This article found on Lifehack, shows ten tips for studying better. One of the tips found was to learn the material, and then teach it to someone who doesn't already understand what the topic is. Statistics show that by doing this exercise for five minutes, can save an entire fifty five minutes from studying, using the regular method that the typical person uses.
Something that helps me when I am studying is going through everything we were supposed to study and going back to doing the previous extra practice on the website for things I had trouble on.
If I were to give any advice on this course, I would say 3 separate points:
-Take your mastery checks seriously. They are worth more than you might think (knowledge wise and grades wise). Also, you might think you'll fix all your mastery checks at the end of the year, but you really wont. you'll tell yourself that 80% is enough, but if you get 80% on them all, you will loose at least a few percentage pts.
-Retrieval practice really does help. You might think its really dumb at the start, but you will begin to notice what missed knowledge you may gain from them.
-Don't miss many classes. After a while you will get behind on your videos and nobody will wait for you.
Break up information into small chunks and review them, over a long period of time. Create abbreviation for terms, to make it easier to remember. For an exam, don't study unit by unit, rather mix it up to give your brain a challenge. Also, move your studying area, to form new associations with the same material, so it becomes a stronger memory. But, most importantly, DON'T procrastinate!
If you watched my SCICAN then you already know that the best way to study is by spaced repetition! Spaced Repetition is remembering something as you are going to forget and it uses the forgetting curve. This comic/learning strip really explain spaced repetition and I got a lot of ideas for my SCICAN from it.
My advice for this course is:
-To use the note templates. The notes I did without them are somewhat messy, and the templates usually have neat, important pictures that help explain the note.
-If you know you don't understand a concept or are having trouble drawing a certain diagram, or anything along those lines, go after school on Tuesday's and Thursday's to Ms.Loree's room. After doing more practice and being able to ask for help, you'll feel much more confident in that concept.
-Don't freak out if you did bad on something. Just figure out what you did wrong, and make sure you learn it so you don't do it again.
-Keep up on the videos and the work.
To determine if you can confidently recall information, test wether you are able to teach the topic to someone else. You can do this by either teaching/explaining topics you were studying to a sibling or friend, or closing your book and imagine you were trying to teach someone about it. If you are unable to effectively explain a certain topic, study it more until you have mastered it. Also, make sure you get enough sleep because you if you are unrested and tired, you will feel lazy and unmotivated to study, and you will not retain information well.
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