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5/20/2016 1:07:48 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
I'm sure there's been threads on this before, but I'm way too lazy to go look for it, so I decided to make a new one :D

People study in different ways (obviously), and some people find one thing effective, while other people have to try other methods. So how do you guys study for tests or exams (assuming you study at all)?

I've found that when I study, I pick up and remember more information when I'm walking around, even if it's just around the kitchen table or a chair or something. Why is this? Because I can't sit still. I have to be doing something, so when I try to sit down at a desk and study, no matter what methods I use (flash cards, covering the answers, getting other people to say a part and I'd say the other part, etc), I get so easily distracted because I'm not doing anything, so next thing I know, I'm tapping to my music, playing with my pencil, drawing something random, reading DDO threads, etc. If I can do anything that requires movement or energy while studying, it helps. Something like reading my notes out loud helps, reading my notes while walking around helps, etc etc.

And yes, I've tried to incorporate this into writing down notes on flash cards since that's technically doing something, but I'm just sitting there writing stuff down, so I often get distracted and take way too long to write stuff down.
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5/20/2016 1:15:46 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
I put the book on my forehead while I'm sleeping and learn by assimilation.
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5/20/2016 1:16:21 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/20/2016 1:15:46 PM, Valkrin wrote:
I put the book on my forehead while I'm sleeping and learn by assimilation.

Man, put it under your pillow. Don't you know direct skin contact can give you skin cancer?
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5/20/2016 1:16:54 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/20/2016 1:16:21 PM, Vaarka wrote:
At 5/20/2016 1:15:46 PM, Valkrin wrote:
I put the book on my forehead while I'm sleeping and learn by assimilation.

Man, put it under your pillow. Don't you know direct skin contact can give you skin cancer?

But then the assimilation pattern experiences interference and the facts get messed up.
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5/20/2016 1:17:44 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/20/2016 1:16:54 PM, Valkrin wrote:
At 5/20/2016 1:16:21 PM, Vaarka wrote:
At 5/20/2016 1:15:46 PM, Valkrin wrote:
I put the book on my forehead while I'm sleeping and learn by assimilation.

Man, put it under your pillow. Don't you know direct skin contact can give you skin cancer?

But then the assimilation pattern experiences interference and the facts get messed up.

Then at least put a clothe over your face so there's a little bit of protection, but it's not enough to mess up the assimilation pattern.
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5/20/2016 1:18:20 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/20/2016 1:17:44 PM, Vaarka wrote:
At 5/20/2016 1:16:54 PM, Valkrin wrote:
At 5/20/2016 1:16:21 PM, Vaarka wrote:
At 5/20/2016 1:15:46 PM, Valkrin wrote:
I put the book on my forehead while I'm sleeping and learn by assimilation.

Man, put it under your pillow. Don't you know direct skin contact can give you skin cancer?

But then the assimilation pattern experiences interference and the facts get messed up.

Then at least put a clothe over your face so there's a little bit of protection, but it's not enough to mess up the assimilation pattern.

Any interference is interference pal.
You wouldn't know because you're not good enough at assimilation like I am.
Lameo.
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5/20/2016 1:20:20 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/20/2016 1:18:20 PM, Valkrin wrote:
At 5/20/2016 1:17:44 PM, Vaarka wrote:
At 5/20/2016 1:16:54 PM, Valkrin wrote:
At 5/20/2016 1:16:21 PM, Vaarka wrote:
At 5/20/2016 1:15:46 PM, Valkrin wrote:
I put the book on my forehead while I'm sleeping and learn by assimilation.

Man, put it under your pillow. Don't you know direct skin contact can give you skin cancer?

But then the assimilation pattern experiences interference and the facts get messed up.

Then at least put a clothe over your face so there's a little bit of protection, but it's not enough to mess up the assimilation pattern.

Any interference is interference pal.
You wouldn't know because you're not good enough at assimilation like I am.
Lameo.

You could also try to use something less harmful. I hear that putting a clothe over your face, but not your mouth works if you put a spoon under your tongue. It apparently redirects the assimilation pattern codes back into your brain, but grounds the harmful cells that form as a result.
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5/20/2016 4:24:09 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/20/2016 1:16:21 PM, Vaarka wrote:
At 5/20/2016 1:15:46 PM, Valkrin wrote:
I put the book on my forehead while I'm sleeping and learn by assimilation.

