What is Studying: Definition and 661 Discussions

Study skills, academic skill, or study strategies are approaches applied to learning. They are generally critical to success in school, considered essential for acquiring good grades, and useful for learning throughout one's life.
Study skills are an array of skills which tackle the process of organizing and taking in new information, retaining information, or dealing with assessments. They include mnemonics, which aid the retention of lists of information; effective reading; concentration techniques; and efficient note taking.While often left up to the student and their support network, study skills are increasingly taught at the high school and university level.
More broadly, any skill which boosts a person's ability to study, retain and recall information which assists in and passing exams can be termed a study skill, and this could include time management and motivational techniques.
Study skills are discrete techniques that can be learned, usually in a short time, and applied to all or most fields of study. They must, therefore, be distinguished from strategies that are specific to a particular field of study (e.g. music or technology), and from abilities inherent in the student, such as aspects of intelligence or learning styles. It is crucial in this, however, for students to gain initial insight into their habitual approaches to study, so they may better understand the dynamics and personal resistances to learning new techniques.

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  1. YRC

    A Special & General Relativity: CTC Metrics in Cylindrical Coordinates

    I am studying metrics that exhibit CTCs. I was looking at a few different metrics... Tipler's solution Godel metric Kerr metric For starters to compare them, I am trying to convert said metrics into cylindrical coordinates. Thanks in advance for any help😃
  2. C

    Studying Is studying for 30 minutes then taking a break actually effective?

    Is there a net gain (in knowledge and memory) if I study physics for 30 minutes then take a say, 10 minute break vs working for 40 minutes? Many thanks!
  3. confusedandroid

    Studying How should I actually be studying during my undergrad physics course?

    im a first year physics student near half way through the year and I still cant get to grips with what how im supposed to study. I try to rewrite my lecture notes using the textbook as the lectures seem to miss out a fair bit of information (and we were told to do this), but this takes me so...
  4. A

    Studying Question about studying physics

    Hello everyone. I have question about studying of quantum mechanics. My university program isn't good and universities lectures can't help me and I situation next that I should study physics use alone and use materials from internet. I tried do that but I understand that my level of math isn't...
  5. M

    Any texts on the pleasure of studying physics?

    As a hobbyist, studying physics is deeply pleasurable. Yet, I never seem to find anyone discussing this? Discussions on the merits of learning physics always focus on its practical utilites. Are you aware of any books or articles where physicists discuss the deep pleasures that come from...
  6. A

    References for studying MOND

    Can you recommend papers and books to study MOND? I know that a lot of MOND theories have been ruled out by recent observations, so I don't know where to start without wasting time studying from outdated references. I know GR from Carroll's book and cosmology from "Physical Foundations Of...
  7. TGV320

    Courses Question about studying Thermodynamics via the MIT online lectures

    Hello, Following previous advice for self studying, I am now looking at the physics curriculum of MIT through this link. http://catalog.mit.edu/subjects/8/ But at first I didn't find a course for thermodynamics, for the Phys I/II/III courses of the list don't provide it. Then I found that...
  8. TGV320

    Courses Linear Algebra Self-Study: Textbook & Quantum Mechanics

    Hello, I have been looking for textbooks for self-studying linear algebra, which seems to be quite an important course. I have read that in order to study quantum mechanics well, one must have a very good command of linear algebra. Some textbooks in my country are quite bad and only teach...
  9. T

    Planning on studying math for the college entrance exam, help needed

    Hi, everyone! I'm preparing myself for the next year's college entrance exam, and I hope that 10-11 months of intensive study regime will be enough time for me to pass it. I would like your opinion on it to see if such a thing is possible and if there is anything that needs to be changed about...
  10. Ahmed1029

    Studying What are the prerequisites before studying biophysics textbooks?

    I'm interested in biophysics but I don't know much biology or chemistry to begin with, yet I know a good bit of math and physics. What topics in biology and chemistry should I cover before reading a book on biophysics?
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    Studying Is there any association of people studying Maths?

    If someone is quite old, say for Bachelor of Science Mathematics, and yearns (I don't know if that's quite a heavy word) to learn that level of Mathematics, can he find a group of people or association for his purpose? ("Is that person you?") ("Oh no!") FAQs: Q.Why does that person doesn't...
  12. Vividly

    Studying Inquisitive studying bad for short term success and good 4 long term?

