Your study habits?

United States
November 8, 2007 4:11am CST
How do you usually study? Read everything & take notes... and gradually get ready for an exam? Or do you just cram at the last minute? Or somewhere in between? I love to read, so I am so happy when I can read everything thoroughly, take notes & highlight stuff... and prepare gradually. But sometimes I have to cram at the last minute. How 'bout you?
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
10 Nov 07
Hi gwendovere! When I was in elementary and in high school I am very studious. I review ahead of time and even if there is no examination, I still read and study. wow! I make a reviewer also days before examination dates. However when I got into college, I was changed.. haha..not for the better but for he worse. I just cram at the last minute or sometimes I don't bother to review at all. I just try to answer and finish as quick as I can though even though I know the answer will be incorrect. haha.. bad girl. Good thing, i have a good stock of knowledge that I got to use somehow and I passed all my subjects and had my degree then. Take care and have a nice day! :)
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• India
10 Nov 07
well, I am from one of those, who hate to study throughout the year. Other than my tuitions, that are thrice a week, I usualy study at the last moment when my exams are on my head. I always mug up the the things just before one or two days before my exams.... first of all, I sort out my notes and highlight the important stuff in my books. Then I just start learning and muging my syllabus chapterwise!
• Malaysia
10 Nov 07
i'm more of a last minute crammer..probably the most effective method for me since i have a bad memory. for subjects like physics and chemistry, understanding the key elements of the subject i.e. theories, concepts etc usuually is enough for me and i can get through the exams without studying (and score A's too lol). for subjects like biology, cramming and memorizing is essential..thats why i got a B in the subject. different methods work for different people. so try it out and see if its your method. or else consult your lecturer/teacher sice he/she weill know the best method for you.
• India
8 Nov 07
Studying must be done in a systematic manner . It should be done in a well organized and well planned manner . I just reserve 2 hours daily for studies . And i don't have the habit of using that time for others purposes . It really becomes a habit if we do so . Studying the topics that we are taught daily at school/colleges in the right time really lessens the workload that we have during our exam times . Before i used to keep everything undone for tomorrow thinking that i can do that tomorrow - but i usually end up increasing my workload for the last 2 days before exams .
• India
8 Nov 07
i like to attend classes seriously, coz thats the place where you grasp more than you do at home you get help in grasping more than 50%there,than it will make you easy whiole stuydying at home nd secondly i like to make important notes
@ElicBxn (61039)
• United States
8 Nov 07
I was a pretty lazy student, I could get "c's" without too much effort. But the longer I was in college, the better I learned what my best plan was to study. First, I did keep up with the reading required in the classes, I took "outline" type notes during the class (back then we took notes.) That kept all the high points on a subject in the same place - tho sometimes i seemed to need more room for the notes. I did learn how the prof gave his tests and try to study "to the test" to succeed in the class. I had one prof that I had for 2 semesters and I was making a low "c" on his first tests, but by the end of the 2nd semester I learned to study "to" his exam style and was making "a's." Then, the days before the tests, I would go thru my notes and frequently rewrite some them as to what I thought were going to be the high points that the prof was going to test. I learned that going into the exams without enough sleep was just going to lower my grade, so I tried to get enough sleep during "finals week." I would ONLY study for the next day's exams the night before & review the coming exam before the exam started. Then, for the few minutes before the actual exam started I would relax. I learned that a worried, tense mind didn't remember as well as when I was relaxed. While I didn't, and still don't have any knowlege of yoga, I would doing my best, deep breaths, some actual thoughts of the class rather than the notes, before the exam started. I actually made the "special honor roll" my last semester of college.