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Red Pill ExampleCollege: My study Method (self.TheRedPill)

submitted by Curlosaur

Grades do matter. Good grades and useful connections WILL open doors. That said I have experimented with my study methods quite a bit in college. I have been a grind, I have been a slacker, I have been efficient, I have learned out loud,... But after much experimentation and research I have found the method that works best for me. It may not work for you as well, It may work for you as well. But it probably is better than the method you are using now.

I have read multiple books about how the brain works, how we remember things, basically how we learn things. The best books would be Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter Brown and How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens by Benedict Carey. These books informed me of the studies that have been done and their consequences, but in a more approachable manner. Ultimately they aren't all that innovative. And yet how many students cram instead of using more effective methods? A shitload.

This is now my study method:

  • During class I take notes like everybody else. But my textbook will be open. If I think something is important, I will put a '!' next to the paragraph. The arguments for this will be marked with '->'

  • After class is done I review my notes and read the textbook. I will mark the most important points, which should be easy since these are already marked. I also make questions about the class. ( e.g. In a course about general relativity, 'What are gravitational waves' qould be a question). Your questions should cover the wole material.

  • The day after class I will study the material for the first time. I will study it a second time after 3 days, then 7, 21,30,60... This should not take long. Just review the key concepts and make sure you know the details. I will study using my Questions, Thus I will examine myself. I will cite the answers outloud or write them down if it is a math or science course. This works because distributed practice and self-testing are the best methods we have (at the moment)

  • For math and science I will try to do all the possible problem sets available after I already studied the material, but preferably within the first week of finishing the chapter. This way, if I don't understand one particular problem I can ask the professor for help. Extra tip by u/Rommel0502 : try to do the hardest problem in a problem set first. If you can solve it, you already know the material very well. I, however, would also try the second hardest problem set to be sure.

  • When finals come all you have to do is review what you have already learned. This time also make practice exams from your university or others ones. You could ask your professor for practice exams

  • Study only for 30 minutes, then take a 5 minute break. This is also called the pomodoro technique.

Not all that innovative, right. And yet it so much more efficient than cramming. It seems like a shitload of work. That is why you need to manage your time. College is a great experience. Try to get the best out of both worlds, grades and sick parties and sluts. How To Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less is the book that started my journey down the rabbit hole. This book basically changed my whole method. I do not agree with all of it, but is a nice book to begin your journey with.

  • In the morning make your plan for the day. Classes, parties, dinner with friends... Then write down what you want to study today. Take this with you. On the other side of the little piece of paper, write down the assignments you received today. You will write them down on your calendar tomorrow morning. If you plan your day, it will all seem much simpler.
  • He also likes a progress journal. If you did not do something, write down the reason why. It will probably sound ridiculous. ( off topic: you should also have a progress journal for lifting!).
  • At the end of the week, make a brief summary of what you want to achieve next week.

As we all know collegelandTM is paradise for Chad Thundercock. So you must lift. At least 3 times a week. Doing sport is also good for your mind, as is meditation. No excuse to not do them. You could also learn to cook (healthy preferably) so you look shredded. Then check your self in the mirror, be amazed at how awesome your sixpack looks and go be awesome at a party. Also bang some sluts if possible. With a protection of course, you don't want to win the STD Lottery, right.

Sources:

  • Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown

  • How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens by Benedict carey

  • How To Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less by Cal Neport ( also his blog, Studyhacks)

  • A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) by Barbara Oakley. Basically this advice specifically for STEM students.

  • Scientific American Mind Article. If need to read one thing, it is this. Only 8 pages.

TLDR: Don't cram, use more efficient methods. Also remember to lift, go out an bang chicks. But most of all, have a good time! We are all gonna make it brah!

Extra: These methods can also be used later in life, for learning a language or coding for example. Extra 2: Study something which will be needed in life. Like English Literature for example. Just kidding. Study Finance, Comp Sci, Physics, Math, Engineering... Some wise advice: don't follow your passion. Do whatever you do with passion. And be great at it, you will almost never find something boring if you are pretty fucking good at.


