Showing posts with label Study Tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Study Tips. Show all posts

Monday, November 18, 2013

It's Performance and Not the Position that Counts

A priest dies and is waiting in line at the Pearly Gates. Ahead of him is a  guy who's dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket and jeans. Saint Peter addresses him, "Who are you, so that I may know whether or not to admit you into the    Kingdom of Heaven ?" The guy replies, "I'm Joe Cohen, taxi driver, from New York ."  Saint Peter consults his list. He smiles and says to the taxi driver, "Take this silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven ." Now it's the priest's turn. He stands erect and booms out, "I am the Right Reverend Joseph Snow, pastor of Saint Mary's for the last forty-three years." Saint Peter consults his list. He says to the priest, "Take this cotton robe and wooden staff and enter the  Kingdom of Heaven ." "Just a minute," says the priest. "That man was a taxi driver. Why does he get a silken robe and golden staff?" "Results," shrugged Saint Peter. "While you preached, people slept. When he drove, people prayed."

Moral of the story:
It's Performance and Not the Position that Counts.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Tail

There is a story about a princess who had a small eye problem that she felt was really bad. Being the king's daughter, she was rather spoiled and kept crying all the time. When the doctors wanted to apply medicine, she would invariably refuse any medical treatment and kept touching the sore spot on her eye. In this way it became worse and worse, until finally the king proclaimed a large reward for whoever could cure his daughter. After some time, a man arrived who claimed to be a famous physician, but actually was not even a doctor.

He declared that he could definitely cure the princess and was admitted to her chamber. After he had examined her, he exclaimed, "Oh, I'm so sorry!" "What is it?" the princess inquired. The doctor said, "There is nothing much wrong with your eye, but there is something else that is really serious." The princess was alarmed and asked, "What on earth is so serious?" He hesitated and said, "It is really bad. I shouldn't tell you about it." No matter how much she insisted, he refused to tell her, saying that he could not speak without the king's permission.

  When the king arrived, the doctor was still reluctant to reveal his findings. Finally the king commanded, "Tell us what is wrong. Whatever it is, you have to tell us!" At last the doctor said, "Well, the eye will get better within a few days - that is no problem. The big problem is that the princess will grow a tail, which will become at least nine fathoms long. It may start growing very soon. If she can detect the first moment it appears, I might be able to prevent it from growing." At this news everyone was deeply concerned. And the princess, what did she do? She stayed in bed, day and night, directing all her attention to detecting when the tail might appear. Thus, after a few days, her eye got well.

 This shows how we usually react. We focus on our little problem and it becomes the center around which everything else revolves.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tips to Remember Better

  1. Think about what you are trying to learn. Find an interest in the material if you wish to memorize it with ease.
  2. Understand thoroughly what is to be remembered and/or memorized
  3. Study first the items that you want to remember longest.
  4. Spot what is to be memorized verbatim. It is a good plan to use a special marking symbol in text and notebook to indicate parts and passages, rules, data, and all other information that is to be memorized instead of just understood and remembered
  5. If verbatim memory is required, go over the material or try to repeat at odd times.
  6. Learn complete units at one time, as that is the way it will have to be recalled.
  7. Analyze material and strive to intensify the impressions the material makes.
  8. Use concrete imagery whenever possible. Close your eyes and get a picture of the explanation and summary answer. Try to see it on the page. See the key words underlined.
  9. Make your own applications, examples, and illustrations.
  10. Reduce the material to be remembered to your own self-made system or series of numbered steps.
  11. Represent the idea graphically by use of pictorial or diagrammatic forms.
  12. Make a list of key words most useful in explaining the idea or content of the lesson.
  13. Form a variety of associations among the points you wish to remember. The richer the associations, the better the memory.
  14. Actually write out examination questions on the material you think you might get at the end of the term. Then write the answers to your own questions. Since you now have the chance, consult the text or your notes to improve your answers.
  15. Overlearn to make certain.
  16. Follow suggestions for reviewing. This is an important part of remembering.

