When do I stop to study some stuff?

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#1 27 July, 2015 - 05:27
Joined: 2 years 4 months ago

When do I stop to study some stuff?

Hi everyone. When I start to study I need a lot of time because I think that I have an obsessive problem, for example: I study Relational Database (from Computer), then I have a lot of concepts to study: What is that?, Domain, Primary Key, Foreign Key, Normalization, Relational operations, etc etc. Then I study each concept, I say each concept or I try to say some concepts simultaneously and when I say it/them well I go to other concept. Then I say to me "ehh, you probably forgot the previous concepts, say it/them again" it's an infinite loop, I waste a lot of time and finally I say many times the same concepts that I forget it/them.

My question is: Where is the limit to study something? When can I stop to study the same concept? When can I review the concept again?

28 July, 2015 - 23:10
Joined: 2 years 8 months ago

Try Anki for spaced repetition.

For things like databases, it helps to build a lot of small projects over and over in addition to reading. Does your textbook have exercises? It might help to do those while reading... or practice designing databases on napkins or whatever is within reach throughout the day. :)

11 November, 2015 - 18:39
Joined: 3 years 1 month ago

I thought exactly the same. Anki.

12 November, 2015 - 02:19
Joined: 5 years 9 months ago

When you study a new subject, make a list of new concepts.

Then when you revise, go over the list one by one, and try to suppress going off on a tangent.

Just put yourself in a rigid system that deals with your obsessive behavior.

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