I was reviewing the article Study Tips For College Success, and on the part about note review outlining and homework one of the pieces of advice that if you have homework that is problem oriented do it after class, well I could maybe start my homework but I will be getting out of my class at 5:15 and have lab at 6 to 8, and I wouldn't get home until 9, so I was wondering would it be better to wait until the next day or would I have to do it right when I get home to maximize learning efficiency?

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It's going to depend on you personally.  If you're like me and don't sleep at night, you may do for a short break and then back at it.  If you're an early riser and wiped out from the long day, you may need to wait until morning.

Well I have a class at 9AM the next morning.

You really must recognize that the article and that entire genre of "self improvement" reflects merely the opinion and personal experience of the author.  

You have to experiment a bit with things, and you will find the most efficient routine for yourself.  

Spend 15 minutes reviewing any outline or notes you may have taken, and then wake up 30 minutes earlier the following day to go over your notes again.  

When I was going through my undergrad I found that I did better to get up at 4:00 am to study.  I would put on tea and pull out my books, but the time the tea was ready I was awake enough to study.  I could not clear my head at the end of the day so I would not get stuff reviewed anyway.

If you are try to learn this for long term also set aside 5 questions.  2 for in two weeks, 2 for in a month and 1 to kick it back up a month after that.

Best of luck.


P.S. Figure out if you can use computer notes or pen and paper.  I learned I do not load information I type out.  Dead useless, if I write it, mostly loaded.

That's a busy schedule!  Is the class that gets out at 5:15 difficult for you?  If not, I wouldn't worry too much about it: do the homework when you can.  It's when a subject is difficult that it works best to do it right after the class, while the information is still fresh in your head.

In this case, you only have 45 minutes, which is probably not enough time to get the homework done, and personally I hate starting a project (especially a difficult one that calls for close concentration) and having to abandon it half-done.  And besides, you'd better get some dinner or you'll be too hungry to do your lab properly!

If your mental condition when you get home will allow, I would try doing the homework when you get home.  If it's been a long day and you're wiped out, do some easier homework, and come back to this homework the next day.

This will depend on your strength in the course, if you have good retention and recall then time is not your enemy and you can wait.  If you have to put decent effort in the course then I would recommend as soon as possible.  I have made the mistake during my coursework of waiting until the next day with physics and stats etc. i was better off working into the night while things were fresh.  again it depends on how strong you are in the subject.


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