Murder Study System
Mood-Set a positive mood for yourself to study in by selecting appropriate time, environment, and attitude.
Understand-Mark any information you don’t understand. Keep focus on one unit or group of exercises.
Recall-After studying the unit, stop and put what you have learned in your own words.
Digest-Go back to what you did not understand and reconsider the information. Contact professor, TA’s or tutors if you do not understand.
Expand-How does the material apply to something you’re interested in? How could you make this information exciting and understandable to other students?
Review-Go over material you have covered and review what strategies helped you understand.
Planning Your Time
- Long Term Schedule
- Only includes fixed events and commitments
- Jobs, classes, tests, meetings
- Weekly Schedule
- A short list of major events and amounts of work that need to be done
- These events will change from week to week
- Daily Schedule
- Make a specific daily schedule before each day
- Write down specifically what you need to accomplish and cross it off when you complete it
- Schedule study time when you are energized
- Combine things (TV and shows)
- Don’t be a perfectionist, sometimes it won’t all fit– and it’s okay!
- If you must cram…
- Accept the fact that you won’t be able to study everything
- Read through your class notes and mark ideas that are important
- Prepare catchwords or phrases to recall the material, and then memorize the points using the method of repeated self testing
- Your purpose is to try and guess correctly many ideas that your instructor may put on the exam
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