WAYS TO STUDY – Study tips, Blog , Vlog, Articles, And more…

WAYS TO STUDY – Study tips, Blog , Vlog, Articles, And more…:

  1. My first tip is to turn off your phone when you are working. Another thing you can do is turn on plane mode on your phone. That way, you can easily get access to your social media during a study break, without having to turn your device off and on the whole time.
  2. Another thing you can do when your friends/loved one keeps messaging you when you should be studying is just tell them that you need to work on school and that you will speak to them in a couple of hours. If they care about you, they know your education is important for your future and give you the space to work. You know you won’t get any messages during those hours so you can’t get distracted by your phone.
  3. This is going to sound very childish but if you have no self control at all, ask someone (a parent or sibling or roommate) to hide your phone until you are done with doing your school work. It can be a little bit hard sometimes but you’ll notice that there aren’t a lot of excuses you can use to get your phone back before you are finished.
  4. Let’s take a look at this from another perspective: why are we so addicted to social media ? Our brains get a positive (prikkel) every time we get a like or a message. It simply gives us a good feeling without having to work hard for it. However, do you feel happy at the end of the day when you know you spent your whole day on social media scrolling through Facebook and Instagram, knowing that there’s nothing new going on? I don’t. (Sterker nog), I feel guilty because I wasted my day with something that doesn’t make me happy. What does make me happy? Going to bed knowing I did everything I could, knowing that my day was productive and knowing I am one step closer to my goal. In other words, I have to get things done (school, exercise, take care of myself) to get a happy feeling at the end of the day. Think about this the next time you are tempted to grab your phone when you are studying.
  5. One thing that I like to keep in mind during studying is “if it’s that important, they’ll call me”. I turn off my wifi and internet so I don’t have any access to social media but if people need to tell something important they can by calling me. Now I do have to say, I never get called by people which means that whatever is going on on social media, whatever someone texts me is not that important.
  6. **My last tip is to go to social media and look at the things that are posted in a critical way. What do you see? Someone posting something funny, an article from a magazine, a selfie, a picture of someone’s kid, photos of someone’s amazing party. Now ask yourself? Are you really interested in these things? Does this make you happy? And most importantly, is this worth your time? Because of this I stopped using Facebook and my personal Twitter and Instagram, simply because they didn’t add anything to my life, they didn’t make my happy and I felt like I was scrolling through the same kind of posts/photos every day.
  7. My last tip for you is to delete apps you can live without on your phone and only check them on another device. Now I do have to say, this only works when you are not addicted to that other device. For me that is my laptop. I don’t feel any need to turn on my laptop to check social media, which is the reason why I deleted my Facebook from my phone and now I only check it on my laptop (which is, in case you were wondering, less than once a week).

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WAYS TO STUDY – How to get disciplined

WAYS TO STUDY – Study tips, Blog , Vlog, Articles, And more…:

    1. My first tip is what I am going to call a ‘daily goals list’. Write down your goals, things you want to change or things you want to do better in your life. Now, this alone is not going to make you do the work you need to do. Write down a plan, some steps you need to follow in order to reach your goal. Make the plan something you can do every day or something you need to do at least a couple of times a week. I for example wrote down that I want to do better in school. My plan to do that is to attend all lectures, revise lecture notes every day, summarize, etc. A list like this is perfect to create a daily planner because you know what you need to do. It has another use that I like even more: at the end of the day, I grab my daily goals list, and check if I did everything I need to do in order to reach my goals. Did I attend the lecture? Check! Did I revise today’s lecture? Check! If I didn’t do something, I need to give account to myself. Why didn’t I do it? How am I going to do better tomorrow? If I didn’t have enough time, I should plan more efficiently. If I felt tired, I have to go to bed a little bit earlier and relax more in order to get my things done.

 

    1. My second tip is to breaks your tasks down into chunks that are so small that you cannot find excuses to not do it. The task will take so little effort that other tasks that you want use to procrastinate on this task will take more effort than this task. (Does this make any sense to you?) By breaking bigger tasks down into smaller tasks, it won’t feel as hard anymore and it will be easier for you to get your work done.

