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Rachel_
Mar 12th, 2006, 11:56 PM
I just cant seem to do it!

Any advice i desperately need to start revising soon and im soo behind i dont know where to start!!

Reuchlin
Mar 13th, 2006, 01:57 AM
I just cant seem to do it!

Any advice i desperately need to start revising soon and im soo behind i dont know where to start!!

Hey! I think there are a couple of tricks...

* Don't forget to enjoy what you're learning.

*Make studying an "event"-- it doesn't have to be boring-- get comfortable, drink your favourite drink etc.

*Make some time for rest and relaxation-- promise this to yourself at the end of a study period.

*Do work well ahead of time to give you time to get plenty of rest when you do (it's hard but it makes studying more fun).

*get up early and stick to a schedule

dementieva's fan
Mar 13th, 2006, 02:05 AM
http://www.aboutitworld.com/college-university/13313.php

416_Man
Mar 13th, 2006, 02:06 AM
If you review your notes every night, there's far less studying at the end ;)

SpikeyAidanm
Mar 13th, 2006, 02:13 AM
Study with friends, or alongside them in a place where you can't get distracted. Always works.

Reuchlin
Mar 13th, 2006, 02:14 AM
Study with friends, or alongside them in a place where you can't get distracted. Always works.

Ya, if he wants to fail.

bw2082
Mar 13th, 2006, 02:18 AM
the only way for me to get motivated is to have a deadline that's closing in.

CondiLicious
Mar 13th, 2006, 02:18 AM
Any advice i desperately need to start revising soon and im soo behind i dont know where to start!!

Picture yourself sat behind a checkout at ASDA for £5 an hour. Or even worse... picture yourself as a McDonald's employee for life.

416_Man
Mar 13th, 2006, 02:21 AM
Ya, if he wants to fail.

You = Sucks at life.

Reuchlin
Mar 13th, 2006, 02:24 AM
You = Sucks at life.
Group studying NEVER works. That's why people do so poorly first year at UNI becaue that's when they discover the "group study session"

ampers&
Mar 13th, 2006, 02:36 AM
Group studying NEVER works. That's why people do so poorly first year at UNI becaue that's when they discover the "group study session"
works fine for me. :shrug:
since when does it "NEVER" work?
can you speak for everyone? i think not...

416_Man
Mar 13th, 2006, 02:42 AM
works fine for me. :shrug:
since when does it "NEVER" work?
can you speak for everyone? i think not...

:worship: You make me want to be a 25 yr old African American woman

Solitaire
Mar 13th, 2006, 02:45 AM
I just say dive right in. I don't like studying in general but who does. The thing is it has to be done. I just lock myself in my room turn everything off and get it over with. I just don't want a bad grade or to fail, that's all the motivation I need.

No Name Face
Mar 13th, 2006, 02:47 AM
i dunno. i procrastinate a lot but at the core, i think i'm really motivated by my desire to succeed and do the best at everything possible. so you have to find your inner muse and run with it, i guess.

ampers&
Mar 13th, 2006, 02:52 AM
:worship: You make me want to be a 25 yr old African American woman
:lol:
i'm not only into black women.
i love men and women of all race and ethnicities. :devil:

Reuchlin
Mar 13th, 2006, 02:59 AM
works fine for me. :shrug:
since when does it "NEVER" work?
can you speak for everyone? i think not...
what do you study?

ampers&
Mar 13th, 2006, 03:01 AM
what do you study?
English and Communication.
what does it matter?

No Name Face
Mar 13th, 2006, 03:04 AM
Group studying NEVER works. That's why people do so poorly first year at UNI becaue that's when they discover the "group study session"

let's get real here. i agree with you, fundamentally.
however, i think it depends on the subject material. if you have a rinky dink major, then maybe you can get away with it. but if you have a hard math or science related major --- if you're studying in a group, you're likely going to have to teach someone instead of actually studying.

Reuchlin
Mar 13th, 2006, 03:04 AM
English and Communication.
what does it matter?

