1. You don’t repeat material
Repeat, Repeat, Repeat
The more times you repeat something the longer you remember it.
When I went through the Exam Review packets I would go through about 20 questions at a time then grade myself. If my score was an 80% or higher I would move on if not then I would repeat that set of questions.
If I was missing more than 80% of a set of questions that means that I really did not understand that set. For the questions I missed I would write down why the correct answer is correct then move on to the next question. After this I would go through the set again. I repeated this until I got over 80% of the questions correct before moving onto the next set.
When I was done with the entire chapter I would repeat the entire chapter. I would see each question twice and I would see the ones I missed multiple times to where the subjects that I was weakest at became my strengths.
Is it time consuming? yes. Is it effective? YES.
2. You study in the wrong places
It is usually not effective to study in bed or even on the couch. Find a chair and a table and hash out a study session.
3.You like distractions
We all have distractions. If your distractions is Facebook don’t study next to the computer.
I get distracted so when I studied I studied with three things; my paper, pencil, and study packet.
Sitting at a table in front of the tv or in the mall is not going to be as effective as studying in a quiet room.
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