One of my bad habits that I have is the way I study for tests. I put my studying off till the last minute or I just donâ€™t study at all. I think this habit occurred when I entered college. When I was in middle and high school, I always had teachers to remind me to study and every now and then give out study guides to follow for a test. Sometimes, just to have their guidance in studying would also help. During the time of high school my teachers would always say, â€œwe are preparing you for college as in homework load and studying.â€ Till today I believe it was a bunch of crap but apparently I didnâ€™t get the picture because I still have problems with studying.
I understand that studying is supposed to be a tool to help me on a test but my tool is having some technical difficulties. I have tried different approaches to studying. One approach includes studying with someone. I start off studying but then my attention is taken away after 30 minutes. At times Iâ€™ll make plans to study once or twice a week with my study partner but end up canceling. Canceling only to find myself doing something thatâ€™s fun or something that better gains my interest. .
Secondly, I would try to read my book and attempt to make a study guide. Iâ€™ll start off making a study guide but wonâ€™t finish it. The study guide that I do start on I get lazy and donâ€™t bother going back to read over the material. And even after that, the words begin to turn into a blur and the television looks more appealing.
And last but not least, I would try to read the material before it is taught in class. Sometimes I successfully read the whole entire chapter but I would forget the material Iâ€™ve just read. I donâ€™t know if itâ€™s just that I have a short attention extend because, you can say one thing to me and an hour later I would not remember. Most of the times I would just get bored with the material and thatâ€™s very often that that happens.