—Courtesy of Virginia Tech

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

20 Must Have Higly Productivity Tools for College Students

1. Questia

This is an excellent online research tool which features a huge web based library of magazines, books, journals, papers, articles and much more. They claim that it is the largest online collection of complete books and journals, all of which is searchable word by word. Although you need to pay about $19.95 per month for its membership, you could save on books and magazines you buy if you subscribe to it. And of course if you are prone to missing classes, this tool could cover up for it. It is available in 9 languages including English. Check out this article - 10 Cool Things About Questia

2. Free Book Notes

As the name suggests, it is a collection of free book notes, summaries, study guides and similar material aggregated from the internet. If you are an English Literature student, you would benefit the most from it. It has a huge repository of novel guides, plot overviews, context summaries etc of almost any book you could think of.

3. Wikipedia

This is internet's favorite encyclopedia and also a great research tool. Whether you are studying in high school or doing your PhD, you are sure to find things of your interest in this ocean of knowledge. Although time and again, academicians have raised concerns over the authenticity of the content in Wikipedia and if it should be used by students as a study material, it remains a great tool for any college student who can't afford to pay for sites like Questia and needs to do his research online.

4. Notely

It's a superb tool especially for college students because they are the ones it focuses on. It is a seriously cool web productivity tool for students which combines note taking, to-do lists, calendar, file uploads, calculators and converters, dictionary and translator and much more in one single interface. Oh, and it works on the iPhone too.


Evernote is probably the most popular note taking tool available. It offers all the versions - web based, desktop and mobile and syncs your notes between all the 3 mediums effortlessly. A great tool with some extraordinary features, something you would know only when you start using it.

6. Google Docs

If you are not into hardcore maths and statistics, and don't do complex tasks like creating macros in Microsoft excel. If that's the case then you should consider switching most of your note creating and spreadsheet tasks to Google Docs. Not only does it transfer your work to the cloud which can be accessed from any computer connected to the internet, it also has some great sharing and collaboration features which you could make use of.

7. Google Reader

This is a great productivity tool for just about anyone looking to find and read great content on the web and that includes college students. It is the best RSS reader available and lets you read content from your favorite sources without the need to individually visit each of them.

8. Noodletools

This provides some creative online and software tools for both teachers and students which can help them in researching, organizing and recording things. Their main tool which is called NoodleBib is a bibliography composer combined with note taking.


Gmail has some amazing features which ensures that you are productive while handling your emails. Features like keyboard shortcuts, Gmail tasks and labs make it the ultimate email app.

10. Skype

Skype is an excellent communication tool, especially for college students as they are usually have less cash. It saves them money by reducing their cellphone usage and also saves them time because unlike with cellphone, using which you can talk anywhere and in any position (like while making food, lying on the bed), with skype you know you have to be in front of the computer and hence you'd avoid talking for prolonged intervals.
11. Meebo

If your college does not allow IM clients then Meebo could well become an indispensable tool for you. It combines all the IM clients in one web based interface thereby giving you the access to all your chat accounts at one place and also helping you bypass the restrictions.

12. Remember the Milk

Remember the Milk (RTM) is web based task scheduler and reminder which makes setting up reminders super easy. You can set reminders from the web, mobile phone, by emailing them and get email, SMS or IM reminders. Plus you could share your tasks, manage them offline and use it with other tools like Google Calendar.

13. Soshiku

Soshiku is a smart tool which can keep track of your college assignments. You can add courses, tasks, notes and assignments and also get your course averages by entering your grade. Also, you can get notified when the due date of an assignment is near. The notifications can reach you via SMS or email.

14. Google Calendar

The best thing about Google Calendar is that while it certainly is the best web based calendar out there, it also integrates with Gmail and Google Docs. And that is the cornerstone of productivity - using services which can complement each other. Hence it's recommended that college students use Google Calendar as their primary calendar app.


