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There were 3 big rules I remember from the Math department at my uni. if you work reduce your hours - Working even 20 hours a week is a huge time-constraint. Reduce your work-hours Do not fall behind! - Get help , if you are stuck, as soon as you can ! Take good notes, and review after class! My friend made a "cheat sheet" of how to pass a class. He ...


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Pretend to like it. Make it an acting challenge. You'll have to it anyway and if you do, you might as well (pretend to) enjoy it.


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There is an excellent course called "Learning How to Learn". It has helped many people, is free and doesn't take very long to complete(4 weeks).


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Getting focus at home. Your room is likely to be the least convenient place to study. It probably is stuffed with things that can easily become a source of distraction, and - as far as I've understood - you're used to have a great part of your spare time in it. What should you do? Make your personal room a place where you can focus easily, remove the ...


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Here are a couple of things which come to my mind: Develop a system in order to become a more organized person. I think that note-taking is essential for in-depth study, and in order to maximize note-taking the notes must be retrievable and legible. I think that becoming more organized is something that is achievable to anyone. It won't happen overnight, ...


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You just need to change habits. Your room makes your brain think: this is for sleeping. It is easier to modify a habit than to delete it so you need to change the behabiour that detonates the "this time is for study" mood. Consider if the advantage of using the library is just that you are in a distraction free place with peer pressure. So: Try to ...


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If they are truly classical books I think you may be able to find many answers on the internet. That can be as simple as googling book title + question number, or answers + book title or searching for the essential parts of the question text. Since you do not give actual examples I cannot back this up with facts.


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This can indeed be frustrating. The instructor's guide suggestions are unlikely to help a great deal with classic texts or texts aimed at the graduate student level or higher. The best solution that I have found is to read such texts with 1-3 other people. The discussions that result are most helpful, and not merely for sanity checks of exercise solutions.


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You have three choices: Make yourself enjoy it Disregard the fact you don't enjoy it and do it anyway Use the fact you don't enjoy it to your advantage To make yourself enjoy it, I'd say: Engage your curiosity. Change your thinking from "I've got to learn about..." to "I wonder what..." Lie to yourself. Pretend the next part is going to be fun, then do ...


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Try practicing introducing yourself to a friend with whom you feel comfortable. You can use a script, start with "Hello, I'm...." include in your script what ever you consider appropriate, such as what you do, why you are at the event, why you are pleased to meet the person, etc. The key is to practice A LOT. Have your friend respond in various ways. You ...


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What should you do? You should stop thinking you can plan your day perfectly every single time. It's not realistic. Instead of scheduling a set time to do activities, why not schedule a timespan and a set time for a break? So instead of this Study Math 10:00-10:30 Study English 10:30-12:00 Lunch 12:00-1:00 Write Essay 1:00-3:00 Use this 30 Minutes ...


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Some quick suggestions: Accept that you won't ever remember everything from a text. Take notes the first time you read. If the book is yours, mark it up when you read it the first time. Highlight important parts, add bookmarks, marginal notes etc. Find excercises that test your knowledge. Use the contents page / index to see which areas you remember. ...


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The video highlights several monastic practices that can considerably increase personal productivity. Simplicity The monastic life is a life of simplicity. Monks typically little more than the absolute bare necessities, often wearing simple attire, eating basic but healthy meals and living in uncluttered, simple accommodation. Simple living can bring ...


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I took a look at Buddhism and found a lot of stuff this. They have like rules for everything. For example, the Shobogenzo, by medieval master Dogen Zenji, is a book of more than 1000 pages that contains from highly metaphysical essays, to very precise instructions on things like how to cook, open a door or clean your ass. In my opinion what that kind of ...


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With a high workload its critical to stay focused in the limited hours available. Just recently I came across the pomodoro technique. Im still not an expert at all, but try to use it and so far my understanding is to imagine that every start of a week you fill a basket with a number of your own choice with pomodoro/tomatoes. By default 1 pomodoro= 25 ...


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I've been a software engineer for 15 years. Being able to program and design systems is all about recognizing patterns. You learn the fundamentals in school and then you apply the same fundamentals to similar problems. So, what you need to do is start to recognize the patterns. You need to think synthetically, stitching together the bits and pieces you learn ...


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I would suggest you look at OneNote. It is easy to use, accepts handwriting and is available across all devices. I use it for web clipping, notes, writing, planning, etc, It is like my auxiliary brain. And I can access it from anywhere by smart phone, tablet or computer.



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