    Im having a issue with studying physics. When I receive a HW problem I dive deep into the problem in a holistic way. I tend to start solving problems that are related to the HW problem but are not the HW problem itself. For instance, I received a pendulum problem and was asked to find its...
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    Programs Studying Physics Abroad: UMich vs Weizmann Institute

    Hello. I have been accepted into a few Graduate programs in physics. I have narrowed down my choices to two: one in America, UMich, and one in Israel, namely the Weizmann institute. There is an important distinction between the two programs. In America, it is a PhD program, which from what I...
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    Schools Studying in the Netherlands

    Hello, I am a high-school student, living in The Netherlands. Next year it is my time to study on an university. I was convinced to go to the University of Groningen to do the double bachelor in physics and math, however.. I am not so sure anymore after seeing the university of Utrecht. I was...
  15. shivajikobardan

    Studying information systems

    IS stands for information system. here's the syllabus-: https://ioesolutions.esign.com.np/contents/information-systems-ct-751 here's the notes that are available for this subject-: https://ioesolutions.esign.com.np/notes/text-notes/information-systems-ct-751and there is 1 badly written book...
  16. shivajikobardan

    Need to revise, nothing entering my brain after studying for few hrs

    I am studying artificial intelligence for exam and came to a point where I need to revise everything I stuided. It ofc takes more effort in brain than learning the concept watching tutorials and reading blog posts as you need to memorize it(for exam). Any guidance, on how to crack this position...
  17. shivajikobardan

    MHB How do I minimize/prevent AND recover from burnout from studying?

    TLDR-: student who feels like doing nothing eg not like to even read a page during some days. Used to happen a lot during exams. Is happening since 15 days, visited doctor, started taking meds. Meds might be doing their work. I need some guidance and advice that I might be missing. 1) I am...
  18. A

    Studying Thin-Films: Do I Need Material Science Background?

    Do I need to have a solid background in Material Science if I would like to study thin-films?
  19. shivajikobardan

    MHB Studying AI for College Exam: Tips for Aspies

    I am studying AI for college exam. https://www.ioenotes.edu.np/ioe-syllabus/ioe-syllabus-artificial-intelligence-ai-378 The thing is here I am totally on my own as I don't have teacher due to some random reason. Even if I had, they were worst so it doesn't matter I have teacher or not. I have...
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    Studying Methods to improve my skills in studying papers

    I'm a PhD student in high-energy theory and this is one point I have been struggling with for a while. When I study a paper what is the most efficient way to do so? For example, should I try to rederive everything following the author's reasoning? Should I try to take notes, and if so how to...
  21. B

    Studying How to concentrate better?

    Hi! I recently noticed I have really big problems concentrating when attending my college lectures (1year). Let me give an example: I come to the physics lecture and I'm totally engaged in the lecture material. But after 20min I start to lose interest and I have to physically force myself to...
  22. Hamiltonian

    Studying How far can I get if I stick to self studying physics?

    I will be entering uni in less than a year, I will be pursuing a degree in computer science. I want to some day be able to understand "string theory" ,"quantum gravity" (as of now these are merely buzzwords to me) and understand the standard model in and out (so QFT, QED, QCD) even GR! So far...
  23. N

    Prerequisites for studying Quarks and Leptons (Halzen and Martin)

    I study physics on my own and just ended up Griffiths' book on Quantum Mechanics. Is this level of QM enough to be able to study Halzen and Martin's Quarks and Leptons book on particle physics? I planned on studying it while studying Sakurai QM, but I just wanted to be sure that I could at least...
  24. J

    How would you go about studying physics outside of university?

    I think I want to pursue physics, but I can't seem to keep up with the pace of a university class. I also don't like the format. How would you go about doing this?
  25. ubergewehr273

    Studying Advice for studying at home during the pandemic

    Hi everyone! Hope you all are doing well in these tough times. Currently my country is going through one of the toughest second waves of Covid and frankly seeing the news is terrifying to say the least. Being at home, I've noticed that I haven't been able to study for a significant period of...
  26. quantumdarkmatter

    Self-Study QFT: Prerequisites for Feynman Diagrams, QED & More

    Summary:: I want to study QFT 1 in the upcoming semester, so what are the prerequisites to study it. By QFT 1 I mean Classical field theory, Canonical Quantization, Feynman Diagrams, and QED. I am trying to self study QM from Griffiths' Introduction to Quantum Mechanics book. What are the sub...
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    Studying Need some advice -- Studying oscillations before differential equations?

    Hello there, I need some advice here. I am currently studying intro physics together with calculus. I am currently on intro to oscillatory motion and waves (physics-wise) and parametric curves (calc/math-wise). I noticed that in the oscillatory motion section, I need differential equation...
  28. A

    Studying the convergence of a series with an arctangent of a partial sum

    Greeting I'm trying to study the convergence of this serie I started studying the absolute convergence because an≈n^(2/3) we know that Sn will be divergente S=∝ so arcatn (Sn)≤π/2 and the denominator would be a positive number less than π/2, and because an≈n^(2/3) and we know 1/n^(2/3) >...
  29. A

    Problem studying the convergence of a series

    Good day here is the exercice and here is the solution that I understand very well but I have a confusion I hope someone can explain me if I take the taylor expansion of sin ((n^2+n+1/(n+1))*pi)≈n^2+n+1/(n+1))*pi≈n*pi which diverge! I know something is wrong in my logic please help me many...
  30. N

    Which is the best book for studying Rotational mechanics?