There are many cloud storage services available but is different because of its super cool interface and ease of use. You get 1GB free storage for file uploads which should be enough to store your documents online. Easily collaborate on and sync documents and access them from anywhere.

16. Nowdothis

If you want to keep things simple then there could not be a better to-do list other than Nowdothis. And I think that this could be an excellent tool for college students who are prone to slacking and procrastinating on important tasks. The concept is simple - do one task at a time. Add tasks and start doing it. When it's done, click on done and proceed to the next task. Hence it prevents you from getting overwhelmed with the idea of having a lot of work to do.

17. Instacalc

Instacalc is an online calculator and converter which can calculate and convert things from one unit to another in a snap. Need to convert 11 inches to cm ? Just type that in and you instantly get the result on the right hand side. You could even enter complex equations in the boxes and get instant results. A great tool without a doubt.


Sharing and collaborating on small files isn't difficult and can be done through email. However when it comes to large files, like the ones greater than 15 MB, there aren't many solutions offered by the internet to ensure free and effortless sharing. And that is where comes into the picture. It offers free, private, real-time file sharing and collaboration options with upload limit for one file as much as 100 MB. You can upload huge files, share them with friends and also have multiple download options.
19. Writer

Have you ever lost the notes you were documenting in your laptop during a lecture when you accidentally closed a window ? That's frustrating, isn't it ? Writer aims to help you avoid such situations in future. What it does is simple - it saves your work automatically as you type. Plus it offers a distraction free background to help you focus only on your writing.

20. Bookfinder

Bookfinder is a very useful website for students because it offers what they need - books in all forms (new, rare, used, out-of print). It is a comprehensive book search engine with more than 150 million books for sale. Hence you don't need to spend time searching for great deals on books online when you have this site.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Study tips for exams

Here are some study tips you can follow before exams

  1. Know your concentration span, Study with breaks.
  2. Work out the best time for concentration
  3. Group study for difficult subjects. 
  4. Master the essential information first.
  5. Prioritize the study. Give your best concentration time to the toughest subject.
  6. Repeat your remembered work so that the recall in exam is easy. Work, not repeated or revised is easily forgotten.
  7. Give yourself a few treats - pamper yourself with lunch in a restaurant, or listen to your favorite CD for an hour after you have finished your revision.
  8. Do not let pervious results discourage you-identify your weak areas from previous exams and work on them.
  9. Choose a study place with minimum distractions and auto suggest to yourself about your resolution.
  10. Try to coincide study time with the time you would be given in the exam.
  11. In case of average achievers, master what you know and are comfortable with.
  12. Practice all the possible diagrams which you can use for making your answer more effective.
  13. Relax with what you know before entering the exam hall.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

How to use summer holidays productively?

Students get summer holidays every year. Most of the students don't know how to use their summer holidays productively. Here are some tips to use your summer holidays productively.

Summer camp: During summer holidays you can join summer camps. Try to learn basketball, swimming, rock climbing, art as a summer camp? If you love languages, why not try learning sign language? Learn to write, draw, bind books, make photo albums, knit ... the list goes on and on. Try something different that you know nothing whatsoever about, and you will gain a new skill and possibly find a lifelong love. Another upside is that you have a lot of time to practice and put your skill to use!

Study. Particularly if you are a secondary or senior-secondary student, studying remains essential even though the school year is not running. Look over last year's notes, or do some research into what next year's courses have in store. When school resumes, you`ll be grateful that your academic knowledge and skills have not deteriorated. Even if you are in high school student, do your summer assignments in a timely manner and review your notes. You will be grateful when you return to school! Most of the time, the first few weeks of school will be quite a surprise, as your brain has seemingly turned to mush and you have forgotten how to do even the simplest assignments. Keep your brain active, read for school or pleasure, research your own interests, or even just get into crossword puzzles.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

How to solve multiple choice questions

How to solve Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s)

Multiple choice questions are the questions which have four or five options. And you have to select the right option out of the given options. This type of question is nowadays used in almost all competitive exams and in school and college exams too.

