Originally posted by Miss JKm
hello all. i have been an academic slacker since middle school. i dont know how i pull of exams papers and everything else in so little time. i am only in my second semester of pre reqs and i know my ''slackerness'' has to stop.is anyone like this, has anyone gotten through it and totally changed. i totally care about school but i cant seem to buckle down and study. i am not really busy i only work asbout 15 hours a week. what should i do?
help please and constructive critisim is more than welcome!
I have to be strict with myself as I go to school full time and work full time.
I have a study area set up where it is quiet and there are NO distractions. No phone, no radio, no TV, no 'puter, nada. That is important because you will train yourself that when you walk into that area, its study time and you'll kinda click into that mode.
Set specific times and days in which you will study and be strict! It will be hard at first but, hey, you set dates and times for TV shows right? Same thing. It's another little trick to get you into the right mindset.
Do a variety of studying techniques to keep off the boredom. I do the traditional kinda studying - reading chapters and notes - most of the time. But just to break it up I'll walk around and recite what I'm studying (lately it has been the digestive system - I think of a bite of food then say aloud everything that happens to it from chewing to excretion including all enzymes acting upon it, etc). I also draw a lot of pictures. I actually bought a dry-erase board for my study area so I can scribble drawings that relate to what I'm studying.
Find websites that relate to what you're studying as well. I find taht when I'm really not in the mood to study, I can often convince myself to use a CD (that often comes with textbooks) or visit websites instead.