The reddit study guide

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The Reddit Study Guide

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Good students: How do you go about getting good grades? [Serious] (self.AskReddit) submitted 1 day ago * by irollon

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18 July 14, Friday
Asked by irollon
Collated by Salticido
Exported to Word by SailboatoMD

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Topic
Contributor
Page
Remarks
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GOAT ME
Salticido
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+ Summary
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Study/Test Environment lshdevanarchist 7

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Feel the Teacher
Hawkian
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Study after Graduation
The_White_Baron
9

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Teaching/Learning Mechanics
Optimismizer
10
Book
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Group Studying
Bestkind0fcorrect
10

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Association and
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This is based off the principle of encoding specificity, which states that, if you want to optimize memory, then the conditions surrounding encoding (e.g., where you are when you study, how tired you are when you study, etc.) should be the same as those surrounding retrieval (e.g., where you are when you're tested, how tired you are when you're tested, etc.). This is because the conditions themselves serve as reminders. (Have you ever walked into the kitchen for something, forgotten why you were there, and as soon as you return to the other room you suddenly remember why you went to the kitchen?) This includes your environment and your physiology, serving as reminders. Think about noise level, size of room, lighting, types of furniture, mood, intoxication, sitting position, and even the way you work with the material (remember G and A). Studies show that learning while drunk is best remembered while drunk again. Learning after exercising, also best remembered after exercising. The alternative to this is that you should study under MANY different conditions. This way, the information comes easily to you regardless of your surrounding conditions. Otherwise, the information will unfortunately be associated with the specific circumstances you studied under and will be difficult to remember in any other situation. If you want to remember this stuff outside of being tested in class, STUDY UNDER MANY CONDITIONS. Study in a noisy place AND a quiet place, with and
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