Thanks guy for replying
I have been searching for a very good studying method, and have been constantly changing to find one. However, none seemed to be able to help me alot
in improving my grades. I can study whole day from 9am to 1am, information does went into my brain. I can answer most questions in my exams and test
papers. However the grades that came out are not what i have expected.
I have tried hypnosis CD that claimed that listening to it will help improve concentration and memory power, but it does not help either.
hmm, perhaps someone can assist me in improving my study method. This is how i study.
1) My lecturers would give us summarized notes to study, then after every lectures i would re summarized their notes and write in pieces of paper
where i would study. Then during the re summarizing process , i would tried to understand the facts and memorize them.
--> Most often i find myself memorizing words by words.
--> Most often i would also find myself not being able to absorb what my lecturer said during the lectures. I can understand what they are talking,
but not able to remember a thing after the lecture. It is because my lectures are held during the early morning, and that is when i feel tired and
sleepy most , even though i slept enough.
--> I am a person who can study best at night, but my current timetable does not allow me to do so. All my tutorials and lecturers are held in the
early morning, if i study at night i would not be able to wakeup in time.
2) My re summarized notes would consist of many pictures because i would remember much better with pictures. But i soon found out that not all words
in my lecturer's summarized notes could be translated into pictures.
3) One week before tests , i would start to revise my re summarized notes, and the day before exam i would again revise my re summarized notes.
--> however all this process is very time consuming. For example one chapter of maybe 70 power point slides would take me 4-5 hours to complete. That
4-5 hours would include me re-summarizing and memorizing.
--> And, often i would find myself copying exactly the same sentence from my lecturer's summarized notes in my re-summarized notes.
4) Then after tests, i compare my results with my peers. They scored better than me. Most of them crammed their revisions in the last minutes before
the test, that is they studied maybe 8 hours before the test and scored better than me who studied a week before the test. This make me more
--> From what i know, some also make their own summarized notes.
I would take 10minutes break after evey 1 hour i study,
i study better at night,
i study better with pictures,
i also do mindmap to relate everything after every summary i have done,
i would constantly revise my re-summarized notes as much as i could,
i also will ask my lecturers any parts of their notes i don't understand.
However of all i have done, my grades just would not improve.
I did go through all the test papers my lecturers returned to me, to see what went wrong. Most of the wrong answers are either careless or not to the
point. However i know the summation of my test ,quizzes and lab reports would at least land me a "B" , but after getting back my overall results ,
it just ain't what i have expected.
Please help guys. Thanks.