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People will probably give you quick techniques that don't last and I guess since you are going to school this upcoming fall semester I will just give you the long lasting technique that will take you throughout college. Almost every course is difficult once you perceive as difficult. If it is difficult in your head it will be difficult no matter what you do. ...


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You can't make an insight come, but you can put your brain into the state that significantly stimulates insight: According to Mark Beeman, we notice insights when the general brain activity level is low. Insights need a quiet mind, and here Mindfulness training should do wonders for you. You may have to "let go of the problem" to reduce the brain ...


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The previous answers are all incredibly comprehensive - I will target my answer at the more systemic issue. That is, to effectively study, you need to get in the habit of studying. There are many approaches you can take to creating habits, but the research (see e.g. B.J. Fogg's Tiny Habits, Robert Maurer's One Small Step...) increasingly points towards ...


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The truth in this is that: when you are facebooking and watching tv you don't really see the time going. The worst is when you don't have a timetable for the day. It is the worst thing because you end up doing nothing, you procrastinate and at the end of the day you tell yourself tomorrow I will do better. First rule I learnt was to make a timetable. Right ...


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Sorry for the late answer, here are some tips I find useful: Divide your time between work and play: Set some time for studying, and some for other activities. Make sure the time you allot for studying is not large enough to cause fatigue, not small enough to result in negligible productivity and the time allotted to other activities is not large enough to ...


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My suggestion is to reserve several pages at the back of your pad (or keep these in a separate notebook). One page for each topic you are taking notes in. Title each index page and whenever you take notes in that topic note the page number(s) and a one line summary on the index page. Number pages as you progress through the notebook, and if you need or ...


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If you prefer taking notes on paper, there is a very neat way how to organize them in a ruled journal using "tags" In your journal reserve each line of the very last page (which I'll call index page) for a specific tag. Then, add a bold mark on the back side of each page that covers this tag at the same position/height as the line containing the tag on your ...


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My key point to learning any new programming language is to have a relevant task which I want to solve in that language. It can be somewhat constructed (and possible only useful to you), but it needs to be something concrete, so that you have something to aim for. This will usually also give you a segregation of duties which would help separating the ...


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Stop doing things that you don't want to be doing. If you don't love your work to the fullest, you'll work to survive and keep doing what you don't like to do. That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. If you're good enough (especially in IT), you'll get a great job with great pay anyway. Having said that, I do think you could learn more from a current ...


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If you don't take powernaps, this could give you some time. Find out how long your sleep cycle is; it is about one and a half hour. By taking 2-3 powernaps during the day, you should be able to sleep one cycle less each night, giving you around 90 minutes extra a day for studying/programming.


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By the sounds of it you sounds like you know what you want but you don't how how to reach your goal, where to start, or who to go to. Let me tell you my story, and see how we relate. I graduated with a degree in Business Economics and decided I wanted to work with computers. I got a job in an IT support company and after a couple of months I decided ...


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Personally, I use to take notes on folder ring bilder, in order to avoid large amount of chaotical and unused paper, notepads, notebooks and so on.. This solution is optimal because you can save paper and organize later your notes collecting them by categories. I also want to be able to quickly reference back to my notes when I need to [...] I use ...


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If you prefer paper for taking notes, a disk-bound notebook such as Circa or Atoma might work for you. That means you can carry a skinny on with dividers with you, with just the amount of pages you need, and at a later point rearrange the pages in that notebook or into other notebooks as you see fit, and throw away the pages that no longer serve you at all.



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