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OfflineBurblesV
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Any tips or tactics for making school easier?
    #11407683 - 11/07/09 10:32 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

I'm taking a bunch of hard classes this year and its beating me down. What are some tactics for learning and making it easier to do homework? - avoiding stress and all of that jazz?
I am doing homework all the time, studying for AP chem, AP physics, Human biology, and 1060. Its a bitch.
any tips?


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Re: Any tips or tactics for making school easier? [Re: Burbles]
    #11407719 - 11/07/09 10:36 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Turn of the tv and turn on the classical music...

learn how to speed read

write down the important things

Learn how to cheat with out being caught.


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Re: Any tips or tactics for making school easier? [Re: Knobby Tops]
    #11407800 - 11/07/09 10:45 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

cheat


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Re: Any tips or tactics for making school easier? [Re: Knobby Tops]
    #11407817 - 11/07/09 10:48 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

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Learn how to cheat with out being caught.




This and if by AP you mean you're in high school...

:lmafo::lol::rofl2:

High school is a straight up joke.  If you are having trouble, get READY for university.


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Re: Any tips or tactics for making school easier? [Re: pwnasaurus]
    #11407835 - 11/07/09 10:51 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Stopping with the Glen Beck threads?  :shrug:


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Re: Any tips or tactics for making school easier? [Re: pwnasaurus]
    #11407840 - 11/07/09 10:51 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Not having trouble with grades and concepts. Just doing all of the work sucks.
2 AP science classes, 1 college class, and then human biology is the same course as a college class.. we just don't get college credit for it.

It is time consuming and I don't like it so I want to find a way to avoid all the stress, etc.

Maybe university is so hard because you took high school as a joke and didn't take any serious classes? :P


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Re: Any tips or tactics for making school easier? [Re: Burbles]
    #11407862 - 11/07/09 10:55 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Just buckle down man... sucks but you gotta do what you gotta do.


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Re: Any tips or tactics for making school easier? [Re: Burbles]
    #11407864 - 11/07/09 10:55 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

tutors?? and actually paying attention???

i dont know..i do shitty in college..


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Re: Any tips or tactics for making school easier? [Re: Burbles]
    #11407886 - 11/07/09 10:57 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Hey, how old are you and how old will you be upon graduating?


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Re: Any tips or tactics for making school easier? [Re: Burbles]
    #11407920 - 11/07/09 11:01 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

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Burbles said:
Not having trouble with grades and concepts. Just doing all of the work sucks.
2 AP science classes, 1 college class, and then human biology is the same course as a college class.. we just don't get college credit for it.

It is time consuming and I don't like it so I want to find a way to avoid all the stress, etc.

Maybe university is so hard because you took high school as a joke and didn't take any serious classes? :P




I had a 92% average in grade 12 with virtually no attendance.  They teach the same concept in class every day for a week.  I only need to go to one class a week to learn it :shrug:

I honestly don't see how you can find it hard.  Just don't do the stupid waste of time homework, and the work you are getting stressed about disappears. Most work isn't for marks.


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Re: Any tips or tactics for making school easier? [Re: pwnasaurus]
    #11407934 - 11/07/09 11:02 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Time Management.


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Re: Any tips or tactics for making school easier? [Re: memes]
    #11407952 - 11/07/09 11:03 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

adderall


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Re: Any tips or tactics for making school easier? [Re: nowwhoutthink]
    #11407962 - 11/07/09 11:04 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

pwnasaurus, what classes did you take?


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Re: Any tips or tactics for making school easier? [Re: nowwhoutthink]
    #11408056 - 11/07/09 11:18 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

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adderall




this. but try not to get addicted unless you have a script.  i dont think i'm addicted, but i need to take it (well actually vyvanse in my case) everyday and i have a script, so if thats what happens, i'm okay with it. withdrawals shouldnt be too bad as its only 40mg.

also, for stress management. excersize and frequent breaks help (i f ind smoking breaks help but i wouldnt recommend taking up smoking just for school). there are also really helpful chemicals. I take about 468mg of Kava Kava root(140mg kavalactones) and 700mg of chamomile when i come down from my meds and get super anxious, but they're good for any time you feel stressed but dont want the groggyness that comes with xanax. (sometimes i take .125 mg of xanax when i'm feeling so overwhelmed and anxious that i cant study)

other than that...just keep your head down. and dont cheat.

also look into the meditation concept of Mindfulness.  I just started reading a book called "The Miracle of Mindfulness" today and i can already see the benefit and future applications of the practice.  Its a really good tool for concentration.

good luck


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Re: Any tips or tactics for making school easier? [Re: StaleShrooms]
    #11408067 - 11/07/09 11:19 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

adderall is about the only thing that will keep my mind from straying my attention away every 15 mins..

and doc also scripts kpins and atavin.


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Re: Any tips or tactics for making school easier? [Re: Burbles]
    #11408079 - 11/07/09 11:21 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

Get some adranafil to use when studying and for tests.


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Re: Any tips or tactics for making school easier? [Re: starfire_xes]
    #11408087 - 11/07/09 11:22 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

How hard is it to get modafinil/adrafinil, etc at a decent price... do they prescribe it for this sort of thing?


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Re: Any tips or tactics for making school easier? [Re: Burbles]
    #11408095 - 11/07/09 11:23 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

study.


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Smith, P.  Bull. Menninger Clinic (1959) 23:20-27; p. 27.

...most subjects find the experience valuable, some find it frightening, and many say that is it uniquely lovely.

Osmond, H.  Annals, NY Acad Science (1957) 66:418-434; p.436


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Re: Any tips or tactics for making school easier? [Re: Burbles]
    #11408110 - 11/07/09 11:25 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

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How hard is it to get modafinil/adrafinil, etc at a decent price... do they prescribe it for this sort of thing?




Adranafil is legal in the US.  You have to order it from overseas though.  It metabolizes to Modafinil (Provigil) which is controlled.  But Adranafil isn't controlled.


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Re: Any tips or tactics for making school easier? [Re: pwnasaurus]
    #11408113 - 11/07/09 11:25 PM (8 years, 8 months ago)

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Quote:

Burbles said:
Not having trouble with grades and concepts. Just doing all of the work sucks.
2 AP science classes, 1 college class, and then human biology is the same course as a college class.. we just don't get college credit for it.

It is time consuming and I don't like it so I want to find a way to avoid all the stress, etc.

Maybe university is so hard because you took high school as a joke and didn't take any serious classes? :P




I had a 92% average in grade 12 with virtually no attendance.  They teach the same concept in class every day for a week.  I only need to go to one class a week to learn it :shrug:

I honestly don't see how you can find it hard.  Just don't do the stupid waste of time homework, and the work you are getting stressed about disappears. Most work isn't for marks.




Your in highschool and you NEVER go to school..?

No wonder you are having a hard time.

Try going to school kiddo and maybe it won't be so hard :smirk:


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