How do you study ?

@ronnyb (6125)
Jamaica
December 4, 2008 4:31am CST
Different persons have different techniques and techniques that will only work for them.Not only that if they change their techniques ,they are likely to do poorly.Some persons at the high end of the spectrum have a photographic memory which means that once they see and hear something in class they will remember always.Others have to read several times before they get what is being read.Then they test themselves to see how much they have learned by closing the book and trying to recite what is read.For some they try to learn word for word what is their notes.Some tape themselves reciting their notes and then they play it over and over ,sometime when they are going to bed. How do you study ? and how effective has your technique been ?
22 responses
@SANMAO (7)
• China
5 Dec 08
although now i am a college student but i aways want to find a most effective way to study ,because i think that what i did in my study waste lots of my precious time aways i learn some thing new i should pay lots attention after i really got it if i did not review it,it all lost amostly .sometime i consider myself is not good at study otherwise i am now a college one ,so i conclude learn skill must change as it be anytime .any situation
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@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
5 Dec 08
Well maybe you could read some of the responses here and try them out .I agree also that your technique must change now that you are in college.I think it must change in terms of intensity and purpose .Intensity because the level of work has increase in complexity and purpose in that you must now be learning things so that you can apply it when you go into the workplace.
@Zezloler (497)
• United Arab Emirates
4 Dec 08
I'm a very poor learner through auditory or visual techniques, but I'm pretty good at writing and memorizing things. If I read over something ten times, I would probably memorize it, but if I write it out just once it would help me memorize it and remember it for a long time. It helps me a little when other people test me, but only my parents because I usually explain what I learned in my language rather than English (my school is in English), which enhances my learning and helps me understand rather than just memorize. I have the tendency to first understand what I'm learning, and then memorize it through writing. While writing takes a lot more effort than simply reading over something, I find that it helps me a lot - I usually rewrite all my notes before a quiz, test, or exam. I can't study when there's noise around me, or - for some reason ;-P - when the computer is turned on right in front of me; it's very distracting. I'll move it or shut it off if I want to concentrate completely. I can't study in a completely neat area either (there has to be a small mess I made around because I'm used to it), or at school because of the noise. Another method I find which has helped me a lot is studying independently. I find that it's so much easier for me to work at my own pace rather than studying in a group or with someone else. I don't mind revising with someone, but before a quiz, test, or exam, I make it my priority to study the day before alone. =P Yep, I'm picky. xD
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@anneshirley (1517)
• Philippines
4 Dec 08
I am a good listener...so when our teacher taught us something, I will just take some notes for it for easy recall but usually, I remember everything my teacher is telling us. When I am preparing for an exam, I would wake up very early in the morning, before the sun rise, and start reviewing my notes. This way, my mind is clutter - free and I can store as many information as possible. I've always hated rote memorization that's why I always try to find out how things happened so I can study the sequence of event then learn from it. Example, in math, I will study the steps on how to get the correct answer and from that analyze the series of steps to be followed. I am not limiting myself to what my teacher tells us...I am wide reader and I always want to read topics in advance so that when my teacher discuss it, I will have a background information to it all ready.
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@Zezlol (409)
• United Arab Emirates
4 Dec 08
For most subjects I read each page of notes over and over and then recite it to myself without looking to see how much I remember. Usually after five or ten minutes I've memorized the page completely. ^_^ I can't do that for math, obviously. I just keep practicing with different questions and find my faults with the ones I answered wrong. Then I make sure I don't repeat the same mistake on other questions. What else can you do for that subject, though?
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• India
8 Dec 08
I could study at any time of the day and there was no fixed routine or time to study. Although I left my student life a few years back I can read anything for anytime if it is interesting to me. i hate writing and never wrote any topic in detail. i kept a small notbook to jot down the main points of a topic I studied. At the time of exam just looking at them helped. no need to study tehm in detail again. Also I preferred to play some music at a low sound so that i dont get distracted.
• Philippines
6 Dec 08
I took up Industrial Engineering in College, and the only life you can get out of it is passing the curriculum. My technique in studying when i was still in college is by reading everything everyday so that whenever we have a surprise exam or if it happens to be an examination week. i will not cram with the things i have to remember from school.
• Philippines
5 Dec 08
i study by understanding what im studying it really work,you can also listen to the teacher even you must understand what the teacher said.Its ok to dont study but the mportant is u must listen and understand.