 

    1. My third and last tip is to create a routine in your daily life to beat procrastination. The problem with studying (or exercising or whatever you are procrastinating on) is that it feels like a chore to you because it takes so much effort and you really don’t want to do it. By creating a routine (morning routine, after school routine, weekend routine), you will notice that the things you need to do won’t feel as hard as before because you are used to it. If you are used to studying for 3 hours a day in your weekend, it won’t feel as a chore to you but something you just do every day.

 

    1. Do what you love, love what you do. This is a quote from one of my notebooks and it is so true. If you do what you love, the task won’t feel like a chore to you anymore. It is not work, it is like a hobby. Try to only do things that you love and you won’t mind working hard on it. I for example love law so when I am studying it often doesn’t even feel like studying because I am very passionate about it. If you don’t like what you are doing: fake it until you make it. Pretend like you like it, even if you don’t like it at all. Your attitude towards something can change the way you think about it. To quote the movie Paris, je t’aime: ‘By acting like a man in love, he became a man in love again.’

 

  1. Just do it. This sounds so obvious but this is the one that is the hardest: just do the work. Open your books, grab your pens, and then do it. Stop thinking of excuses, just do your work. Sometimes you have to be hard on yourself. Of course it would be great if there was a video, a quote, a picture, a tip that would make you do the work but in the end it is you who is responsible for your life and for your actions. You can decide to be lazy all day and not do a thing, but you can also get up and face it that you have to work even if you don’t want to/don’t feel like it. You have one life, and you get to decide what you want to do with it.

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Korean Langauge Learning Youtube Channels

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*not beauty or music, because you can find a bunch of those masterposts already. these are language-learning-oriented or good channels to practice listening

Please feel free to add some you know or message me ones to add.

Also let me know if a link is broken 🙂

List posted in my masterpost of all Korean-related resources

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A little reflection on a REALLY productive day

abstractedcollective:

Things that I did:

  1. Came in early to work and felt fresh
  2. Started work pretty quickly. Probably 15 mins after settling down, I willed myself to open the appropriate folder and just get down to business.
  3. *You get more of what you do. If you’re mindlessly surfing the net, you’d have absolutely no willpower to want to get up and get to work. But if you start doing just a bit of work, even if it’s just opening the document and not doing anything, the momentum will eventually carry you through. And before you know it, you’ve finished something big. And you’d just want to carry on and do more things.
  4. Used a sort-of timer. Kept track via the clock but would have preferably used the Pomodoro method. And also tracked my alloted times for each tasks more accurately as well as what I could have been distracted by during those times
  5. Wrote a to-do list the night before and stuck to it
  6. Wrote down everything I needed to do besides work. Calls i need to make, emails/msgs I needed to reply so that all my to-dos big and small were out of my head and onto the paper
  7. *Had a piece of rough paper beside me as sort of a brain dump so I could free my mind up. Used it as a distractions tracker as well; with the timings and what I was distracted by at those times. Funny, after i listed everything down, i wasn’t interested in engaging in them anymore.
  8. Going through all my tasks without caring how I felt/thought about it. Just mechanically went down the to-do list if you will.
  9. Whenever I had a break, I timed those and once they were over, I did not linger on whatever I was doing (be it watching a movie, checking out IG etc). I immediately switched my attention and started work quickly.
  10. If the piece of work was too long/draggy/needed alot of thinking, I felt a lot of resistance and hence, broke it up into a few parts; taking breaks in between.
  11. Huge projects for the entire week/month. broke it down for each day and just focused on what I needed for the day without thinking about what was going on tomorrow or Friday etc. Be present and focus (this point was inspired by a video I watched on ‘Getting Things Done’)

Another REALLY productive day today (5th Dec, Monday) and the things I did on top of some of the things in the list above:

