Community panel: How do you study?
Elizabeth Tan Year 1 Mechanical Engineering At least how many hours of sleep do you need? 7 Hours. How do you stay focused? I put my phone aside. What is your study method? Practise past year papers. What brain food would you recommend? Raisins. What would you eat in techno to make sure you’re energized for the next class? I would recommend Ayam Penyet, Japanese food or Western food.
Lee Min Han Year 3 (Currently on exchange in Finland) Chemical Engineering At least how many hours of sleep do you need? I used to need 4-6 hrs. But now I make sure I always get my 8 hours muhahaha. How do you stay focused? 1. Get away from your bed. 2. Go to the library where others are studying. 3. Turn off facebook/instagram/whatsapp web/snapchat 4. Prepare some tidbits -- get starbucks if there’s one-for-one What is your study method? 1. Typically I prefer studying when enough content has been covered so that I can get the full idea at a go. As I read the notes, I aim to understand not just the content, but why I’m doing that particular section. It helps a lot to concretise your understanding of the module when you can tie in specific chapters according to their
purpose, like if this chapter is meant for system A, this chapter is for situation B etc. 2. Make your own notes. I find that it helps me remember whatever’s important when I write it down and as I do so, I paraphrase and summarise to check if I really get it. If it’s an open-book exam, you’re essentially making a cheatsheet/ summary page so that you know where to find certain information. What brain food would you recommend? Everything unhealthy HAHA. Koi is the ultimate comfort drink. And probably chicken essence if my mum buys it for me. What would you eat in techno to make sure you’re energized for the next class? Next class? What’s that? Got attendance anot?
The Semester 2, AY 15/16 magazine for NUS Faculty of Engineering, produced by NUS Students' Engineering Club.