@chenaiyh (228)
• China
5 Dec 08
i just can remember the things that i understand,or i will say,i just can remember sentences' mean instead of sentences,so every time i learn sth new,i need to find out what's the mean.
@sarawaken (360)
• Malaysia
5 Dec 08
I would make flash cards for all the words and theory i needed to know the definitions for and review them from time to time. Each night or day when studying or doing my homework, i do those subjects first for which i need to be alert and energetic and leave the easier, or more fun, subjects to later.A slightly less messy, but equally useless, technique is to use a pen or pencil to underline important or interesting passages. So ,I re-read the text,highlighting different passages each time.
@cyriel (5)
• Philippines
5 Dec 08
yes,each person ahve different techniques.most especially the students they have different techniques how to study there lesson.my techniques in studying my lesson is this.one week before the examination i start already my study.i just weak up in between 1:00AM-4:00am everyday and start study my lesson.why i study that kind of time?its because that time the sorroundings are so silent and you can concentrate much in your study.and i conclude that my techniques is so effective.if you want try my techniques in studying my lesson just try it.i assure you that it is so effective that kind of techniques that i have.how about you?hows your study and what techniques do you use?
@cyriel (5)
• Philippines
5 Dec 08
yes,each person ahve different techniques.most especially the students they have different techniques how to study there lesson.my techniques in studying my lesson is this.one week before the examination i start already my study.i just weak up in between 1:00AM-4:00am everyday and start study my lesson.why i study that kind of time?its because that time the sorroundings are so silent and you can concentrate much in your study.and i conclude that my techniques is so effective.if you want try my techniques in studying my lesson just try it.i assure you that it is so effective that kind of techniques that i have.how about you?hows your study and what techniques do you use?
@sunny0806 (248)
• China
5 Dec 08
here i say something about English study for non-english-speaking country. (1)remember enough english words (2)speak english following the tape (3)take part in english corn (4)speak in english at home (5)make foreign friends through network and talk with them (6)read english newspapers and magazines (7)watch international TV (8)see moives with double title(english and native word) (9)use is the most effective way to study a foreign language,you can write diaries
• India
4 Dec 08
i first read all the important questions and questions from previous exams and then look for the other topics
@taface412 (3177)
• United States
4 Dec 08
What I always did was obviously take detailed notes. If the professor repeated something twice or spent a little more time than usual on a topic I would focus on it and place a star beside it on my notes. And then follow it up by looking it upin the book. I also would make sure I knew my terms if there was a section on the exam for this...this is how I study for terms. I take a sheet of paper and fold it in half. I then write a term on one side and them write the def on the other side. I would begin by memorizng the first two, then five, thenten, so on. And I also did this with topics that had specific thins to remember. Instead of folding it in half I would list the topic on the front in block form and then on thebac of the sheet I would list the specific details in block form and study like the other. It was my best technique besides constant writing of the information.
@gracie04 (4556)
• Philippines
4 Dec 08
When i was in college, i had differen techniques but the most effective one was by reading my notes over and over again then summarizing everything i've read.. i usually study a week before the midterm and final exams.. i hate cramming, i really do!
• India
4 Dec 08
i always uesd to study in a analytical manner.first i completely read one sentence or paragraph then i will think about it and then i analyse it,finally i discuss with my friends after writing in my own words.in my view study means: study=read+understand+thinking+analysing+discussion+writing
@mrkcee (7)
• Philippines
4 Dec 08
It depends really if I'm tired or not. If I'm not tired, I usually eat first then rest for a while. Then, I study. If I have to memorize, I will read my notes over and over again. If I'm tired, I sleep and wake up in the morning usually around 3:00-4:00am and study. This works for me... I feel that my brain is not tired when I do this.
@mengrufa (239)
• China
4 Dec 08
I don't want to do something as a routine, and i am somehow a lazy man . i don't want to take much time to study because of laziness. Evey night i stay up and get up late in the morning.I just take a little to do my study. However, i don't know why i can catch the things I only meet for one time. I think it must be because when i try to remember something , i can keep a good and relax mood to do it.
• Malaysia
4 Dec 08
Must catch the "keyword" and try to "understand" it.It will help u memorize more fast and effectiveness.Don't study hard but study "smart".when tired do revision,should take a rest or do other things.It can refresh our mind.Be concentrate on ur revision and don't affect by other things..^^
• Kenya
4 Dec 08
i prefer studying late at night because of my busy schedules during the day and more importantly inspiration comes at night.