Saturday, January 5, 2013

2013 TKR: Quick tips for studying

Quick tips for studying

  • What are the main items you would use to summarize this?
  • If you had to explain this to someone, how would you arrange the items? 
  • Would it help to have a table of items and descriptors? 
  • Do you know what you are looking for? Will you know when you find it? 
  • If you showed the main items to someone, what would you have to explain? 
  • What are the parts that go together to make this topic? 

  • If you made several piles, with different kinds of parts, what would you name those piles? 
  • What is the funniest part about what you are studying? 
  • What did people think before they found out about this? 
  • What parts of this do you not believe?
  • Do you learn more from the question than you do from the answer?
  • Who are you trying to satisfy? Yourself? Someone else? 
  • What parts of this don’t fit with what you already know? 
  • Pick two important words that seem far apart. Why don't they belong together? 
  • How could you tell somebody else about this and make them laugh? 
  • Do you believe this stuff? Why? 
  • How does this connect to what you studied recently? 
  • What questions have you have to answer about stuff like this? 
  • How does this connect to stuff you know from experience? 
  • Pick two important words that seem far apart. How are they connected? 
  • What interesting story could you make out of this? 
  • What pictures can you make in your head about this? 
  • Can you make a movie in your head about this? 
  • Where do people use this? 
  • Where would you use this? 
  • Where have you seen something like this before? 
  • When did people first find out about this? 
  • Why is this important? 
  • Why are you studying this now? 
  • What is your goal in studying this stuff
  • Who would want to know stuff like this? 
  • Who has told you about something like this before? 
  • Who would you most want to tell about this? 
  • Who do you know that could explain it to you? 
  • What do you hate about this topic? Why do you hate it? 
  • If you tell this to someone, what questions will they ask you? 
  • Make a speech to say how you feel about this topic. 
  • Think about the people in your head. Who is best at handling stuff like this? 
  • The people in your head. Be everyone you can be
  • How will you be using this stuff? 
  • Would it help to use an audio file with some of this stuff? 
  • When will you have to use this stuff? 
  • Never take on a big job. Take on a set of little jobs that will add up to a big job. 
  • Who will decide whether you have won or lost? 
  • You will learn more from what you do than from what you read. 
  • Are you focused on what wins the game? 
  • If you study while you are bored, what do you accomplish? 
  • Do you know what success you want in the next half-hour? 
  • What will you have to do to win on this play? 
  • What Quest Question could you use on this stuff?
  • If you want to be smart, find friends who are smarter than you are.
  • The answer is not in what you can be told, but in what you can become.
  • Clear thinking makes clear writing. Clear writing makes clear thinking. 
  • If what you read is not clear, rewrite it. Make it clearer. 
  • Study after drinking and you waste both time and good liquor.
  • Everything you study comes apart. And goes back together. 
  • Ignorance ain’t so much not knowing things as knowing so many things that ain’t so. 
  • Say you want to give a confusing explanation of this. How would you arrange the items? 
  • What is the stupidest question you could ask?

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