[–]ehcolston2 30 points31 points  (13 children)

Hey, I have a technique that will help you memorize things faster and more permanently when you get the hang of it. It's called a Memory Palace, or Method of Loci. Here are some links for it. You can fond more information on it if needed. http://brainathlete.com/memory-palace/ https://www.mind-expanding-techniques.net/method-of-loci.html http://www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Memory-Palace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vlpQHJ09do

[–]Curlosaur[S] 9 points10 points  (7 children)

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[–]Askaij 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I learned about the loci method from a youtube comment a year ago and I used it since then. It definitely works, it's practical and efficient.

I'm a 1st year med student in France and we have a competitive exam to select ~15% of the candidates. One of the subjects involved roughly learning ~128 pages of psychology/medical ethics, and by learning i mean getting EVERY-FUCKING-WORD right. Word for word, no synonyms, no reformulation, you fucking copy/paste the required sentence and correctors would note based on the presence of key words. I wouldn't have been able to do it without this method, simple as that.

 

So yes, if you have some stupid material to retain for a while it's INCREDIBLY powerful. The bad side is that you might forget the "pure" meaning of the subject you're learning, so it's much more useful for retention rather than understanding / using what you learned on a regular basis. It has also no usefulness in algebra at all (Unless you want to retain a few formulas with that, but i've never found the need to. You end up retaining them after using the same formula a dozen times through exercises)

 

It's pretty quick to apply but it takes a while to « master », ie creating / finding more innovative links between your sentence and your imagination : Basically, if you want to imagine the word key you'd simply imagine a key into your story to retain the information – Quite simple. But when you have more technical words (based on the subject you're studying) like nucleus accumbens you really need to be creative to turn it into something, and you must do it FAST. The more I used it the faster / easier it became

[–]ChipMania 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Is this method efficient for language learning at all?

[–]ehcolston2 3 points4 points  (2 children)

It takes some adjusting to get it working, but once you get the hang of it, you can do it with little effort. Just recently, I memorized all the material I needed for a final within 30 minutes.

[–]Curlosaur[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

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[–]Train33 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yeah that loci method combined with your method and you'll develop a super memory

[–]Senior Contributordeepthrill 13 points14 points  (4 children)

That is a nice method which used to be used by ancient Greeks to memorize speeches.

One other trick to memorize lists is to say the following:

"One gun. Two shoe. Three tree." Etc.

Then you imagine a ridiculous image for each item.

For example, memorize a grocery list. First item is eggs. Visualize a gun with egg yolk caked on. Next bread. Imagine stepping into your shoe and a soggy piece of bread is there.

When you get to the grocery store, just go through the list: "One gun. Right, eggs. Two shoe. Right, bread."

After 10, you can do colors. So one gun and two shoe are red. 11 would be a blue gun. 12 a blue shoe. Etc.

The more ridiculous the image, the easier it is to remember.

Excellent method for quickly memorizing lists.

[–]am16544 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I was taught this method at an internship at an investment bank. Blew my mind at the end of the internship when I used it to remember a presentation of by heart with little under an hours practice. Like you said the key to it working is making the image in your head as ridiculous as possible.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I don't understand how that would help you. I mean, you're still trying to memorize the same amount of elements, only this time they are entirely unrelated to what you actually want to remember, so shouldn't it be even harder this way?

[–]twolanterns 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm no brain scientist, but to my understanding memory is helped immensely by using categorisation and multi sensory stimulation. So having pre-made "boxes" to put what you have to remember in is a lot more efficient.

Also transforming what you need to remember into a single visualisation is very helpful. When I'm in a situation when I can't write things down and really have to remember a few things for later I start to imagine me coming home standing in the hallway, then I try to combine people, items, thoughts into stuff being around me in my hallway and home. Sounds insane, but it works. I can easily remember 7-8 of these ridiculous combinations, which themselves can consist of 3 concrete things I have to remember = it works short term as well.

[–]taco_roco 1 point2 points  (0 children)

to expand off /u/twolanterns, the idea behind making these connections is to use both sides of your brain (if you assume the theory that one side of the brain is creative while the other is logical). By creating a little 'story' to go with whatever information you want to memorize, you make far more connections within your mind and store it better

[–][deleted] 24 points25 points  (4 children)

Berkeley graduate here.

There's a lot more than just learning how to study. There's also problem solving / pattern recognition skills for succeeding.

