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Seems like you are overwhelmed by distracting thoughts and anxiety, especially in exam contexts. You would hugely benefit from greater focus. To get that, I recommend that you start using Mindfulness, a meditation technique scientifically proven to be effective. Devote 10 minutes per day to this kind of meditation, and you will get the benefits only after ...


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In high school I was a superior student (nearly straight A's). However, once I got to college I found myself at the other end of the spectrum. Here are some things I learned that helped me get back toward the top for my post-graduate education: * Schaum's Outlines. Look for them on Amazon or a local bookstore. They're on many subjects...especially the ...


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Here is the one tip that I needed most and never got: Learn to be a great writer The schools I went to taught me the rules of grammar and punctuation, but they never taught me how to write. They never told me that my writing style was miserably dense and incomprehensible. They never told me how I could fix it. My problem was that I was trying to create ...


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From the tone of your question, my impression is you are usually a "B" student and are now trying in your last year to up your game to get all A's. You need to look at the factors around you and your study habits to see how they are contributing and detracting from your ability to focus on your studies and retain the information. As noted by Little Child, ...


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Since your Finals take up such big percentage of your entire grade, it would be smart to do some work on test preparation. But be aware that sometimes test prep is different from studying the material, if you don't have experience on it I would suggest you to find some outside help(weekend test prep classes). This could be the easiest way increase your score ...


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Please watch the talk Study Less, Study Smart by Dr. Marty Lobdell. It will help you a lot. To sum up the talk in a few points: Start studying early. Your brain can only handle a few concepts at a time. It takes time for the concepts to sink in. Don't keep everything for the last moment. Take breaks every 25 minutes. The human attention span lasts ...


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You can't read a person's mind. The best you can do is try to be attentive to body language and their tone of voice. I suggest picking up Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry. As a side note, I find it best to never assume what someone is thinking. Being open and communicating is the key to understanding what someone is thinking.


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The best reply I can give you comes from Dr. Marty Lobdell's talk titled "Study less, Study Smart. To sum up the talk in a few points: Start studying early. Your brain can only handle a few concepts at a time. It takes time for the concepts to sink in. Don't keep everything for the last moment. Take breaks every 25 minutes. The human attention span ...


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I was an engineering student and had similar issues. Long since I have been a full-time student, I have learned that you can make even the most mundane topic interesting by upping the intensity of your studying efforts. Instead of setting aside 2 hours to get something done, try to get it done in 45 minutes. Try to make it such that you have generated ...



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