Man, put it under your pillow. Don't you know direct skin contact can give you skin cancer?

I don't think that's how that works.
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5/20/2016 4:24:41 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/20/2016 1:07:48 PM, Vaarka wrote:

Music, a lot of music. I tend to retain a lot of knowledge so studying isn't that much of an issue for me.
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5/20/2016 4:51:06 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/20/2016 4:24:41 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 5/20/2016 1:07:48 PM, Vaarka wrote:

Music, a lot of music. I tend to retain a lot of knowledge so studying isn't that much of an issue for me.

Music <3
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5/20/2016 5:01:16 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
What is studying? Joking aside I study by not studying and paying attention in class sometimes.
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5/20/2016 6:05:42 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/20/2016 1:07:48 PM, Vaarka wrote:
I'm sure there's been threads on this before, but I'm way too lazy to go look for it, so I decided to make a new one :D

People study in different ways (obviously), and some people find one thing effective, while other people have to try other methods. So how do you guys study for tests or exams (assuming you study at all)?

I've found that when I study, I pick up and remember more information when I'm walking around, even if it's just around the kitchen table or a chair or something. Why is this? Because I can't sit still. I have to be doing something, so when I try to sit down at a desk and study, no matter what methods I use (flash cards, covering the answers, getting other people to say a part and I'd say the other part, etc), I get so easily distracted because I'm not doing anything, so next thing I know, I'm tapping to my music, playing with my pencil, drawing something random, reading DDO threads, etc. If I can do anything that requires movement or energy while studying, it helps. Something like reading my notes out loud helps, reading my notes while walking around helps, etc etc.

And yes, I've tried to incorporate this into writing down notes on flash cards since that's technically doing something, but I'm just sitting there writing stuff down, so I often get distracted and take way too long to write stuff down.

Because I am lazy, I just look at my paper, take a huge break, and look at it again hours later to test my memory. It works well, and it saves a lot of time too. It's better than cramming the whole night.
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5/20/2016 11:16:00 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/20/2016 1:07:48 PM, Vaarka wrote:
I'm sure there's been threads on this before, but I'm way too lazy to go look for it, so I decided to make a new one :D

People study in different ways (obviously), and some people find one thing effective, while other people have to try other methods. So how do you guys study for tests or exams (assuming you study at all)?

I've found that when I study, I pick up and remember more information when I'm walking around, even if it's just around the kitchen table or a chair or something. Why is this? Because I can't sit still. I have to be doing something, so when I try to sit down at a desk and study, no matter what methods I use (flash cards, covering the answers, getting other people to say a part and I'd say the other part, etc), I get so easily distracted because I'm not doing anything, so next thing I know, I'm tapping to my music, playing with my pencil, drawing something random, reading DDO threads, etc. If I can do anything that requires movement or energy while studying, it helps. Something like reading my notes out loud helps, reading my notes while walking around helps, etc etc.

And yes, I've tried to incorporate this into writing down notes on flash cards since that's technically doing something, but I'm just sitting there writing stuff down, so I often get distracted and take way too long to write stuff down.

Join the hangout tonight and I'll tell you how to study to maximize effectiveness and efficiency.
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5/20/2016 11:16:24 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/20/2016 6:05:42 PM, BlazingRodent wrote:
At 5/20/2016 1:07:48 PM, Vaarka wrote:
I'm sure there's been threads on this before, but I'm way too lazy to go look for it, so I decided to make a new one :D

People study in different ways (obviously), and some people find one thing effective, while other people have to try other methods. So how do you guys study for tests or exams (assuming you study at all)?

I've found that when I study, I pick up and remember more information when I'm walking around, even if it's just around the kitchen table or a chair or something. Why is this? Because I can't sit still. I have to be doing something, so when I try to sit down at a desk and study, no matter what methods I use (flash cards, covering the answers, getting other people to say a part and I'd say the other part, etc), I get so easily distracted because I'm not doing anything, so next thing I know, I'm tapping to my music, playing with my pencil, drawing something random, reading DDO threads, etc. If I can do anything that requires movement or energy while studying, it helps. Something like reading my notes out loud helps, reading my notes while walking around helps, etc etc.

