(Closed) I got my books today….

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I never felt that way because things looked like they’d be a review, but I definitely felt way stupid and “omg I don’t have the slightest clue what they’re talking about and everyone is going to know I don’t know anything” when getting books for classes that were introducing totally new information. I was always convinced that I was the only one who felt totally overwhelmed by new textbooks and everyone else would be able to just jump right in and have thoughtful, meaningful, intelligent conversations about concepts that, to me, were thus far gibberish.  

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It’s a horrible feeling! Especially when the rational part of you knows that it’s the BEGINNING of the term and, in most cases, there’s no reason or expectation that you should be familiar with the material before the first assignment even comes around!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Ugh, I’m sorry! But I bet you’ll do great. ๐Ÿ™‚ Out of curiosity, what do you mean by “improving vocabulary skills”? Like learning new words, or the best methods for learning and utilizing new words?

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I always have this HUH moment every time. I get really agitated because I know deep deep down I know what im reading but I just feel dumb. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t know if you’ve ever been one for flash cards, but when I was taking a bunch of classes where flash cards were super helpful, I found an online flash card creator that also had an iPod app. So I could have hundreds of flash cards with me at all times for any number of subjects, without having to spend money on index cards or spend time writing them out by hand. And there are a bunch of different settings for the study modes, like it’ll give you the word, you need to remember the definition, or vice versa, or matching or even quizzing. It was seriously a great tool to help with studying! 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ellisrobertson:  +10!! <— can I do that? haha Flash cards helped me ALOT with math equations and vocab for it. Wonderful idea!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@mandy102:  I kinda have a mantra..haha I am smart I am confident I can do this! sounds dumb but confidence in yourself will help. I was home schooled but apparently learned zilch so I have to take a bunch of refresher cources before I can start core classes. ๐Ÿ˜› but they help.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Flash Card Machine. When I downloaded it, it was free. I don’t know if it is, anymore, but even if it’s not, I can’t imagine that it’s that much and would totally be worth it, anyway! What’s great is that you can also browse other flash card sets that others have made public (for things you don’t mind others’ notes on, like foreign language vocab and other objective things) and you can share your sets with classmates, if you want. 

Create an account at flashcardmachine.com  and then when you download the app, you sign in and sync it to your online account. It also lets you insert symbols and images, so it’s great for SO much. 

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