|Scooped by Daniel Delgado|
The key to success in school is universal. The key to all A’s, to all 100%, to perfect scores, is all the same, in every school. The true key, is studying. Let me be the first to tell you, that you are not studying the right way at all. I will be introducing you to a new method of studying, one that will increase what you learn from lessons, and skyrocket your grades beyond what you dreamed possible prior. I will cover the Set Study method in detail, and then provide a basic over-view of it.
To begin, you are to set aside 30 minutes EVERY day for studying. This is not a long amount of time, and must be consistent. (This includes weekends.) You are to have no TV, no computer, and no other distractions during this time, just you, and your scholar materials. This time needs to be the same daily, and in the same area. Your brain is territorial; you will often categorize information based upon the room you were in. You want this study room to have good lighting, a desk, and adequate space. You want to mimic the way your school is, this way your brain will easily recall the information you learned studying, during that test, or class lecture. Similar rooms make it easier for the brain to remember what you subconsciously put away in those rooms.
Secondly, you are to organize your books from last class, to first. You will study the last class (or exam/test) you have, FIRST. The brain processes information chronologically, when you study the first information you have that next day, last, it will be easier to recall during that class period. Your brain will then “check off” that test, and move on to the next chronologically stored piece of information. It’s best to study this way for everything, and it’s a good habit to get into. Studying is the most important part to scholarly success, and organization is the key to studying. After reading this, you need to go to your recently taken notes, and re-write them neatly, and orderly, make sure you are accurately taking the key information.
The best study method is by using note cards, they take time, and they take effort, but their payoff is much worth the time and the effort. Now, not everyone learns the same way, some people learn easier by looking at pictures, or diagrams, others are better at simply reading, or listening. If you are best at pictures, draw on the note cards, and then recite out loud what the picture represents. (For example, drawing protesting people and it represents the American Federation of Labor.) If you are best at reading, make standard notecards, a definition on the front, what it portrays on the back, or vice versa. Recite these out loud.
Lastly, if you learn best by listening, ask your teacher if you can record them speak, and listen to the class afterwards at your study space. Most teachers will be thrilled that you are taking notice, and initiative to learn their class lectures. The final step to note cards is using them. You are to recite 3 note cards at a time, out loud. Repeat each set of 3, twice, before moving on to the next 3. Do all of them multiple times. (If you have left over sets of 2, or 1, recite those normally, do not worry about exact numbers.) You should go through ALL of your note cards, at least twice per day. (You can easily do this in 30 minutes.) Also, make sure your notecards hold minimal information, but the necessary information...