Right, so I've been obsessed with the psychology of studying for the last couple of months and found this funny trick.
I normally get annoyed and distracted by the faults and flaws in many objects that I stare for too long. So for my first year physics exam, I picked up something I could take during the exam that looked relatively complex and faulty (a watch). I stared at it for a good 15 mins and started studying. Every time I had to break down a problem, an equation, or understand a concept, I would stare back at the watch and let my eyes wander wherever (while looking at the watch). I try to focus on the physics and let the subconscious take care of the stimuli from the watch. The thing is, I usually tend to shift out of the mind-set I had during my study sessions as soon as I hit the exam room. But this time, now that I had this watch, I would be in ease for most of the time, and it seemed I was conditioned to recall many of concepts easily. It's pretty cool if you try it. And it worked like a charm. It probably didn't make my problem solving any better but I certainly went a lot faster.
Anything similar you guys try?
Interesting study technique Watch
- Thread Starter
- 25-12-2010 11:39
- 25-12-2010 11:42
- 25-12-2010 12:00
Great study technique for PHYSICS students