Well, there you go-- English would be one of those subjects where "ideas" are more important than "facts"-- thus a group setting might be good.
We're talking about cram-sessions here haha.

Reuchlin
Mar 13th, 2006, 03:06 AM
let's get real here. i agree with you, fundamentally.
however, i think it depends on the subject material. if you have a rinky dink major, then maybe you can get away with it. but if you have a hard math or science related major --- if you're studying in a group, you're likely going to have to teach someone instead of actually studying.
:tape: :tape: :tape:

I had one experience in my first year in political science studying with a person I didn't really know before the session-- after 5 minutes I wanted to murder her (hey, she war born...ok!). She kept "thinking things out outload." LOL.

No Name Face
Mar 13th, 2006, 03:09 AM
:tape: :tape: :tape:

I had one experience in my first year in political science studying with a person I didn't really know before the session-- after 5 minutes I wanted to murder her (hey, she war born...ok!). She kept "thinking things out outload." LOL.

it's rare you're all on the same page when you're studying in a group. especially when it's math or science related. usually, there's one person who knows his or her shit and three or four other people hoping to learn off the person who knows his or her shit.

it's really counterproductive, unless you learn information from teaching others.

Reuchlin
Mar 13th, 2006, 03:11 AM
it's rare you're all on the same page when you're studying in a group. especially when it's math or science related. usually, there's one person who knows his or her shit and three or four other people hoping to learn off the person who knows his or her shit.

it's really counterproductive, unless you learn information from teaching others.

You say truthful things. :lol:

Vacant
Mar 13th, 2006, 03:12 AM
the only way for me to get motivated is to have a deadline that's closing in.

Same here.

Thats why I am awake now at 4am, work due in 2moro. :o

ampers&
Mar 13th, 2006, 03:14 AM
Well, there you go-- English would be one of those subjects where "ideas" are more important than "facts"-- thus a group setting might be good.
We're talking about cram-sessions here haha.
there are things called "General Education Requirements."
have you ever heard of them?
this requires for me to take three natural science courses, two math courses, 3 history courses among my major requirements.
facts were important in those classes. group study sessions helped.
yes, it is fundamentality easier to study for and English exam alone than it is to study in group sessions, but i have done it numerous times. especially when it came to remembering terms, certain authors writing style, and the different periods in the course of English literature. those are FACTS, not ideas.
and the same applies for sociology and communication classes where Iíve had to determine correct statistics to help SUPPORT ideas.

hablo
Mar 13th, 2006, 03:15 AM
works fine for me. :shrug:
since when does it "NEVER" work?
can you speak for everyone? i think not...
exactly, for some people it works :shrug:

Reuchlin
Mar 13th, 2006, 03:30 AM
exactly, for some people it works :shrug:

Why do you bold your posts? :confused: :confused: :confused:

hablo
Mar 13th, 2006, 03:34 AM
Why do you bold your posts? :confused: :confused: :confused:
I don't. It's just the font I use :D
It's called "Fixedsys" :p

Reuchlin
Mar 13th, 2006, 03:37 AM
I don't. It's just the font I use :D
It's called "Fixedsys" :p
cool! :)
I like it...:)

Blonde_Ambition7
Mar 13th, 2006, 03:50 AM
adderall.

G~Playa
Mar 13th, 2006, 05:04 AM
i just do everything in the last moment

drake3781
Mar 13th, 2006, 05:17 AM
Group studying NEVER works. That's why people do so poorly first year at UNI becaue that's when they discover the "group study session"


Can you give your opinion and let other people have theirs?

Why do you have to make your points 100% correct and other peoples' "NEVER works", their thoughts have to be eliminated, or they are murderers, and all the other things you think?

The older you get the more you are going to learn that there are A LOT of different ways that things can be done, and yours is not always right or best. I've seen you here for only one week now and I already know so much about how you have been controlled since you were little and now need to control other people and things. If you could take some psychology classes, see a counselor, or read some books about control it will really help you in life, I promise you.

And get away from these people for a while, you are not their robot, try some different experiences with an open mind and closed mouth!!!

