Chester Bennington is wailing, “The sun falls, I sense the sunshine betray me” on your radio; the cold beads of sweat that form in your forehead accept Bennington- for the nth time you’ve got a long exam tomorrow morning and you’re simply nowhere near prepared. You ask every divinity, pray to each God, to become miraculously given effective study skills; however, you’ll settle for time for you to stop to help you cram longer.
Hypothetically, if time did stop, how will you make up for lost some time and get efficient study skills? What about through M.U.R.D.E.R.:
Think about studying like a date that you’d like to impress and walk out your way. Produce the right ambience. Choose a place that will help you concentrate, many people need a place high is silence but there’s a handful of people who need noise to target. Play a bit of music to sustain your mood.
Obtain a marker and mark regions of your text that strikes you as vital; or make a plan of the material.
Stop once in a while to explain what you read in your own words; if you’re able to express the concept in your own words, this means you have understood that which you were studying and also have also memorized it.
You may also mark concepts or ideas that you simply did not understand and appear it up further or request a second opinion from the classmate or the professor.
Attempt to see the link between the material you’re currently studying as well as your previous lessons; or attempt to see the relevance of the text that you experienced.
Evaluate the materials you’ve studied; ideally, you ought to be reviewing the highlighted texts and also the notes you earn instead of reading everything again.
Whether you’ve got a big exam or else you just want to conserve a respectable GPA, keep MURDER at the rear of your mind: MURDER, the only real crime that pays.