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Invisibledblaney
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Studying
    #4696406 - 09/22/05 07:25 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I hate it, but it's essential.

What are some strategies you all use to study, motivate yourself, and to pay attention?


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Re: Studying [Re: dblaney]
    #4696419 - 09/22/05 07:27 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I just study at school. I don't go home til I'm done. Way too many distractions here.


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Re: Studying [Re: License_to_Chill]
    #4696439 - 09/22/05 07:30 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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I just study at school. I don't go home til I'm done. Way too many distractions here.




yep. i usually hang on the top floor of the campus library where it's quiet until i get all my shit done. if i go home i end up high and drunk within an hour. it's a vicious cycle, and a not very productive one. find a quiet place without distractions and just study. it's a mental trick, and it gets easier every time.


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Re: Studying [Re: dblaney]
    #4696446 - 09/22/05 07:31 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

adderall  :wink:


i never studied when i was in school.. ive got a good memory... so whatever was talked about in class i always remembered... i usually got b's and a's on most tests... but i never did any homework, so i usually ended up failing


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Re: Studying [Re: dblaney]
    #4696463 - 09/22/05 07:33 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I go to the uni. library to keep me focused. I don't need much motivation because I like what I study, I only need to concentrate for a long time.


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Re: Studying [Re: dblaney]
    #4696466 - 09/22/05 07:33 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Caffeine + seclucsion in a library cubicle

That's my best option


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Re: Studying [Re: Boom]
    #4696472 - 09/22/05 07:35 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

pot and beer were always a good motivation for my studying. that quiet library gave me the shivers


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Re: Studying [Re: Nashbar]
    #4696538 - 09/22/05 07:48 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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Nashbar said:
pot and beer were always a good motivation for my studying. that quiet library gave me the shivers




Quiet libraries suck. I like the idea of using headphones, ut can't
seem to decide on any studying music.

any excuse to jack around at home on the computer, i guess.
Maybe I'll just load up some Mozart and Bach and be off...


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Re: Studying [Re: dblaney]
    #4696551 - 09/22/05 07:50 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Ok cool, so basically a quiet space without too many distractions, and an upper or two certainly wouldn't hurt.

What about specific studying strategies. They say that repetition is the best way to memorize material (I think that's fairly obvious), but there are many ways to go about 'repetition'...anything in particular that's worked well for you guys?


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Re: Studying [Re: dblaney]
    #4696561 - 09/22/05 07:52 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

What do you study? What kind of material do you need to memorize?


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Re: Studying [Re: dblaney]
    #4696567 - 09/22/05 07:54 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

problem solving... that's what will be on your test (most likely, unless it's some lib ed that involves writing) this one time, I dated the office girl that was making photocopies of the tests... I got an A in that class


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Re: Studying [Re: dblaney]
    #4696568 - 09/22/05 07:54 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Meditate. Then Study.


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Re: Studying [Re: Annom]
    #4696573 - 09/22/05 07:55 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I have trouble mostly with mathematics and philosophy. In math, there can be a lot of theorems and concepts to memorize. I suppose just practice problems for each concept would be the best way, no?

With intro. philosophy it's mainly the philosophers and the theories and ideas they presented.


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Re: Studying [Re: Shroomism]
    #4696577 - 09/22/05 07:57 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Hm, somehow that idea never occured to me, although now that you mentioned it, it seems blindingly obvious. I'll definitely be trying that out tomorrow.


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Re: Studying [Re: dblaney]
    #4696598 - 09/22/05 08:01 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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I have trouble mostly with mathematics and philosophy. In math, there can be a lot of theorems and concepts to memorize. I suppose just practice problems for each concept would be the best way, no?




Yes, you just have to solve many problems. The different theorems and concepts become way more organized and clear in my head if I practice enough. Reading is not enough.


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Re: Studying [Re: dblaney]
    #4696610 - 09/22/05 08:03 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

The key to studying is concentration. If you're not focused you can stare at the same page for hours and not absorb anything.

Meditation is concentration exercise. Liquid crack.


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Re: Studying [Re: Shroomism]
    #4696640 - 09/22/05 08:09 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Yes indeed. My concentration used to be much higher, but these days it's just not up to par. I'm not sure whether or not to attribute it to past drug abuse, but I'm fairly certain that played a part.

I meditate daily, but it is, of course, an ongoing process, and I'm essentially a beginner.

Anyways, I think I'm going to try some nootropics soon, see if they can't help just a little.


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Re: Studying [Re: dblaney]
    #4696646 - 09/22/05 08:11 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

beginner shmeginner.. there are no skill levels.. only levels of concentration.. how deep you go is up to you. We are all born with infinite potential. No limits!


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Re: Studying [Re: Shroomism]
    #4696663 - 09/22/05 08:16 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Hehe, this is so, but I mean beginner more in terms of how long I've been meditating. It would have been more accurate for me to say that compared to someone who has been meditating for many years, I am a beginner.


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Re: Studying [Re: dblaney]
    #4696680 - 09/22/05 08:20 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

You've been meditating all your life, you just forgot. You're remembering.


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