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Any tips for a college student struggling to study? Not hurting me, majorly, thus far but I find it hard to actually study beyond just doing the initial note taking.

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Study in a productive group in an environment free from distractions. Set a goal and try to meet that goal at the end of each session.


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Adderall.

 

 

What kind of classes? For math based classes, working practice problems is the best way to study for quizzes/exams. For memorization and fact based classes, a lot of people find flash cards a good way to learn definitions and principles. 


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Any tips for a college student struggling to study? Not hurting me, majorly, thus far but I find it hard to actually study beyond just doing the initial note taking.

 

If a skill/concept based class like math or programming just open the book and try a problem. If you get stuck ask for help. If help isn't available look up that type of problem online and try a simplified version of your problem. Do this until the specific roadblock has been cleared.

 

If its a class where they're just telling you to read information I run that through a text to speech program and do something else while listening. You can go excerise or kill boars in world of warcraft and learn.

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I found myself to be most studious when I used my breaks between classes to go to the library and do my homework which left a large happy gap of responsibility between me working and sleeping. Mostly just take advantage of the time you have (as a college student, you have more than you think) to not only explore that cool new Web series on Hulu, but to actually do your homework/studying. It's amazing how much homework you can knock out in 20 minutes


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@Major - I've considered trying adderall it at the same time I'm already broke. I think I just need millions of flashcards then because it is almost all rote memory.

 

@Lower - Hard to do a GPA because the majority of classes are actually just pass/fail but I'm probably pulling of at least that now. Just thinking I need better habits before anything heavier hits.

 

@Ring - Any suggestions on a good program for that? Lots of reading that I get assigned and I find it very hard to read the textbook.

 

@Rpg - Might need to start doing that. Right now I tend to treat any between class time as social time and I can definitely see it being better study time.

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After/between your classes, go to the library while you're still in "productive mode." It's a lot easier than going home, relaxing and getting comfortable by not studying, and then trying to get productive again. An object in motion stays in motion

 

Never done adderall but my friend aced one of the most difficult med school courses by studying like 8 hours/day with it


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I always had to binge study. I can't just study for an hour at a time. I have to do like 8 hours in 1 day and stay up to like 3 am to get anything done

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I always had to binge study. I can't just study for an hour at a time. I have to do like 8 hours in 1 day and stay up to like 3 am to get anything done

Exact opposite problem. Unless a deadline is looming and I have an actual assignment to do I find it hard to force myself to study for more than 40ish minutes before procrastinating for at least an hour. I think my biggest issue is just dry and boring material that I have to try and slog through. Anything interesting however, I'll study that no problem.

 

My problem might resolve itself though as I have much more interesting classes next semester and right now I don't think I can fail any courses unless I forget everything I already have memorized.

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I actually paid for one. I believe it was naturalreader.

 

But look up any paid text to speech programs with good reviews. That can convert a whole pdf to speech and make it into a mp3. I believe natural reader does all of that.

 

 

Torrent your textbook, or a previous edition if you can't.

 

 

But yeah text to speech programs are nice since you can do something productive while learning.

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I would avoid studying in your dorm/house. If you really want to study in your own place, at least do something like designate a chair as 'the study chair', and do nothing but study when you sit in it. I prefer going someplace like the library, simply because it gives you fewer options to do other stuff (leave your phone behind if you have to), but also an association thing (which is why I recommend the chair).

 

I find it helps me, at least.

 

 

Still trying to make a final pick for a new GPU to get this year. I think I've been convinced to stay on team Red pending more DX12 and Vulkan based game releases, along with better long term driver support, but I'm still hoping to see more cards go on sale, or on bigger sales. AMD vendors seem to be secretly trying to kill AMD by charging more vs the comparable Nvidia models. I'm also back at the classic problem that everything AMD makes seems to want to light your computer on fire. The Gigabyte G1 or Windforce are currently my best bet, though the G1 seems to be having hardware problems, as is Saphires card, so that's fun. I've been absolutely tickled pink with my ASUS mobo, so at this point I'd be pretty happy if they'd go on sale since I'd just as soon buy from them. Same goes for XFX, from whom I bought my current GPU.

 

Oh well, fun times.

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I wouldn't say Nvidia skimps on older card support. My laptop has a lot newer AMD card and it has not had any updates to drivers in over 400 days. Meanwhile. the GTX670 I got for me desktop got a new version of drivers 2 days ago...


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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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I only buy Nvidia because Nvidia actually provides native binaries for FreeBSD (and Solaris, though that's probably less surprising). Since maybe 0.0000000001% of people use FreeBSD, the manufacturer providing support is a major selling point.