    Homework Statement:: Which is the best book that you've read for understanding rotational mechanics ? Relevant Equations:: Kindly let me know. .
  31. greg_rack

    Studying non-differentiable points of an irrational function

    I calculated the derivative of this function as: $$\frac{6x^3-4x}{3\sqrt[3]{(x^3-x)^2}}$$ Now, in order to find and later study non-differentiable points, I must find the values which make the argument of the root equal to zero: $$x^3-x=0 \rightarrow x=0 \vee x=\pm 1$$ and then find the left and...
  32. T

    Studying How Can Academic Counseling Help with My Interest in Studying Mathematics?

    Hello there.I have a problem about interest studying mathematics.Generally I think I probably have interest in all of math but I do not know if I study a topic for example if it will be interesting to others or if I try to make questions on that topic or connect different topics on that question...
  33. jamalkoiyess

    How do you guys read a textbook?

    I am always trying to read textbooks (physics, in courses, or independently), and every time I end up in one of these situations: The book gets too technical for me to understand, or mentions something I do not know. The book goes on for too long and gets boring after the introductory chapters...
  34. Hamiltonian

    Physics I love studying physics but can i get a job

    I am in high school and will be going to college in less than 2 years. I love studying physics and I would love to study and gain more knowledge in the field. Right now I am barely scratching the surface and I really want to study the subject in depth. I am reminded time and again having a...
  35. rxh140630

    Other Studying Advanced Subjects Without Answers

    How is one suppose to study advanced subjects when often textbooks that cover advanced subjects don't even have answers to the exercises?
  36. M

    Studying the theory behind batteries

    These days I've taken an interest in lithium ion batteries and the like, but I don't really know where to go to start learning about them. I saw the general engineering sources and the materials/chemical engineering sources threads, but there was nothing specifically about batteries- Does anyone...
  37. T

    Testing I in studying and taking tests at university

    Hello there.I am and undergraduate student in math and I have problems, a little anxiety and doubt about taking tests in math courses at my university.I am trying to pass my exams and i have improved myself at that.So, what am I doing wrong about the preparation before taking tests?I am reading...
  38. A

    Studying Is studying math harder than studying physics?

    What do you think is study math harder then physics,I mean on university highiest level?
  39. R

    Force field suitable for studying silica crystal

    I need some advice and help please -Is There a two body force field suitable to study silica crystal or alpha quartz crystal? it's okay to gives Approximate results. - Is the BKS force field suitable for silica crystal? - If there are other simple terms of force field for studying the silica...
  40. T

    Should I enroll in a python course or java? (I’m studying physics)

    Python based course or java course ?. I will be taking an introductory computer programming course . One is python based and the other is java based. The java based course has 2 semesters and goes more in depth with programming . Would it be useful to just take the java courses and get the...
  41. Iridium77

    Other Self studying physics and math: How to proceed?

    Hello, so I am a 16 year old passionate about physics and mathematics, I’ve pretty much self taught myself everything. Before you start saying that I’ve got to focus on what I have, I am nailing everything science related, straight As, but I find them quite easy and I REALLY want to move on. I...
  42. B

    Suggestions to start studying Physics and Maths

    Some suggestions to start studying Physics and Maths. Hello guys. I am a beginner. I want to study physics and maths on my own. My interests are relativity, space, time, how black holes work, how big the universe is, etc. And in maths, anything that could help me study mentioned above topics...
  43. KareemKhaled

    How can I finish studying these topics in 45 days? (2 hours a day)

    Summary:: Hi, I am in a high a school and I want to finish these topics in one month and solve advanced problems also. Can anyone help me to make a schedule to go through it ? Hi, I am in a high a school and I want to finish these topics in one month and solve advanced problems also : I study...
  44. hagopbul

    I Studying the air layer over a solid object

    Hello all : i was wondering is it possible to study the air layer over a solid object at the interface ? using spectroscopic methods ? for example density ?
  45. M

    Engineering Can IStill Get Hired as a Civil Engineer at 40 with Prior Experience?

    Hi guys and girls, So I have a 4 year degree in surveying (Spatial Science) and I'm considering studying for a civil engineering degree. The maths and physics units already studied result in all but one math unit to complete. I also get recognition of prior learning for some of my other...
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    Studying Studying for physics vs. math?

    How do you guys handle studying something like a physics course and a calculus course or maybe something more advanced than that? How long should you spend on either course, or even managing time for multiple courses at the same time in a single semester?
  47. Dingleberry

    Courses Don't enjoy studying theoretical physics

    I'd like to start by saying I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I feel this community will be able to help me more than any other regarding my issue. I'm an Irish student currently studying undergrad theoretical physics in Trinity College Dublin. Growing up, I was somewhat...
  48. J

    Studying Correlation between contest math training and grasping abilities?

    I have a notion that students involved in contest math/physics since high school 'develop' a better ability to pick up concepts (not in the context of contest math/physics) quicker and solve relatively more 'complex' problems. In high school I heard about contest math but never really immersed...
  49. K

    I Succeed in Learning Relativity: Transport, Frames, Tensors

    How much essential is it to learn concepts such as - different types of transport of vectors, like Fermi Walker and Parallel transport; - different frames (basis vectors); - tensor densities and integrations To put it another way, do they play a important role in the theory? If one for some...