Tuesday, July 19, 2016 • July 19, 2016 • 1 comments
Hello buddies! So I’m here to share how to study well in
matriculation. Basically, I’m just an ordinary student who still need to study harder than those who were born clever. I mean eventhough I believed that everyone
was born with the same intelligence, but I still think it’s not true. Because
some of people doesn’t need to study hard to get an excellent result. So,
here’s some tips for you guys. Actually it is also worked on other students outside
of matriculation too.
Find your study style.
What I mean here is ask yourself whether you’re a visual
(see) or auditory
If you’re a visual
person (someone who learns best by seeing
things), whenever your teachers or lecturers are teaching, grab some blank
papers and colour pens then write down some important points. After the lecture
session end, go back to the hostel or cafe or library and do underline
the key points in bright colours because you’ll remember them easier
that way. Do some drawings
if possible. Mind map
is another option.
If you’re an auditory
person (someone who learns best by
hearing things), during your free time, you have to recite things out loud
recording your notes
. I found this is the best way for last minutes presentations (lol).
Use your own phone if you don’t have other recording devices and play them on repeat to yourself
, whether you’re going to the toilet or lying on the bed. Make up
songs about your subject matter
is another option. I have a friend who likes to
create the lyrics of biology subject and it worked on her!
As a student who lives in hostel, you have to claim your
! You can choose whether in your room, library, cafe or your
tutorial class. For the person who think they can endure noisy places, you can
choose cafe to study. But I don’t think it’s a good idea because when your friends
come and disturb you, then asking you to eat with them lol, I don’t think you
can refuse them, especially when they are YOUR
FRIENDS (I don’t call them
bestfriend because it only lasted for a year two). For studying in the room, if
you can compromise with your roommates, I think it’s a good place to study.
Because I know some people cannot endure with the noisy surrounding especially
when your roommate is a type of person who is really noisy, turns on the
music too loud when you’re studying, or singing without care about your
feelings. I can feel that. But if you’re too lazy to go to the library or
tutorial class, then you can go to your study room in your hostel. I think
every hostel has it, right? The called it ‘bilik bacaan’. Remember, choose a
study place where you can concentrate
Revisions and Homework.
I understand that you’re too tired to do your revision, but
still you have to do it though. At least
read a quarter of the chapter per day
or do two or three questions per night. Besides, doing your homework also helps you a lot. DON’T BE LAZY
to do your homework, it helps you to understand more of
what your teachers or lecturers teach you on the day.
Dear students, you cannot do anything alone. That is why you
still need your study buddies. You can ask them if you don’t understand
something about those subjects. Also, you have to share your thoughts and
everything you know
(if you are good in several topics) to them. DON’T BE
When you teach them for twice or thrice, it can improve your studies
and make you remember a lot! But please plan
what would you gonna study with
them (prepare for some topics and type of questions) or you’ll just wasted your
time. Your roommates also can be your study buddies if you guys took the same
What I mean here is you have to prepare many types of study
stuffs. It’s not like a kawaii one (if you don’t need it, but I believe it can
enhance your interest in studies), but it would be bored if you only have blank
A4 papers and black-blue-red pens, right? Buy some pens with another colours,
highlighters, coloured papers, sticky pads and the most important is WHITE
BOARD and markers.
If you cannot afford a white board, you can DIY your own
whiteboard though. A blank paper (colour one is good) and plastic book are
enough. You just have to cover the blank paper with the plastic book and done!
Place it in front of your study table or beside your bed
. Whenever you tried to
remember things, you can write them out and erasing it, and repeat
thing until you can memorize everything.
during lecture and tutorial class. Tell your
friends to stop joking around on you. Slap them if possible lol. If you
feel tired of sleepy, I recommend you to eat some gums or sweets
. Bring a
bottle of mineral water
during class, DON’T USE
syrup lol. Coffee
option. Don’t choose
a place with good stability (desk and chair), because when
you feel comfort with your place, you will feel sleepy (plus the air conditioner
is super convenient!). Make a story line
on a blank paper of what your teacher or
lecturer teach on you. Here’s an example.
If your study buddies still can’t help you, ASK YOUR
for help. This is the best way because lecturers can explain better
and give you further informations
. DON’T BE LAZY
(like me) or your result turns
bad. I believe you will not regret for this choice.
Some people can study while listen to music but some people
can’t. If you’re a type of person who studied with music, I recommend you to
listen some slow tempo of music
(without vocal) especially the piano and guitar
. The reason why I suggest these kind of music is because you will
not concentrate if your listen to songs with vocal, I STRONGLY BELIEVE you will
sing 24/7 without stop. Doesn’t it will disturb other people with your (ugly)
voices? Oh I forgot, I prefer you guys to use MP3
instead of your phones
Switch Off Your Devices.
This is why I said you have to use your MP3 or Ipod, because
you have to SWITCH OFF
all your devices or else, you can’t concentrate very
well. What if you’re listening to your songs on your phone and then suddenly
your crush sent a message to you? Heh, I believe you will leave your study table for a
while, OH IS IT FOR A WHILE? No, I know you will spend two to three hours for your little ‘bae’, hmm. And what if you’re listening to your songs on your
laptop and suddenly your desire tells you to watch a movie on your laptop? OH,
IS IT FOR A MOVIE? Nah, I believe you have more than a movie.
This is for the laziest one. But I think it’s quite
effective too. Try to compact the notes
in a page per topics. I used this way
before, for my quizzes (quick quiz on the next day) and I’m a visual person, so
I remembered the location of my notes because I divided it into many spaces. My
friends told me it was very messy but that's my style lol.
I believe some of us didn’t followed our own study planners,
so here is the tips. Attention, this is for study week’s planner. DO NOT STUDY
EVERY HOUR (like we usually do in class). Do not do a study planner like this
if you can’t obey on it.
I prefer to do this kind of study planner so you can
focus only a subject per day.
You can do many types of questions and if you
don’t understand, ask your roommates. If it doesn’t work, then DON’T BE LAZY
ask your lecturer in the ‘menara pentadbiran’. If you’re really weak on a
specific subject, then DON’T BE SHY
to stay at your lecturer’s desk for a day
because it is the last way for ask a help.
When we are studying, it help to keep in mind the reasons
why we were doing all of this hard work, like a course or career that we’re
looking forwards. GET AN EXCELLENT RESULT, ENTER A GOOD COURSE, GET A WONDERFUL
JOB, AND MAKE YOUR FAMILY HAPPIER
. It can help to have something on our study
space to keep remind on our goals. You could also decorate your study space
with inspirational quotes or photos of people you admired and family members
you want to make proud of you. Put your list of life goals
and make sure your
desk always clean and neat
, so you can comfort with your study routine.
Quote of the day :
"I STUDY FOR MYSELF, NOT FOR ANYONE APPROVAL"
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