Study methods?

<p>What are your study methods?
How do you study well? </p>

<p>I need some advice on how to study :(</p>

<p>Well, I have to say that if you haven't developed your own study habits by now, you are going to have a hard time.</p>

<p>Write everything down over and over again</p>

<p>yeah, I kinda don't know, in math it's just practice problems done in class that help
in english it's just actually reading the book
in history it's taking notes in class but I never do anything with them, I think the writing and listening just help
in spanish...I know spanish, so that helps</p>

<p>BUT! sometimes I'd need to memorize notes and lines for theater and I found a way to memorize by just reading things a few times over before going to sleep and the next day I'd just know it. So that helps. Then I read an article that said the best way to remember something is to study it before you go to sleep so your brain processes it more. So that's awesome.</p>

<p>I am really curious as to how study groups work because I've never really done them. I mean, me and some friends tried but the study group was held at peter piper pizzas which just led to us playing go-carts and air-hockey a lot and then losing the books and then 10 minutes of each or us individually studying and everyone passing by going "are they studying...?". So that failed.</p>

<p>The best way to study is to not study loljk. The best way to study is going over past quizzes and notes and understanding WHY everything works that way.</p>

<p>The one class I did study for was AP US H. Pacing really helps me concentrate. Late at night/early in the morning for best retention (class is first period)</p>

<p>Then, there are classes you can't study for. I'm not a detail oriented person... I think in terms of the whole. I ended up with an 86 average in my Pre-Calc H class because of 10-15 points worth of stupid mistakes on each test and quiz. Really irked me because I understood the material 100x better than 90% of the class. >_> I mean, I end up with an 84 on the final and there wasn't a single concept that I didn't understand.</p>

<p>Whatever /rant</p>

<p>Most of the advice here is poor</p>

<p>quizz/recall pwns all</p>

<p>Well the best thing is to not wait until the last night and spread your studying over the course of time when you are learning the material. Obviously, very few do that.</p>

<p>I just read and do review problems. Do your hw.</p>

<p>Idk... studying is intuitive.</p>

<p>Quiz myself, take shots when I get something wrong</p>

<p>I don't really study, I listen quite a bit in class, and I think that really helps.
I think just looking over notes helps.
I'm probably no help, but thats what I do.</p>

<p>Anyone else?</p>

<p>There's no one way to study -- everyone has his/her own routine. So what works for me probably won't work for you.</p>

<p>Not to mention, the question is pretty vague. You study for different types of classes differently.</p>

<p>I agree, though, for conceptual classes like math and physics, it's all about the practice problems. Of course you have to understand what's going on first, but after that, it's just drill, drill, drill.</p>

<p>For classes that require more memorization (history, biology, etc.), I type up notes over the textbook and then review and annotate them further, rewriting the important details and whatnot (note: I've been told that the actual act of hand writing important pieces of information helps you remember them, dunno if it's true though). </p>

<p>Also, I don't think cramming everything in all at once is quite as effective as spacing them out (especially when you're studying 100+ pages in the textbook). No, you don't have to spread your studying out weeks in advance (actually, I almost think that's a bad idea because you might be prone to forget some things you learn early on). Rather, I start a couple of days in advance and take short, 5-minute periodic breaks between my intense studying, pacing myself so that I have plenty of time for review over broad topics before the test.</p>

<p>Of course, everything I said only pertains to me. Feel free to try a few pieces of advice out, but, in the end, you have to develop your own study habits.</p>