  1. Using a Timer helps. I timed myself in blocks of 25 mins and sometimes I was so into the momentum of things I just didn’t want to stop.
    1. Also, timing my breaks in between those working blocks/lunch made sure I re-focused on whatever I needed to do quickly and also pulled me back from whatever I distracted with. You know how easy it is to just check IG for 5 mins and end up on there for 15. For me, I tend to drag out my lunches. But eating quickly (and focusing on my food/not multi-tasking) and timing my lunch helped me. Not everyone will feel comfortable with timing everything including their breaks. But for someone who gets easily distracted/is very poor with time management, this has helped me a ton.
  2. I needed to write an executive summary for a very long report, and had been sitting on it/reluctant to start. So I tried to get into it but first, pulling up all my docs and got started by writing up the section headers according to the original report. I then just automatically carried on reading and inputting stuff. Before I knew it, I was in the “groove”. I just put in whatever I though tof at that moment and told myself that I could change things later (this is to prevent the perfectionist thing that always creeps in on me). The point is just to get the momentum going and get something out.
  3. Little to no distractions. I had to close the office door so I wasn’t also caring about what went on outside/who walked past.
  4. Also, music. I can’t work in complete silence and always need some sort of noise to keep me going. I used to plug in my headphones and would play songs (not playlists) on YouTube. These were usually songs that I know as well, so that made me very distracted as I would sing along/get in the “mood”. Also, individual songs didn’t work as I would be so distracted looking for new songs to listen to once the one I’m listening to ends.
    1. So what I did? I played Christmas Carol playlists (it’s Christmas season yo!) in the background, streamed them spotify. Loud enough to provide stimulation but not too loud that it was distracting/people who walk by will think I’m slacking off at my desk.
  5. Also a good lunch really helps. I had a very yummy and healthy (and cheap!) meal with lots of greens/fibre/veggies, brown rice (fist-size or less) and I was not sleepy after that. More of the same the next few weeks!
  6. Breaks. I took breaks often and what I learnt was that, It’s BAD to go on social media/random sites during those breaks. They not only made me more exhausted (i could literally feel my brain feeling tired after reading the content), but they didn’t make me or my mind feel “rested”. Instead – stand up, walk around, go grab a healthy drink (water for me) and just get a change of scenery. even for 5 mins. Clear your desk, talk to someone, listen to nice chill music, listen to podcast, watch a short movie clip. Whatever is great. Do anything but go on social media. Not only does it not make you feel rested, but before you know it, you’re down a rabbit hole and could have easily spent an hour of your time on instagram or facebook or whatever. That’s one hour of your life wasted that could have been spent doing something productive.
  7. Having broad monthly goals but taking the time to think through them and breaking them down realistically into weekly goals and then daily goals. This makes it less daunting. I used to worry so much about plans changing and so whatever I plan initially will not be useful etc – discard those sorts of you think like that too. Plans aren’t meant to be 100% concrete (my perfectionist issue again!), they are meant to be followed but can also be changed to make way for new things/situations. Life is pretty unpredictable after all.

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TIPS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR SCHOOL YEAR EASIER (≧ω≦)

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warmvanillabookworm:

Here are some tips that will make your school year a lot more easier when it comes to organisation,studying and it might help you when its time for exams!

*Organisation Tips*

  • Make to-do lists. Prepare your to-do list the night before. In doing so, you will know exactly what tasks you have to accomplish the next day.
  • Pack your bag the night before and ensure that you have everything you need for the following day.
  • Write the date next to any notes you take and title them so they are easy to identify. Putting page numbers on your notes is a good way to keep track of them.
  • Check your to-do list daily and cross off completed tasks.
  • Make sure your notes are complete. If you have incomplete notes it will be hard for you to learn from them when you are studying.
  • When you know you’ll have an upcoming exam,test,event or anything you must prepare for to attend, record it in your planner straight away. Don’t wait for later, you might forget it. 
  • Break up your study time. Work out how many study hours you will need and schedule the study time in your planner accordingly.
  • Set certain times of the day for studying,homework and other school-related activities and stick to it.
  • Work on the most important assignments with the closest deadlines and set aside time to work on longer-term projects.
  • Divide big assignments into smaller, more workable tasks.
  • Focus on the goals you’ve set for yourself and follow them up.
  • Never allow the work to build up. Always try to stay on top of everything and keep ahead of deadlines.
  • Use a wall calendar for each term. List all projects and exam dates for each subject as well as any other important commitments you have.
  • Label desk drawers with their contents.