PLP
Mar 13th, 2006, 06:21 AM
Set small goals and then Bribe yourself with a treat...Like brownies!

ivanovic
Mar 13th, 2006, 06:31 AM
The group study session DONT work - your grades will only suffer. The only time that group work is fine if IF the other ppl are as focused and motivated as you and that is RARE to find.

So I suggest setting up a daily routine where there is a particular time for study. For instance from 4 to 6pm EVERY day - stick to that routine and you'll be fine. Its easier said then then done I know but list your priorities and you will see that study is paramount to anything -so sit an cram like you never cramed b4. LOL

Also if you stick to this routine you'll be able to enjoy wtaworld and watching TV more, coz you'll know that you deserved it, and you wont feel bad for not putting in at LEAST 2hrs of study a night.

PamShriverRockz
Mar 13th, 2006, 07:25 AM
Picture yourself on results day........whatever grades or marks you get, do you want to have that awful feeling of regret that you didn't do any work? Or do you at least have that feeling that you KNOW you tried your best?

Plan to give yourself a reward after each study session - whether it's watching a film, going out or buying yourself a little present.

This all worked so well for my degree. I got good grades all the way through school but apart from my A level drama, I never did any work and I was always left feeling regretful that I hadn't worked harder to achieve my potential. My degree finally felt like I had given myself justice, I worked my arse off and got a first.

Good luck! I'm sure you can do it :)

marmite1
Mar 13th, 2006, 09:46 AM
Go to the library, its the only way ;)

Xanadu11
Mar 13th, 2006, 11:06 AM
I was totally in this position last yr (well I am now too, but fuck uni i'm so over it). Alot of people call this stupid but write down the mark you want to get. I had a 99 over my table all year (I got 99.05) and even though most of the time I didn't think I would get it, and wouldn't study it was always there and I think it was a good pyschological reinforcer. Goals are soo important, you have to have something to work towards.

So once you have your long term goal, ie the final mark/s you want, make goals for each day. I'm a huge fan of lists. Make a list of all the tasks you want to complete. At first I would only do about 1 out of 5, but slowly I would just want to get them out of the way. Try to do this about 6 days a week, and give yourself a day off. Kinda like working out.

Most of all never underestimate the power of cramming. I was learning stuff for my history exam the night before and it paid off. People who say ohh you can't learn it the night before, are well liars. But of course this is not recommended!

Make study fun as well and learn the ways that you learn. I was some what of a sitzo learner. My walls were covered with dates, historiography and timelines for history and social cultural theories and quotes from the tempest, which led to my sister to refer to me as John Nash, but it worked!

Also focus on learning the material rather then memorising, so try to bring in your work to your every day life.

Woah. I wrote alot. I guess it reveals i'm a total nerd. Haha

Good luck :)

Wigglytuff
Mar 13th, 2006, 11:13 AM
I just cant seem to do it!

Any advice i desperately need to start revising soon and im soo behind i dont know where to start!!
both studying and motivation are over-rated. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

if you are having trouble with work for a class, drop the class and take something more fun/interesting. :)

smiler
Mar 13th, 2006, 11:15 AM
How do you motivate yourself for studying?

- I don't that's why I'm such a bad student :tape:

martinailuv
Mar 13th, 2006, 11:17 AM
I just cant seem to do it!

Any advice i desperately need to start revising soon and im soo behind i dont know where to start!!

Erm...turn off the computer. :p :angel: ;)

skanky~skanketta
Mar 13th, 2006, 11:26 AM
think of the money you waste if you fail.and time. and pride.

Yasmine
Mar 13th, 2006, 11:28 AM
works fine for me. :shrug:
since when does it "NEVER" work?
can you speak for everyone? i think not...
agreed there, I have worked in group at several occasions at uni and it worked wonders;)

*abby*
Mar 13th, 2006, 11:35 AM
im exactly the same ive got deadlines coming up at uni but ive totally lost my motivation for a couple of my modules. so i decided that today i am going to get it all done.ive got lots of little things to do so im gonna put some washing on the get comfy on my bed put some music on SIGN OUT OF MSN AND FROM ON HERE and really buckle down :Dim gonna take breaks like in an hour for some lunch then maybe il work rite thru till neightbours at 1:45 (what a treat ;) ) then carry on
i find doing it in short bursts keeps ur mind fresh and also my brain can take in more/better info when i use lots of colours!:D
good luck

Rachel_
Mar 13th, 2006, 04:08 PM
Hey! I think there are a couple of tricks...

