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25 / M / Nani mo nai sekai~~
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Posted 12/16/10
So I have a big test later today and I spent all day cramming... I feel like if I go to sleep I'll lose all the information, but I'm so tired!

So I wanted to know, when do you guys study? Last minute like me, or days before hand? And how do you study? And most importantly, how are your grades?



(Delete if this is a duplicate, but I checked :o)

Posted 12/16/10
Lol, I haven't slept past three days.
I had a TIPS assignment today, and I went in and out of microsleep.
Also have an essay due in 4 hours.
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24 / M / Dreamland
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Posted 12/16/10
Err I prefer studying consistently..revise stuffs at the end of the day, go through notes and just remind myself the important points. One thing I noticed is..if I study when I'm too tired and wake up hours later, I find the information still there in my head. Haha surprising? Well anyway, sleep is pretty important, you might just go blank when the exam starts- all because of insufficient rest.
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22 / M / In the Cosmos
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Posted 12/16/10
I watched 2 episodes of House right before my Geometry Exam.

~> Top 5 in my class.

Go Stock Knowledge. o.o;

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Posted 12/16/10 , edited 12/16/10
I leave it to the last minute. I believe the best way to study is simply knowing the main points and what is likely to be covered. An important thing for me was to always get a good nights sleep. I always seemed to remember more in the morning too.

I was the dux of my high school, so I'd say my method works really good for me.
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19 / M / Under your bed
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Posted 12/16/10
I study for the whole year. I'm very passionate with exams and school-related stuff.
Posted 12/16/10
I study 1 week before exam ;p
If I'm feeling nervous I'll study 2 weeks before or so xD

I tried "last minute study" and ended up failing 4 subjects. Bishhhh .
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Posted 12/16/10 , edited 12/16/10
Sadly, no single advice is going to help you study. You have to find a rhythm that works for you.

First of all, are you an auditory, visual, or tactile(kinesthetic) learner?
Auditory - You tend to remember facts and information by hearing it.
Visual - You tend to remember facts and information by seeing it.
Tactile - You tend to remember facts by actually doing the problems and engaging with it. (This is majority)

First of all, no one is just a SINGLE type of learner; people tend to be a mix and almost everyone is in some part a Tactile Learner. For example, for me, I need to see the information and then use it practically to understand the concept. You may be visual/tactile, auditory/tactile, etc. Find your strengths and your weakness.

Second... you're not going to do well by cramming. It just doesn't work that way. Your brain (unless you're a genius) cannot attempt to hold that much information without forgetting some of it. Best way to study is to review and properly understand concept as it comes to you in your class's schedule. This means that when your teacher gives you something to read or to review, you should do it. Procrastination is a difficult habit to get rid of... but once you actually start doing your readings and assignments on time, you will realize that you have way more time and less stress by doing things on time.

Third... your brain works in an interesting way. Your brain remembers things by making connections between random pieces of information. If not that, you have to attempt to bluntly memorize a concept - which takes a lot more time and effort. In addition, by simply trying to "memorize" something, you have a higher chance of forgetting it. The best way to memorize is to simply make absurd connections between random pieces of information to things you already know.

Example: Cutaneous senses The skin senses that register sensations of pressure, warmth, and cold.

I just looked this term up randomly. The way I would approach memorizing this is by simply the term, "cut" in "Cutaneous". Cut refers to the skin (in the most general sense), so I would then memorize Cutaneous as something to do with the skin.
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Posted 12/16/10
it sucks.. but even thou it sucks....
it is important...
Posted 12/16/10
Make it fun, create your own powerpoint on every topic, go through the powerpoint...sound effects and all, knock yourself out. I like to put info on post-it notes around the house so everytime I see them I read them 4 times. Its like studying 24/7 while you do normal things, and it really works. Helping you study way before hand.

Also practice writing out answers regularly, and ask for past-papers to fill in.
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69 / M / Limbo
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Posted 12/16/10
The eleventh hour is the only study I can study and do work, Its just the way I operate.
Posted 12/16/10 , edited 12/16/10
Last minute cram revision D:
The information doesn't seem to go in without the pressure from exams hanging over me xD

I passed my GCSE's this way, and some I didn't even revise for.

I tend to just re-write stuff out aaand my grades are average I guess xD I got a few A*s at GCSE, but it also ranges to a D xD
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M / Posto se Azijati...
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Posted 12/16/10
Eidetic memory, the only time it's actually useful...
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F / Youtube!
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Posted 12/16/10
Had a 10 minute flick through the books the day of my exam.
Got all Bs
Suck it.
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Posted 12/16/10
Passed G.C.S.Es, passed A Levels, passed degree. It was hard, but I enjoyed studying.
The only advise I can give is having a good nights rest prior to the exam, sleep is vital for memory and concentration.
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31 / M / Iloilo City, PH
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Posted 12/16/10
when i was in school i usually let fate decide for me when i don't know the answer.

multiple choice:

heads first tails second - 1
tails first heads second - 2
2 heads in a row - 3
2 tails in a row - 4

matching type

answer the ones you know first then spin your pen on the answer coloumn.

essay

BS your way through. just make sure it's relevant to the question.

the bonus question is often non-subject related

it's usually trivia.
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