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I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

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I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

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RE: study

The Pomodoro is pretty good.

Study 25 minutes at a time with all your focus, taking a five minute break in between. After four 25 minutes sessions, take a 25 minute break instead of a 5 minute one.

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RE: study

(02-07-2014 07:07 AM)isolatedsistem Wrote:  What is the best way to study ?
Recently I haven't time to study all the subjects (they're 6) and as I said, I have a lot to do and all acumulated because I have been studying maths and portuguese this week cause of the tests. And I always ask myself how to . School system say to study everyday but this doesn't mean that I am 100% sure that I will have very good grades. I confess that I don't study everyday and I am lazy about study because I don't have motivation and self esteem low and when I take one book on my hands I don't know were start first ...
tell me some ad advice from your way

I don't study often. I have the gift of being able to remember the absolutely important things and pretty much forgetting everything that doesn't really matter. But I try to not rely on that tactic much.

It's important, for me anyway, to study along with what you're learning. That may seem like an obvious statement, but hear me out first.
What I mean by this, is simply studying at a pace, and level that cooperates with your in-class material. It's also important that your study habits don't conflict with your every day learning, like staying up all night long. There have been several tactics for studying that I've used over the years.

I'll post them when I have more time. I'm at school right now and my next class has already started. Perhaps I'll post them when I get home if I remember. It's just too much typing and will take far too long. :-) Good luck, though.

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RE: study

I think it depends on the person somewhat... you have to experiment and figure out what works for you.

But, have you tried using Khan Academy's video video tutorials? KA covers a LOT of math, from the basics like arithmetic on up to advanced college math.

There's also a tool there to practice some kinds of math problems with immediate feedback.

What level of math are you studying?

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My study habits, while nearly lacking in highschool(I guess it can be said I wasn't challenged enough in school to the point I started to slack off), tend to be based on my state of mind.

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