Has anyone ever tried listening to lecture notes during their sleep?

  1. I am looking for alternative ways of studying. What I have been use to (reading & highlighting the book, then re-reading the highlighted parts) isn't working for me at all this semester. I have considered doing the same, but then recording the highlighted sections into my mp3 player and listening to them as I sleep. Has anyone ever tried this? I was told last night that there was a study done on this method and that it is actually very successful. At this point, I need all the help I can get to get through this semester!! :uhoh21:
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   UM Review RN
    I'm not so sure that's a good idea. I used to fall asleep while studying.

    Now all it takes for me to go to sleep is to pick up a nursing textbook. I can't get three pages into the reading before I'm off to dreamland.
  4. by   mysterious_one
    While I do my reading, I simultaneously write my own notes, that way I will not fall asleep. Later on I will study from those notes only. I can't see how you will retain anything while you are sleeping :spin:.
  5. by   MB37
    Write/type notes over and over. It fuses things in your brain a lot better than just listening and reading alone. While listening to lectures in your sleep probably wouldn't hurt you, I don't think it will substitute for real live studying. I sleep with the TV on, and I certainly don't know what they're saying whnen I'm out.
  6. by   quick2k2ecotec
    Quote from MB37
    Write/type notes over and over. It fuses things in your brain a lot better than just listening and reading alone. While listening to lectures in your sleep probably wouldn't hurt you, I don't think it will substitute for real live studying. I sleep with the TV on, and I certainly don't know what they're saying whnen I'm out.
    So, you think I should continue what I have been doing... reading the chapters and highlighting what I feel is important. Then, instead of re-reading... write out the highlighted parts over and over again. I hope this helps. I have a 66% right now! eek! I need a 75% to pass!
  7. by   MB37
    Hmmmm...don't write out the highlighted parts verbatim, but take notes on them. Does that make sense? My notes get shorter each time. You get lecture notes too, right? I handwtite those in class, and then a day or two later, listen to the lecture again and type them up. Before each exam, I take notes on my notes. I wind up with only the important information.
  8. by   GingerSue
    when I'm writing study notes, I try to write questions instead sentences - then have the answer of the right hand side of the page.I've done this also using Word documents - write questions, cover the answers, and force myself to answer the questions (this can be fill in the blank, definitions, explantions in point form).I try to learn the section categories, the subtitles - with their significance.all the best to you
  9. by   GingerSue
    sorry - a duplicate appeared
    Last edit by GingerSue on Oct 19, '07 : Reason: duplicate
  10. by   Moondance
    A couple of weeks ago, I Googled "memory techniques" and used some of the suggestions given on this website: http://www.mindtools.com/memory.html
  11. by   quick2k2ecotec
    Quote from MB37
    Hmmmm...don't write out the highlighted parts verbatim, but take notes on them. Does that make sense? My notes get shorter each time. You get lecture notes too, right? I handwtite those in class, and then a day or two later, listen to the lecture again and type them up. Before each exam, I take notes on my notes. I wind up with only the important information.
    Unfortunately, we get very little out of lecture. We are given the power point slides as a handout and our professor reads straight from these (and they are very vague/limited - as PP should be). Basically, lecture is a waste of time because our professor should retire.
  12. by   Multicollinearity
    TINSTAAFL, and there are no "free" studying methods that are effective.

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