I want to make a full masterpost for each of these that goes into more detail, but I don’t know which to do first, so let me know what you’d like to see! SORRY this is so long omg I got carried away
1. Time Management
- it’s impossible to study 3 subjects at a single time
- it’s not practical to do all your homework on Sunday night
- make a to-do list!!!
- make sure you have (and update) a planner!
- I have lots more on time management so I’ll probably make a masterpost v soon if it would be helpful!!
2. Breaks Things into Smaller Tasks
- how do you eat an elephant?
- in smalll bites.
- look at everything you do as progress
- if you have 85 math problems and you’ve done 10, you’ve made progress.
- knowing that you’re making progress towards a goal is going to help motivate you!!
- don’t be afraid to use this on your to-do list
- write “do ten math problems” ten times in your planner
- not “do all math problems” once!!!
3. Highlighting and Rereading are Not Effective on Their Own
- if it works for you that’s alright!!
- I’m just sharing what I’ve learned
- Why doesn’t this work for most people?
- because it isn’t active learning
4. Become an Active Learner
- “active learner” wow sounds scary
- fear not!! with a little practice you’ll see what it’s all about!
- rereading something won’t make you fully understand it
- you might remember some definitions (which is good)! but
- unless you can use the word in new context, it’s not really useful in your long term memory
- here’s more on actually becoming an active learner
- use the quizzes at the back of your textbook chapters
- or find quizzes online (or make your own if you can’t find any)
- don’t just answer the question, explain why your answer is right
- do this in as much detail as you can
- why? because this will force you to use your learned information in a new way
- if you don’t know how to explain it, read your notes and book again until you can write out an answer