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How To Study For Exams


 Study Tip #01
The
‘Question / Answer Reflex’...
And How It Can Help In Your
           Exams
Have you ever touched a hot
  iron and then pulled your
 hand away really quickly to
    avoid getting burned?
Did you have to think to
          yourself...
   “Gee, this iron is hot, I
   better not touch it any
longer because it’l...
The answer is probably NO!
You wouldn’t have any time
  to think about what you
should do... and pulling your
  hand away ...
It’s what we call a...
     “reflex” action.
 It doesn’t involve much
thinking because by the
time you think about it...
  ...
Let’s lighten up a little and
investigate another situation
      where reflexes are
    important but a little
     thinki...
If you’ve ever played tennis,
 or most other ball sports,
you’ll know it’s important to
 think quickly because the
  ball ...
However... if you just stand
there and think for too long,
the moment is over, the ball
 moves past you, and you’ve
      ...
The reason you practice so
much in tennis, or any other
   sport, is to train your
reflexes to the point where
  you almost...
When your opponent serves
 a ball to you at over 100
     kph you react in a
millisecond and hit the ball
      back for a...
Your brain has virtually no
 time to think about what
         you’ll do...
 it happens automatically.
Now you’re probably saying...
 “what does this have to do
  with getting an ‘A’ in my
          exams?”
Let me explain...
Imagine when someone hits
 a ball to you in a game of
tennis... it’s like being asked
  a question in th...
Returning the ball...
or answering the exam
       question...
 is called a response.
What do we normally call
  the combination of a
stimulus and a response?
It’s called a...
    REFLEX
A reflex is the response to a
          stimulus.
In the example of the hot
 iron, the incredible heat is
        the stimulus...
and pulling your hand away
     really qui...
In this case the reflex
doesn’t have to be trained at
   all because the body is
   already programmed to
react and protect...
Some reflexes however have
 to be learned before they
     become automatic
That’s why we practice our
       sports so much...
   to train our reflexes to
   minimize the amount of
  thinking we hav...
Now in exams...
exactly the same situation
          exists...
You have a limited time
(several hours) to respond
 (give answers) to lots of
  stimuli (exam questions)
I invented the term...
“question / answer reflex”
 to describe this situation.
Once again as in our previous
          examples...
    if you take too long to
   respond to the stimulus
 (answer the qu...
Wouldn’t it be a good idea to
train the “question / answer
 reflex” so you could react
 much faster in the exam?
Whenever a question is
asked... you react at lightning
   speed with the answer...
  almost like touching a hot
 iron and ...
As soon as a question is fired
    at you in the exam...
 your mental reflexes are so
   well trained that your
answer respo...
You hardly even have to
            think...
all the thinking has already
been done in your pre-exam
training and your ans...
Doesn’t it also make sense if
   information in exams is
 expected to “come out” in a
 question / answer format...
that it...
Would you train for a tennis
match by hitting a baseball
       with a bat?
Then why do students train
 for exams by highlighting
   and underlining notes?
Doesn’t it make more sense
to train for exams using the
same system you use in the
            exam?
  ie questions and an...
Now go and work on your...
“question / answer reflexes”
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Study Tip # 01: Question / Answer Reflex

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Studying For Exams Made Simple is an account of the exact steps taken by a university student to get A's in exams. No big deal unless you consider that before he used these 6 steps he was failing exams. He actually ended up getting the university prize, a scholarship, a degree with honors, and a top position in a national company... all because he changed the way he studied for exams. Keep studying the same way and you'll keep getting the same results.

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Study Tip # 01: Question / Answer Reflex

  1. 1. How To Study For Exams Study Tip #01
  2. 2. The ‘Question / Answer Reflex’... And How It Can Help In Your Exams
  3. 3. Have you ever touched a hot iron and then pulled your hand away really quickly to avoid getting burned?
  4. 4. Did you have to think to yourself... “Gee, this iron is hot, I better not touch it any longer because it’ll probably cause a really bad burn on my hand!”
  5. 5. The answer is probably NO! You wouldn’t have any time to think about what you should do... and pulling your hand away is automatic.
  6. 6. It’s what we call a... “reflex” action. It doesn’t involve much thinking because by the time you think about it... it’s too late!
  7. 7. Let’s lighten up a little and investigate another situation where reflexes are important but a little thinking is involved.
  8. 8. If you’ve ever played tennis, or most other ball sports, you’ll know it’s important to think quickly because the ball can move very fast.
  9. 9. However... if you just stand there and think for too long, the moment is over, the ball moves past you, and you’ve lost the point... the reflex was too slow.
  10. 10. The reason you practice so much in tennis, or any other sport, is to train your reflexes to the point where you almost don’t have to think at all!
  11. 11. When your opponent serves a ball to you at over 100 kph you react in a millisecond and hit the ball back for a winner.
  12. 12. Your brain has virtually no time to think about what you’ll do... it happens automatically.
  13. 13. Now you’re probably saying... “what does this have to do with getting an ‘A’ in my exams?”
  14. 14. Let me explain... Imagine when someone hits a ball to you in a game of tennis... it’s like being asked a question in the exam.
  15. 15. Returning the ball... or answering the exam question... is called a response.
  16. 16. What do we normally call the combination of a stimulus and a response?
  17. 17. It’s called a... REFLEX
  18. 18. A reflex is the response to a stimulus.
  19. 19. In the example of the hot iron, the incredible heat is the stimulus... and pulling your hand away really quickly is the response.
  20. 20. In this case the reflex doesn’t have to be trained at all because the body is already programmed to react and protect itself from injury.
  21. 21. Some reflexes however have to be learned before they become automatic
  22. 22. That’s why we practice our sports so much... to train our reflexes to minimize the amount of thinking we have to do... there’s so little time to think!
  23. 23. Now in exams... exactly the same situation exists...
  24. 24. You have a limited time (several hours) to respond (give answers) to lots of stimuli (exam questions)
  25. 25. I invented the term... “question / answer reflex” to describe this situation.
  26. 26. Once again as in our previous examples... if you take too long to respond to the stimulus (answer the question) then you’ll probably fail at what you’re doing.
  27. 27. Wouldn’t it be a good idea to train the “question / answer reflex” so you could react much faster in the exam?
  28. 28. Whenever a question is asked... you react at lightning speed with the answer... almost like touching a hot iron and pulling your hand away!
  29. 29. As soon as a question is fired at you in the exam... your mental reflexes are so well trained that your answer responds immediately!
  30. 30. You hardly even have to think... all the thinking has already been done in your pre-exam training and your answer is virtually automatic!
  31. 31. Doesn’t it also make sense if information in exams is expected to “come out” in a question / answer format... that it should “go in” in much the same way?
  32. 32. Would you train for a tennis match by hitting a baseball with a bat?
  33. 33. Then why do students train for exams by highlighting and underlining notes?
  34. 34. Doesn’t it make more sense to train for exams using the same system you use in the exam? ie questions and answers.
  35. 35. Now go and work on your... “question / answer reflexes”
  36. 36. www.howtostudyforexams.com

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