And yes, I've tried to incorporate this into writing down notes on flash cards since that's technically doing something, but I'm just sitting there writing stuff down, so I often get distracted and take way too long to write stuff down.

Because I am lazy, I just look at my paper, take a huge break, and look at it again hours later to test my memory. It works well, and it saves a lot of time too. It's better than cramming the whole night.

You too. Join the hangout tonight and we can talk about studying.
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5/20/2016 11:50:19 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
I cram. I rarely study more than an hour for any test.
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5/20/2016 11:52:33 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/20/2016 11:16:00 PM, YYW wrote:
At 5/20/2016 1:07:48 PM, Vaarka wrote:
I'm sure there's been threads on this before, but I'm way too lazy to go look for it, so I decided to make a new one :D

People study in different ways (obviously), and some people find one thing effective, while other people have to try other methods. So how do you guys study for tests or exams (assuming you study at all)?

I've found that when I study, I pick up and remember more information when I'm walking around, even if it's just around the kitchen table or a chair or something. Why is this? Because I can't sit still. I have to be doing something, so when I try to sit down at a desk and study, no matter what methods I use (flash cards, covering the answers, getting other people to say a part and I'd say the other part, etc), I get so easily distracted because I'm not doing anything, so next thing I know, I'm tapping to my music, playing with my pencil, drawing something random, reading DDO threads, etc. If I can do anything that requires movement or energy while studying, it helps. Something like reading my notes out loud helps, reading my notes while walking around helps, etc etc.

And yes, I've tried to incorporate this into writing down notes on flash cards since that's technically doing something, but I'm just sitting there writing stuff down, so I often get distracted and take way too long to write stuff down.

Join the hangout tonight and I'll tell you how to study to maximize effectiveness and efficiency.

Aight.
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5/20/2016 11:59:05 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/20/2016 11:16:00 PM, YYW wrote:
At 5/20/2016 1:07:48 PM, Vaarka wrote:
I'm sure there's been threads on this before, but I'm way too lazy to go look for it, so I decided to make a new one :D

People study in different ways (obviously), and some people find one thing effective, while other people have to try other methods. So how do you guys study for tests or exams (assuming you study at all)?

I've found that when I study, I pick up and remember more information when I'm walking around, even if it's just around the kitchen table or a chair or something. Why is this? Because I can't sit still. I have to be doing something, so when I try to sit down at a desk and study, no matter what methods I use (flash cards, covering the answers, getting other people to say a part and I'd say the other part, etc), I get so easily distracted because I'm not doing anything, so next thing I know, I'm tapping to my music, playing with my pencil, drawing something random, reading DDO threads, etc. If I can do anything that requires movement or energy while studying, it helps. Something like reading my notes out loud helps, reading my notes while walking around helps, etc etc.

And yes, I've tried to incorporate this into writing down notes on flash cards since that's technically doing something, but I'm just sitting there writing stuff down, so I often get distracted and take way too long to write stuff down.

Join the hangout tonight and I'll tell you how to study to maximize effectiveness and efficiency.

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5/21/2016 12:08:15 AM
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5/21/2016 3:05:56 AM
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Managing one's psychology is the most important aspect of studying well. Think about when you're reading things for pleasure; they're etched into your brain without even needing to try. That's the state of mind I aim for with studying.

The problem is that people tend to get stressed out when they have an exam coming up, so they aren't quite able to get into that focused mode where everything's easy. It also fvcks up your confidence, so you tend to start doing more work than necessary, because you're afraid. Efficiency is lost.

To avoid that, there's lots of things to do. I go to the gym, I meditate, I drink a beer, I engage in some BDSM, the basics. That keeps me focused, at which point I'm able to simply read through the information, process it, and thus memorize it. The other stuff -- like whether you listen to music, or all the other bullsh!t -- is pretty much irrelevant, if you take care of your psychology.
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5/21/2016 3:06:56 AM
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At 5/20/2016 1:07:48 PM, Vaarka wrote:
I've found that when I study, I pick up and remember more information when I'm walking around, even if it's just around the kitchen table or a chair or something. Why is this? Because I can't sit still.

