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wondering how other people (entp) study, im a very disorganized person and i usually wait to the last minute to do things, and im trying to get more organized, any help you can give me would be great. :laughing:
 

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wondering how other people (entp) study, im a very disorganized person and i usually wait to the last minute to do things, and im trying to get more organized, any help you can give me would be great. :laughing:
I had very good studying technique. That is: I read extremely fast, and can pick put what they will ask in tests. Then I study that and just remember the main scenarios. This also has the benefit that I remember it decades later. And the "good little students" who grind their books forget their data one day after the test. That is in part a main problem with the educational system. And the ability/lack of seeing the "whole" is also a difference between N and S.

I find that there is too much importance put on "S"-data. Should be more "wholes" so that you get UNDERSTANDING.... But then again: Studying was quite while ago for me.... might have changed somewhat. And this is an international forum at that...
 
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What I'm doing right now. Freaking out about how we're having the test on Friday and I haven't listened a shit to what the teacher has said so I'm basically learning from scratch, sitting here browsing topics on PersonalityCafé, skimming through my book and realizing that hey, I actually know this stuff, so I can just chill anyway xD

No, seriously. Any possible tips I might give you on something I myself suck at is probably to sit down in a neutral area freed of any distractions (i.e laptop, cell phone, TV etc), like the kitchen, for instance, and try to focus. When I feel like I really need to get serious because I've a shitload to study and I don't know half of it, I try to split it up all evenly, for example, two chapters at a time, then a break. Then I set some kind of a loud timer in the kitchen, walk off to do something else during my 15-min-break, and then when it sets off, I'll have to walk back to the neutral area anyhow to turn it off, so I might as well keep studying.

Most of the time I just end up turning off the timer and going back to whatever I was doing during my break though, thinking, "I'll only do this for 5 more minutes, then I'll keep studying..." xD Procrastination in true ENTP fashion, m'dear.
 

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I always did it last minute, in intense bursts.

Find a relatively simple text book: these will have been distilled to give you an overview, which is all you really need. Understand the shape of the thing and you can fill in the gaps.

Studying is painful though, and it is easy to underestimate the time even you will need. So look at it and plan it a few times, before you really feel you have to get down to it.

I only ever failed one exam (trying to be too thorough in a short time), and did my last one aged 34. It works.
 

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I had 2 ENTP friends who never studied at all, but always get straight A's. They don't get near perfect score but usually it's good enough to get all As....

I've come up with this theory that they easily absorb what the lecturers teach better than other types.

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It really depends what I'm studing for.

I mean I have a physics exam tommorow, and I figure I'll just grind out some problem sets.

If you want advice please clarify the type and subject of the exam.

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Also, I find that NOT procrastinating really helps.
As silly as that sounds...

just keep that in mind for next time ;P

... that bit was probably really unhelpful...

I know I only study when I want to. Lucky for me, I like studying provided the subject matter matters to me.
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I don't.

I just soak up everything the instructor says in lecture.

And if textbook reading is required for the class, I put off the reading until the last night before the test. I just sort of...outline what I need to know in my head. Lots of mnemonic devices.

I BS a lot on essay tests.
 

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How I do on my exams are a direct reflection of how much information I have absorbed from my lecture. I never study because it doesn't work for me or it could be that I have extremely poor studying habits.

I remember my lectures vividly and it serves as a dominant source of information. The key idea from memorizing lectures is to memorize the idea and apply it to a broad range of known systems, not memorizing that specific example. I study science, where laws are defined and for every suitable system, they can be used constantly and interchangeably. Once, I become familiar with the material, it becomes second nature.

To master my expertise of something I learned, I apply the information to generate new systems. Applying mathematical laws to simulate a new system will master my use of the law and understanding the potential of the new system. I guess that is where the adjective "entrepreneurial" comes from to describe ENTPs, the creation of new systems.
 

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What I'm doing right now. Freaking out about how we're having the test on Friday and I haven't listened a shit to what the teacher has said so I'm basically learning from scratch, sitting here browsing topics on PersonalityCafé, skimming through my book and realizing that hey, I actually know this stuff, so I can just chill anyway xD

No, seriously. Any possible tips I might give you on something I myself suck at is probably to sit down in a neutral area freed of any distractions (i.e laptop, cell phone, TV etc), like the kitchen, for instance, and try to focus. When I feel like I really need to get serious because I've a shitload to study and I don't know half of it, I try to split it up all evenly, for example, two chapters at a time, then a break. Then I set some kind of a loud timer in the kitchen, walk off to do something else during my 15-min-break, and then when it sets off, I'll have to walk back to the neutral area anyhow to turn it off, so I might as well keep studying.

Most of the time I just end up turning off the timer and going back to whatever I was doing during my break though, thinking, "I'll only do this for 5 more minutes, then I'll keep studying..." xD Procrastination in true ENTP fashion, m'dear.
haha procrastination is defiantly Entp fashion, but we always seem to get away with it. i had the biggest test of the year, didnt study but managed to pull over 90- but i know when it gets harder i cant be doing that shit soo i need to get in the academic mood :laughing:
 

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Wait...how do I what?
 

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I skim the text...for the first time. :crazy: I don't always attend class, so skimming is extra necessary.

I just try to "get it" and just use my logic on the actual test.

And on the way to school in my truck, I listen to death battlefield/march of doom type of classical music to await the test. lol I'm overdramatic like that.
 

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How do I study, I learn the material, how by knowing what I'm doing and not putting so much into it backfires, and working ahead then helping works well too. But, I learn it then jog memory with a quick refresher before a test.
 

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I find that I learn most of the material from listening to the teacher in lecture, and then I can go home, work out a few problems, and once I can do it without referencing the book I'm set for the exam. I usually get A's and high B's

My best friend, and ENTP, always crams a months worth of studying into an insane weekend of furious studying. He sometimes gets lucky, but I don't see it working so well in our more advanced college courses.
 

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I skim the text...for the first time. :crazy: I don't always attend class, so skimming is extra necessary.

I just try to "get it" and just use my logic on the actual test.

And on the way to school in my truck, I listen to death battlefield/march of doom type of classical music to await the test. lol I'm overdramatic like that.
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Usually... i don't study. But when i really have to: Read it once to learn it. Read it twice to make a resume. Read only the titles just before the test.
 
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