Good advice there Revd.Mike. I do the same thing except the part of explaining things to my mother. Lol if i do that shel get a headache. Even my room is full of charts and post it notes.. and the exercises between the chunks is a VERY good idea. It makes my concentrate more plus I dont have to take out time for workouts.
Another little advice is studying with lamp. Often even in day time i close the curtains and switch on my lamp. It really helps. When u sit down and read ur concentration falls only on ur books and no where else. Even after a study time of 30 mins when u get up and stroll around ur room. Looking at the book open under the lamp is inviting. If the room is dark and lamp is open u tend to stay in that study mood too.
A bit of a random question, if people are revising in blocks, what do they do if they have breaks in between? Because I always find that I don't really do anything that gives my eyes/brain (!) a rest and there isn't much point in having a break! Although I go to get food sometimes!
i sit on a stool and lean on my wardrobe doors and then have my work on my lap, i usually re-write my notes and use colours on it,(a different colour for each part of a subject) or brainstorms and post it notes round my room.
and i cant have any music or the tv on,coz it distracts me,lol
BTW, could anyone recommend some nice music to listen to while studying? I'm looking for something without beats because they distract me. Currently I listen to SomeFM's new space music station, but even they play songs with lots of beats. Any suggestions?
^^how about sigur ros - i find that motivates me pretty damn well
I made a ridiculous mneumonic when I had to learn Physics equations at GCSE. It worked though!
Mine has something to do with eggs in Venice!
jack johnson album is a good revision music... although some of my friends say its abit sleepy.
It's calm, upbeat... and generally relaxing for revision!
oh i will have to work in total silence as well noise would distract me so much cant really concentrate with music on . so when i revise or work i had to do it properly like sitting on a chair with desk to write on. basically my technique would be listening to my favourite music when i do have a break to slightly relax my senses and let the information to be 'digested'.
omg im exactly like that as well and my mum just stares me blankly lol
<quote>One final technique I sometimes like to use, and that's to 'teach' all the information to my mum. It normally goes in one ear and out the other, or she just stares at me blankly, but just by talking it through and explaining it, I find I process the information better and it sticks in my head. It's even better when she starts asking me questions.<quote>