo Miguel Velasco
06-23-2014, 01:13 PM
Well I made this thread not because I want to but I just don't want to gravedig. So I made this thread (http://www.rtsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?83991-I-need-tips-Serious-tips) to ask you people what can I do so I don't get any grades at B. You most said that I should study.

Study. I don't study always. Actually, I never studied when I have spare time, all I do is watch TV, before and now. I only study when it comes to quizzes and exams.

And when people said I should study, I was like, "Ye I do that. Well, sometimes but what I really wanted was how I should study" (I of course said it in Tagalog)

So I was really asking is how I should study. Like should I study from the internet, study like I need to memorize every single letter in our Text Book etc.

So yeah, I'm asking again how I should study.

Also, thanks for the people who replied to the thread I made.

Also, sorry for not making this sooner. I didn't want to waste 3 posts till I get 1 000, I was sleepy when I posted my 1 000 post and I was busy with real life occasions after I got my 1 000 Post.

06-23-2014, 01:31 PM
I don't always study, but when I do, I read and repeat the word/formula I want memorize until I remember it

06-23-2014, 01:56 PM
When I study, I do something that makes others cringe.... I highlight.

When in college, I took a study skills class and learned a great deal about studying. I was encouraged, for the first time in my life, to highlight in a textbook. Highlight the things teachers say during class, highlight key points in my reading, and make notes along the margins. It helped a great deal when studying. There was also a great way I learned how to take notes. Not just write down things the teacher says but how to organize them, mark notes where you are in the book, use margins as a reference point for different topics, and even how to take a test when you don't know the right answer (for example, if one of the answers is "both a and c" more than likely that's the right answer if B is completely outlandish, etc...) Hope that made sense.

I do realize my course of studying happened in the "textbook" era, and you're wanting to learn to study from the internet, and the things you read online. If I were you, I'd open up a blank Word document and copy/paste key points in your reading. Or at least, print off articles you feel are important to what the teacher is saying, and highlight key phrases to discuss in class. It is always impressive to teachers when you have done your studies and gone above and beyond. Don't forget to highlight! (In Microsoft Word, there are ways to highlight, and change out colors when you highlight! Make it visually fun, and you'll be more inclined to refer back to it again!!)

Hope this helps!

06-23-2014, 01:59 PM
1.Make things interesting. Logical arguments will not give you motivation to study. Thinking that if I study hard and get into a good university and get a good job, etc., will not interest you. Love what you do. Try to find the beauty of every subject, and most importantly try to link it with the events of your life and things that interest you.
This linking may be conscious (ie. performing chemical reactions, physical experiments or manual mathematics calculations in order to prove a formula) or unconscious (eg. You go to the park and look at the leaves. Then you think to yourself, Hmm, let me review the parts of the leaf we learned in bio class last week). Even though this might not sound the most ideal method for theoretical subjects such as English, use your creativity to make stuff up. For example try to write a story with all subjects starting with S, all objects starting with O, and no verbs containing V.

2.Manage your time. Make a weekly schedule and devote a certain amount of time per day to studying. This will also improve your grades. That amount will vary depending on whether you're in high school or college, and also varies by field of study.

3.Study in 20-50 minute chunks. It takes time for your brain to form new long-term memories, and you can't just keep studying flat out. Write notes to the side, or write questions about the text you just read. Take 5-10 minute breaks minimum and do something physically active to get your blood flowing and make you more alert. Do a few jumping jacks, run around your house, play with the dog, whatever it takes. Do just enough to get yourself pumped, but not worn out.
Make enough time in your schedule to get enough sleep. Think of it this way: If you sleep only 4-5 hours, you'll probably need to double your study time in order to be as effective as if you'd gotten 7-9 hours of sleep. Study more and sleep less? That doesn't sound like a very good deal. Get a good night's sleep every night and you'll be making the best of your study time. If you end up a little sleep deprived despite your best efforts, take a short nap (20 minutes) before studying. Then do some physical activity (like you would do during a break) right before you start.

4.Find a good study spot. You should feel comfortable, but not so comfortable that you risk falling asleep--a bed isn't a very good study spot when you're tired! The place where you study should be relatively quiet (traffic outside your window and quiet library conversations are fine, but interrupting siblings and music blasting in the next room are not).
As far as music is concerned, that's up to you. Some people prefer silence, others prefer music in the background. If you belong to the latter group, stick to instrumental music (music that has no words like classical, soundtrack, trance, baroque ) and that you're already familiar with (not something that's bound to distract you)--otherwise, your brain will "multi-task" and not be able to retain information as well.
Having the television on while you study is generally a bad idea. It can distract you a lot and suck all of the things you've studied out by making you focused on the show that is on.

