Hey guys, this will be my journal for the next 2-3 months based on how fast I can learn the material.
I am planning on using the Limitless ultrasonic on my phone’s speaker because I don’t have any other and I can’t concentrate while listening to the masked version. My phone has 15 levels of volume I am starting on the 5th volume level to check what’s the safest sound level, If i don’t see any improvement in 1 and a half month I will raise the volume with 2 levels.
So i have this course that I already failed 2 times, and 2020 January will be my last try or I will loose my scolarship and end up in debt.
I have around 1600 pages of ppt presentations scattered in 13 presentations, and I plan on learning it in the next 2-3 months.
So my goal is to pass this exam with a B atleast.
What tools I am gonna use: I plan on using Anki, a spaced repetition tool, where you basically make cards where the front has the question and the backside has the answer. I can synch it with my phone and laptop and check the questions when I am going somewhere or while in bed. I have to make the cards manually sadly I already finished making 1/9th of the cards, it’s quite boring
I have done my research on the storytelling method and the memory palace method.
The storytelling method is when you have a bunch of random worlds and you make an abstract story out of it so you can memorize it instantly like: ant, candy, elephant, phone, pool. The story would be like
A house sized ant carried a poisonous candy which was made from a pink elephant who used to curse on the phone whenever he was at a nudist pool.
And the memory palace method is when you make an image in your head about a familiar place and you put the information there like. In the kitchen above the oven lays the mitochondria the powerhouse of the cell.
I don’t know if I can incorporate these methods into CS material, for 1600 pages I would need atleast 40 palaces each with 7 rooms and 8 places in them, and the other method is mostly for shopping lists.
What I can do tho is memorize ideas that I don’t understand with abstract images, like comparing Voltage with water flowing.
I also plan on watching a couple of study courses, maybe they have some good ideas.
What I am hoping to accomplish:
- to learn the material
- to increase my focus while studying ( i usually stop focusing after 3-4 minutes)
- to enjoy learning boring stuff
- to have an open mind about learning