Preparing for the MCQ exams

Unlike essay exams the preparation for an MCQ exam is totally different. In the essay type question, by just having the main headings you can write the whole answer by jotting down your own ideas. But when you are preparing for the MCQ exam, then you need to go through the whole book. Only then you can score very good marks, otherwise you will only get passing marks. So when you are studying from the start of the session then you need to underline all the important lines of the chapter from where the question can be framed. This underlining of the important lines will help you a lot during the exam time. And by just by reading these lines you will be able to prepare for the exams. This is the most effective way to prepare for the MCQ based exams. The other way for preparation for MCQ based exam is to go through all the previous years’ papers and solving them in the given time frame will help you a lot. When you are going through the old question papers, go through all the options which are given in the questions. By doing so, you will get an idea of the part of the chapter from which the question is asked. Sometimes you will find reframed questions from old question papers with the same options. So be ready.  Because the examiner can ask the question from any part of the chapter of the book, you need to prepare from the entire book.

Starting a multiple choice exam

First of all you should fill all the details asked in the Candidate identification grid. While filling this information you should be very careful, because sometimes the wrong information means cancellation of your answer sheet. So be careful while writing the details of personal information. While filling the answers, make the circle in a proper way. If your circles are not properly rounded, then your answer will not be considered and no mark will be allotted for that particular answer. While filling the answers, fill them carefully, sometimes in their hurry students fill in the wrong answers. Sometimes one wrong answer leads to the wrong answers of many more questions. How does this happen? For example you have filled the question-5’s answer in the circle of answer- 6, and so on; in this case all the answers you mark will be wrong after five. In such a case if you find the mistake then try to change the answers quickly and if time is not sufficient then you need to ask for extra time from your invigilator to rectify the mistakes. So it is very necessary for you to be careful while filling the answers.

Some quick tips for MCQ exam

  • Be sure to fill the answers of every question, if negative marking is not there. And if negative marking is there then answer only those questions about which you are sure.
  • Fill the answers carefully at the right space.
  • Completely erase the wrong answer.
  • Be sure not to mark two options for the same question. This will cancel your marks for that question.
  • Work fast during the exams, first solve the easy questions.
  • Underline the keywords in the question booklet. Words like many, some, none, always, never, more, best, bad, sometimes, less, are a sample of key words which can help you to understand the question fast.
  • Mark the questions which you want to reconsider.
  • Check all the answers and personal information before handing over the filled sheet to the examiner. Mark the answers on the question paper also so that you can check it with your answer sheet.

Reconsidering questions and changing answers of MCQ’s
Some research has been conducted on the issue of changing the answers of MCQ’s. The results of the studies suggest that if you have a good reason or a strong idea that the other answer choice is correct, then you can change it.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

How to overcome shyness

Shyness is a problem in which a person find it difficult to talk with new people and even he has many other fears like what other people will say when he will do a certain type of work. Shyness hinders a persons growth, it stops him/her taking actions. It is very necessary for students and college going students to overcome shyness. Here, I am giving 10 tips to overcome shyness.

1.      Understand Your Shyness

Try to understand your shyness. What is the situation which makes you shy, try to understand it and then take advice of your parents or teachers.

Seek to understand your unique brand of shyness and how that manifests in your life. Understand what situation triggers this feeling? And what are you concerned with at that point?

2.      Learn to Like Yourself

You should remember that you are the unique person in this world. Practice appreciating yourself and liking the unique expression that is you. Give yourself a treat for your achievements.

3.      Releasing Anxiety through Breath

Whenever you are feeling anxious or not feeling good about yourself practice to become more assertive in order to overcome this problem. Take deep breaths and day all is well.

4.      Releasing Anxiety through Movement

One way of viewing anxiety is that it is blocked energy that needs to be released. We can release this energy through physical movement.

