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How to Study in Six Simple Steps
Space (1)How to Study: It is easier to study when you are in a comfortable space. Make room, mentally and physically, for studying. Take a deep breath and pause for a moment before you start. Remember the types of things that make you comfortable.
Place (2)Personalize your workspace.
Pace (3)Notice the way you like to work, and adjust your pace accordingly. If you work slowly just allow more time to study. 10 minutes break for 30 minutes study works for a lot of people.
Memory (4)Our brains are wired to remember the first and last things best. So use this to your advantage by putting the most important bits of information there.
It’s always good to have a plan. However big or complex your task may look at first sight, with a feasible plan you can always find a way to manage it. When studying, break your biggest goal into smaller chunks or tasks. It’s best if each of these chunks consists of a single topic. Often, you’ll discover one or two key elements that stand out and get fixed in your mind. You can then use those as building blocks. Classic tricks used by memory professionals include ‘the house of memory’ where you place everything you want to remember in unique locations in the house. It’s also useful to use humor — play with your key-words and make them funny or outrageous. You’ll be surprised at how much easier they are to memorize.
Mind maps (6)
A mind map is rough diagram that you can make to visually outline information. You can create a mind map by starting with the primary word or phrase of a topic in the center, with related, lesser categories branching out from it. Subcategories of these are on smaller branches, still. Your categories can consist of anything you think is important; they can be important terms, ideas, or tasks to complete — whatever you need to help you study or organize the information. Mind maps are easy to master if you don’t use them already, and you’ll discover they help you remember masses of information much more efficiently than conventional lists. If you’re not satisfied with your current note-taking skills, try building a mind map during your next class or lecture and see if you find it more helpful.
Top 10 Study Tips – Below are a few ideas from Kenneth Beare on studying English effectively. Thanks Kenneth.
There are many ways to study English, but many students ask which is the most effective. Unfortunately, I don’t think there is a single answer that is right for every student. However… I can certainly give advice. Here are some helpful guidelines as to how to study that should help.Warming-up to Study EnglishJust as there are exercises to help you warm up before you play some basketball or other sport, there are exercises which can help you warm up to study English. Here are some simple exercises to help you warm up. Top 10 Study TipsIf you are in Sapporo, Hokkaido and interested in face-to-face English lesson, feel free to contact us any time. We also offer online lesson to people living outside Sapporo.
Study English – Tips for SuccessHere are some study for success to help you as you study English.
- Study English I: Activating Your VocabularyActivate your vocabulary by thinking or speaking briefly about the subject you are about to work on. For example, if you are going to study English on topics that focuses on vacations, take a moment to think about your last vacation, what you did, what you enjoyed, etc. This simple exercise will help your brain warm-up to vocabulary that you are likely to encounter as you study English about this particular subject.
- Study English II: Activating Your GrammarActivate your grammar by thinking about the general grammar area before you begin to study. For example, if you are going to study English grammar focusing on the past, stop to think about what you did last weekend, where you went, etc. to help activate what you already understand about using the past. As with activating vocabulary, you’ll help your brain bring up what it knows about the past simple in an easy way before you begin to focus on studying English grammar in detail.
- Study English III: Singing a SongBefore class begins, or before you sit down to study English sing a song in English to yourself. Make sure to use a song that you understand and know very well. This short and fun exercise will help your brain focus on the English language in a relaxing manner. It’s important to be relaxed when you study English! Singing a song also helps activate the creative side of your brain which can help you come up with more examples as your practice conversation or do some creative writing.
- Study English IV: Typing a Short Paragraph in EnglishIf you going to study English at your desk, begin by typing a simple paragraph in English. You can type about your day, your hobbies, your friends, etc. Anything will do. Typing helps activate the kinetic part of your brain that helps improve learning through physical activity. I also recommend typing while you study your English grammar. This will help solidify your knowledge with movement.
- Study English V: A Thousand Words …As the saying goes in English: A picture is worth a thousand words. Help activate the creative side of your brain by trying to describe a photo or other image. You can combine use this also to activate your vocabulary by choosing a picture that has something to do with the subject your are going to study in English.
- Study English Every DayIt’s important to study English every day. However, don’t exaggerate! Study for thirty minutes every day instead of two hours once a week. Short, steady practice is much better for learning than long periods on an irregular basis. This habit of studying English every day will help keep English in your brain fresh.
- Study English Using Different Methods to LearnDon’t just use one way to study English. Use a variety of methods which will help all the parts of your brain (multiple intelligences) help you. For example, if you are learning new vocabulary, create a word map, describe a picture, make a list and study that, type out the words five times. All of these methods together help to reinforce your learning.
- Study English by Finding some FriendsThere is nothing like having a few friends to study English together. You can practice the exercises together, have conversations together (in English!), and, as you study English together, help each other with exercises you may not understand.
- Study English by Choosing Topics that Interest YouOne of the most important things to do is to study English using topics that you like. This will help motivate you because you will also be learning about a topic you find interesting while you study English.
Marty Lobdell – Study Less Study Smart
Data from the University of Michigan and the University of Hawaii
Thomas Frank: Study Less Study Smart, A 6-Minute Summary of Marty Lobdell’s Lecture – College Info
Josh Kaufman: How to Learn Anything Fast
Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques
Emulate: To strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation
Emulate – Vocabulary
ˈɛmjʊleɪt/ verb: emulate; 3rd person present: emulates; past tense: emulated; past participle: emulated; gerund or present participle: emulatingMatch or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation. “most rulers wished to emulate Alexander the Great”
Synonymsimitate, copy, reproduce, mimic, mirror, echo, follow, model oneself on, take as a model, take as an example; imitate. “hers is not a hairstyle I wish to emulate”
Computingreproduce the function or action of (a different computer, software system, etc.). “The adaptor is factory set to emulate an NVidia graphics board.”