It helps manage your psychology. That's the key.
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5/21/2016 4:11:51 AM
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It's often easiest to study mathematical subjects such as chemistry, physics, and mathematics by doing practice problems, while it's easiest to practice non-mathematically based subjects by explaining it to someone else so it sticks in your memory.
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5/21/2016 1:46:30 PM
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At 5/21/2016 4:11:51 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
It's often easiest to study mathematical subjects such as chemistry, physics, and mathematics by doing practice problems, while it's easiest to practice non-mathematically based subjects by explaining it to someone else so it sticks in your memory.

Thank you X3
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5/21/2016 4:11:52 PM
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At 5/21/2016 1:46:30 PM, Vaarka wrote:
At 5/21/2016 4:11:51 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
It's often easiest to study mathematical subjects such as chemistry, physics, and mathematics by doing practice problems, while it's easiest to practice non-mathematically based subjects by explaining it to someone else so it sticks in your memory.

Thank you X3

Sure thing. Of course, best thing to do is listen in class :D
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5/21/2016 7:25:29 PM
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I meant to go back in the hangout last night and tell you guys how to study, but I got drunk and was in another hangout with another member instead. Sorry. Alas, here's how to not to study, and then how to study effectively.

What not to do is cram. Cramming is stupid, and even if you may retain some things in your working memory, you won't remember what you learned even two days after you've done all that work. So, you have wasted your efforts. Wasting efforts is stupid. Don't be stupid.

Another thing not to do is just read over sh!t you've read, and then read it again. That's usually how people cram, and it's also stupid. Like, incredibly stupid because it gives you the illusion of comprehension when in reality you don't understand what you've learned. So, you will study and study and study... making no progress in the way of learning, but while at the same time thinking you have learned. So don't do that either.

What you have to do to is a few things:

1. Read whatever you're reading with the intent to conceptually understand it. Basically, you want to be able to get to a point where you understand what you read so well you could explain it with simple language to someone else, with perfect accuracy. This is not skimming or speed reading. It's really taking the time to slow down, and digest intellectually what you've read. Reading like this takes more time than other kinds of reading, but it's an investment that will pay off.

2. Once you've read, you have to test yourself. Once you "get" a concept, ask yourself how comprehension of that concept would be tested in a short answer question (i.e. question requiring about 3-4 sentences to answer). Write that question out, and put it aside. Make a list of such questions. Then go back after two days or so, and test yourself with that list. Go back and compare what you wrote to what you read that helped you create the question. Then, grade yourself. Did you pass? Be sure that you do.

3. As you're writing questions, associate what you're reading with other stuff that you have learned in the course, and in real life. Organize information in a format that makes sense to you; I like graphs, matrixes, flow charts, outlines, etc. What you want to do is start out with the more general concept, then organize the information you learned about that concept beneath it, such that concepts are organized in relation to one another. Then, associate that universe of knowledge with stuff you already know, so that you can put it in the bigger picture to understand its overall significance.

4. Go back and repeatedly test yourself, over and over again, even if you know you know the right answer, to the questions you've already formed. Then grade yourself, and be honest about it.

Do this once or twice a week, and you'll be well on your way to reaching the top of your class.

NOTE: Cramming works when you're in a class with other stupid people, and in no other context. If everybody is cramming (and many stupid high school and college students do), and that's all they're doing, then the standard (mainly due to grade inflation and how professors and teachers subconsciously curve up when an entire body of students studies with the bad habits of cramming, etc.) for what counts for good work is lowered, because everyone is screwing up. In my undergraduate courses, graduate courses, and with what I'm doing now, this is how I study, and it is how all very successful students study. Anyone who says that cramming works for them is either stupid or a liar, because cramming doesn't work for anyone, because the human brain is not wired to work that way.
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5/21/2016 8:06:17 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/21/2016 7:25:29 PM, YYW wrote:
I meant to go back in the hangout last night and tell you guys how to study, but I got drunk and was in another hangout with another member instead. Sorry. Alas, here's how to not to study, and then how to study effectively.

What not to do is cram. Cramming is stupid, and even if you may retain some things in your working memory, you won't remember what you learned even two days after you've done all that work. So, you have wasted your efforts. Wasting efforts is stupid. Don't be stupid.

Another thing not to do is just read over sh!t you've read, and then read it again. That's usually how people cram, and it's also stupid. Like, incredibly stupid because it gives you the illusion of comprehension when in reality you don't understand what you've learned. So, you will study and study and study... making no progress in the way of learning, but while at the same time thinking you have learned. So don't do that either.

