Are you FOND of CRAMMING?

@tracydee (172)
Philippines
May 12, 2009 2:53pm CST
As a student, yes I am fond of cramming in my projects and exams. I just can't help it because it seems that my mind works better whenever I am under pressure. But then, educators discourage this kind of habit. I've been trying to avoid cramming, unfortunately, whenever I still have two to three weeks before the deadline, I can't seem to think of the best idea nor I can study seriously. Were you fond of cramming when you were still a student? Were you able to remove that habit as you became a professional?
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13 responses
• Philippines
12 May 09
I understand how you feel everytime I have exams that have the same deadline as some of my case studies, reports, term projects, quizzes and whatnot I cram especially when i forget when the exact date for my exam is then i'm reminded the day before the result ====== MAJOR CRAMMING!!! I won't say I'm fond of it but it seems that I often end up that way. Well I'm almost done with college so I guess it works most of the time. But I so do not recommend it if you could help it.:)
@tracydee (172)
• Philippines
13 May 09
Good for you because your almost done with college. I'm really trying my best to make my tasks done before the deadlines, I guess I need to try harder.
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• Philippines
13 May 09
yeah well I guess most students really have to encounter it wether they like it or not. Anyways good luck with your studies!! :)
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@tracydee (172)
• Philippines
14 May 09
May God bless us all. Good luck to you too.
@Beertjie (978)
• South Africa
12 May 09
I don't like to study but I suppose if I want to pass i have to study. I am 38 years old and busy with my final year. In all three and a half years I have used no other method of studying. The bad part is I can't remember anything I studied. I never failed a test before but all the info is lost as soon as I put the pen down. I have 13 days before my first exam paper for this semester adn I only started today to look at what must be done. I got a fright so I suppose that is the sign for "START LEARNING". Enjoy your study, may you get best results... Blessings
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@tracydee (172)
• Philippines
13 May 09
I also experienced that way when I tend to forget everything that I've studied after all my exams. Is that the effect of cramming?
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@Beertjie (978)
• South Africa
13 May 09
I suppose it is. You suty just to pass the paper not to remember. I think it is called storing it in the short term memory, or something like that.
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@tracydee (172)
• Philippines
14 May 09
Yes I think that's the right term too. It really matters that I am able to understand what I am studying.
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
13 May 09
I'm still a student and yes we're the same. Wahaha I can't avoid myself from cramming. Anyway, it became my habit so I guess it will be really difficult to avoid this. Hmmm yes...yes...yes....difficult Hehehe ^_^
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@tracydee (172)
• Philippines
13 May 09
It's really normal for students to love cramming. As long as we don't get failing grades because of cramming, then I think there will not be a big problem about it.
• United States
13 May 09
I view cramming as a study skill rather than a last resort. I think it definetely helps people more than they think. Whenever I cram, I always seem to get good results. It allows you to have ideas and things you need memorized very fresh in your mind.
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@tracydee (172)
• Philippines
13 May 09
Nice idea! It really helps to view things in a positive way. That was also my main reason why I am fond of cramming because I have noticed that I do my tasks better whenever I am in a cramming status.
• United States
12 May 09
I am not fond of it but I still end up doing it. I usually only do this with research papers. Then I wait till the last minute and crank out a good paper but under lots of pressure. Actually I have a final next week and I'm willing myself to study tonight and most nights this week!
@tracydee (172)
• Philippines
13 May 09
I think that's the main concern of almost everybody.People are not fond of cramming but they end up doing it. God bless in your studies!
@oyenkai (4399)
• Philippines
13 May 09
I was never fond of cramming as a student and I'm still not fond of it now that I'm working. I liked finishing homeworks, projects, any school-related requirements before their due date because I tend to forget things when I cram. Although cramming is inevitable in school, I realized that when I cram for a review, even though I do remember what I only recently studied, I forget them after the test. That's a big hassle because that means I have to study them again for the finals or the midterms :) Thanks for the response on my discussion!
@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
13 May 09
Hey Hey ! Most times when I was younger I would wait till the last night to do a project or write a paper . Sure i had some ideas , but sometimes last min helped me be more creative . Like now I like to get a little out of the way , and then the rest will just come under pressure because I know it has to get done . With my writing poetry it just comes to me and cant plan, but with freelance i do some researh and pretty much know what I am gonna do , and then do it right before it is due LOL. Some things never change I suppose
• Canada
13 May 09
The only way information can stick in my brain is if I cram! I always get the best marks when I study the night before. However, it only works for some people. Not everyone can get away with it as it depends on whether your short term, or long term memory is more pronounced.
@blanne (174)
• Philippines
13 May 09
I am still a student and yes I am very fond of cramming! Most of the time, I think my reason is that I am a lazy person. But it only goes to show that I have a life outside school! I just can't imagine myself always doing school stuff. Although I know it would totally pay off when I look for a company to work for but my life doesn't have to entirely revolve around that! And another reason is it's always great to feel a little pressured and still be able to finish it. I know most teachers disagree but I know myself better than they do. I'd be a very sad girl if all I ever do is study. :)
• Philippines
13 May 09
As a student before, I submitted my school works and projects on or before the deadline. I hate to be late and to be pressured too much in thinking ideas about the tasks. As a teacher now, I prepare my lesson plan on time, I submitted my reports to our administrator before the deadline,and I come to school on time. I planned my tasks well because I want to make everything organized and perfect. Because of this working attitude, I hate to see my pupils to be late in my class and not to submit their projects on time.
@uicbear (1903)
• United States
13 May 09
In high school and the first time I went to college I would always procrastinate and then find myself cramming when it came time for exams. I was able to get away with it in high school and was still successful. In college, I got by for the most part, but my grades were not the best. The worst part about it was the stress I would feel every time, and the regret because I knew it shouldn't have come to that. Several years later, I returned to college and was a much better student. I kept up with my assignments and readings, I went to all my classes, and even went for study sessions. When exam time rolled around, I did study, but it was a review and I felt I understood the material. The best feeling in the world, was that when I took the test I had no anxiety and no regret, because i knew i did everything I could to prepare. This time around I got straight A's and I was working a full-time job while I was attending school.
@becdmd (705)
• Philippines
13 May 09
hmm..good question...I'm still fond of cramming even now that I'm a professional...like you said I also want to feel the pressure for me to really study hard and earn good grades...but I've realized that I want to turn back time because cramming cannot allow us to have a longer memory span, unlike when you study ahead of time that's the difference. (^_^)
@modstar (9616)
• Philippines
13 May 09
Back in college, i guess you can say that i love cramming. lol! I was a lazy student and i would only do the project when the deadline is getting near. I mean i feel like i should take a break for awhile. lol! Why would i do something early which i can do in a short period of time. lol! Though of course the quality isn't good but who cares, there's always been a bias against average students.