Some Things You’ll Always Be Wrong About: The Cramming Estimations

Us students always have a shitload of materials for a test, and we usually cram. We just know that we have so much to understand, yet we still procrastinate, which is usually justified with something called ESTIMATION.
Common estimations are:
“Oh it’s only 3 chapters, I will finish it in 1 hour tops.”
Wrong.
You’re wrong buddy! You gotta check how many pages there are in each chapter. Could be 10, could be 100!
“I knew this shit from class. I’ll just skim it.”
Wrong.
You only heard it, not listened. Maybe when you’re cramming, your dumbass brain might only need a little flash of the words from the book to call back the memory of you hearing it, making you presume that you actually understand everything. But no, you do not understand anything.
“There isn’t really anything to memorize. I’ll just skip it.”
Wrong.
There’s always something to memorize.
“I’ll just skim it, I’ll get it”
Wrong wrong wrong.
Skimming will only give you this in a test: the POSITIONS of the answers in the book, not the actual answer. Skimming is intended for review, not for a first lap.
Sounds like I know my lessons right? But no, I still make those estimations from time to time and cram in the very last minute. Here’s my suggestion (other than actually studying long before a test), do a focus group. It’s the best thing so far based on my experience. You and your friends each take different topics each and learn by yourself. Then, get a table in a place when you can be loud and share the shit out of the materials. And don’t dig too deep, trust me you’re gonna have shitloads of questions but don’t ask, just take it as it is because it’s not the time to be curious. Questions are the most suitable for class, not speed studying. If you happen to have some extra time after the sharing session, then do ask.
These are illegitimate tips. Not the best but shit happens sometimes, so just give it a shot if you find yourself in such situation. I’m not saying that you’ll get an A with this strategy because most probably you won’t. I’m saying that the chances of you getting by are better. Although at the end of the day, it always depends on the effectiveness of your focus group
Oh one more thing, this only works for subjects that need much memorizing. You know what kind.
Study kids, don’t cram.
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This Semester and The Passion to Study

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This reflects my current education life perfectly… 

Wow what I wrote stings me a little.
Yeah, this semester I’m in the laziest point of my education life. Well uh, probably not. I used to be lazier when I was in elementary school but I think it didn’t count since everyone could understand things effortlessly in elementary school. Now in college? Urgh, in my dreams I could, but I never even have a good dream, nightmares everyday, so there’s no possibility I can understand things while doodling in classes and watching tv serials all night.Well this semester is about to end, and most likely it’s not going to end well, but yeah I think I’ll put some efforts to this little time I got. So, I googled how to be diligent how to concentrate bla bla bla and here are what I found.

Remove Distraction (uncheck)
Ok I think this is the main thing to be done but come on, everyone knows doing this is the hardest thing to do. Think, how can we even remove distraction when we’re distracted? That’s the point, I’m distracted all the time. Main distraction, well uh I think it’s my blackberry. Probably some of you will tell me to get rid of it but I just can’t because I need it, frankly saying I can’t live without it! Well it helps me a lot in communicating but in the other side it distracts me a lot. I really don’t know what to do towards this problem.

Get everything you need for your revision (check)
Well I think I always do this while studying, besides my room is small. No need to stand and walk to grab things, all I need to do is just, reach out.

Prioritize (uncheck)
To be honest, it’s not a really hard thing to do, but when I have another option that offers me more fun, how can I deny that?

Use time efficiently, make schedule (check)
Believe it or not, I do make it. But why is it still useless anyway? See the next point.

Devote yourself (uncheck)
You get it, don’t you? What’s the point of making a schedule when I don’t stick to it. I’m just pretty good at planning, but I do suck big time in making things real.

Actually there are some more but I think only these caught my eyes earlier (Actually it’s not it. I’m just too lay to read on, I’m very distracted atm but I wanna finish this post asap). Well I think I’m not so bad, 2 checked out of five.blogger-emoticon.blogspot.com

What about you?

Master Teacher

So here’s my master teacher who teaches me almost everything (programming foundations, discrete math, you name it!), my friend, Encoqq (real name: Raden Agung Yuga). And what’s with that flowery shawl around his head?

Eccentric huh?

Well you ask him. Now I believe that geniuses are not normal.

Keep the flower power dude.

(The content is just an internal joke. Never ever take it seriously)