Message from The Eternal Anglo in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #homework-help


2017-12-04 05:16:00 UTC  

@givemetheafd Have you taken a signals and system class?

2017-12-04 17:02:40 UTC  

What is 10 x 10?

2017-12-04 23:58:57 UTC  

4

2017-12-05 01:08:58 UTC  

I was a nuclear reactor operator. I can help with the splitting the atom questions.

2017-12-05 05:21:04 UTC  

Any college kids that need help writing any papers, I'm here to help!

2017-12-05 14:17:19 UTC  

@Deleted User i have taken signal processing, but not the junior level class yet

2017-12-06 01:38:49 UTC  

<@&387091385075105804> Everyone who has offered to help others in any academic area has received an AE (Academic Expert) role. So if you have a question (homework or otherwise) you can preface it with <@&387091385075105804> to get the attention of this group!

2017-12-06 01:38:55 UTC  

2017-12-06 15:59:42 UTC  

Hey guys, just wanted to quickly introduce myself as someone you can go to for academic assistance. If you need help with history, humanities, literature, or writing feel free to reach out to me either on here or my DM's.

2017-12-11 18:09:23 UTC  

So, it's finals today and I have a problem. I had all A's this semester, and a lot of them dropped to B's, C's, and one F... I don't know what happened, but I feel like my brain has been fried this month, it seems so hard to focus on work and study like I used to at the beginning of the semester. What can I do?

2017-12-11 18:09:33 UTC  

Is this burnout?

2017-12-11 18:10:15 UTC  

@The Eternal Anglo Where are you studying?

2017-12-11 18:10:30 UTC  

As in, physical location. Are you near a computer or a laptop when studying?

2017-12-11 18:10:59 UTC  

I study at my home PC, in the master bedroom

2017-12-11 18:11:11 UTC  

All my classes require online attention

2017-12-11 18:11:19 UTC  

What subjects are you taking?

2017-12-11 18:11:41 UTC  

(in general)

2017-12-11 18:12:11 UTC  

Intermediate Algebra, Python, Microcomputer application (Microsoft applications) visual arts, and intermediate english

2017-12-11 18:12:45 UTC  

Are you finding yourself neglecting one or more subjects until the deadline becomes uncomfortably close?

2017-12-11 18:13:25 UTC  

Yupp, mainly with math/microsoft applications

2017-12-11 18:13:36 UTC  

(first year student btw)

2017-12-11 18:13:51 UTC  

Are you familiar with the term "context switching?"

2017-12-11 18:14:19 UTC  

Not entirely

2017-12-11 18:14:42 UTC  

OK, so here's what I think is happening. It's the same problem I had throughout my college years.

2017-12-11 18:14:54 UTC  

You're studying on your PC, seems like that's by necessity

2017-12-11 18:15:07 UTC  

but there are so many distractions available

2017-12-11 18:15:16 UTC  

Discord, Twitter, who knows what else

2017-12-11 18:15:44 UTC  

So as soon as the material becomes boring or difficult to comprehend, your brain seeks the easier novelty available through these other mediums

2017-12-11 18:16:09 UTC  

And then you jump to another subject in which you think it will be easier to accomplish something at the time.

2017-12-11 18:16:20 UTC  

Is what I'm saying correct?

2017-12-11 18:18:06 UTC  

Sounds right actually

2017-12-11 18:18:45 UTC  

OK, so the first item of business is to limit distractions. Here's my advice for that.

2017-12-11 18:19:10 UTC  

If all your study material is online, that's a big challenge. It's much easier to focus on printed material.

2017-12-11 18:19:30 UTC  

If you can obtain printed material, I highly recommend it. But it's not a necessity.

2017-12-11 18:19:57 UTC  

What you have to do is, before you sit down to study, make a list of what you want to accomplish in each course.

2017-12-11 18:20:32 UTC  

So in today's Python session you're going to understand the concept of generators and write some example code or complete the exercises.

2017-12-11 18:20:45 UTC  

And that's **all** you're going to allow yourself to do once you start

2017-12-11 18:21:13 UTC  

Everything else gets turned off. Use a stripped-down browser, remove all other devices from the area.

2017-12-11 18:21:27 UTC  

If you cheat, you're only cheating yourself.

2017-12-11 18:22:02 UTC  

Once you check it off, take a break. Fifteen minutes is usually ideal. Get up, walk around, rest your eyes, check your various social media, then knock out the next item.

2017-12-11 18:22:48 UTC  

When you context switch frequently, you don't allow yourself to build up a foundation for learning, understanding, and retaining material. It all gets flushed out as soon as you switch to some other distraction or task.