Has anyone tried this?

  1. Hi today i tried studying and with all the distractions it was almost impossible.Well decided to video tape myself reading out the material and will watch it later when all is quiet.Has anyone else ever done this?Did it help? Will it work pretty much like the tape recorder? I don't have one so i'm trying something else.What do you think?
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  3. by   collegebound
    I think it depends on if you are an audible learner or not. For myself, I need to see thiings as I am a visual learner but I have met some people who were entirely auditory learners. If that is you, I definetly think this will work. Best of luck and keep us informed of the outcome!
  4. by   bargainhound
    You are repeating the information to yourself.
    I think it will help.

    For me, even just sitting "typing" the information over
    and over helps me when memorizing is needed.
  5. by   RunnerRN
    I am a repetitive visual learner, so there is no way that would have worked for me. I rewrote my notes several times (until they made perfect sense) and made out notecards. I have to write to comprehend. Yes, overkill, but that was the best way for me. Figure out how you learn best, and go with it.
  6. by   MrsMommaRN
    It would drive me batty. I would be critiqing myself the whole time hating the way I looked on film. Wal Mart has the little hand helf voice recorders for as low as $33. I know a lot of people that tape lecture and say it helps.
  7. by   classicdame
    Google for learning styles. You will find there are many ways to learn and adults usually do best if we try various methods. I think you are clever to attempt something new.
  8. by   EmerNurse
    I audio taped myself reading pertinent chapters- and burned them to CD to listen to in my long commute to work and school. It wouldn't have worked if I hadn't read it myself because in listenting to it later, I could picture the text/diagrams (if that makes sense).

    I am an auditory learner, once I've read/seen it. Have to be able to picture what I'm hearing. I also audiotaped several good videos (while watching them the first time). After watching them, I could listen to the audio part and picture the visual part in my head. Worked for me... though I did get tired of listening to the sound of my own voice LOL.
  9. by   slou!
    To be honest, I would be laughing at myself. I can't help but crack up on video or even tape for that matter, but watching myself is even more hilarious. I would get no work done.

    What works for me is rewriting the terms over and over again, then reading them, then rewriting them. You should see how many notebooks I go through, and they all have the same things written over and over. It really works for me though. I have gotten essay questions ahead of time on a test (the prof. gave them to us, I didn't go looking for them!) and I actually memorized essays by doing this. This does not work for everyone though, because as everyone else has already stated, everyone has very different learning styles. Good luck and I hope you find something that works for you!
  10. by   ERNP
    Good luck with the video. I hope it works for you.

    I don't think it would have worked for me. Primarily because if I didn't have time to study, I won't have time to watch the tape. In undergraduate school I used to tape the lectures. I ended up with a lot of tapes of lectures that I never had time to listen to. That being said, having tapes of lectures was not the way to go for me.

    I know many people who do the repetitive writing method of memorization. But we are talking about me, I didn't even have time to listen to the tapes so time to write things over and over was out of the question.

    What worked for me, was looking over my notes for 5 minutes. Then closing my eyes and recalling all that I could from the page I was looking at. When I couldn't recall anything more, I looked at the page for 5 more minutes. Then closed the eyes and tried to fill in as many blanks as I could. When I was satisfied with a page, I would move on to the next page and repeat the same process. Then randomly I would go back to a previous page and look at it briefly and the practice the recall exercise.

    Kinda like mini meditation over class notes. Whatever you want to call it, it worked well for me all the way through grad school.

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