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Postby sumer » Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:03 pm

im getting loads of tests dat i didnt even no about cause i was out any1 no of an easy way 2 study cause im all ways disracted
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Postby Black_Haired_Angel » Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:34 pm

depends really on learnign style. e.g do u learn best wuith verbal learnign or drawing?

im a very visuel learn which emans i love pritty pictures!! so i draw alot with spider diagrams and and pitures. alos i elarn best with other popel as well
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Postby fuzzy » Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:23 pm

It depends what subject it is- I get to choose exactly what i study at uni, but from time to time, there is an aspect of a course that i foid really difficult or boring, and so doing an essay on a topic like that is difficult....but i tend to enjoy writing essays, which is the basis of history courses! I like spider diagrams too! Theyr fab for revision!
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Postby sumer » Sat Dec 03, 2005 1:10 pm

i find everyting hard exept algerbra
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Postby pinkparrot » Sat Dec 03, 2005 1:45 pm

I find algebra the same as I find most things. If I understand, then that's fine. If I don't, everything goes wrong. Then I'll forget it after doing other topics and have to relearn it.
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Postby parnassus » Sat Dec 03, 2005 5:08 pm

sumer, to prevent distractibility you need to find a quiet corner in a quiet room and sit down facing a blank wall. Switch off your mobile if you have one. Disconnect the Internet.

That takes care of external distractions, but internal ones are harder to cope with. My mind goes wild sometimes and I just can't harness it. You should take a ten-minute break at the end of every thirty minutes. Go to a different part of the house during your break, to keep the distinction between home and study area separate, but make sure you are away no longer than ten minutes.

I also find it helps to write lists of what I need to study, splitting each subject up into topics. For instance:

HISTORY
Britain's role in the slave trade
The life of William Wilberforce
'Slave cities' (Liverpool, Bristol, etc)

Decide which topics are the most urgent and study those first. Tick them off as you go.
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Postby sumer » Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:08 pm

u see i find everyting distracting
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Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:37 pm

Buy some earplugs. These will block out background noise.
Fiddling with a piece of blu-tack sometimes helps to keep me on task.
The average person's attention span is their age plus thirteen minutes. However, people with dyspraxia have lower attention spans. Remember to take regular breaks and reward yourself for progress.
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Postby parnassus » Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:18 pm

The average person's attention span is their age plus thirteen minutes.


Does your attention span start to disintegrate with age? If so, at one point?
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Postby kitty_cute » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:55 pm

It depends which subject im studying. Some I find really hard and cant keepy still or anything and scribble on the sheet lmao.
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Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:17 pm

parnassus wrote:
The average person's attention span is their age plus thirteen minutes.


Does your attention span start to disintegrate with age? If so, at one point?


Probably, but I don't know.

Another good strategy is to get someone to test you, and reward yourself for doing well in the test.
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Postby sumer » Sun Dec 11, 2005 4:04 pm

mine about 3 minites after i started
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Postby parnassus » Sun Dec 11, 2005 6:54 pm

What is your diet like, sumer? You may want to try a special eating programme to help people with attention problems. www.feingold.org
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Postby sumer » Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:45 pm

i dont reslly eat dat much like 2apples 3bannana
breakfeast lunch and dinner of corse
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Postby parnassus » Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:54 pm

This is a special diet. It isn't about how much you eat, but what you eat. For instance, foods containing E numbers (like Smarties and bright-coloured ice lollies) cause people to be distractible, so a person on the Feingold programme would avoid anything containing E's. You can have as much food as you need providing it is the right kind of food.
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