Today is the day of my orgo final!
Woo! Time to ace it! >:)
My school has a puppy petting program today.
Ahhhhhh I can’t wait to pet some puppies.
Studying Math, Chemistry, and Physics in a Group
Compiled here are pieces of advice from some helpful people on here about studying in groups for these not-so-fact-heavy subjects. If you have something to add feel free to comment, reblog, or message me!
visgettingfit: “Actually I study physics and math with other people a lot ..its easier to do problems together and see the process and mistakes together ;) When somebody knows more and theres a blackboard then that person writes and explains the problem. When we are at someones house we take the problem, analyze it and solve it separately then we share results and see what our mistakes are. The main advantage is that you can verify if what you are doing is right and also you can ask if you have troubles :)” (So they take turns solving in front of each other as well as solving individually and comparing.)
nicolevsuniverse: “For organic chemistry you talk out mechanisms with other people and a lot of the time if you don’t know the answer someone else will.”
i-willremain: “i studied in a group (sometimes) for orgo, use a big wipe board for mechanisms and come up with ways to remember them together!”
princessmoonmoon: “I usually just study with people and if I’m confused on a concept, I ask if they can explain it to me better, or how they remember it.”
heycassi: “Dry erase board. 1st person writes parts of the reaction (reagent 1 & solution), 2nd person “fills in the blanks” and writes mechanism.”
dewittyism: “Yes, physics. No, ochem, but I would go to office hours which was essentially a giant study group. Explain how you solve problems.”
almondsofjoy: ”Studying in a group was helpful for me. 1st exam in OChem I got a F. Started studying with classmates I got a B+ in the class. I like working out problems, explaining how I did it to confirm I know how to tackle the issue.”
Some people responded by saying they’ve never studied in a group for these classes or that it didn’t work out. That’s totally okay! Don’t feel like you have to study in a group. It’s really only worth it if you can study with people efficiently!
Does anyone actually study with other people for orgo? (Or physics?)
Obviously it’s too late for that strategy to be effective, since my final is Tuesday. But I was just curious.
If you study with other people, what sorta things do you do in said study group?
I’m just curious. Because to me it seems like it might be more inefficient to study orgo with other people. I assume I just don’t know how. Subjects like biology seem more straightforward to study with people since it’s a lot of facts. When it comes to chemistry and physics, I’m not really sure how to do that.
If you have an answer that’s too long for a comment and can’t fanmail me, just comment saying you have an answer and I’ll send you a message. I’ll compile the answers into one concise, rebloggable post!
like what do normal students that aren’t student athletes do with all their free time at college?
LOL. Free time?
Study like fuck.
In university, there is no such thing as free time. If you have free time it’s because you’re not doing something you should be doing.
Or if you have free time you are working to earn money.Or sleep and eat. I sacrificed a lot of sleep and didn’t eat when I was busy.
Parkinson’s Law states, "Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion."
So homework and studying. If you’re not doing those things, you’re doing it wrong. But I also have a job as a tutor, which I suppose is just like more studying. I also workout, though not as hard as a student athlete, I suppose. I get a max of three hours of watching wrestling in per week, six if it’s a ppv week. But other than that, all studying, all day, all the time.
Melissa’s Study Tips
I’ve been writing several posts on studying over the past week or two. Below are links to each and every one.
- 5 Tips to Defeat Procrastination
- Note-taking Strategies
- Triaging Your Assignments
- The Basics of Efficient Studying
- “Academic Disaster Insurance”
- Test-taking Strategies
Coming soon I will provide tips on how to efficiently write college papers.
Btw, those tips on efficiently writing college papers… I am actually going to have that done during this winter break. Just an fyi!
While it may be too late to actually make use of all of these tips if you’re at the point of finals… I recommend using this to create a system for yourself looking ahead into the next semester!