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    I am a man that is seeking self education but im bumping into a big problem it been quite some years since i sat down and ever studied (about 10 of them) so i essentially lost the power to sit and learn even though i am trying to. I really want to be able to push myself into studying once again and in the proper way. Can anyone help me by providing me with a way to be able of studying properly again.


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    Ever just go back to college and sit in with a class just to audit the course yet?


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    1. Sit and think of advantages of studying and the things that you earn by doing it.
    2. Make plans for the future and write them into a notebook (as making a to-do list), put deadlines for each task. You must understand that this would affect your hole future.
    3. Just sit and do it. Don't make this tiny problem as big as an elephant.
    I'm 15. And I study chemistry from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. everyday except Sundays (when I study between 9a.m.-1 p.m.)
    If I can do it good you can do it better. And finally be optimistic. Optimism puts ticks on your to-do list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z@T@RA18 View Post
    I am a man that is seeking self education but im bumping into a big problem it been quite some years since i sat down and ever studied (about 10 of them) so i essentially lost the power to sit and learn even though i am trying to. I really want to be able to push myself into studying once again and in the proper way. Can anyone help me by providing me with a way to be able of studying properly again.
    It depends on how set the routine and habit is. You have lived a certain way for a certain time and the brain is adapted to that- it can't change quickly.
    There are techniques for conditioning your brain to adapt to new pressures. Much of that is individual to you.
    It's a bit like needing a personal trainer. You need a school or some other motivation that will pressure you into meeting the expectations.
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    I have a lot of trouble studying (ADHD). At school, it's a lot easier for me to study. Recently, I've started to study in just one place at home, and that's helped a bit. Doing work when I have a lot of free time is helpful too.
    Most recently, I've tried to be more enthusiastic about work, kind of using my ADHD to give me energy and motivation. I make stupid jokes to my self and things like that.
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    Pay attention to concentration. When doing any kind of studying try to hold as many thoughts in your head as you can for as long as you can. Reading, constantly review each paragraph in your head as you're reading new paragraphs. Doing exercises. Keep lessons in your head, solutions, etc. This will not only develop your concentration, it will improve your focus.

    Learn to shut out your surroundings. If people are talking or doing things you simply have to let it go. Every time you pause to hear one little remark, or look at one little thing, the concentration risks being lost, and you have to start over. Imagine your perfect study place in your mind, and go there whenever you study (no matter where you are).

    Finally, don't get stuck on the details. Absorb information, create pictures in your mind, use information creatively, and the little details will start to make sense in time. If you focus on them you'll lose track of the big picture and may find yourself repeating what you've already done. (like reading a book: look at the contents, the index, the main paragraphs, the first and last sentences, then finally the entire book, if needed, and note common themes as you go)

    As for pure concentration training, there's always sitting meditation, Theravada tradition specifically. But, that might add more un-needed stress.

    Infinite pointers out there of course, but I feel like these are musts that many people take a while to learn.
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    Find something that interests you allot and learn about that one thing first. If you choose what you want to learn about it should be easier to pick up information that you desire the remember then just read more stuff about that subject .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Z@T@RA18 View Post
    I am a man that is seeking self education but im bumping into a big problem it been quite some years since i sat down and ever studied (about 10 of them) so i essentially lost the power to sit and learn even though i am trying to. I really want to be able to push myself into studying once again and in the proper way. Can anyone help me by providing me with a way to be able of studying properly again.
    It depends on how set the routine and habit is. You have lived a certain way for a certain time and the brain is adapted to that- it can't change quickly.
    There are techniques for conditioning your brain to adapt to new pressures. Much of that is individual to you.
    It's a bit like needing a personal trainer. You need a school or some other motivation that will pressure you into meeting the expectations.
    Sensible advice, what we say is break everything down to it's simplest constistuants, just get used to doing and, most importantly, accomplishing small tasks like learning a particular thing or piece of information. Just doing small things helps train the brain and gets you used to do or learning things, this is then reinforced by the sense of achievement.
    Not matter what or how hard a task seems, it's always much much easier when broken down into small parts and it's also easier to see where the problems are and is far less daunting. But planning is also an important next step, once you've got used to 'doing' then you need to get used to 'planning'. Plan out what you want to learn, how best to go about it and be adaptable. If whilst studying you come across other things that need to be learned, or just because you want learn them, then have the flexibility in your plan to include them without disrupting or distracting from the other things you wish to learn. So to some up you have, small pieces/tasks, doing and planning and then you should be well on your way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raising my hand View Post
    1. Sit and think of advantages of studying and the things that you earn by doing it.
    2. Make plans for the future and write them into a notebook (as making a to-do list), put deadlines for each task. You must understand that this would affect your hole future.
    3. Just sit and do it. Don't make this tiny problem as big as an elephant.
    I'm 15. And I study chemistry from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. everyday except Sundays (when I study between 9a.m.-1 p.m.)
    If I can do it good you can do it better. And finally be optimistic. Optimism puts ticks on your to-do list.
    Forgive my bluntness, but how can you study chemistry through the majority of the day when you are only 15? Not to say that you aren't intellectually capable of doing such, but that it would interfere with other academic learning.
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    At 15 years old many kids don't study at all. I sure as heck didn't.
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    there's no problem with hard-studying if you're interested in it. that's like teenagers surfing the internet throughout the day
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    If you're not a prodigy by fifteen you might as well be homeless.
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