How to get back on track after a long gap

Hey Study-Buddies!

As we promised, here is our new blog post on the topic

“HOW TO GET YOUR LIFE BACK ON TRACK AFTER A MAJOR HIATUS”

So, first things first, let me tell you what I actually mean by this major period interruption from studies…

Sometimes, very critical situations come up in our life like the loss of a dear one, mental or physical issues which causes us to lag behind our usual coursework and activities concerns. These predicaments are beyond our control and the only thing that we can do is developing some effective strategies and coping mechanisms to deal with them like a BOSS!

No matter what we cannot be put down in our academia by these glitches and hitches in life.

So here are some tips that you can try to alleviate your learning-centric scenario.

  1. Account for the period of your lag: Open up your calendar and then mark upon the days for which you skipped your notes and check which part of the topics you failed to attend classes or couldn’t understand and make two separate lists for each.

 

              LIST 1:“Notes not written & Assignment due-”.

              LIST2:“Topics not understood and exams or due dates approaching”

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2.Ask for help: Call up a friend or talk to them in class.Tell them that you need help from them and lend their class notes which you should return to them within a day (remember they need to study too so be careful and don’t hold up their notes just photocopy it or scan it and return it to them).

You can also meet your class teacher or professor and ask them to guide you. Trust me they will be more than happy to help you.

 

  • Be regular henceforth: Be regular in your college or school for the remaining time period and don’t lag behind on the recent notes.

3.Clear your doubts: It’s very likely that the time period when you were in your ordeal/unable to work/ focus or attend classes- you will find those topics hard or unable to conceptualize or understand. Seek you classmate’s help or go directly to the teacher or professor teaching you ask them when they would be free or available to clear your doubts.

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 4.Stay on top: Don’t let your recent works remain pending. Try to go through the new sections of concepts being taught in the present classes without fail. And if they are based on the previous concepts, ask your friend to explain it to you so as to be able to understand the current topics better.

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5.Era of Internet: We live in an era of the internet and with so many video lectures and tutorial channels available on various platforms like YouTube, Khan Academy etc.one can hardly not find what they are looking for. So, the concepts you find a bit tricky and even your friends are unable to explain them properly to you, before going to your professor try to YouTube or Google them.See if you can form a basic idea of what the topic is so that you are clearer about your problem area and can properly explain what’s that you are unable to understand to your teacher or professors.

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6. Acceptance: Last but not the least, accept your life and the misfortune you have been through and know that it’s not the end of the world.YOU CAN ACHIEVE ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING!

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Try as much as you can to stay POSITIVE. Any nervous breakdown or negative thoughts would only worsen your spirit and in turn, harm you more by keeping you from doing the task at hand. Such phases keep coming and going, and YES, do not forget to share your problems with you friend and family because only they can guide you and help you in much more ways.

With this, I hope you’ll do great and have a speedy recovery from any crisis or breakdown or any low point in your life!

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With love and positivity,

MUGGLES A&S

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How to read your text books or study materials!

Hello study-buddies!

Today I’ll be speaking on  a  very common yet often-overlooked topic for students on

“How to Read and Digest your Textbooks and Study materials effectively”.

Effective textbook reading is a key study skill for student success. But few people read textbooks unless they have to.

Let’s face it, nobody, not even me likes to pore over the boring paragraphs of our monotonous textbooks,and absorb every tiny detail found in a chapter. But we all have to do it be it for an upcoming exam or for assignments. Since a new school year is starting from April, I thought this would be the apt post to help you stay on top of your work and tackle your textbooks.

So, I’m sharing with you the method that I use often to study my textbooks and make them more comprehensible.

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  • First:

I like to break the study-material at hand into smaller sections.

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For example, if I have an assignment for a topic of 15 pages, I will divide those 15 pages into chunks of 3 pages each.

By dividing the material into smaller sub-sections, we overcome the difficulty of focusing on and digesting larger portions of text and instead get to deal with small manageable portions. Our brain finds it easier to handle these smaller parts more effectively and hence accomplish the task in successive parts.

 

  • Second:

Once we have divided the material into pieces, preview each section.

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Getting started!

A passive read through the material would familiarize you with the content and the context as you drift through it. This would set you up for more effective further reading.

 

  • Third:

It’s time for some ACTIVE READING.

Read through the sections carefully and try to think what you’re reading. Make your material seem amazing and entreating even if it seems mundane. Grab a notebook and try to write down what you feel is important in those few pages you read and frame it into small questions to quiz yourself later on to see how much you are able to recall.Re-write important concepts in your own words to get a clear idea of what you understood.

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Frame small questions based on portions of text from your material.

Don’t get disheartened in your first attempt, you have just read it once!

 

  • Fourth:

Now, read the content again, this time actively by making short notes and underlining important topics and definitions on whatever you feel will aid you to remember it but yes remember: Don’t mug it up.

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Effective note-making enables engaging revision.

 

  • Fifth:

Try and answer all the questions you framed in Step 3, this time you will get more material covered/answered than before.

 

  • Sixth:

Go through all the chunks you divided your study material into by repeating the steps 2, 3, 4 and 5 and in the end, you will have your own self made revision guide ready.

 

This way you can revise the chapter anytime you want to! And the concepts will be much much clearer and you will be exam ready!

 

Note:The questions that you prepare can be printed out so that you can give your own mock test or revise easily once you have the entire set of questions for the chapter ready to go through and there will be no scope of misplacing them.

 

Study Scrolls : The Fantastic Study sessions begin

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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Hello study buddies!

 
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