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Meg

What should I say to my sister?

Hi, E-tutor. Unfortunately, I share a bedroom and a desk with my elder sister. She continually distracts me because she's noisy and disorganised. I think she's disrespectful. I’ve got exams in a fortnight and I desperately need to revise. I can’t concentrate when she’s studying too and the desk is always overflowing with stuff so I can’t find anything. If I try to have a dialogue with my sister, she gets annoyed. Can you help?

E-tutor

Re: What should I say to my sister?

Hi, Meg. That’s a common complaint between siblings. Why don’t you discuss a rota system so that you use the desk at different times? Or maybe you could study at the local library, cultural centre or community centre a few days a week. Make sure you’ve got storage space for everything on your desk: folders and containers for your paper and stationery. If everything has its own place, it will be easier to keep orderly. It might even be enjoyable to do this together. If it’s easier to write instead of talking face to face, try messaging her and explain how awful you feel.

Rudy

Against the clock

My problem is time – or lack of it! Next month I’ve got 12 exams in three weeks. How can I possibly study for all of them? It’s complicated. I think it's impossible.

E-tutor

Re: Against the clock

Hi, Rudy. It isn’t impossible but you DO have to get started NOW. Make a study plan and highlight periods of study time for each subject. Make a detailed plan for this week and then do the same for the weeks ahead. It’s better to study for an hour or so a day than just once a week, all day. Your brain needs time to process information.

Hayley

Disaster

My problem is silly and a bit embarrassing. I just find it hard to study. I always stop and start and I keep getting the impression that I’m learning the wrong things. I’m a disaster. I don’t think you can really help me.

E-tutor

Re: Disaster

Hayley, your problem isn’t silly at all! It's very real and lots of people experience the same thing as you. Sometimes things improve if they join a study group. Set up a group and meet a couple of days a week after school to study together. Take turns to give presentations and teach other what you know. It's called 'peer teaching' and is an effective and efficient practice for lots of students.

 

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_jedi_ 22 August, 2019 - 15:55

My advice is to plan what will you do on that day. Be realistic - you shouldn't try to achieve a goal that you're not able to do. If you can't achieve a goal that you believe in but it's impossible, you would get disappointed. Aim to achieve your goal, at least being close to it. By this way, you can feel that you want to/should study.

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parsasoroori 15 April, 2019 - 21:02

Have you got any study problems or tips to share?
Actually I don't enjoy reading books. Instead I'd like to learn everything practical and by multimedia.

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marshmellow 11 April, 2019 - 02:20

My study problem is I become really much stressed when I cant finish my exam syllabus in time.Because of stress i forget things which i have studied .

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leo34 9 April, 2019 - 17:58

I have study problems.When I study at the night before exam,I feel very sleepy.I really try to focus on the subject I study , but can’t read and understand lessons due to drowsiness.So,sometimes I cant finish revising my lessons before exam and ultimately I can’t cut a good figure in exam.

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Mandela 9 April, 2019 - 17:44

The E- Tutor is amazing. I wish I could also have such an E-Tutor! Who will help me solving my study problems now? :(

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JuneJuneJune 9 April, 2019 - 14:29

Hello.I am very much fond of learning English and British Council helping me a lot.This website is very helpful and recently I have solved a study problem and it was so interesting.I think the topics was mainly about some people who has different problems in their studies.I have read the problems and then solution given by the E Tutor and then have done the exercises.I got 8 out of 9 in grouping questions and 8 out of 8 in true false in my first attempt.It was great fun....

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KingOfNoobz 8 April, 2019 - 20:06

My big study problem is "I don't like studying at all"
Before Starting my study everyday i always thing about how i am going to study today. After studying for a little time i always get exhausted , my body becomes lazy and my heart tells me to stop studying. This is my biggest problem. can anyone advise me what can I DO???

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Din 3 April, 2019 - 02:07

Actually It's a good site. So that's I haven't faced any problems yet.
It's so interesting and helpful for us.
As well as, @1mhdi1 has already said, but it's true that sometimes it lacks the graphics.
It should be improved.
After all I'm impressed.

