Studying Pt 2

Last week I took another Chemistry test.  Unlike the previous test, I didn’t study hours upon hours because I had another test a few days earlier I needed to study for.  I really only studied the night before and the morning of the test, although I reviewed a little material a week before.  The amazing thing was I got the same grade that I received on the previous test.

Now I realize studying isn’t about quantity, but quality.  If I study more efficiently and not try to study for the sake of putting hours into a subject, I retain more information and am a more balanced person overall.

I recently stumbled across Cal Newman’s blog called Study Hacks.  Cal Newman is a professor who has a strong interest in what makes people successful, and has written several books on making students successful.  He has so many tips on his blog but a few of my favorites are The Zen Valedictorian and Of Pre-Med Schedules and the Possibility of Finishing Your Work Before Dinner.  These articles both suggest that with proper time management, good grades can be done without excess times and stress.

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One thought on “Studying Pt 2

  1. Great lesson you learned about quality over quantity. The two links to Study Hacks are wonderful. I think we should post them to the entire class (I may pass them on to my other freshman class as well).

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