05-03-2017 04:19 PM
im doing an online course and im wondering what others study methods are?
at the moment im just doing the weekly assignments and reading the notes and creating my own notes but id really like to do more but not really sure what to do... any ideas?
also im wondering what people think is a reasonable amount of time to study per day?
im studying about an hour and a half a day.. do you think this is reasonable more maybe i should try to increase it?
any other tips or opinions are appreciated
05-03-2017 06:51 PM
Sounds like you've already got some awesome study habits. Everyone learns differently so it can be a bit of trial and error to figure out what works for you. Personally I like to print everything out and scribble/highlight galore, and then type up my own notes based on that. Regarding times, I think it also really depends on your individual circumstances - whether you're working as well as studying, studying full time vs part time etc. Are you finding that 1.5 hours is enough to get everything done?
Also you might like to check out the Uni Student Support Squad thread
Ray, when you're on the Titanic, you load the lifeboats. You don't stop to yell at the iceberg.
05-03-2017 08:20 PM
@setmefree what a good idea for a post!
I'm currently doing an online course also!
My schedule book has definitely been incredibly helpful.
It's always important to take breaks and not put too much pressure on yourself!
Sometimes it doesn't matter how long you study but more importantly, how effective the study is!
For example, take notes that make sense to you with real-life examples or pretend to teach someone the topic really helps to cement the information in the brain!
07-03-2017 10:12 PM
18-03-2017 10:16 AM
Great thread, @setmefree :-) How's the study coming along?
Something that I've recently started doing is mindmaps. I firstly complete my notes for the week/subject and then I organise it in a meaningful way into a mindmap. I find this is helpful because my exams are usually multiple choice, and sometimes to answer a question, I need to know where information fits.