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Study habits
Jan 16, 2006
i have ADD. almost all the time, i cannnot pay attention when i am studying for a test. can anyone post some study habits here?
Re: Study habits
Jan 18, 2006
Sure! This is what worked for me.

Make your studying as active as possible.

When reading, underline or highlight important parts. ALWAYS read with a pencil or highlighter in hand. When I was in college, I found that the majority of exams were about the vocabulary. So highlight those words and their definitions. Maybe make yourself flashcards to study them.

Rewrite your notes, especially if they aren't neat. The bulk of most exams comes from the lectures (again alot of that will be vocab).

Chew gum when studying for an exam. Tap your foot or fiddle with a piece of clay or one of those "worry balls". Movement helps you focus. You might even pace while studying notes.

Another thing that I did that was helpful was I studied like a dog for the first exam in each subject. I took all my materials with me to the exam (book, lecture notes, etc). Immediately after that first exam, I went to a quiet place and figured out how much of the exam came from each. If almost all of it came from the lecture, after that exam, I would read the text but not spend much of my study time on it. If quite a bit came from the text, then I knew I had to study the book more. If the only thing from the book was vocabulary, then that was what I studied. Generally speaking, what the professor does the first exam is how he'll handle the following exams.

Make use of the study carrels in the library. Far less distractions there.

Never underestimate the benefit of getting enough sleep! It's difficult to study when you're sleepy and it's very difficult to do well on an exam if you're sleep-deprived.

Hope this helps!
Re: Study habits
Jan 20, 2006
[QUOTE=index.html]Sure! This is what worked for me.

Make your studying as active as possible.

When reading, underline or highlight important parts. ALWAYS read with a pencil or highlighter in hand. When I was in college, I found that the majority of exams were about the vocabulary. So highlight those words and their definitions. Maybe make yourself flashcards to study them.

Rewrite your notes, especially if they aren't neat. The bulk of most exams comes from the lectures (again alot of that will be vocab).

Chew gum when studying for an exam. Tap your foot or fiddle with a piece of clay or one of those "worry balls". Movement helps you focus. You might even pace while studying notes.

Another thing that I did that was helpful was I studied like a dog for the first exam in each subject. I took all my materials with me to the exam (book, lecture notes, etc). Immediately after that first exam, I went to a quiet place and figured out how much of the exam came from each. If almost all of it came from the lecture, after that exam, I would read the text but not spend much of my study time on it. If quite a bit came from the text, then I knew I had to study the book more. If the only thing from the book was vocabulary, then that was what I studied. Generally speaking, what the professor does the first exam is how he'll handle the following exams.

Make use of the study carrels in the library. Far less distractions there.

Never underestimate the benefit of getting enough sleep! It's difficult to study when you're sleepy and it's very difficult to do well on an exam if you're sleep-deprived.

Hope this helps![/QUOTE]I eat
Apples
bananas
kiwi fruit
pears
peaches
plums
cherrys
strawberrys
cantaloupe
and
lettuce
carrots
tomatoes
cucumbers
brocoli
and
hormone free chicken
organic eggs
organic soy milk
and drink lots of water

I basically try and stay away from any boxed and packaged foods that have unnatural chemical ingridients listed on the back.Im not saying u should do this im just saying thats what i eat and dont eat.and when i eat them i feel good.Thats all im saying im not saying u should do this.
Re: Study habits
Jan 21, 2006
Make flash cards of anything that you need to be able recognize or memorise. I've done this with formulas for math/science course, Photos of art for my art history class, definitions for my psych classes, etc

I find it much easier to whip out the flash cards at various times during the day then to study from a book or set a specific time to force myself to study. The cards also help me not get distracted since there is only one idea on each card. My mind is much more likely to wonder when I am starring at a page of definitions then if I am focused on one at a time.





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