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Studying....?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ivanfitzy, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. ivanfitzy

    ivanfitzy Junior Member

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    Anyone have any tips for studying?

    I have 7 months and 12 subjects to study,

    Any flawless techniques?
    Thanks,
    Ivan
     
  2. ShadeDream

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    Headdesk 24/7?

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  3. ivanfitzy

    ivanfitzy Junior Member

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    lol suppose haha
     
  4. Blakester

    Blakester Power Member

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    Here's a flawless technique :p
    Change room!

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  5. Methusalem

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    I suggest learning by understanding the broad subject first and then digging deeper. You can use a mind-map as a tool for that.

    Repeat the things you learned in your head after you have put the books away.
     
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    I have to literally lock myself in my room away from my PC or I never get anything done. Here I am procrastinating on a 12 page research paper...
     
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    Go to uni library without headphones and dig in. Eat lightly.
     
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    What always worked for me in college is repetition. I would write things down over and over until I remembered. Making flash cards out of index cards worked well too. Mind mapping is awesome too, as someone suggested above. There are mind mapping websites and apps everywhere that you can use. That's a lot of subjects in a small amount of time.

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  9. ORM

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    Theres a cool guy - Tim Feriss, he has got some working techniques to make learning process more efficient, check it out on YouTube. Hope it helps.

    Arturas.
     
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    how we all manage this situation..[​IMG]
     

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  11. abhi007

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    wtf comrade are you an idiot?
     
  12. kinlee

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    I scribble things down in my textbooks (Yes, I permanently mark them) highlight and draw things, anything to make things more visual for me. That's the only way I can learn. If you don't like the idea of marking your textbooks because you plan on selling them later on, then you can always use post its.

    Mind maps have also helped me a lot! It's so much easier to remember a network of pictures than a wall of text.

    When you're learning something new try to relate it to something you already know. Lets say for instance you're learning about the human body and you already know a lot about cars. Make a connection with the engine and the heart, they sort of work in a similar fashion.

    And the last thing I can think of is study in a place that is distraction free, like a library, or a room without your computer. Pick a place that only puts you in the mood to study.

    Anyways, good luck with your studies! :)
     
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  13. ComRade667

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    mate why you're so shocked, seriously it's hard for anyone to prepare 12 subjects in 7 months. Let it be the way it goes, it's all gonna well. If anyone want to learn seriously, he won't learns anything at all. when a person learn in fun manner, he can grasp anything easily.
     
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  14. ivanfitzy

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    Thanks for the advice everyone :) getting the computer out of the room is definitely a great idea haha
    Ivan

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  15. nightsix

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    Make notes of things you have to do. Let's say in an excel sheet in google docs. Make the schedule, look at it. Turn your Desktop Wallpaper into a big "Study". Use chrome extentions to limit your time on web sites (there are such controls that would give you only 10 minutes on email or facebook).

    I think that the easiest thing to do is also to find somebody who is as interested as you on the subject, discuss on skype when you can, do a skype chat with fellow students and keep it serious.
     
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    Create a time table. My papers are coming closer (20 Dec) and I have yet to come up with a time table... :smile:
     
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    I find out recently I study way better at night, more peaceful I guess.

    Worth a try!
     
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    Get the question papers from last 10 years. Write down all the questions. Read the answer for each one. then write it down on your notebook. Do it for all the papers. Maintain separate notebook for each paper. When the exam comes, read from those notebooks, not your book. Invest around 2-3 hours per day on it ( or even more depending on how much your syllabus is). That's the most straight forward way to study for exams etc.
     
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  19. ivanfitzy

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    I can get all the papers printed out in books, just have to fill in the questions. Do you think it would work as well doing that?
    Ivan
     
  20. Gogol

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    No no never do that. When you write the questions and answers by yourself with your hand, they kinda get into your long term memory. So you can recall them whenever you just revise them. It has worked pretty well for me. Doing it manually matters!
    The format should be like:

    Year
    Q1: Question (marks).
    A1: Answer

    ..
    ..


    and so on
     
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