Thread: methods used to study....
01-23-2006, 08:48 PM #1
methods used to study....
Well guys....I know there are tonnes of you out there who are in university and college. What way works best for you when you have to study for a quiz, test, midterm, or final?....I've tried a few different ways...writing my notes out over and over, reading to myself, blaw blaw blaw.....so far, I really havent found anything that works....
any of you have some ideas I could try out???
01-23-2006, 08:54 PM #2
no idea... Im just naturally gifted in math/physics/chemistry.. I hate the shit, it bores me, but I can do it. And it pays top dollar. I got through university on a natural talent, when I go back, itll be for something i have to work for and enjoy doing..
01-23-2006, 08:56 PM #3
adderall, hate to say it bro cause it's not the best drug to be taking, i only take it for finals week but it's been a life saver for me. as for regular studying... i'm not real motivated so if i go to the library and actually sit around people who are studying it tends to make me want to study.
either that or find the most smokin hot chick in your class and ask her if she'll tutor you. even if you end up with a bad grade it might be worth it..
01-23-2006, 08:58 PM #4
I have unhealthy study habits..
Usually, because my memory is to some extent photographic, i browse info all semester.. absorbing tidbits..
Discussion among peers helps to cement the basic understand.
During the exam prep my approach changes alltogether.
I study non-stop... no sleep.. just reading.. and coffee.
As i alluded to earlier.. my habits are unhealthy.
But i function well under the mental force-feeding
01-23-2006, 09:01 PM #5
Well i almost have my A.S in computer science but have two classes holding me back, linear algabra and Physic2. I am taking my physics2 and i am already drowning in this @#$%. It honestly stresses me out so much that i think after my A.S i am not transferring to a university but rather Tech school for doing what i enjoy doing, working on computers.
When i think about it makes me depressed.
01-23-2006, 09:02 PM #6
I just head out to the study lounge cuz I could easily turn off the tv and such but eventually AR is gonna be calling and boom distracted. BTW evil predator nice mercyful fate Avy
01-23-2006, 09:08 PM #7
I put any form of media away.
take some ephedrine, pack a lunch, and grab all mystudy materials then go to the library where there are NO distractions.
01-23-2006, 09:11 PM #8Originally Posted by AnabolicAndre
Just don't overdo the stimulant dosing.
I made that mistake prior to one exam and my mind went blank.
I was twitching too much to process a coherent thought
01-23-2006, 09:20 PM #9Originally Posted by 24labor
I needed something different...
i was sitting up, watching the results of a federal election I could care less about, and decided to search the web till i found one i liked.
01-23-2006, 09:22 PM #10Originally Posted by Evil Predator
01-23-2006, 09:24 PM #11
Aderol lol jk
01-23-2006, 09:47 PM #12
what exactly is adderall??
01-23-2006, 11:02 PM #13
adderal is like rit****, but stonger. they are both drugs used to treat attention defficit disorder. btw, is physics 2 electricity and magnetism? and also dont worry about linear algebra, if you can add and subtract then you can get a passing grade in it.
01-24-2006, 05:42 AM #14Originally Posted by Tren Bull
01-24-2006, 05:47 AM #15
i would always type out my own version of the test without the answers, usually by the time i was done, i knew the material... but id still print out like 5 copies and just retake it several times for myself before i took the actual test
01-24-2006, 05:47 AM #16Originally Posted by Narkissos
01-24-2006, 08:16 AM #17Banned
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beat off, then study.
thats the answer to all your questions
01-24-2006, 11:43 AM #18Originally Posted by SVTMuscle
01-24-2006, 12:17 PM #19
yea bro, linear algebra is a joke, its very easy. e&m physics on the other hand is fu_kin hard. im surprised you haven't taken calc 3 before it, i thought it was a prerequisite for e&m. did you start the semester with thermodynamics? or did you go straight into electric fields and all that good sh_t?
01-24-2006, 08:44 PM #20
I am doing electric fields now. Its only the 2nd week i feel as though i am already behind in the work ! I can't keep up but i HAVE to.
01-24-2006, 08:47 PM #21
heard that bro. is there anything in particular that you dont get? for what its worth i could help you if you want
01-24-2006, 08:51 PM #22
I find that i can understand the concepts . About proton/electron and how/why they move and such. What i need to understand is how to do the calulations. For example when they use 2.3x10^-6 C How is that a number?How can i multiply / divide these numbers. I can list more example later if you can help more on this. I went to work at 7:00AM and i just got home now 10:30PM i had work till 5:00PM Then class till 10:00PM i am so beat right now. (No spell check for this post.)
01-24-2006, 08:52 PM #23
My last physic teacher didn't teach us S#$%. He just let the entire class goof off and passed us all. I love getting a B and doing nothing but not it sucks big time.