*Study Tips*

  • Ask for copies of past exam papers. It’s always good to find out what kind of questions are included in exams and the best way to do this is to look through old exam papers.
  • The key to learning something well is repetition; the more time you go over the material the better chance you have of storing it permanently. 
  • Explain your work to others. Find someone who doesn’t understand the topic and teach it to them. This will help you to get it clear in your head. If you are unable to explain something clearly then more study is required.
  • Take short breaks during your study time. Eat nutritious food that helps your brain to focus and make sure you drink plenty of water.
  • Attend all review classes whenever possible.
  • Study in a well lit place with no distractions and have all the things you will need ready, such as paper, pens or a calculator. 
  • Create your own study aids to help you. Create an outline from your notes of the main points or create a timeline of important dates. Make up your own flash cards or quiz and have someone test you.
  • Study more difficult subjects first and do the easier, more fun ones after.
  • If there is anything you are unsure of ask your teacher for guidance. 
  • Set yourself a goal. Know what you want to accomplish before you begin to study.
  • Discuss topics with other students and arrange study groups to help each other.
  • Challenge yourself. A task thought of as too hard can slow you down. The same task thought of as a challenge can spur you on.
  • Time spent working on understanding issues saves time because you will then know what you are doing.
  • Find a study method that suits you. Make notes,use diagrams,flow charts and mind maps. Experiment and find what works for you.
  • Use any spare time you have to rewrite your notes and summarise your work.

*Exam/Tests Tips*

  • Read over the entire test and calculate how much time you will spend on each question.
  • Read the instructions carefully and make sure you understand what you have to do before you attempt to do it.
  • Answer questions directly. If you get stuck on a question, move on to the next one and come back to it later.
  • Leave time at the end to look over your work. Make sure you have answered every question and check your mistakes.
  • Eliminate obvious false answers first when doing multiple choice questions.
  • Good handwriting is essential. Train yourself to write quickly and neatly.
  • Don’t leave studying to the last minute. Cramming can cause you to panic and leave you too tired to think clearly the next day.
  • Read all assigned material well in advance of the exam date.
  • Over learn material for you exams. Continue to study past the point at which you think you know it well.
  • Always read the instructions and answer easy questions first.
  • Ensure your grammar, punctuation and spelling are correct. You may receive lower marks if your answer is poorly written or grammatically incorrect.

*Reading Tips*

  • Know what your purpose is for reading. How do you need to use this information? What do you expect to learn from reading this document?
  • Try skimming over the document first to get a sense of the general theme before you read it in more detail.
  • Make sure you understand what you are reading. If something doesn’t make sense then re-read it from where you became confused.
  • It may be helpful to read the words out loud or to form a picture in your mind of what you are reading to gain a deeper understanding.
  • Authors often include context clues to the meaning of words. The clue usually appears in the sentence or paragraph in which the word occurs.

*Listening Tips*

  • Listen out for key phrases from the teacher such as “this is important”, “you need to know this” and “it is essential”. 
  • Don’t confuse listening with hearing. Listening is an active activity, you must be thinking in order to listen.
  • Think about the reason why you are listening and set yourself a goal.This will help you focus on important information.
  • It is important to listen effectively. 80% of what you know is acquired through listening.

Tips and Tricks #22

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Learn Korean Online!

revisioning:

Hii guys!! I decided to make this tutorial for online Korean learning, this is a method my Korean teacher gave us, is completely free, really easy to use, and fun! Made this specially for @diaduithannah, hope you like it!
1. You must enter the page sejonghakdang.org and create an account. You can set it for it to be in english so it is easier to use.

2. Click on: Create an account

3. Once in there, click on the grey mark points so they turn blue, and click on General Membership Signup, if you want you can use the Social Media one but I was taught this method.

4. Fill in all the information and remember to select that you are a Student

5. Confirm your accont and go back to the home page

6. Once in the home page, click on Learn and Standard Curriculum

7. Go to the bottom of the page for the beginners option, if you are more advanced look for the one that suits you

8.

There will be an option bar, choose Learn.

9. A tab will open up. Click on the korean “start”, this page will give you animations, conversations, audio, explanations, and exercises for you to practice grammar and vocabulary.

10. This is a little extra, but I would recommend for you to already know how to read Hangul (korean) in case you don’t know and you want to practice deeper the exercises, the page offers textbooks you can print. Click on search and select the option Sejong Korean Workbook in the ebook section. Choose the one that suits you. The one I pointed is for beginners and explains how to read Hangul! However I do recommend watching videos for learning Hangul as well.

Sincerely guys, this webpage is everything. It even gives you cultural lessons, it teaches you cultural traditions in Korea according to what you are seeing in the lessons! It is really fun and helps a lot. Any doubts about this web page I am all yours! Thank you!
Please share if you find it helpful!

Thanks so much for this! ❤ 😀
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