5.Clear your mind. If you’ve got a lot on your mind take a moment to write yourself some notes about what you're thinking about before you start studying. This will help to clear your mind and focus all your thoughts on your work.
Try the Keywords Technique. In this simple technique, the only thing you have to do is to find the right keyword on what you are studying or doing and whenever you lose concentration or feel distracted or your mind wanders to something else, start saying that keyword repeatedly in your mind until you come back to the topic at hand. The keyword in this technique is not a single, fixed word but keeps changing according to your study or work. There are no rules to select the keyword and whichever word the person feels that it will bring back his concentration can be used as a keyword.
Example: When you are reading an article about the guitar. Here the keyword guitar can be used. Start reading each sentence slowly and while reading, whenever you feel distracted or not able to understand or concentrate, start saying the keyword guitar, guitar, guitar, guitar, guitar until your mind comes back to the article and then you can continue your reading.

6.Learn the most important facts first. Don't just read the material from beginning to end, stopping to memorize each new fact as you come to it. New information is acquired much more easily when you can relate it to material that you already know.
When you are beginning to study a new chapter, it will make the information it contains much more meaningful and easier to learn if you first take a few minutes to read the introduction, the headings, the first sentence of every paragraph, and the chapter summary to get a good idea of what the chapter is about before going on to read the chapter as a whole. (Word for word, these portions also contain more information that is likely to be asked about on a test!)
If you can, use a highlighter, or underline the most important points in the body of the text, so that you can spot them more easily when you review the material. It also helps to make notes in pencil in the margin in your own words to summarize or comment on important points. (These practices may make your textbook worth less when you sell it back to the bookstore, but it may make it worth a great deal more to you at test time!)
If the text book belongs to the school, than you can use those highlighted sticky notes, or a regular sticky note beside the sentence or paragraph.
You can also read just these portions in order to quickly review the material you have learned while it is still fresh in your memory, and help the main points to sink in.

This is also a great way to review the most important ideas just before a test, when your time is especially limited.

It's also a good way to periodically review in this manner to keep the main points of what you have already learned fresh in your mind if you need to remember a large amount of material for a longer period -- for a final examination, for a comprehensive exam in your major, for a graduate oral, or for entry into a profession.
If you have enough privacy, it also helps to recite your summaries aloud in order to involve more senses in the activity of learning, like listening to music over several channels at once. Incorporate your summaries into your notes, if there is a connection.
If you're having trouble summarizing the material so that it "sticks" in your head, try teaching it to someone else. Pretend you're teaching it to someone who doesn't know anything about the topic, or create a wikiHow page about it! For example, How to Memorize the Canadian Territories & Provinces was made as a study guide for an 8th grade student.

7.If you are easily distracted by social networking sites such as YouTube, Facebook, etc., then download the one of the available applications to instantly block some of the distracting sites on your computer. When you are done with your work, you can unblock access to all the sites as before.

8.Make flash cards. Traditionally, this is done with index cards, but you can also download computer programs that cut down on space and the cost of index cards. You can also just use a regular piece of paper folded (vertically) in half. Put the questions on the side you can see when the paper is folded; unfold it to see the answers inside. Keep quizzing yourself until you get all the answers right reliably. Remember: "Repetition is the mother of skill."
You can also turn your notes into flash cards using the Cornell note-taking system, which involves grouping your notes around keywords that you can quiz yourself on later by covering the notes and trying to remember what you wrote based on seeing only the keyword.

06-23-2014, 02:07 PM
Step #1. Go to the library or in your room... Alone.
*Step #2: Music. The thunder or rain sounds work perfectly.
Step #3: Comfort food. I often drink Milo and eat anything while I do work.
Step #4: Highlighter. Just like what Aimster said.
Step #5: Nap. If you feel like your eyes are tired, then go take a power nap. Don't proceed if you're really, really tired.
Step #6: Focus. Never procrastinate. Take all the stuff that distracts you away. Keep it in a vault only your mom knows the combination to. Then, ask her for your stuff again afterwards.

I often don't study because I listen in class. That's one of the benefits of actually participating in class, you get more knowledge and more play time.