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Why do people get different results no matter how hard they studied, for example:
I have studied for a math test or computer or English test very hard and more
than anyone else in the class. Many
students are in the class; I am 22
years old; others are 16, 18, 27, 30, all of them studied less than me in all
these subjects. No one spent the
time and effort that I spent to get a good grade, but all of them got better
grades than me.
After one year for instance all of them were able to answer the computer test
perfectly without studying for it, but after one year I forgot everything about
what I studied and I did worse than the first time and worse than all of them
Why do other students have better understanding abilities for some subjects than
me, or they are more able to comprehend faster than I am able to, no matter how
much time I spend with some subjects. Other students are more able to give results much better than
What is the secret of this situation and how can I improve myself? This
situation is not once in a lifetime, but I am facing the same situation for
years. Please provide me all what you know about this problem.
congratulations on wanting to better yourself! Most people don't take the time or don't care enough about improving
themselves to work on a problem area. Believe
me - in seeking such improvement you are above the norm and possess a valued
trait in becoming a success.
people vary in their ability to retain information and speed in learning. For this you might take a short (evening or summer) class in memory, for
example. Just as importantly, I
would begin giving yourself positive messages, such as "I retain
information and am good enough. You
probably have been having a lot of negative self-talk, so we want to reverse
that and start building your self-esteem so you BELIEVE you can learn and
retain. When there is fear and dread around learning, there is less
retention, so relax and believe you can retain all you want.
you said other students do better in "some subjects. My guess is you do just fine in those subjects for which you have an
interest. I'm the same way, as are most people. Pursue subjects and a career for
which you have an interest. There's
a book called "Do what you Love & The Money Will Follow" (which
I've never read, but the title says a lot). I say, "Study what you love and the learning will follow."