Exercises like jogging or walking will help to re-channel some of the blocked energies, but also helps by pulling you out of the situation and shifts your state of mind. This refreshed state of mind will help by adding perspectives to things.

5.      Visualization

Visualization helps us to overcome our negative pictures. Visualize yourself in the situation as a confident and happy person helps to shape your perception of yourself when you are actually in the situation. Close your eyes, sit back somewhere relaxing, listen to some relaxing music, imagine yourself in a scene or situation and see yourself the way you would like to be. Get all your senses involved to make it real.

6.      Affirmation

Positive words carry incredible energy. What we repeatedly say to ourselves, gets heard by our sub-conscious mind, and it acts accordingly. If we repeatedly tell ourselves that we are incapable, and too shy to do anything, we will become increasingly aware of evidence to back up this ‘fact’, and our actions will always match what we tell ourselves. Similarly, if we repeatedly tell ourselves that we are capable, confident, and wonderful human beings, our unconscious mind will likely surface the awareness that gives evidence to this new ‘fact’. While, we can’t lie to ourselves, positive visualization and affirmation are helpful in placing us along the road of positive thought patterns.

7.      Accept Rejection

Accept the possibility that we can be rejected and learning to not take it personally. Remember, you are not alone and we all experience rejections. It is part of life and part of the learning process. The key lies in how you handle rejections when they come. It helps to be mentally prepared before they happen. Never take it personally. It was not your fault. It just wasn’t meant to be. The scenario was not the best fit for you.

8.      Stop Labelling Yourself

Don’t label yourself as a shy person. You are you, you are unique, and you are beautiful. Can’t we just leave it at that?

9.      Practice Social Skills

Like any other skill, social skills can be learned through practice and experience. The more you put yourself out there, the easier it becomes next time. If you have a hard time knowing what to say, you can practice what to say ahead of time.

10.  Seek and Record Your Successes

As you overcome this condition we’ve been labelling as shyness, you will have many wins and realizations about yourself. You will gain insights into the truth behind social scenarios. You will start to view yourself differently and come to recognize that you can become comfortable and confident. When these wins and realizations happen, make sure to keep a notebook and write them down. Keeping a journal of your successes will not only boost self confidence, but also shift your focus towards something that can benefit you.

Friday, April 20, 2012

How to become a favroite student of your teacher

Here are 10 tips to become a favorite student of your teacher:

  1. Always come to class on time. Most of the teachers notice and recognize students who are always on time and ready to learn.
  2. Come prepared. Have all of your notes, homework and any other material needed for class.
  3. Try to sit in the first two rows of the classroom. Sitting in the front of the room, not only will make you stay awake, but the teacher will notice you.
  4. Pay attention the class when a teacher is teaching. This will reflect that you are interested in the subject. Teachers like the students who pay attention in the class.
  5. Don't make noise in the class by unnecessary chatting while teacher is in class. Normally, talking before/after the bell is okay but don't be too loud. Teachers appreciate students who are quiet and hard working. Be attentive, not talkative, while you're in class.
  6. Ask the relevant questions in class. It will help you to create a good image in the eyes of a good teacher.  
  7. Help the teacher whenever he asks for a volunteer.
  8.  Actively participate in the various cultural and non cultural activities of your school or college. 
  9.   Make your parents go to parent teacher conferences. Advise them to ask how you can do better at the subject.
  10. Thank you your teacher when he is leaves the class after teaching. 


