Advice on how to study for an approaching exam
August 20, 2014 7:00 AM Subscribe
I'm a university student and I have a math exam in 10 days. I didn't really study much and only covered about 25% of the required material. In order to pass this exam (based on other people's experiences and my own evaluation) I would need to study about 10 hours per day for the next few days.
But there's a problem - I've never done so much studying in such a short time frame.
posted by _Seeker_ to Education (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
There are also these other problems:
- I procrastinate too much while at the computer, but I still need it to check results on Wolfram Alpha, so turning it off completely is not really an option
- As the exam approaches, I get more and more discouraged, more pessimistic and less motivated to study. I always imagine that I will fail anyways, and so I get back to wasting time. Often, this proves to be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
- Stuff like Adderall is not an option, since it's banned in my country.
- I use a pomodoro app on my phone, but I only manage to study for about 4 hours like that. As soon as I make a longer break, it's really hard to make myself get back to studying
So, I need your help MeFites. Is there a reliable way of forcing myself to study for a long period? Tell me any tricks and advice you have.