Chemistry might seem like a monster of a subject to study. Topics under physical chemistry usually include a lot of things like calculations (think: ionic equilibria, electrochemistry and energetics). And then topics under organic chemistry are more like solving a puzzle (think: how do I get a carbonyl group to become a carboxylic acid). The skills you need to study for A Levels are indeed many. Hence, this article on How to A Levels will teach you how to study for each topic using different techniques!
Studying Biology is…memorisation? And then you go to the exam and memorise everything only to realise you can’t answer a single question. How to compare this and that sia??!?! What point of comparison? How do I know what kind of R groups this protein has?
While Biology is indeed a content heavy subject, it is more important to know how to frame that content such that it can be used in an examination context. This article will teach you how to study for Biology in a four-step process starting from understanding the topic to being able to answer examination questions like a pro.
One thing we often forget about productivity is that it is just as much about what you do as what you don’t do. Distractions and procrastination are a huge part of dwindling attention spans. We know what we must do, and there are often incentives to do these things. But there are few disincentives for you to do other things – and often, there is short term gratification from escaping to Instagram for one hour than trying to review that one difficult chapter. So we end up something like this…