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Learning Aids

  1. Dec 3, 2005 #1
    I'm just curious as to if anyone out there uses "odd" learning aids. What I mean is do you listen to Mozart when you study, drink lots of caffeine, write on colored paper, listen to hemi-sync beats, etc. Anyway, if you use learning aids, what do you use? ^_^
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  3. Dec 3, 2005 #2
    I think listening to music while studying something that needs to be remembered can help. Then when you take the exam just think back to one of the songs.
  4. Dec 4, 2005 #3
    Something that always worked for me was to study the material at least three times in three different public locations. That might be: the library, the cafeteria, and a coffee shop. I found that if I studied it in an environment where I was surrounded by other seated people it was no problem transitioning to the test. If I just studied it alone in my room, the difference in atmosphere seemed to throw me off. I suppose that was kind of an odd study aid.
  5. Dec 4, 2005 #4


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    That's a good idea. I've been told that students perform better on exams if they study in a similar environment as the exam. I think the library can simulate an exam room fairly well...it's mostly very silent, but every once in a while, there are those little noises that seem much louder and more distracting when everything else is silent, like someone clicking a pen, or the scratch of pencils on paper, or the scraping of a chair on the floor as someone gets up to use the restroom, etc.
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