While this book is not particularly useful outside of math/engineering, "How To Solve It" by George Polya is a good example of meta strategies used for problem solving. It's a commonly cited gateway book to learning more applicable techniques and allowing you to find your own problem solving strategies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Solve_It

Here's a more useful discussion about why we fail to solve problems (e.g making incorrect assumptions, etc.):

https://www.amazon.com/Conceptual-Blockbusting-Guide-Better-Ideas/dp/0738205370?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Also, I'm really tired of these sensational statements like:

If you have the grades and the connections, you are basically unstoppable.

I realize you're trying to be motivational and all... but can we have some realism?

[–]Curlosaur[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

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[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This book actually is more practical on the discussion on why we fail to solve problems:

https://www.amazon.com/Conceptual-Blockbusting-Guide-Better-Ideas/dp/0738205370?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

I recall there was some example about harvesting tomatoes or something. A company wanted to increase their tomato output, but for some reason, their yield was always very low. So, to tackle the problem, they intuitively spent huge amounts of time, money, and research trying to make a faster tomato harvesting machine.

Yet, it still didn't improve production much even after they blew a ton of money and time on the problem.

Then someone finally noticed that the amount of tomatoes being harvested was actually already really high. Yet for some reason total tomato output wasn't going up. That's when someone noticed that most of the harvested tomatoes were unusable because they were bruised/damaged by the collection process, and this was in fact the issue (almost every harvested tomato was just useless). To tackle the real issue, they invested research time to make a machine that harvested tomatoes without destroying most of them, and output increased. The whole time they thought they knew the problem, but it was actually a poor assumption, and the problem was actually something else.

tl;dr: You need to ask the right questions, you need to check your assumptions and you need to solve the right problem.

[–]nevercomment 1 points1 points [recovered]

So how to solve it by george polya isnt useful for people with no interest in maths?

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not too much beyond the big ideas, which are good. It gives you an idea of what a "problem solving strategy" is, which is good if you don't know what that means.

There are heuristics listed that apply to everything, like "break a problem down into smaller components".

The main idea of looking at the book is to understand how people go about approaching problems and/or finding different ways to solve a problem, rather than thinking everyone else is a "genius" and you just aren't good enough.

[–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (4 children)

This is the type of post that made this subreddit great two years ago

[–]diggingme 67 points67 points [recovered]

Try visiting less, the venting shit becomes boring and petty, leave it for a week then sort by best of the week to find the good stuff

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (1 child)

This guy knows.

Yall been fuckin up in here lately tho. Up voting the fuck out of the men's rights and rants. XD

[–]FedoraTipper15 8 points9 points  (0 children)

"Why western women are stupid when they refuse to have sex with me" by a 350 pound neckbeard

[–]RedditAdminsSuck_88 14 points15 points  (7 children)

Guys, listen to this man.

Cramming is fucking retarded. Not only does it not really help you pass a test, but it prevents you from actually retaining the information(aka the entire fucking reason you go to college in the first place, to learn information relevant to what you want to do in life).

Better to study a little bit every day than to try and cram it all in one night. I laughed at the retards who would be popping adderall and pulling all nighters. Just learn to manage your time and you don't need to do that shit.

[–]Curlosaur[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It helps for easier subjects. You can cram Entrepreneurship. You can't cram Probability and Statistics.

[–]feelingoodwednesday 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I find that the more relaxed you are when you study the more info you retain. If you treat it like something decent to do you remember it. And take tons of long breaks. Better to be happy and healthy. You'll overall function better including memory

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It makes sense, but my best papers have been written over the course of several consecutive all-nighters, fueled by midnight coffee and the fear of failure.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

disagreed on the first part. It definitely helps you pass a test, i've gotten A's on many tests due to cramming. Had I not crammed, I would have been fucked. I agree with the second part though

[–]Curlosaur[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

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[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yeah it's fucking awful. I'm just trying to say that you're not 'fucked' if you cram. It's definitely possible to get an A in that situation, you just have to deal with it.

[–]Rommel0502 13 points14 points  (2 children)

One thing I can offer regarding the hard sciences. One of my degrees is in physics, and this is how I tackled that major. Whenever class was over, you typically had a problem set to do before the next class. The thing was the problem sets were usually in increasing order of difficulty. So that same night, I would START with the last problem. If I could do the hardest one, there was no need to challenge my understanding of the material any further. If I couldnt do that one, I would go back until I could, then move forward again.

Saved A LOT of time working on material that I already had a grasp of.

[–]Curlosaur[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

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[–]Rommel0502 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not a problem at all my brother. Glad to help.

[–]meh613 8 points9 points  (1 child)

For STEM subjects, my cousin, who's a blue pill nerd and professionally, extremely successful -- pre-IPO at Google, PhD from Stanford, etc. etc. did every problem in the book, regardless of whether it was assigned or not. He successfully defended his thesis in 2013. Now works in venture capital in Silicon Valley. I'm unsure if he lifts.

I didn't do quite so well -- economics/math bachelors, 2.5 GPA, and work at one of his investees, only reason I got the job was because he threatened the founder with his stake in the company.

[–]EnlightenedStumping 4 points4 points [recovered]

Hey mate, thank you very much for writing this.

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[–]growingstronk 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is why I love this place. This information will be so valuable to me and I didn't even know I needed it.

Most thanks

[–]TheAloofCat 9 points10 points  (4 children)

I've never understood why people take notes in class. There's nothing you can write there that will cover a topic with more information that the textbook. And you lose A LOT of concentration by transcribing the teacher's words.

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[–]cahphoenix 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Have you never had a math class, or gone over material not in the textbook? Seems stupid not to take notes, but transcribing what the professor says isn't exactly "taking notes." You can't retain an hours worth of the professor teaching something in real time, and the book may not explain things in a way that you fully understand. That's why you take notes on things that aren't readily consumable outside of class.

I guess more power to you, though. I don't really think grades matter in the slightest. Get a degree, apply everywhere, and no one will care what your GPA was once you get one job.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i agree, i stopped taking notes a while ago. i'm better off hearing the teacher speak with my full attention, then try and cram everything they say into my notebook. go back and read the chapter over again if you dont understand something or ask the professor.

OP is certainly correct about consistently reviewing notes- makes studying for tests/finals much easier.

[–]diggingme 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Typically I also write down questions that expand on the topic, so imagine your learning about cats, I might write down 'Why do cats have fur?' it just keeps me more interested in the subject, through questioning it.

How does it work for you not taking notes ? I'm guessing you use a re-cap service to re-watch the lecture

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Cram for life. Works for me

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Excellent post. Cal Newport's books are excellent. Make sure to read his books that are written after he became a professor (his two most recent ones). They are excellent as well.

[–]Curlosaur[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

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The book was good. He covers a lot of the material he writes books about on his blog, first. His blog is very good. I've been using variations of study/concentration methods from his "student" books for years, so Deep Work didn't add a lot for me, but it does provide a helpful framework.

[–]Meristry 5 points5 points [recovered]

I have noticed that when learning about any subject, trying to learn as efficiently as possible in order to save time will always backfire. Of course, study methods like first reading abstracts and final remarks in scientific papers will help you to get a general understanding in the beginning, but in order to fully grasp the contents of an article you simply have to read it all. Take your fucking time. There are no shortcuts to true knowledge.

[–]Curlosaur[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

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[–]AuraBlaze 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Have you tried programs such as Mnemosyne, Supermemo, or Anki?

[–]Curlosaur[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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[–]2ChainZinMedSchool 1 point2 points  (0 children)

all you need is the one lord ANKI

[–]VYPV 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Solid advice. The one thing I would like to point out is that the grades you need and their importance will depend on the field you're in. During your undergrad they are pretty important regardless, but after that especially in sciences they don't really matter. Bs get PhDs is a saying for a reason.

[–]askmrcia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My study technique, is read the chapter once. Just read it. Don't care if you can't remember it or understand it. Then the next day re read the chapter. This time your brain will somehow just understand the material better (for me at least).

Then the third time, skim if you want, but write down the most important shit. When I write down notes at this stage, I usually remember everything I wrote.

Now what I just described won't work for things like math and science. For those types of classes, I just practice problems. You guys can laugh at my ways or whatever, but doing it this way got me my computer science degree and my MBA (I get it in two weeks yay!!!).

Taking notes in class is useless to me. I don't learn anything that way. Hell most times the power point slides cover everything

[–]deepthr0at 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Quitting video games is what turned it around for me, suddenly I found myself with all of this free time to study/lift/cook once I cut that out. I still need to work on my redditng/YouTube addiction though.

[–]crimsonpowder 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I got straight As through college while working a full-time job and flying to another city every other week. Exactly like cooking, lifting, dressing, grooming, etc. the key is to put in a consistent amount of effort. I spent more time on my physics classes than the english ones, but the amount of effort I put into each was consistent.

I also saw a lot of people start strong and lose motivation as soon as they got a single average/bad grade. It was so frequent that I now say: "I don't succeed, I wait for others to fail." Consistency erases these lapses in motivation. The reason we harp on lifting in TRP is that lifting and meal prepping will teach you consistency/discipline and make it easy to apply in other areas of life.

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This is very motivating. I'll be going to college in just a few months. I'm someone who doesn't really know how to cook, do laundry, or shop – yet I'll be getting an apartment in a foreign country with a language I barely speak. I'll need to pull in some cash, and I'd love to travel around every other weekend and see Europe (I'm from the States).

I like the mantra of "I don't succeed, I wait for others to fail."

Damn, I wish you spoke at my graduation last night instead of some SJW humblebragging in an unprepared speech and taking shots at Donald Trump.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Cramming for head and neck anatomy. I have failed to plan and act strategically this semester, even thougb I will probably pass the exam.

[–]Curlosaur[S] 2 points3 points  (3 children)

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[–]greatslyfer 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Same. Cramming sucks.

Was stuck for ten days straight in the library, 10 hours each day laying my eyes on 100s and 100s of god dam pages just hoping the information would just absorb but to little avail.

I was kind of proud of myself for sticking it out and not giving up. It was the hardest period in my academic life and was glad it was over. Also glad what I was capable of if I kept believing and sticking through. I know for some of you reading this, 10 days may not seem a lot, but for me it was since I always slacked when it came to revision.

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[–]diggingme 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Great thanks, the transition to college from university was difficult for me, after lecturers for exam guidance was useless and with all the material we go through shit becomes bad fast.

Still have one year left though, so this guide come in useless

Networking wasnt too difficult though, course mates can be useful in this respect, even lecturers can be ( always try to talk to one/two just small talk even goes a long way, they're useful for things like references, so are even quite cool)

[–]Curlosaur[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

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[–]diggingme 2 points2 points [recovered]

Aye you calling me a bad student?! lol

What typically happens is I become friendly with lecturers through going to them for help, they like to see someone taking an interest in their subject

The ones that provide personal face to face time to go through the content are great, then there are the ones who aren't helpful in person or just don't make themselves available

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[–]UHadUnoJob 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Thanks a lot for the advice! I will totally consider this for my coming up first term of university in the fall! I'll be your guinea pig, just shows how trp community is always trying to help, you guys are great!

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[–]HappyScribe 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Do you have a system to remind you when to review a particular note? I know I'd forget after 30 or 60 days.

[–]alphakari 0 points1 point  (1 child)

these study methods, imo, are like approaching the material like you have a mountain of coal to shovel.

math and science are aspects of reality, and there's a reason many times your professors will say you shouldn't be memorizing this, and that if you understand it you won't need to memorize it.

focus on your intuition more than your direct memory. intuition isn't just a thing you either have or you don't. it's developed over your life. things feel right or wrong based on your experience. that's why when someone learns something incorrectly, the correct thing "feels wrong." to be more clear on what "focus on your intuition" actually means in practice, it means when you are reading a thing you need to know, focus not on remembering it, but on having it feel correct. acknowledge its place in reality. typically with math and the sciences, all other alternatives to the reality you are trying to assimilate fall apart logically somewhere. acknowledge why the alternatives you or others may choose are incorrect.

of course, sometimes it's just raw memorization and you gotta put in the hours.

[–]Curlosaur[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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[–]PowerVitamin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'll give a tip for you freshmen. Open the course syllabus, it has the contents of the course in it. The chapters will be marked. The topics to be discussed will be on this syllabus. Read the current topic ahead of class.

That's it. Seriously. Enjoy straight As.

[–]RIIMCAMCA 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Have you ever heard of an app called Anki? It is a SRS (Spaced repetition system) flash card app that allows you to create and review flash cards at intervals of your choosing. Much like the method you mentioned above, you can review it the first day, the third day, the 8th day, the 21st day, etc. It's incredibly convenient and efficient since its on your phone or laptop. You can create and study materials anywhere.

I've used Anki to memorize 2,000 simplified Mandarin Chinese characters and am now practically literate in Chinese in about 6 months. I'd look it up.

[–]Curlosaur[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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Any ideas on helping with motivation/discipline with actually studying? I can't even fully describe it, but when doing work I just feel like I'd rather being doing anything else. I'd rather stare at the wall for 5 hours than study. It's just literally painful for me to study, even though I enjoy the field I'm studying in and it is useful information.

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[–]capt_behindsight 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Pomodoro method is really effective like you said.

One thing I disagree with is you study for the first time after class. That makes you lose the opportunity to ask questions and polish your knowledge.

If you're in college you should be able to learn from a book. I always review slides before class, that way if you skip class it'll be fine. Almost every student that gets a C or lower starts by saying "the teacher wouldn't teach us anything!" Smh

Spacing and practice is what matters, if mnumonics help then go for it.

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srs question, outside of "feeling good" for that hour or whatever, what's really the point of fucking sluts? Why not aim for a gf instead and "feel good" every day with somebody you actually respect? Also good post, I've read the same books. Check out the coursera course for mind for numbers too "Learning how to learn"

[–]Curlosaur[S] 0 points1 point  (9 children)

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You do kinky shit in ONS? And assuming you don't want to date/marry a slut, which I don't recommend how do you expect to find a good girl who is ok with your past/doesn't resent you for it? Just to be clear I'm not telling you what to do with your life, I'm just personally curious since I don't really understand it. I dated a slut in the past and after realizing she was fucked by everybody that looked at her I realized I just don't want anything to do with the entire thing because then I'd be a hypocrite from my own pov and the idea of some random chadbro jizzing on my girlfriend's face didn't sit well with me.

[–]Curlosaur[S] 0 points1 point  (7 children)

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[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (6 children)

If the women I try to sleel with have no urges, that is their fault. Not mine. They become sluts by choice. I choose to not date them.

Could you clarify that sentence, I don't really understand.

[–]Curlosaur[S] 0 points1 point  (5 children)

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That's how I see it as well and that's why I was confused about why you choose to do the same, however you are right, most women probably don't really care about a promiscuous man, at the very least not in the same way us men do so it isn't a "double standard" for a lot of reasons like many women like to say.

Unfortunately, the issue here is women lie and they're really good at it. And on top of that, they're all insanely entitled and believe riding the cock carousel doesn't negate them from being LTR material, and that any man who disagrees is an "insecure manchild misogynist".

I dated a chick that everybody thought was an innocent virgin at my school and after a lot of lies she finally admitted she fucked half my school and did all the "special and intimate" things reserved for me with every dude that looked her way to my horror.

I've come to understand that most, if not all women are complete sluts but the difference between them and men is they lie about it which unfortunately makes me respect them even less. It doesn't sound like you have a problem finding LTR material girls but I've yet to find one frankly because after a few dates it always comes out that they slept with as many strangers as possible.

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Wouldn't I logically need to be in the top 5-10% of guys to obtain such a woman though? I'm not a millionaire, a rocket scientist, or chad chadington and by the time I reach the peak of my career all the top 5% of women will be taken

[–]ShowtimeBrodin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Great thread, and some solid advice. My thanks go out to you OP.

Some wise advice: don't follow your passion. Do whatever you do with passion. And be great at it, you will almost never find something boring if you are pretty fucking good at.

[–]blhei 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Great thread, what do you do when you are near to exam times, with this method surely you should already know everything to a high standard way before the exam dates (for me anyway), how do you remain disciplined to carry on studying so much nearer to exams?

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Nice reply, thanks for that

[–]acepokersolution 0 points1 point  (0 children)

These tips are great! I apparently do a lot of them myself, I realized. It just gets really challenging when you have to combine studying AND working on papers and projects. There were times I'd had to hire writing services from http://essayrepublic.com to get it done and focus 100% on the studying (coz you can hire someone to study for you, haha).

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I will study it a second time after 3 days, then 7

7 days after you last studied it or 7 days after you took the notes?