|03-17-2010, 02:40 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
i affirm A's but it doesn't work all the time?
I was wondering if anyone knows how to alter this? I affirm A's in all my tests, before going into a test I affirm, "I will pass this test with an A". Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Does anyone know what I am potentially doing wrong? I say I am grateful, after each successful affirmation...
I am a hard working student and I am going to Med School, but in order to do that I need to get straight A's.
|03-17-2010, 02:49 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Manhattan, NY
Generally speaking just affirmations don't do much for me (though sometimes they do). I'm most effective when I go into alpha and focus on an intention for about twenty minutes.
PS: I also find that focusing on something indirect is much more powerful than focusing on something direct. So for studying, for example, I would focus on perfectly remembering everything/having the solutions to the problems come to me easily, rather than affirming just A's. Plus this is more emotionally engaging than the idea of getting an A.
Last edited by SatvikBeri; 03-17-2010 at 02:55 AM.
|03-17-2010, 11:53 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: California, Los Angeles County
I have a small indirect suggestion too.. or maybe a direct one..
Since this involves getting straight A's, one approach could be to use tools to increase and improve your memory.
There's lot's of them out there, with some pretty big claims, like having photography memory, or near photographic memory.
You can't take all them seriously, but there are some that seem genuine.
The main thing is, by changing the focus on the goal, as SatvikBeri suggests, you can zero in on the key points that will lead to an A, such as remembering the facts you study..
One suggestion I have, is Harry Lorayne, who is considered a memory expert, and has written a few books on how to have a photographic memory.
The techniques are pretty simple, and easy to understand.
In some cases he'll show you how to remember long lists of words perfectly, in just a few moments of reading.
With a little practice , it could possibly help you to burn in those facts into your brain, and make it easier to pass your tests and exams..
Combine that with the alpha meditations, and it might be a powerful combination...
Last edited by nightdiamond; 03-17-2010 at 01:17 PM.
|03-17-2010, 12:23 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Do you truly in your heart want to go to Med School?
|03-17-2010, 01:01 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
I study constantly and consistently because I really want good grades. And yes I do want to go to Med school, I want to become a psychiatrist.
I will try what someone listed above, that is focus on a specific area instead of affirming just A's.
|03-17-2010, 01:19 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
It could be something as simple as poor exam technique.
This sounds daft -but make sure you are really answering the question in exams. You'd be surprised at how many people just splurge what they know without shaping it for the question being asked.
Look at the question. If it is say 20 marks - what are those marks for?
Does the question break down into 2 or 3 parts. How many marks would you award each part. Say the first bit is 4 marks, the second part might get 6 marks and the last part 10.
How many points do you need to make to get those marks? Make some short bullet point notes about what needs to be covered in each part. You might want to add in a couple of extra points incase your estimates of the marks was slightly out (e.g. say in reality it was 3, 7 and 10 marks for each section).
Quick check - if you wrote an essay based on those points would you award yourself the full 20 points? Does your outline completely answer the question set? If not, you need some more information in there. Add that in.
You should be able to do that outline in under 5 minutes if you know your subject. Really think about what the question is asking and focus on getting the points for it.
Then write the essay. Read it back as an examiner - is it worth an A? If not, what have you missed? Do you have a strong conclusion? Yes - well done. Now do the next question.
Right that was the practical bit - now the LOA section.
I can't remember where I read it, but I did read a very in depth article where a study was done where students were divided into 3 groups. Group 1 was told to visualise receiving really good grades every day. Group 2 was told to visualise studying really hard, spending time at the library, (i.e. the process not the outcome). Group 3 was the control.
The outcome was that the group that spent time visualising the process, (i.e. studying) did better than the group that visualised the outcome.
Not completely scientific - and would need to be repeated under strict conditions. But lets say it is true. One theory is that visualising receiving the grades is more satisfying so the visualiser doesn't do as much work to prepare becuase they think they will get the grade by LOA.
So maybe rather than just willing As - you need to spend as much time focusing on the process of studying and testing too. Perhaps experiment and see what works for you.
One thing recommended in the Silva method is to read out your notes onto a tape recorder. Go into alpha state - then press play on the tape and listen to your notes in alpha state several times. Then in the exam,when you need total recall of your notes you just go into alpha state and select the information you need. I've not tried it myself as I don't have any exams to take - but worth looking into.
Last edited by Holistic Star; 03-17-2010 at 01:22 PM.
|03-17-2010, 06:16 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Thank you so much! I will start doing all of these things as they sound wonderful.
And as for the essays, we don't really do essays as I am in science and the exams consist mostly of MC.
BUT i will incorporate READ the whole question. I find that's where a lot of my mistakes lie...after you telling me to do that.
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