ECE Classes Studying Techniques?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by crazyengineer, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. crazyengineer

    Thread Starter Member

    Dec 29, 2010
    Hello. I know this is a stupid/strange question, but I would like to know how did most EE majors study (aside from reading for hours) for ECE classes?
  2. JoeJester

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 26, 2005
    I don't know how most EEs study but here some quick hints

    I call the law of intensity, “creating a significant emotional event.” How many times have your parents told you not to put your hand in the fire? When did you stop that desire?

    Of course, learning is only half the game. Retention of the material is the other half.


    Hope this helps.
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  3. jproject

    New Member

    May 12, 2011
    What I find best is studying a little ahead of the whole class (reading, doing some questions, etc from textbooks) before the lecture so that I understand what the prof is saying. Even if you don't understand what you read before the lecture, at least you have some idea of the subject so that you can connect the dots easier. Also, find online sources for extra help. I find youtube and and just simple googling the subject are best help for subjects like calculus and circuit theory.

    *IMPORTANT: Remember to study efficiently. By this I mean you should always feel awake while studying. You can read the whole day for 6 hours straight but if you're tired, you can easily forget everything the next day.

    Always do as much questions as you can. Cannot stress this enough. A lot of exams here (University of Toronto: Electrical Engineering) are always some combination of different questions in the textbook. So, its very simple. Doing all questions in the textbook equals at least an 80% on the test/exam (I'm assuming you're smart enough to reverse engineer the test questions and relate it with the questions you did in your textbooks since you made it into engineering).

    Good luck!
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011