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Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
Thanks a bunches.

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So, I stopped going to college since 2012 due to money problems and other things. But for some reason I feel myself getting dumber each passing day, especially when it comes to English. I don't like it but since I don't have the funds to go back to school there isn't much I can do. I guess I could read more nonfiction yet will that be enough? All in all my intelligence seems to be duller each day and I don't like it. Like the things that I use to be educated in are no longer trapped in my mind. Math seems to problematic for me, I am my own personal Grammar Nazi(I hate my grammar but don't know how to fix it), and school is so far away. And it doesn't help that I am a lazy good for nothing either. What can I do to help my intelligence become better? Got any advice?


Has anybody ever felt this way?
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Sometimes I feel like this. I just try and make myself do something, like read or write or even draw.
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Nogara-san wrote:

Sometimes I feel like this. I just try and make myself do something, like read or write or even draw.


Thank goodness, I'm not alone! Right next to me is a book on how to be better at English grammar! Is it silly to read it?
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Go for it. Lord knows, my grammar isn't that great either.
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Nogara-san wrote:

Go for it. Lord knows, my grammar isn't that great either.


Thanks.
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Yea I feel like this whenever Im on break from classes so I keep myself busy with studying something new.
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henikmattlog wrote:

Yea I feel like this whenever Im on break from classes so I keep myself busy with studying something new.


Yeah but you actually go to school. I can't go to college because I lack funds and I don't think I am mentally ready. But apart of me wants to go back and try all over again. I miss college dearly.
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Sometimes I feel like this, like at work, This co-worker walks by and asked me how I was doing, I talk to her everyday I see her yet today I could not remember her name at all lol. I mean this happens alot. I am only 22, I hope I am not already developing Alzheimer's, this happens quit a bit, I mean my vocabulary has grown exponential since High School. However I can not retain Mathematics to save my life. Except general math which has gotten better past couple of years. MY grammar is getting worse. Yeah human brain is crappy.\

However I do read a lot of non-fiction mostly history and science text books. However this doesn't help my grammar.
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I actually feel like I'm learning a lot and becoming better at the things I do even though I spend most of my time watching anime and messing around.
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Senioritis. Don't even need to leave school, just be presented with the concept of it.
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sundin13 wrote:

I actually feel like I'm learning a lot and becoming better at the things I do even though I spend most of my time watching anime and messing around.


Lucky you.
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djgamer2012 wrote:

Sometimes I feel like this, like at work, This co-worker walks by and asked me how I was doing, I talk to her everyday I see her yet today I could not remember her name at all lol. I mean this happens alot. I am only 22, I hope I am not already developing Alzheimer's, this happens quit a bit, I mean my vocabulary has grown exponential since High School. However I can not retain Mathematics to save my life. Except general math which has gotten better past couple of years. MY grammar is getting worse. Yeah human brain is crappy.\

However I do read a lot of non-fiction mostly history and science text books. However this doesn't help my grammar.


I feel like my grammar is getting worse as well.
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Not recently at least.
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I used to visit 4chan daily, felt like I lost at least 3 brain cells each time I did.
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Unfortunately I'd say reading and educational videos/documentaries are the best way to go. The news is wonderful as well, looking up journals in a particular subject is good too. Rereading oldish textbooks or new textbooks is good as well. Even if you don't answer the questions in them or write anything about them, reading on a similar subject with many books will help you remember the generalities of whatever you're reading about.

Writing essays and reviews of media and nonfiction one has read/watched/experienced is another way to remember things well, discussing it with people on a forum is another great way to help put the information into long term memory.

The important thing is to do a little each day, that helps solidify things more than binging on a subject for one day and then trying to recall it exactly a week later.

In terms of getting better at grammar.....that's a rather vague statement. The best I can think of is to read a grammar book and then write everyday, at max you could get a tutor. A good, easy grammar book to start with is "Painless Grammar". Although it's geared to middle school students it's still useful to me, embarrassingly so.
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