good study habit
June 18, 2008 3:25pm CST
i have an exam coming up. science. i hate science. the only problem is that i have no ability to study at all. i am the worlds best procrastinator. i really need some good study tips. how could i stay focused enough to do a good jib on my exam. i really need an a on this exam or else i am in a whole heap of trouble.
• United States
19 Jun 08
Well, I am ging to be a High School Freshman this Fall. This past year, whenever i had a Science test, the day before, i'd bring home all my books and say "i'm gonna study all night" but then i end up watching tv and going tv without even opening my book. One week in science class i barely paid attention during class, but i studied hard at home and got a 100. My house is a perticularly noisy one, so when i want to study or even just read a good book, I go in to my bathroom, shut the door put the fan on and study (or read). I can't hear anything outside of the bathroom and it helps me a lot.
18 Jun 08
what i do is to find a good place to study, but not too relaxing such as the bedroom, i like some areas in a park where i can hear some noise but still i still can concentrate to study. then, i make acronyms for the things that i'm going to review this way it will be a lot easier to memorize, example DEN D-don't E-expect N-nothing, things like that. sometimes, i sleep early at night and wake up early in the morning, 3am - 5am (depending on how thick is the review material), you can easily review and memorize it because you are still fresh, you still don't have anything about when you wake up. good luck.
• United States
18 Jun 08
This is what I used to do...if it was terms I needed to learn...then I would take a sheet of notebook paper and fold it in half...on one side I would write the term and on the other the definition. And then I owuld take the first five and memorize the terms and deifnition and move down the list like that...it is convienent with the paper because you can fold it up and keep it with you, even at work.... I also would take certain areas that I knew I was not strong at and write them down also on paper....scrap paper numerous times and quiz myself by memory....I did htis for an anthropolgy final...if I made an A on the final I made an A in the class....well needless to say I studied so hard that I felt ill about it and on test day I felt like it was pointless because I knew all the answers....frustration more really. Flash cards are helpful this way too. I always used these techniques with the classes I hated....I also would type up some notes from the chapters and print them out to study. Good luck on the exam.