Listening to Music while doing mathematics or reading mathematics text
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What's the verdict on this one? I like listening to some techno and vaporwave(instrumental) when I study, it seems to allow my brain to "chew" on something which some how allows me to concentrate better.
"At Princeton he received complaints for regularly playing extremely loud German march music on his gramophone, which distracted those in neighbouring offices, including Albert Einstein, from their work. Von Neumann did some of his best work in noisy, chaotic environments, and once admonished his wife for preparing a quiet study for him to work in. He never used it, preferring the couple's living room with its television playing loudly."
Struggling in university
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Okay so a little background I was a stellar student in highschool and got into a Canadian university program with a 4% acceptance rate with a 98% average. However, in my first year of university I really struggled and had low marks. I attributed this to the fact that I basically found myself in two different relationships and two different break-ups along with drinking and partying for the first time in my life, and also just a general transition.
This year being my second year, I kept socializing to a minimum, wasn't involved with any girls, and didn't party, but my marks were still terribly low. This was concerning because my habits were good and I was studying around 7-9 hours a day. It was really discouraging studying an incredible amount for a midterm and only getting a 70%, the same mark they got by studying for just 2 days. The final straws for me were getting a 59% on an Anatomy midterm which I studied very hard for. When talking to friends, I studied for the midterm in a similar manner/on the same schedule as most of them. The other low mark I got was 50% on a Psych midterm which I also studied solidly for for about a week.
I am willing to accept that my study methods may not be perfect and need improving, but I am doing way below average, which I feel probably indicates some deeper issue -- my only problem is that I don't know the issue is. I don't think having imperfect time management and study skills leads to marks this bad because I spent the majority of time studying for school. I've been studying the same way since 10th grade and it used to work wonders (except for in first year, but like I said I rationalized it by being a transitional period/period where I was distracted), I don't feel anxious or stressed for exams, and I find the content of the material I study to be fairly easy and understandable. (cont)