01-24-2006, 08:57 PM #24
writing things in terms of c is pretty convenient. my physics teachers always told me that it is best to keep the constants like epsilon zero, and mu zero as the representing sign, until you have totally simplified the algebra, and have to actually type it all in to your calculator. btw, its good that you didn't have to start that class with thermodynamics. i hated that sh_t, especially the maxwell-boltzmen distribution of molecular speeds. that is one of the ugliest equations i have ever seen.
01-24-2006, 08:58 PM #25
what degree are you going for?
01-24-2006, 09:02 PM #26
btw, if you like e&m, you should check out quantum mechanics. now that sh_t is COMPLICATED... to such an extent that it defies your preconceived notions about things that seem understandable. take electrons for example, they behave like particles and waves, as in if you have a source constantly emmiting electrons, they interfere constructively and destructivly, defract and refract the same way light does. after they tell you that electrons act like waves, you apply the schrodinger equation to the hydrogen atom, which is basically treating the bound electron on the hydrogen nucleus like a wave.
Last edited by Tren Bull; 01-24-2006 at 09:05 PM.
01-24-2006, 09:22 PM #27Originally Posted by Tren Bull
On the g/f side, its weird but having such a good g/f makes me want to do better for myself ! Just so i can have more to give to her.
01-24-2006, 09:55 PM #28
may sound weird but i turn on some trance/house, take out my text and just start taking notes on all of the major points of the possible test material.
im absolutely terrible at reading comprehension so studying is extremely hard for me but thats what works. i tend to do a hardcore cram session the day/couple hours before a test so its fresh in my mind.
01-24-2006, 10:28 PM #29
its great that your girl has helped you so much. thats what a relationship is all about. as far as school goes though, you only need to pass this physics class. like i said though, if you got any questions feel free to pm me or whatever. this is sh_t i need to know anyway, so it helps me in the long run to help you. it might make it easier if we are using the same text book. you wouldnt happen to be using serway/jewett physics for scientist and engineers would you?
01-25-2006, 05:45 AM #30
No i have a different book. Whats the math calculation called when de****g with numbers like i had listed before 2.3x10^6 . I wanted to better understand how to handle these numbers and review.
The part i hate is i don't even need this class. I am changing my major but i have gotten so far into my AS that all i need is my physics and linear math and then i am done. It would be stupid for me to change majors now.
01-25-2006, 11:51 AM #31
2.3x10^6 is the pretty way of saying 2300000, technically its called scientific notation. another example would be 2.3x10^-6, that would be equal to .0000023
i know it seems irritating that they would write numbers like this, but the reason they do is cause some numbers required to make accurate calculations are VERY large or VERY small. for example in chemistry, its pretty common to refer to a sample in terms of moles. one mole is equal to 6.0221x10^23
Last edited by Tren Bull; 01-25-2006 at 10:23 PM.
01-26-2006, 12:27 AM #32Anabolic Member
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Studying well is all within. The ability to do well at anything depends on the drive within. For one, you exist, so you can do anything= no inner doubts about performing. That prob is solved. So what YOU WANT is to STUDY WELL. I say think less about how you set up, and do it how you do anything else.. by feeling it. Feel out what works for you, and go with it. And know this will take you somewhere in teh future. And as you study NOW, you will wake up one day in the future, be in the present NOW of that time, and get the benefits.
You have to do what you need to do to study well, and nothing else is going to do it FOR you. Thats all on you. Just have to be serious and go for it, just as you would anything else in life. Apparently you are viewing this as a more of a serious subject because you know you need to study well. Relaxing is cool too. And put everything else out of your mind when you are studying.
01-26-2006, 12:55 AM #33
different people for sure learn in different ways. personally i learn best by actually doing problems. reading is a very inefficient way for me to study cause i usually dont remember much of the info after i read it, so i end up reading it over and over again, which takes too much time.
01-26-2006, 01:05 AM #34
I do problems but im also a procrastinator so come midterms and such i usually just cram like an acehole
01-26-2006, 01:15 PM #35Anabolic Member
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procrastination is like masterbation. in the end, you're just screwng yourself.
01-26-2006, 02:46 PM #36
someone better quote my study method, its a gem
01-26-2006, 06:28 PM #37
hey DSM4Life, does that answer your question?
01-26-2006, 06:41 PM #38
k |q1| |q2|
q1 and q2 = charges
r^2 is the distance ?
what is k ?
01-26-2006, 07:11 PM #39
k is some constant. it is equal to 1/[4(pi)(epsilon zero)]
r is the distance between the two charges
btw, epsilon zero is another constant called the permitivity of free space, its represented by a symbol (i think its greek) which looks like a w turned on its side with a small zero to the right of it.
Last edited by Tren Bull; 01-26-2006 at 07:16 PM.
01-26-2006, 07:52 PM #40
i went over the chapters writing out all the key facts and cram that shit day/night.
paid off good, but caffeine and light amounts of cocaine helped out tremendously.
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