Exams – lesson learned, studying helps!

posted 3 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I have exams, but not for a few weeks 😛 glad yours are going well!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Jacqui90:  Usually, I set a goal for myself. Study x amount of notes/chapters and then I can go on weddingbee or go out or whatnot. I work on top of school so I only have certain times when I can actually study so that helps too! Not so much free time to get it all done motivates me to stay on track. Sometimes sitting with my SO helps too. He’ll study for his grad school entrance exam and I’ll study for my stuff. If I get off track he reminds me to continue to study 🙂 That works when I’m really not in the mood to study.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Jacqui90:  Do you have any hobbies you could do in your free time to separate fun time from study time? That could help you!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Jacqui90:  definitely try it!! Rewarding yourself for studying is a great way to keep yourself motivated

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Good for you for doing more than the minimum! It really is worth it, especially if you get to the point where you can get scholarships.

my best year in school I had some volunteer stuff I had committed to do that I was kind of pissed about but HAD to get done.. so I told myself I had to have everything perfect for school before I could do the volunteer stuff. I got everything done, and got great grades that year because schoolwork WAS my procrastination tool…

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I used to use http://mytomatoes.com/ when I had big papers to write over the weekend. I miss my days as a history major. I loved big research papers. I’d sit down for the 25 (or 20? I don’t remember) on the timer and outline or write. Then I’d take a 5 minute break and chat with my roommate or get a snack, browse FB, etc. Then I’d go back to work for another 25 minutes. I wouldn’t allow any distractions during that 25 minutes – no texts, email, FB – nothing. It worked well for me, and I could pound out the papers easily. I find a lot of people nowadays get so distracted online, so it can be helpful to use a timer to keep yourself from straying every 5 minutes.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m at a point in my educational career that if I don’t know the material instead of cram for the test, I could legitimately kill somebody, so that’s my motivator for staying on top of things.

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