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Tazri 2 April, 2019 - 18:53

Time management is the one of the problems that I usually face during study. Sometimes I find a topic boring which results in lacking of interest and confidence while studying. There are too many distractions that causes to lose focus and concentration.If I have to mention a specific subject which is difficult to be then I would say It's Mathematics and this subject makes me feel demotivated

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TigetRafi 2 April, 2019 - 17:24

I have explored the website.
It was a task given to me.
It's an awesome website.But it needs to be improved.

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aabira 2 April, 2019 - 17:22

I do have some problems. I cannot concentrate in one topic for a long time and take short breaks which becomes a longer one and cannot maintain my study routine.

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1mhdi1 1 April, 2019 - 17:08

Not really facing any problems right now.
Sabiha ma'am wanted to see a comment on the page.So here it is.
"I have been here ma'am. And I explored the site also.
It's a nice site but it lacks the graphics we have on others site."

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Youjiro 7 February, 2019 - 09:21

I have problems for studying my room.Youtube is distract me all of the.I click next short movie when I finish watching youtube.It is really unproductive behavior.I want to concentrate on the home work.another problem is English.My English skill is not enough for college level.I try a lot of way.I also want to improve speaking skill at the same time.Speaking with English is really fun, but still need effort .I will carry on study English with this web site.

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chunglt98 15 January, 2019 - 18:30

I have 2 study problems. First is when I sat at my desk, I was distracted by comics, programs on Youtube, music, blah blah. I can only concentrate no longer than 1h. Second is lack of sleep, I feel that 24h/day is not enough for me to study, work,... I have many things to care about. Please give me some pieces of advice. Thanks.

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Banguyenthu 17 January, 2019 - 13:56

Chung, mobile really make us distracted and unproductive. Why don't you turn off all notifications and put it somewhere out of reach? Have you ever tried this way?

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SLMT 8 April, 2018 - 06:35

I can’t remember what I have studied.It becomes my biggest problem.I don’t know why. The older I am,the less thing I can remember.So I need to study again and again.Maybe my brain performs worse.Is there any way which can solve my problems?

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duzhixian8886 5 August, 2017 - 14:54

I have quite a lot of study problems especially in Maths. I can't find a solution to help with it, even though I tried to concentrate! But the point is that you must find a great teacher who can help with.

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QueenPinkBluebel 19 July, 2017 - 20:40

Before discovering my working technique to maintain my overall average, I had some study problems. I couldn't concentrate on my work because I was distracted by: my phone and I couldn't organize my time after school to do my homeworks and to revise. So in order to improve myself I decided to correct these two flaws hoping to have better marks and to achieve the best of myself.

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dumbdumber 16 November, 2016 - 10:03

Im in trouble now with my study. Actually, it is about my study, it is my self-discipline. I can't concentrated on studying when I have a phone next to me. I know what the problem is and I'm getting rid it of myself. However, when my phone is not any more a matter, my study is really bad due to my timetable.. Haizz.... who can help me ?
P.s: I've once watched a vid of Tim Urban.. I think I got sth but nothing has changed...

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Aliceinthewonderland 29 January, 2017 - 07:53

Hi dumbdumber!I have a problem same as you! When I have a phone next to me,I can't concentrated on my study T_T (In my opinion,If you know what is the problem that you are having,you can improve it more easily~)

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sanpai28 29 October, 2016 - 05:19

Yes, the main problem is I feel sleepy at most of the time I study. My body is on the study chair, but my mind wants to go to the bed! This is horrible. I take enough sleep hours but this sleepiness mostly happens when I study. Can somebody cope with this problem, please? I can't study well because of this. :''(

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Aliceinthewonderland 29 January, 2017 - 08:03

Hi sanpai28!Actually everyone of the students have face this problem before.If thats happen,you should sleep for a while until you feel better and not get sleepy. Then you can eat some snacks or drink water. *I hope these can help you concentrate well on study~
From :AliceW

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Salmankas 18 August, 2016 - 21:12

Yes, I have problem. I hate MATHEMATIC :) i think it's so difficult for me to understand :( ... But I try to understand it!! Do you have problem with MATH like me friends?? Greetings... :)

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Aliceinthewonderland 29 January, 2017 - 08:09

Hi Salmankas!I hate mathematics before,but once you found the joy on calculating ,It is better for you to understand~

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