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I need a "business formal" outfit. I don't want to spend a lot of money buying one. I was looking around and I found these:

 

http://www.hm.com/us/product/56484?article=56484-A

http://www.hm.com/us/product/51618?article=51618-A

 

Would the two of these together be business formal? Do you know of any better options?

Business formal usually means full suit. Not sure what your finances are like, but you should be able to get a decent one for 250-300, or a crappy one for 100 or so. It is useful to have one in your wardrobe as well, for miscellaneous fancy occasions. You'd want some nice shoes, a dress shirt, and a tie as well.

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Why Banana Republic over H&M?

 

 

 

I need a "business formal" outfit. I don't want to spend a lot of money buying one. I was looking around and I found these:
 
http://www.hm.com/us/product/56484?article=56484-A
http://www.hm.com/us/product/51618?article=51618-A
 
Would the two of these together be business formal? Do you know of any better options?

Business formal usually means full suit. Not sure what your finances are like, but you should be able to get a decent one for 250-300, or a crappy one for 100 or so. It is useful to have one in your wardrobe as well, for miscellaneous fancy occasions. You'd want some nice shoes, a dress shirt, and a tie as well.

 

When you say a full suit, do you mean a top and bottom from the same make and model, for lack of a better phrase? Is what I posted not a full suit because the jacket and pants are different styles, or is it because of the material or something else?

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H&M isn't known for its quality so the stuff won't fit as well or last as long. Which depending on what kinda job your wearing this for might be important.

 

But for full suit just get

dress pants

dress shirt

tie

belt

blazer

dress shoes.

 

If you wanna get fancy throw in a tie clip and a watch.

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I only buy Nvidia because Nvidia actually provides native binaries for FreeBSD (and Solaris, though that's probably less surprising). Since maybe 0.0000000001% of people use FreeBSD, the manufacturer providing support is a major selling point.

Doesn't playstation run on freeBSD?

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I only buy Nvidia because Nvidia actually provides native binaries for FreeBSD (and Solaris, though that's probably less surprising). Since maybe 0.0000000001% of people use FreeBSD, the manufacturer providing support is a major selling point.

Doesn't playstation run on freeBSD?

 

It's a highly specialized proprietary fork of FreeBSD, yes. The exploit used to gain super-user privileges via WebKit exploited an old FreeBSD kernel escalation bug.


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Why Banana Republic over H&M?

 

 

 

 

I need a "business formal" outfit. I don't want to spend a lot of money buying one. I was looking around and I found these:

 

http://www.hm.com/us/product/56484?article=56484-A

http://www.hm.com/us/product/51618?article=51618-A

 

Would the two of these together be business formal? Do you know of any better options?

Business formal usually means full suit. Not sure what your finances are like, but you should be able to get a decent one for 250-300, or a crappy one for 100 or so. It is useful to have one in your wardrobe as well, for miscellaneous fancy occasions. You'd want some nice shoes, a dress shirt, and a tie as well.

When you say a full suit, do you mean a top and bottom from the same make and model, for lack of a better phrase? Is what I posted not a full suit because the jacket and pants are different styles, or is it because of the material or something else?
Full suit means:

Suit jacket

Dress pants

Dress shirt

Dress shoes

Tie

 

Jacket and pants should match (usually black or grey). Same make/model.

 

Alternatively if you don't want the jacket and pants to match then you could wear a blue blazer and khaki pants or dress pants. Still wear a tie, dress shirt, and dress shoes.

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I got a solid suit at Kohls for $100. Is it awe inspiring? No. Do people tell me I look great when I wear it? Every time. Just find a designer that fits you right and it'll all fall into place.

 

 

Unrelated, I bought a big ass 50" tv because black Friday go America. It didn't fit in my car and then I felt stupid. But now it's in my house that doesn't have cable so for now it's a super expensive YouTube machine.


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Anyone who likes logic is incapable of tacos.

 

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Today I upgraded my phone to the new Samsung Galaxy S7. Gotta play around with it and figure it out still :L.


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I got a solid suit at Kohls for $100. Is it awe inspiring? No. Do people tell me I look great when I wear it? Every time. Just find a designer that fits you right and it'll all fall into place.

 

 

Unrelated, I bought a big ass 50" tv because black Friday go America. It didn't fit in my car and then I felt stupid. But now it's in my house that doesn't have cable so for now it's a super expensive YouTube machine.

You can buy an antenna and get pretty decent public TV on it still. How did you get it home anyway?


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