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I have a problem with studying, i keep studying a lot but i just can't get very good marks. I get stuff like 76+. But i had studied for 90+. Does anyone have any suggestions for improving my efficiency?
FredGarvin said:I would not worry so much about efficiency as much as spending whatever the amount of time YOU need to understand something. If it takes you 10 times longer to get something, then so be it. Just make sure you spend that extra time. The only thing you should use to compare yourself to others is if you understand what is being talked about.
I completely agree.leright said:I don't think it is enough, personally, to simply do problem after problem. I think it is equally important to sit down and think deeply about the subjects being discussed in class and set aside working problems for a while. While you can get by and get an A in your classes by only working problems and memorizing procedures, you might not necessarily understand the ins and outs of everything. There are too many people out there that haven't got a clue what they are doing, yet are still able to ace the tests and work (SOME) or the problems....
I have a question. In English, don't they say "effectively" in stead of "efficiently" ? I know that in French, you don't say "efficient" but "efficace"amith said:I have a problem with studying, i keep studying a lot but i just can't get very good marks. I get stuff like 76+. But i had studied for 90+. Does anyone have any suggestions for improving my efficiency?
We use both. "Effectively" means what you're doing works, and "efficiently" means what you're doing works well. So you could be effective but not efficient.marlon said:I have a question. In English, don't they say "effectively" in stead of "efficiently" ? I know that in French, you don't say "efficient" but "efficace"
I eventually learned not to take notes in class as well. There's a reading assignment for every class. After a while I learned that the best way to learn was to do the reading before the class, not after (as most students who I've known do). Instead of lecture notes I had reading notes. When I got to class I only had to write down the things that didn't come straight from the book, which allowed me to listen better. It also helped that I knew what was going on beforehand.turbo-1 said:Perhaps you can help yourself by improving your classroom habits. In engineering school, I learned not to take copious notes during lectures, but to take notes selectively, especially on the things that the lecturer stressed or gave as examples.
I find this to be very true as well as an effective way to get high marks: listen in class and question all the underlying ideas of the lesson. All the people in my science and math classes blindly take notes and copy examples, as a result, miss what the teacher is explaining. Although the notes are obviously useful, listening to the teacher and questioning will give you a more fundamental understanding.heartless said:If you're in high school, the best way for efficient study, and 100s is to don't force yourself to study but to pay attention in class and let your logic and imagination work - ask questions.
I've never studied in my life and always get 95s or above. If you ask questions, it means that something goes into your head. Question everything you do in class. I found it the best way to memorize material. And don't make 90 your aim, study for a perfect score. That's pretty much my way - pay attention, and ask questions. Good thing to do is to study the material from tomorrow, today, on your own. Then it also is easier to memorize and question the topic.