I see/talk to some students who after school, study for another five to six hours... I want to observe and learn everything possible to understand how one who isn't - ( maybe a slacker, the unmotivated student, the cheater, the one who has almost no interest in school, and more ) can become the over achiever, and be able to one day say, they want to study, they want to learn, they want knowledge, and to achieve. If you're a student, or just a person that enjoys studying and learning, I'd really appreciate it if you'd write about how you find the interest, how in which you study ( i.e, do you get all your pens and highlighters out, do you sit in a chair, do you use your laptop to take notes, do you go to a library, do you get organized before beginning, etc. ) . Also, your thoughts about constantly studying, what intrigues you about this all and any other comments you would care to add. Thank you for those who participate!!!
Study....Study...Study...I find interest by motivation i need someone to motivate me into studying/learning that someone is OpenStudy. I used to hate learning new things because i had no motivation then i found OpenStudy, the people on here have movotaive me to study because they make studying fun like @zepdrix and @mathmate :) . The way i get ready to study , you will find strange but I usually do some kind of workout before i begin xD it helps me concentrate :) if i cant workout then ill do finger knitting a fun activity! That helps me focus too :) I like a quiet environment (with no people) im a note taker i feel if i write down the info it will stick to my brain more instead of trying to memorize it all after all we dont learn just to memorize we learn to learn ;) I use mainly my Chromebook since my school is trying to be all techy tbh i hate using technology to learn staring at a screen hurts my eyes >_< but anyways lol OpenStudy has inspired me to study ^.^ and im grateful to meet such awesome people :)
I found that once I was pushed more to understand the why/how rather than simply just memorization, I became more passionate about studying. When you just memorize stuff without asking the why, you're really robbed from the learning experience, and then when you get a scenario where you can't reproduce the info you become discouraged. Also for me chemistry came more alive when working in a lab and seeing the concepts up front/vs just primarily reading about them in a book. That's why i think that if you want to become motivated you can't just seek out the answers, you have to ask and understand why you got to them, and also explain them to others.. that helps out a lot! I find this site helpful because you really get to interact with people who from their help and explanations can really motivate you.
even with that, it's like with anything.. most of us including myself don't learn stuff right away and overnight.
How does one become addicted to study? Hmmmm... At first, everything was all about competition for me until I started enjoying studying. I was competing with my friends about the ranking in school & I always compare my GPA to them. Even here in OS, SS serves as a ranking...This used to be my motivation to be good in school but as time passes by, I realized that I'm studying for my future not for them. Last time, I was only studying just for the mark and not for the actual lessons, so yeah the consequences hit me hard when the things I learned from the past are coming back as a fundamental foundation for what I am learning right now. In order to understand one advanced topic, you must properly learn the basics first. It is kinda interesting though, you think that you already know everything but it turns out you are wrong. The more you learn, the more you will realize that what you have learned is not enough to know one particular subject and if you explore more, you'll discover that the time you will spend living on this planet is not enough to learn everything. This motivates me right now, learn as much as you can to fully enjoy your life.
Simple, just use openstudy. :)
@Data_LG2 I used to be like that too in HS like the basics are so important
I was one of those people in the past that didn't want anything to do with being an overachiever for grades and reviewing, but some viewpoints from other classmates changed me in asia (they taught me about the importance of a good education). For me, getting organized is the key point in studying and focusing on it (and not daydreaming). My motivation usually comes from peer group studying, where I go to a friend's home with all of my friends in the same class (usually around 5 people) and we quiz each other verbally or with our notes that we took during class. We all have a mutual thought of just reviewing, and that somehow rubs off on everyone to study, which makes time fly too fast sometimes. I usually like using flash cards to memorize things easier. Highlighters work, but make my eyes tired and strained when I'm studying for tests and exams, so I only use those for short term formulas, etc. So, the big question some people are asked is: Do people that are workaholics of passing tests have to push themselves to do so? Absolutely. In my case, my nature is to procrastinate, which was a huge obstacle in the past. I got over that by asking for advice from friends and working together to get ahead. We all get some degree of stress from studying (e.g. deadlines). Now I can't always go over to a friend's house whenever I please, and working at home is not as easy because you have to do self-motivation. So I like setting up times to do things. For example, I would time myself from 3pm to 4:30pm for English reading, then take a 5 minute break, then go from 4:35 to 6:00 for Math, etc. Then I wrap up studying and homework at around 8pm. That's how it goes for me...having a plan makes me focused. It's not that I don't ever feel lazy, but I like to rest after I get everything for the day done as possible.
All about UNDERSTANDING :) If u understand concepts,see them and try them out then u will enjoy.
<--- this user used to not care about school. No really. When I first got my Super Nintendo for Christmas all I want to do is play for hours and hours. Apparently it is true that entertainment and studying don't mix. Grades started to become super important to me when I was a senior in high school...colleges look at your high school transcripts. Then, I studied like crazy (with the combination of music of course). But, I'm scoring higher at the university then at the community college. I guess there was way too many general education requirements that are...boring!
I greatly appreciate everyone's comments!!!!!! THANK YOU!
So many tags tags on this post for me xD
Tags tags baby, vanilla tags baby!
McDonald's or College?
Would you rather work at McDonald's or be smart and go to College?
Depends. If you're 16 and aren't going to college yet you could technically do both in your lifetime @iYuko
code at the age of 13, implement ads into a extension that will get added to a popular website at the age of 14, realize you can now spend all of that money to improve the extension like buying better servers to host it on
@Jaynator495 I noticed all but one of your replies to this post have nothing to do with answering the user's inquiry... :P