1. What amount of time would you say you spend studying per night per subject on average?

    What subjects give you the hardest time and which are your easiest?
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  3. by   Jen2
    I study and do homework right after class. Instead of going home, I will go to the library and stay there at least 1.5 hours. This way I almost have everything done and the info. from lecture is still fresh. Also your professor is still usually around if you have any questions. I then come home and try to relax and get a good nights sleep. I will then get up early before class and review what I did the night before. This is on a daily basis, so when it comes time for the exam, it's just a review, and I don't have to cram.. When you dedicate yourself like this everyday, you already know what your weaknesses are, so when it comes time for the exam, I usually spend the weekend before the test studying what I feel is my weak points.

    The only classes I have had a problem with has been Algebra and Chemistry. I had to have a tutor in these. Other than that my daily routine of studying after class and early a.m. has worked. You can also get a good nights sleep when your work is done before you leave school, therefore getting up early and reviewing again not that big of a deal. It's all about finding a daily routine that works for you and sticking with it.
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  5. by   nurse2be in ny
    I like your system. I'm starting A&P I in the fall, and I may try to study this way.
  6. by   essarge
    I work full time and go to school full time so studying is when I can get it in between. Usually I review directly after class. I have a voice program in my computer so I dictate my notes directly into my word processor (helps with retention) and then take my notes wherever I go to review when I get a chance. It's not easy but I want to graduate in May so I do what I've got to do!!! LOL!
  7. by   bedpan
    Some great suggestions! Keep em' coming!
  8. by   Jen2
    Another thing that has helped me a great deal is to make flash cards from my notes right after class. It keeps flashcards up to date and they are much easier to carry around than big notebooks. It makes studying while waiting in the Dr.'s office or at work simple. I also just purchased a Digital voice recorder that I am going to read my notes into so that I can take it in my car and listen to on the way to class and to and from work. This will be my first time trying this so I don't know how it will work yet.
  9. by   marilynmom
    Since I can't study during the day either because I have kids, I come home from classes and do everything then and there. I am usually up till 1am and sometimes 2am depending on what all needs to be done or studied but usually on the weekends I dont have much, if any studying to do because of it

    But this is the last week of the summer semester (it is 8 weeks long here) and I will be studying tonight for my chemisty final that is this thursday

  10. by   essarge
    Good thoughts your way Marilyn!!! Best wishes on your chem final!
  11. by   Bevi
    "I also just purchased a Digital voice recorder that I am going to read my notes into so that I can take it in my car and listen to on the way to class and to and from work. This will be my first time trying this so I don't know how it will work yet."<------ Jen2

    Jen, i tape my lectures on a little casette recorder and pop em into the cassette player in my car for drives........ i find it very effective. Not only is it review, but it's cool to hear what the instructor seems to be focusing on... (stuff i sometimes miss while writing notes in class)
  12. by   Jen2
    Nursetobe in ny. Give it a try. I hope it works for you, always has for me.

    Bevi, thanks for the suggestion. My DVR has 15 different files so I'm sure I'll also be able to tape lectures if my instructors are O.K. with it.
  13. by   giggles66
    Hello Everyone,

    I may have written a post like this before. What I would like know is how does one stay focused when they are studying. I have a hard time staying focused thats probably why my GPA and my grades are suffering in school and why I am on financial aide Probation. Is there something I could do or is there a medication I could take that would help me. I would appreciate some feedback.

  14. by   bedpan
    The only thing I can think of to tell you is to take short breaks - When you find yourself losing focus push away from the books for a lil' while -

    Not too long mind you, just do something else for a short time - Then get back at it! -

    It may be that you will just have to force yourself to focus on your work a bit also