New SAT Math Prep Site Focuses on Mastery

Written by Ron Scott

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Study Smartly and not hard: Part II

Written by Lieutenant Colonel Anil Kumar Nigam

How to Multiply Time?

Bad work habits usually result from some form of fear of failure or procrastination. You learn, overrepparttar time, to protect yourself fromrepparttar 142282 hurt of failing by making excuses. "I would have done better if I had more time" becomes a self-fulfilling reality. In order to have that excuse you unconsciously leave things torepparttar 142283 last minute. Watching a otherwise borings how suddenly becomes very appealing when you have work to do. So how can you learn to pack 48 hours into each day? Surprisingly, it's not that difficult. Most bad work habits tend to be sub-conscious. To avoid them, you first need to be aware of them. Try these tips to a more productive way of working.

Break tasks down. It's much easier to get motivated to start and finish a small task than a large one. For example if you need to do fixrepparttar 142284 cooler for oncoming summers in your study room tomorrow inrepparttar 142285 new house where you have just moved in, chances are that tomorrow will come and you'll find a dozen excuses why you can't work on it. However, if you breakrepparttar 142286 task down into smaller pieces: (a) Fixrepparttar 142287 cooler stand nearrepparttar 142288 window (b) Fixrepparttar 142289 ply or card board onrepparttar 142290 window (c) Putrepparttar 142291 cooler in place suitably (d) Fixrepparttar 142292 water motor and dorepparttar 142293 wiring. Then tell yourself that tomorrow; you'll start by at least fixingrepparttar 142294 cooler stand inrepparttar 142295 place. Chances are pretty good that when tomorrow comes, you will putrepparttar 142296 stand in place because you know exactly what to do and it's not a big job. If you do that, then, you have just started on your goal of fixingrepparttar 142297 cooler.

Set achievable goals. Break tasks into bite-sized pieces. Don't say I will revise whole syllabus tomorrow because that's too vague and too big. You'll find a dozen excuses not to get started on that. Far better is to devise a revision plan which you can conveniently follow.

Reward your successes. It's very important to give yourself a mini-reward for achieving your mini-goals. For example, if you tell yourself "I will start by revising first four chapters." And there after I will have a soda ice cream you will be amazed at how fast you finish revising four chapters.

Start onrepparttar 142298 best tasks first. The hardest thing is to make a start so if you schedule your favorite tasks first then it's much more likely that you'll start on them. Once you make a start,repparttar 142299 momentum will carry you over intorepparttar 142300 other tasks.

Keep records. You can use some kind of record to keep track ofrepparttar 142301 goals, which you have slated for yourself. You can use an index card to list allrepparttar 142302 things you want to do on any day. Inrepparttar 142303 top left corner of each card you may writerepparttar 142304 tasks atrepparttar 142305 start of a day say doing three questions from chapter three ofrepparttar 142306 Science book, solvingrepparttar 142307 last years math question paper, giving a ring to your close friend a ring inrepparttar 142308 evening on his birth day and finally reviserepparttar 142309 History lesson forrepparttar 142310 class test tomorrow. Now list these in order of priority like revising History lessons forrepparttar 142311 test tomorrow in two hours. Solvingrepparttar 142312 three questions from science book in one hour, ringing uprepparttar 142313 friend in evening and then solvingrepparttar 142314 last year math question paper. Then expand each of them into sub-tasks like revisingrepparttar 142315 history lessonsrepparttar 142316 most important topic first followed by second most important topic after a gap of fifteen minutes. Start scoring outrepparttar 142317 sub tasks after you complete those. Some days, you might reprioritize tasks ontorepparttar 142318 next day's card if those are not finished for example you could solve only halfrepparttar 142319 last years math question paper then you can write it again and keep on adding unfinished tasks tillrepparttar 142320 time you finally finish those. The point ofrepparttar 142321 cards is to train yourself to be more disciplined and rememberrepparttar 142322 tasks in order of priority lest you forget some. After some time you will get completely used to it and let me tell you that this will help you in your first job tremendously that you will find out within one month of joiningrepparttar 142323 new jab whenever it happens.

Technology can also help.

The most underrated piece of technology for managing your time is your watch. It's very easy to spend away too much time on watching TV and too little on doing Chemistry which you hate to study. A glance at your watch or clock every now and then will give you a balanced sense of time. It's OK inrepparttar 142324 beginning to be way off on your time estimates. But as you make it a habit you will find that you have developed fair sense of timings.

Club smaller similar time consuming tasks together. There are numerous small similar tasks that are time consuming and are also minor irritants. Club these together and do these in one go. This can be best illustrated with an example. In my child hood I was very often required by my mother, father and elder sister to go torepparttar 142325 nearby shopping complex. My mother would tell me to get milk first and then after half an hour later she will tell me to get some curd. My father invariably will send me to fetch his cigarettes at least four times a day. My sister being elder to me had allrepparttar 142326 right to call me as often as she wanted to. I was most ofrepparttar 142327 time irritated due to this and could not concentrate on my studies. And then suddenly one day I found a very good ad simple solution. I stacked up 10 cigarettes packs in my cupboard to cater for sudden and untimely requirements by my father at odd times. And instead of rushing to shopping center when I was told to get milk by my mother I kept waiting lest she remember some thing else after half an hour, which invariably used to happen. This way I saved at least four to five visits torepparttar 142328 shopping center every day which amounted to more than two hours a day and I also savedrepparttar 142329 fatigue and irritation that I used to develop.

Study atrepparttar 142330 bestrepparttar 142331 day set priorities. You very well know that you are not at your best allrepparttar 142332 time during a course of a typical day. You also roughly know your habits as to when you are at your best and at what time you will probably be at your worst. Studyrepparttar 142333 most difficult subject at a time when you are at your best and reserve your worst time for your entertainment. I do not find any logic in watching TV when you are fresh and receptive and doing math when you are tired both physically as well as mentally. Try doing this and you will find amazing results very soon.

The Phone and The fridge should not be near by. If you do that your mother/ sister will ask you to attend allrepparttar 142334 calls and will make you to open fridge many times over and over again. Resist temptations to leave your studies for unimportant and unrelated tasks in between.

Make Your Time Visual. (Gives you more control over your use of time) ·Write due dates on a monthly or semester calendar. ·Create a weekly schedule with designated study times. ·Make “to do” lists – score off items when you have complete them. ·Keep your calendar and “to do” lists in a highly visible spot – refer to them regularly

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