How to study a subject you don't like

August 05
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What is the best way for me to study for a class that I truly dislike?

2 Answers:

apcode21 avatar

Try to study with a group if you won't get overly distracted. As the saying goes, "Misery loves company." 

Having fun studying supplies always helped me. When I was studying for teaching exams, it involved a lot of math that I could not stand. But having a decorated (but still uncluttered) studying space, a binder, post-it notes, and pens in a style I liked cheered me up a bit and helped me study. 

The Pomodoro technique is useful, too. You study for a certain amount of time (such as 50-60 minutes), then take a break for a set time (typically 5-10 minutes). This helps you have a realistic goal and have a break that is beneficial as opposed to too distracting. 

Here is more information about that technique.

Hottan avatar

Know what your learning style is. If you are a more visual learner, find graphics and charts on the topics. If you're a more auditory learner, find videos and songs that explain the concepts. While this may not lead to you liking the subject, studying and retaining the information in a way that suits you personally will help you with your course. 

Here is a source about various learning styles.

Here is a quiz where you can learn what type of learner you are.

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