Monday, February 2, 2015

Getting Bored While Studying?

Facts and figures starting to blend together in a horrible haze? Here's how to keep from getting lost in brain space. Let's hit the books!

You will need


  • Creativity
  • Shower
  • Imagination
  • Nap (optional)

Steps

1. Eradicate distractions

Enter a fortress of solitude -- research shows that low-level distractions can make a task feel boring. Hide your cellphone, tell your online social network to de-friend you instantly if they see you log in, and seal yourself in a quiet room.

2. Embrace your emotions

Emotional entanglement distracting you? Admit how you're feeling, even out loud -- those who can identify how they feel often have better focus.

3. Engage yourself

Don't just take notes; engage with the material creatively. Invent a song about the topic at hand, or recreate historical events and fictional plotlines. It's easier to stay interested when you make the material come alive.

4. Take a shower

Studied so long you've stopped absorbing material? Take a shower! -- the change of pace will stimulate your mind and help refresh your body.

5. Make up a challange

Make a game out of your work to stave off boredom. Try to score higher and higher throughout your study session, and be sure to reward your triumphs. You've earned it!

TIPS

If you're planning a really long cramming session, break it up with a nap. One study found an hour's worth of shut-eye can increase your ability to focus.

Source: Howcast.com
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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Banana, Peanut Butter, and Cornflakes

Let me give you another school lunch idea!
Ingredients
Servings: 1

  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 cup cornflakes
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Preparation


Slice ¼” off the end of the unpeeled banana and slide in a wooden ice-pop stick (when peeled, it will look like a banana pop). Spoon peanut butter into a small resealable plastic bag, squeezing it as far toward one corner as possible without cutting the bag. Twist to seal and tie with kitchen twine, trimming excess plastic to make a mini pastry bag. Place cornflakes and raisins in separate containers.
To eat, peel banana. Snip the mini pastry bag and squeeze peanut butter onto banana, then dip into cornflakes and raisins.

Btw, you can pack the peanut butter in a plastic pastry bag, but a resealable plastic bag works just as well

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Have This Peanut Butter and Jelly Sushi Rolls For School Lunch

     
Hey! I just got a simple recipe from food.com for school lunch and I would like to share it to you. It only takes about 5 minutes to make this food! And for this recipe, you'll only need:
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Your favorite jam/jelly/preserves, and
  • 2 pieces of bread

      Trust me, it's very easy! It only has 3 steps to make!

  1. Remove crusts from the bread. Then with a rolling pin or large soup can, flatten the bread.
  2. After that, spread the peanut butter and your favorite jam/jelly/preserves on each piece of bread.
  3. The last step! Roll each piece of bread into a tight spiral. Then cut them into 4 pieces. 
       Omg, it's done! It's also perfect for afternoon snack so you'd better try this :D



        
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How to Write a Summary

        Hello there! This time, I'm going to share about how to write the good summary. You'd better try!:D

     You will need

  • Text
  • Pen and paper
  • Analytical skill
  • Organizational skill
  • Friend hahaa
  • Who, what, why, when, where, how question (optional)

        STEPS

    1.  Scan the text

         Scan the text and make notes on paper. Read closely to absorb the author’s tone and central ideas, and then comb back through to clarify points.

      2.  Outline the idea
       Outline the main idea of each section in your own words. Include only meaningful details and proofs, organizing them from most to least important.

      3.  Develop your thesis
      Develop a thesis, summarizing the main points of the piece. Be sure to include the author’s name and the title of the work right away.

    4.  Arrange information
          Arrange the information to clearly support the author's points, adding details to each section. Improve the flow of ideas with transitions that connect sections.

    5.  Cite properly
           Be sure that sources are cited properly. Paraphrase and don’t use the author’s words if you can help it. Make sure you haven’t wandered off topic.

    6.  Make final corrections
       Correct your grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Dignify your work and that of your subject’s with the care good scholarship demands.

    7. Ask for criticism
          Ask a hyper-critical friend to read your work. Be receptive and not over-sensitive – if they can’t identify your main points, you need to revise.

      Just like the previous post, here are also some tips for you!

  • Avoid using your own opinions or interpretations, no matter how familiar the subject may be when developing your thesis
  • Ask who, what, why, when, where, and how questions to be sure you have represented the author’s work faithfully.

Source: howcast.com
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Saturday, January 24, 2015

How to Study Effectively

Studying is something most people do especially for the young people. Some people find studying is a hard thing to do. Yup, it is. But I got this trick from howcast.com and I hope you'll like it! So these are the steps how to study effectively!

First of all, you will need:

1. Distraction-free environment
2. Something to study
3. Pen and paper
4. Lectures, podcast, and videos
5. Naps (optional)

STEPS

1. Choose the right environment

     Choose an environment for studying where you will be free from distractions including phone calls, television, or other interruptions.

2. Prioritize your study

     Prioritize your study materials so that the most important or the hardest is finished first.

3. Read for comprehension

     Read your materials over once for basic comprehension. Don't stress about remembering it all on the first read.

4. Read and take notes

    Read the material again, taking notes and summarizing the main ideas in your own words.

5. Use your senses

    Use your senses to assist with learning. When possible, don't just read, but listen to lectures or podcasts, and watch instructional videos. Build a rich understanding of the material.

6. Quiz yourself

     Quiz yourself without the aid of any notes. Write down your answers or speak them aloud. In other words, rehearse for the test.

7. Test yourself again

     Test yourself again and again, at different times of the day and week. This "self-testing" will reinforce your studies so that when the real test arrives, you'll be ready.
     

Here are some tips for you!

1. Make new material stick by relating it to something you already know or care about. Context and emotion enhance our ability to remember. 
2. Take a nap after a heavy study session to allow your brain time to rest. Napping after studying can help with recall.
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