* Don't forget to enjoy what you're learning.

*Make studying an "event"-- it doesn't have to be boring-- get comfortable, drink your favourite drink etc.

*Make some time for rest and relaxation-- promise this to yourself at the end of a study period.

*Do work well ahead of time to give you time to get plenty of rest when you do (it's hard but it makes studying more fun).

*get up early and stick to a schedule

Cheers that seems like really good advice! I'll try it on a day i have no lectures.

Rachel_
Mar 13th, 2006, 04:14 PM
:lol: At some of these comments!!

I mean im the same as alot of you i work best under pressure with a deadline, but i think if i rely on lastminute.com revision this time im going to fail!

Thanks alot they have all been helpful and your right i do need to switch wtaworld off for a while!

PamShriverRockz
Mar 13th, 2006, 04:18 PM
SIGN OUT OF MSN AND FROM ON HERE

That's the key ;)

SJW
Mar 13th, 2006, 04:38 PM
Group studying NEVER works. That's why people do so poorly first year at UNI becaue that's when they discover the "group study session"

hmm i should introduce you to this other poster like you....so arrogant and self-righteous...you two will get along...

******EDIT******: never mind, i see my match making intentions are redundant

^bibi^
Mar 13th, 2006, 04:54 PM
I just cant seem to do it!

Any advice i desperately need to start revising soon and im soo behind i dont know where to start!!

Go someplace where you can't rech any telly, computer or phone, it's the only way to survive...

adam_ads_n
Mar 13th, 2006, 05:10 PM
I can motivate myself in such way:

A month before - Ahh I will do it...lots ol time left

A week before - OMG a week left...and then I revise the whole and I pass :lol:

Il Primo!
Mar 13th, 2006, 05:31 PM
....What a difficult question.. Considering that I love money,clothes,restaurant,every "beautiful things", I think of every I could buy by having good marks and by studying.. It doesn't always work.. Now,I'm supposed to be in front of my maths book..You all now guys that it isn't the case :lol:

Reuchlin
Mar 13th, 2006, 07:38 PM
I was totally in this position last yr (well I am now too, but fuck uni i'm so over it). Alot of people call this stupid but write down the mark you want to get. I had a 99 over my table all year (I got 99.05) and even though most of the time I didn't think I would get it, and wouldn't study it was always there and I think it was a good pyschological reinforcer. Goals are soo important, you have to have something to work towards.

So once you have your long term goal, ie the final mark/s you want, make goals for each day. I'm a huge fan of lists. Make a list of all the tasks you want to complete. At first I would only do about 1 out of 5, but slowly I would just want to get them out of the way. Try to do this about 6 days a week, and give yourself a day off. Kinda like working out.

Most of all never underestimate the power of cramming. I was learning stuff for my history exam the night before and it paid off. People who say ohh you can't learn it the night before, are well liars. But of course this is not recommended!

Make study fun as well and learn the ways that you learn. I was some what of a sitzo learner. My walls were covered with dates, historiography and timelines for history and social cultural theories and quotes from the tempest, which led to my sister to refer to me as John Nash, but it worked!

Also focus on learning the material rather then memorising, so try to bring in your work to your every day life.

Woah. I wrote alot. I guess it reveals i'm a total nerd. Haha

Good luck :)

:worship: :worship: :worship:
Ya, cramming is great and works.
Example: for one of my major history exams we had to identify documents etc. 30 minutes before the exam I was checking my e-mail and thought-- why don't I just study something....so I picked the name of a document from a list and look it up on Wikepedia and quckly memorized some non-sense about it. Well guess what-- it was 20% of the exam mark-- and the only document I could identify. :eek: :eek: :eek: