Okay I partied for 40 minutes and then bailed. I didn’t even do anything or talk to anyone, but I had to go lie down and have quiet time to recover.
I find myself situated next to someone calling themselves Jane Awesome, so of course I’m just going to check her out for a while.
I think I’ll stand by the refreshments and just not move for a long time.
My Second Life class is having a ball and I’m supposed to go but I don’t want to go to a ball.
- “Hmm, surprising.”
- “Surprising that it worked?”
- “Surprising that it didn’t kill him.”
The key to any kind of study, but for memorisation in particular, is repetition and frequency. It’s not enough to sit down, learn and remember (memorise) something once - you must relearn and re-remember it many times over in order for it to stick in your brain.
There’s this marvellous thing called the curve of forgetting
and it is a gift to those of us desperately attempting to memorise things.
Here’s the deal: on the first day, you’ll remember 80 - 100% of what you learned. If you review it the same day, it should be close to 100%. If you then review it again on the second day, it will take about 10 mins to refresh your memory. Review it again on the 7th day, a week after learning it - 5 mins to refresh. A month after learning and reviewing in this way, and it will take just 2 - 4 mins to recall that information. Repetition and frequency!
On the other hand, if you do nothing until Day 7, see how low the curve gets? You won’t have retained nearly as much information and you’ll have much more to relearn and review. This is why it’s important to review things immediately and then continue to review them over the coming days and then weeks. (It also saves you a whole lot of stress come exam time.)
With Biology and Geology, I would suggest reviewing new information the day you learn it, then the next day, then that weekend, then a week later, then a month later, etc etc. Find a pattern that both works for you and follows that same basic structure. Hopefully this will help things stick in your mind and you’ll start getting the improved marks you should be getting!
Remember, study is all about technique. If you’re using the wrong techniques/techniques that don’t work for you, you won’t be reaching your full academic potential, which is a real shame. I think you are absolutely capable of getting much higher marks - you just need to revamp your study techniques! See more here.
I hope this was helpful - good luck! ^_^
do u ever just try to like hold everything in because you don’t wanna burden people with your problems and don’t want them to feel sorry for you but at the same time when no one can see that you’re depressed you just wanna yell to the world that you’re upset