Even if you do all the above mentioned steps, you still not become all of your teachers favorite. It all depends on the personality of each teacher.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

How to set up a study group

Study groups are a good way for small numbers of students to work together. These groups can
range in size from two or three students to six or more, but they shouldn’t get much bigger. When a dozen students try to work together regularly, they’re likely to have scheduling problems and get distracted more easily.
Students in study groups meet regularly to discuss class work and help one another with assignments and
lessons. A good way for these groups to function is to choose one group member to set an agenda for each meeting, based on the class’s current lessons and assignments. It is up to the group to decide whether the same person should take on this responsibility regularly or rotate the job among all of the study group members.
Study groups have clear benefits. Members of small groups are apt to share the same attitude and motivation toward their studies so they are able to focus without being distracted by someone who may not be interested. Also, one group member may grasp certain class material more thoroughly than the others and so can help those who need assistance.
Those who need assistance in one area may, in turn, be more knowledgeable about other points and return the favor. When you set up a study group, you must arrange a few things at the beginning. Members of a new study group should get together after school to work out the details. They need to decide when and how often to meet. Meetings work best when they take place on the same days and times each week, though adjustments can be made. Next, the group should decide where to meet. Meetings can rotate among the homes of the members, but if one member has a perfect place to work and volunteers it, that can be even better. All group members should share the responsibility of providing snacks or refreshments, if there are going to be any, and the responsibility for cleaning up after sessions. At that first meeting, everyone should write down his or her address and phone number on a contact list. A group member with a computer can make copies of the list so that every member has the information.
If the group has trouble staying focused because a particular member or members cause distractions the group’s makeup may need to change. When they are properly organized, study groups can help the performance of all the students involved.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tips to control your mind for study

To study effectively it is very necessary to control your mind. Because a controlled mind only can give you desired results.   Here are some ways through which you can control your mind.
  1. Weed out petty negativity: The best way to practice this is to make watertight compartments for your mind. I know  it’s easier said than done but  this is  a sure shot way to overcome distraction. Say, you’ve a personal problem that constantly distract you from your study; you need to  solve the  problem first, before you begin study. One's the problem is solved tell yourself that you’ll not allow anger/negativity to bother you.  
  2. What distracts you? Identifying distracting thoughts is the most important way of controlling the mind. Figure out why you’re not able to focus or pay attention and what keeps your mind per-occupied? Give yourself time to identify these thoughts and write them down. After you’re through with writing them, see them objectively and then you know why these are disturbing and harmful for you. Encourage self talk to overcome this. Once you start doing this regularly, you’ll know how to eliminate these thoughts from your mind. 
  3. Meditate: Remember, meditation is for the mind, what food is to body. It helps in a holistic way, re-energizing you and thereby helping you to control your mind. Learn to relax and meditate even while working. Close your eyes for a while and try concentrating on an object. If you can concentrate for some time, you’ll be the master of your mind very soon. 
  4. Know yourself well: To keep your mind in control, you need to know yourself . You’ve to be aware of who you are and your study goals. Then you can ask your mind to follow you, otherwise, you’ll blindly follow an in disciplined mind and in the end, go nowhere.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

A book worth reading for all students

Dear friends

Recently i have published a new book for students. This book is very helpful during your school and college years. Many strategies about the study and personal development is given in the book.

If your want to purchase it, you can follow the following link to purchase it. It is available on

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Time saving tips for students

Here are 10 time saving tips for students.

  1.  Reduce the number of your TV watching hours.
  2. Use waiting time effectively- take some book or handy notes with you and read them while waiting for a bus or something else.
  3. Reduce the number of useless phone calls.
  4. Set a fixed time for the Internet use; don’t waste time in useless chatting and checking e-mail.
  5. Use travel time effectively- if you get a place to sit, you can read small topics and if you are in crowded bus or train then carry palm size cards with new terms, formula, and other memory chores so that your sitting or standing time becomes learning time.
  6. Learn to say no- for example, a friend of yours would like you to see a movie with him tonight. You made social plans for tomorrow with your friends and tonight you were going to study. You really are not interested. You want to say no, but you hate turning people down. Politely saying no should become a habit. Saying no frees up time for the things that are most important.
  7. Avoid useless chatting with friends.
  8. Avoid playing lot of games on computer; it is also the biggest time waster.
  9. Make a diary of task you want to achieve during the day. It will help you to utilize your time effectively.
  10. Notice the useless activities during the day and try to minimize them. It will save enough time for you. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

How to overcome pear pressure

Here is a great video on how to overcome pear pressure in School and college life:

Sunday, April 8, 2012

How to discipline

Here I am giving you some methods using which you can make yourself more disciplined and can get more success in your academics and life by putting disciplined efforts.