What you have to do to is a few things:

1. Read whatever you're reading with the intent to conceptually understand it. Basically, you want to be able to get to a point where you understand what you read so well you could explain it with simple language to someone else, with perfect accuracy. This is not skimming or speed reading. It's really taking the time to slow down, and digest intellectually what you've read. Reading like this takes more time than other kinds of reading, but it's an investment that will pay off.

2. Once you've read, you have to test yourself. Once you "get" a concept, ask yourself how comprehension of that concept would be tested in a short answer question (i.e. question requiring about 3-4 sentences to answer). Write that question out, and put it aside. Make a list of such questions. Then go back after two days or so, and test yourself with that list. Go back and compare what you wrote to what you read that helped you create the question. Then, grade yourself. Did you pass? Be sure that you do.

3. As you're writing questions, associate what you're reading with other stuff that you have learned in the course, and in real life. Organize information in a format that makes sense to you; I like graphs, matrixes, flow charts, outlines, etc. What you want to do is start out with the more general concept, then organize the information you learned about that concept beneath it, such that concepts are organized in relation to one another. Then, associate that universe of knowledge with stuff you already know, so that you can put it in the bigger picture to understand its overall significance.

4. Go back and repeatedly test yourself, over and over again, even if you know you know the right answer, to the questions you've already formed. Then grade yourself, and be honest about it.

Do this once or twice a week, and you'll be well on your way to reaching the top of your class.

NOTE: Cramming works when you're in a class with other stupid people, and in no other context. If everybody is cramming (and many stupid high school and college students do), and that's all they're doing, then the standard (mainly due to grade inflation and how professors and teachers subconsciously curve up when an entire body of students studies with the bad habits of cramming, etc.) for what counts for good work is lowered, because everyone is screwing up. In my undergraduate courses, graduate courses, and with what I'm doing now, this is how I study, and it is how all very successful students study. Anyone who says that cramming works for them is either stupid or a liar, because cramming doesn't work for anyone, because the human brain is not wired to work that way.

Thanks :3
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5/22/2016 9:26:40 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/21/2016 1:46:30 PM, Vaarka wrote:
At 5/21/2016 4:11:51 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
It's often easiest to study mathematical subjects such as chemistry, physics, and mathematics by doing practice problems, while it's easiest to practice non-mathematically based subjects by explaining it to someone else so it sticks in your memory.

Thank you X3

Re-do your homework. Try to get hold of last year's tests from older students.
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5/22/2016 12:35:39 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/22/2016 9:26:40 AM, Fkkize wrote:
At 5/21/2016 1:46:30 PM, Vaarka wrote:
At 5/21/2016 4:11:51 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
It's often easiest to study mathematical subjects such as chemistry, physics, and mathematics by doing practice problems, while it's easiest to practice non-mathematically based subjects by explaining it to someone else so it sticks in your memory.

Thank you X3

Re-do your homework. Try to get hold of last year's tests from older students.
That's how the science students do.

My science teacher last year told us to study the tests because he just c/p'd stuff from them and put them on the exam
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5/22/2016 12:57:34 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/20/2016 1:07:48 PM, Vaarka wrote:
I'm sure there's been threads on this before, but I'm way too lazy to go look for it, so I decided to make a new one :D

People study in different ways (obviously), and some people find one thing effective, while other people have to try other methods. So how do you guys study for tests or exams (assuming you study at all)?

I've found that when I study, I pick up and remember more information when I'm walking around, even if it's just around the kitchen table or a chair or something. Why is this? Because I can't sit still. I have to be doing something, so when I try to sit down at a desk and study, no matter what methods I use (flash cards, covering the answers, getting other people to say a part and I'd say the other part, etc), I get so easily distracted because I'm not doing anything, so next thing I know, I'm tapping to my music, playing with my pencil, drawing something random, reading DDO threads, etc. If I can do anything that requires movement or energy while studying, it helps. Something like reading my notes out loud helps, reading my notes while walking around helps, etc etc.

And yes, I've tried to incorporate this into writing down notes on flash cards since that's technically doing something, but I'm just sitting there writing stuff down, so I often get distracted and take way too long to write stuff down.

I don't.
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