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HOW TO STUDY The following material was written by an unknown (to me) professor in Organic Chemistry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. How To Study Chemistry Countless times students have asked me what is the best way to study. While the recommendations that I am about to make to you are no guarantee of success, I believe they will optimize your chances of success. PERSPECTIVES ON THE PROBLEM: Research shows that the average student will study for a test. The average person will study four hours for a daily quiz, four hours for a weekly quiz, four hours for a major test, four hours for a midterm, and four hours for a comprehensive final. The outcome of this four hours of study will vary from an A for a daily quiz to an F for the comprehensive final. This means that in high school grades are strongly determined by intelligence since everyone studies the same amount of time. College is different. Most of the students are highly intelligent and some are highly motivated. In almost all college courses if you have a poor vocabulary and do not really like to read, you are in serious trouble. If you can succeed with your weird teachers, then you can succeed with your even weirder bosses. Your study habits formed in high school may vector you toward failure because you have never experienced what it takes to perform at the college level. That is why the freshman year is the hardest year you will ever experience in college. It takes about one year to learn how to learn at a college level. Most people never learned to learn at a college level. They then encourage their children to get the education they never got. They rarely read and talk about intellectual ideas, thereby predisposing their children for low academic achievement. You should break the pattern. There is no gain in life without some pain. The brain does not process and store information the way students prefer studying. Occasionally, some succeed by studying at the last minute, but they are exceptions to the rule. Some people's brain and life experiences reduce the time required to learn particular types of material. In other types of material they have to spend more time to master the material. Research suggests that the slowest 10 percent of the students may need 5 to 6
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This document was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course CHEM 105 at BYU.

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