Planning- To be organized first of all you need to do some planning of your entire day’s activities. In the previous chapter I have given you a study plan. Use this plan to design your own study plan and daily activities plan. Follow this plan and at the end of the day check your progress with your plan. Compare your day’s activities with planned activities and if any grievance is there identify that grievance and remove it the next day. This is the best way to make yourself disciplined.

Execution- Whatever activities you planned in the planning part if you do not have the willpower to execute those activities, then the whole process of planning will be a waste. So you need to develop will power to follow your planned activities.

Timing- Fix a particular time for every activity. And try to finish that activity in the given time. Follow this timing each day. Like if you have fixed 6 to 6.30 as the time for physical exercise then finish your exercise every day at the same time. By doing an activity regularly everyday, you will become accustomed to doing that activity. After some time without putting much effort you will be able to do that activity everyday.

Continuity- You need to maintain continuity in your daily activities. Until and unless you follow your daily planned activities, you are not going to be disciplined. To become disciplined, continuity should be there.

To be disciplined, you need a lot of courage and willpower. Until and unless you put your sincere efforts in the direction of self discipline, you will not be able to achieve it.

How to prioritize study time

We can  divide priorities as:
URGENT – must be done now.
IMPORTANT – must be done soon.
UNIMPORTANT – must be done eventually.

In our daily life we come across many works which are useful or unuseful. According to the urgency of work we need to prioritize our work.

Same equation apply to the study also. We should give maximum time to the difficult subjects and less time to the easy subjects.

At the time of tests and exam we should prioritize or study time. We should divide our time as urgent for less studied subjects, important for studied subjects and unimportant for well studied subjects.

This will help you to prepare well for your exams. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What are learning styles

A learning style is a way of learning. Different people have different learning styles. Your preferred learning style is the way in which you learn best. Three learning styles that are often identified in students are the Auditory Learning Style, the Visual Learning Style, and the Tactile/Kinaesthetic Learning Style. Read, the below mentioned article to identify your preferred learning styles.

Auditory learning style
Auditory learners are those who learn best when they hear the information. Have you observed yourself learning best when a teacher lectures in class or during class discussions? Do listening to audio tapes help you learn faster? Do you find yourself reading aloud or talking things out to gain better understanding? If the answer of these questions is yes, then you are probably an auditory learner.

Visual learning style
Visual learners are those who learn best when information is presented in visual format such as pictures or diagrams or in a written language format. Do you learn faster in classes in which teachers provide clear handouts, and make extensive use of an overhead projector, do a lot of writing at the chalkboard,? Do you try to remember information by creating pictures in your mind? Do you take detailed written notes from your textbooks and in class? If the answer of these questions is yes, then you are probably a visual learner.

Tactile/Kinaesthetic learning style
Tactile/Kinaesthetic learners are those who learn best in practical  learning settings in which they can physically manipulate something in order to learn about it. Do you do well in classes in which there is a practical lab? Do you learn best when you can move about and handle things? Do you learn better when you have an actual object in your hands rather than a picture of the object or a verbal or written description of it? If the answer of these questions is yes, then you are probably a tactile/kinaesthetic learner.

You may be still confuse about your learning styles. Because we do not only use a single learning style, but a mix of all these three styles. The only thing we can observe is that out of these three learning styles, there will be one which we use more often and which gives us maximum learning. So try to identify your best learning style and then use that style for your benefit. When you choose a major and future career, keep your learning style firmly in mind.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Request for Comments

Dear readers,

We are sharing valuable information about the various study matters. I request your to leave comments on the topics, which you think is valuable for you. As well as you can also ask me about your study related doubts.


Pradhumn Kumar