Other ExamplesCharleston wants to emulate Manhattan’s selfie-ready linear park but avoid the displacement it wrought. Is that possible? Published in 1991, it’s not the oldest emulation that’s on offer but it’s probably the best for feeling like you’re using a full computer setup. The Philadelphia 76ers should be looking to emulate the San Antonio Spurs and their success statistically in almost every season. Gandhi Sangrahalay director Razi Ahmad on Thursday called upon the students to emulate the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi
Originlate 16th century: from Latin aemulat- ‘rivalled, equalled’, from the verb aemulari, from aemulus ‘rival’.
1. 倣う (narau): imitate 2. 競う (kisou): to compete with 3. 傚う (narau): imitate; follow 4. エミュレート (emyure-to)
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Verbs describe the way someone or something does something. They describe the action. They are actions. Eat, sleep, love, study, any word that involves motion or physical activity is considered to be a verb.
Please wait here.
Walk through the park if you want to get there quicker.
They had to x-ray her arm.
You don’t need to yell that loud.
Verbs beginning with the letter A
|accept add admire admit advise afford agree alert||allow amuse analyse announce annoy answer apologise appear||applaud appreciate approve argue arrange arrest arrive ask||attach attack attempt attend attract avoid|
Verbs beginning with the letter B
|back bake balance ban bang bare bat bathe battle beam||beg behave belong bleach bless blind blink blot blush boast||boil bolt bomb book bore borrow bounce bow box brake||branch breathe bruise brush bubble bump burn bury buzz|
Verbs beginning with the letter C
|calculate call camp care carry carve cause challenge change charge chase cheat check cheer chew||choke chop claim clap clean clear clip close coach coil collect colour comb command communicate||compare compete complain complete concentrate concern confess confuse connect consider consist contain continue copy correct||cough count cover crack crash crawl cross crush cry cure curl curve cycle|
Verbs beginning with the letter D
|dam damage dance dare decay deceive decide decorate delay delight||deliver depend describe desert deserve destroy detect develop disagree disappear||disapprove disarm discover dislike divide double doubt drag drain dream||dress drip drop drown drum dry dust|
Verbs beginning with the letter E
|earn educate embarrass employ empty encourage||end enjoy enter entertain escape examine||excite excuse exercise exist expand expect||explain explode extend|
Verbs beginning with the letter F
|face fade fail fancy fasten fax fear fence||fetch file fill film fire fit fix flap||flash float flood flow flower fold follow fool||force form found frame frighten fry|
Verbs beginning with the letter G
|gather gaze glow glue||grab grate grease greet||grin grip groan guarantee||guard guess guide|
Verbs beginning with the letter H
|hammer hand handle hang happen harass||harm hate haunt head heal heap||heat help hook hop hope hover||hug hum hunt hurry|
Verbs beginning with the letter I
|identify ignore imagine impress improve include||increase influence inform inject injure instruct||intend interest interfere interrupt introduce invent||invite irritate itch|
Verbs beginning with the letter J
|jail jam||jog join||joke judge||juggle jump|
Verbs beginning with the letter K
|kick kill||kiss kneel||knit knock||knot|
Verbs beginning with the letter L
|label land last laugh launch||learn level license lick lie||lighten like list listen live||load lock long look love|
Verbs beginning with the letter M
|man manage march mark marry match mate||matter measure meddle melt memorise mend mess up||milk mine miss mix moan moor mourn||move muddle mug multiply murder|
Verbs beginning with the letter N
|nail name||need nest||nod note||notice number|
Verbs beginning with the letter O
|obey object observe||obtain occur offend||offer open order||overflow owe own|
Verbs beginning with the letter P
|pack paddle paint park part pass paste pat pause peck pedal peel peep perform||permit phone pick pinch pine place plan plant play please plug point poke polish||pop possess post pour practise pray preach precede prefer prepare present preserve press pretend||prevent prick print produce program promise protect provide pull pump punch puncture punish push|
Verbs beginning with the letter Q
Verbs beginning with the letter R
|race radiate rain raise reach realise receive recognise record reduce reflect||refuse regret reign reject rejoice relax release rely remain remember remind||remove repair repeat replace reply report reproduce request rescue retire return||rhyme rinse risk rob rock roll rot rub ruin rule rush|
Verbs beginning with the letter S
|sack sail satisfy save saw scare scatter scold scorch scrape scratch scream screw scribble scrub seal search separate serve settle shade share shave shelter||shiver shock shop shrug sigh sign signal sin sip ski skip slap slip slow smash smell smile smoke snatch sneeze sniff snore snow soak||soothe sound spare spark sparkle spell spill spoil spot spray sprout squash squeak squeal squeeze stain stamp stare start stay steer step stir stitch||stop store strap strengthen stretch strip stroke stuff subtract succeed suck suffer suggest suit supply support suppose surprise surround suspect suspend switch|
Verbs beginning with the letter T
|talk tame tap taste tease telephone tempt terrify test thank||thaw tick tickle tie time tip tire touch tour tow||trace trade train transport trap travel treat tremble trick trip||trot trouble trust try tug tumble turn twist type|
Verbs beginning with the letter U
|undress unfasten||unite unlock||unpack untidy||use|
Verbs beginning with the letter V
Verbs beginning with the letter W
|wail wait walk wander want warm warn wash||waste watch water wave weigh welcome whine whip||whirl whisper whistle wink wipe wish wobble wonder||work worry wrap wreck wrestle wriggle|
Verbs beginning with the letter X
Verbs beginning with the letter Y
Verbs beginning with the letter Z