Union members, students (especially freshmen) are looking for a way to make learning effective and not spend a lot of time and effort?
We have collected and provided a simple method that will help you a lot: M.U.R.D.E.R (Mood – Understanding – Recall – Digest – Expant – Review)
1. Mood (Mood)
Make yourself comfortable before you start studying. It can be also applied when you have to “do my homework”.
Choose an appropriate time, space, and attitude to start learning.
When you encounter something you don’t understand in a section, mark it again.
Try to focus on a part of a group of exercises that you can solve. Therefore you won’t miss any task when you “do my homework”.
3. Recall (repeat)
After you have learned something, stop and transfer what you have just learned to your own language. Therefore you will not drop to the situation: “I don’t want to do my homework, it is so difficult”
4. Digest (absorption)
Go back to what you didn’t understand earlier and try reviewing the facts.
If you still do not understand, you can refer to other documents (a book or instructions of teachers, for example).
5. Expand (expand)
In this step, ask three types of questions related to what you’ve just learned
– If I could speak to the author of the book, what would I ask and what would I criticize?
– How will these materials be applied to things I find interesting?
– How will I make this issue more appealing and understandable to other students?
These are three questions I usually ask myself when I do my homework. After answering these questions you can find the best way to learn or to do your homework.
6. Review (review)
Browse through everything you have just accomplished to see which methods can help you understand and retain old knowledge.
This is a learning method to give you an accurate understanding of where you master the subject and forcing you to think about it, not simply ignore it.
– Review your books and notes regularly to keep them fresh.
– While reading a book or reviewing your notes, ask yourself questions about the problem.
– Imagine you are the teacher. How will you ask questions in the test?
– Always cultivate information about what you need to know.
Using memory cards while learning:
Write a question or a term on one side of the annex. On the back of the card write the answer or definition for the question or term on the front. Swap the positions of the cards so that you can’t remember the words according to their position and then look at the top card. At this point, you must try to answer the question or define the term. Great if you know the answer. Move the card to the bottom of the card. If you don’t have the answer, look at the back of the card, then put it back down after a few more cards so you’ll see it later. Then let see if you remember it this time. So on, you go through all the cards until you have grasped all the data. This is an effective way I have ever used to do my homework. And I see it brings a lot of benefits for me.
A small tip when practicing with the cards is to always carry these cards with you. Take advantage of the bags on your clothes. Check yourself when you’re in line, sitting on the bus … etc. If you think you know the answers, but don’t know how to express them. The only way to be sure that you know something is to explain it. It is also the best way to avoid feeling nervous during the test. I usually practice to understand and remember this knowledge when I do my homework. Therefore I will not be nervous or scare when doing my test in class anymore.
You should also study with a classmate to share ideas and help each other grasp new concepts. And thanks to each other, you can check if your explanation is reasonable. This is the last method I want to mention. Do my homework with my friends always be more effective than do it by myself.