10 steps of awesome grade
10 steps of awesome grade
plan your entire week on sunday Catagorize in to two catagories:acdamic and non-acdamic
• Reading assignments• Homework
• Exam studying
• Group project work
Non-acdamic:gym and• Getting your resume reviewed
• Writing a cover letter for a job
• Setting up a meeting with your advisor
• Buying a new notebook from the bookstore
• Filling out your FAFSA
• High thought-intensity work
• Low thought-intensity work
Both of them should be planed in your to do list
High intensity: You will plan for a big chunk of time for high intensity works to get them done efficiently because you need to focus for a long period of time.
Using breaks to focus on the low intensity tasks.
Plant out the entire education like this￼
Do not restrict your self on things of specific times. Give your self more choices.
Create a to do list for daily. You can not plan out everything even though you did the Sunday week planing.
Plan out the most important things first. What’s “important?” Think about your tasks in terms of:
• What will get you
to achieving your goals
• What will
your life from spiraling into utter chaos, destruction,
and the rise of Beelzebub himself
• What will
require the most willpower
Time box:List things to do in a big chunk of time such as 8-11pm. 12-4pm. 6-10 pm.
Fudge Ratio：Things some times take longer than your expected. So give more on your task when your planning. Expect time multiply by 1.67 is the amount of time you should give on each task.
The captain america method: plan a big task into different parts and set up several sub tasks.
get more from your text book
Do not do all the readings divide all the readings in to two categories: Primary and secondary
Primary: Assignments on the text book, Some journal articles that gonna discuss on class.
Secondary: Secondary readings are things like smaller books, articles the professor wants you to read, case studies, etc.
Do quick scanning than carefully read
“How often you read something is immaterial; how you read it is crucial.” - Virginia Voeks
Read the Chapter Backwards
Create Questions While You Read
Pay Attention to Formatting
Text in your reading assignments that’s
• sitting nicely
• in lists
Summarize What You Read: By putting very thing in our own words is gonna help you to build a more solid memory and deeper understanding of the text.
Try to teach others what you have learned. This will help you full understand what you have learned.
Quote down everything in your brain about this paper first : your questions, your ideas , your hypothesis.....
Develop a mean focus of your paper
Use WiKi for resource, his citation can be very helpful for your development of ideas.
Have a awful first draft and have a perfectionism on editing.
Read out loud when you are editing
Having other people read your work
Using Google doc to help you generate and editing your paper
Using fold structure . Each subject should be categorized. You should easily locate the file just by checking the folder names.
Don't put too much stuff on your PC. Use google drive and stuff to keep your self more organized.
Have a to do list app on your phone .
Using scanbot to save your hand written stuff as PDF incase you lose the paper.
Use evernote to type anything your ideas.
Organize your backpack
After downloads, put the file exactly where you want rather than just put them on desk top and leave them there.
Set up a studying environment :
Do not work with your bro or your girl, work with some one that can help you to focus such as some class mate or just work on your own.
Choosing a right spot : such as library, coffee. Turn that into you" office "
Block out the website that can distract you from very thing and set up your phone into no disturbance mode.
Try some studying music or noises that can help you to focus.
Using Pomodoros technique to stay more focused.
Learn to say no to your bros. Sometimes of your best friend will enthusiastically ask you to hangout with them but you got work to do. Learn to say no to them is very important.
Warrior mindset: Get it down regardless how you feel. The your willpower will start to build up.
Build Strong habits that can help you build your will power, such as journaling and meditation.
Avoid low intensity fun: Do not wast your time on facebook and keep. Get you stuff down first and then go have high intensity fun like play your Fire HD
Using pomodoro technique
Punish your self after you procrastinate
Taking better notes
Choosing the right type of tool: Laptop Vs note book
Laptop is more efficient for large amount of details but some times cannot type out what we want such as diagrams and equations. While note books can give us what we exactly we want to write down but slower than the typing.
Create bullet point notes for courses that have lots of details
Using mind map or flow based technieque for courses that base on logic or cause and effect, such as geology
Column style :you divide your paper into three sections:
The Cue column
The Note-taking column
The Summary colum
Always put every thing in your words than note very thing exactly on the board.
Create test conditions: Think about how the test will be like .
Get your materials together to help to review: Syllabus, assignments, notes....
Take the best advantage of test guide if you have such a thing: mater every specific thing on it.
Active learning : Highlight or summarize stuff, especially your notes.
For math and stuff: understand rather than memorize. And do the whole process of math.
Proceeding the group project
Identify the goals and each one's effort.
Share contact info and put in the system immediately.
Be the leader.
Using google docs or slack to collaborate the work.
Paying better attention in class
Taking better care of your body
Take better rest
Sit in a front row
Always be prepared for tommorw
Prepare the backpack before sleep.
Check and arrange to do list for tommorow
set and check alarms
Better connection with professor
Alway take the best use of office hour
Find out exactly what your really do not understand rather than saying I dont understand the whole thing.
• You save the professor’s time and help them understand the exact context of your problem
• The professor knows that you actually give a damn and will have a much better impression of you
• By really going to intellectual combat on the problem, you very well might solve it yourself before you need to ask
First you must try; then you must ask.
When you get stuck, push yourself to solve the problem for 15 more minutes.
During that 15 minutes, document everything you do, keeping in mind that someone else will need those details if they’re going to help you.
After that time, if you’re still stuck, you must ask for help.